PCFMA 25th Anniversary Luncheon
This year, Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association (PCFMA) celebrates its 25th anniversary and on Monday, September 16th, PCFMA finished it’s celebratory events with a luncheon at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock, CA. Farmers, other food producers, elected officials and PCFMA employees were among the attendees. The luncheon featured addresses by Jim Houston, Assistant Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; Francisco Resendiz, a central valley fruit grower who was among the first farmers to sell in a PCFMA farmers' market; and Patrick Fabian, president of the PCFMA Board of Directors. Narsai David, local chef and radio personality who was the founding president of PCFMA, delivered the keynote address. “Our 25th anniversary celebrations have been a great opportunity to commend farmers, other producers and to showcase farmers’ markets. We are very grateful for all of the hard work and dedication of the farmers, our board members and staff,“ said John Silviera, Director of PCFMA.
Left: John Silveira, PCFMA Director, and Pam & Steve Goossen from Goossen Farms in Dinuba.
Right: Narsai David, Board of Directors President Emeritus receiving an award. Current president, Patrick Fabian in background. The Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association has been in operation since 1988. It is the state’s largest operator of certified farmers’ markets with over 70 weekly markets in the Bay Area.