CDFA Resources and Information for Farmers and Ranchers

Index of information and resources to help farmers run their businesses and learn about important regulations that could affect their farms. Use this index to answer common questions like "How do I sell at farmers markets?" or "What are the food safety regulations that affect my farm?"

Organic Registration & Renewal

Every person engaged in the state of California in the production or handling of raw agricultural products sold as organic, and retailers that are engaged in the production of products sold as organic, and retailers that are engaged in the processing, as defined by the NOP, of products sold as organic, shall register with the State Organic Program. If the expected organic gross sales exceed $5,000, certification is required.

(a) "Community-supported agriculture program" or "CSA program" means a program under which a registered California direct marketing producer, or a group of registered California direct marketing producers, grow food for a group of California consumer shareholders or subscribers who pledge or contract to buy a portion of the future crop, animal production, or both, of a registered California direct marketing producer or a group of registered California direct marketing producers. ARTICLE 6. Community-Supported Agriculture [47060 - 47062] 47060.

If you are a farm that operates a CSA program, you will need to:

  1. Register your farm
  2. Follow Food Safety Guidelines (Information available in multiple languages)
  3. Information for Poultry CSA Programs

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