Resources

Resources

Our sister non-profit organization Fresh Approach does a phenomenal job bringing food education to our local schools and communities. Here are a few more resources to help you get involved with Certified Farmers’ Markets and our local food movement.

Nutrition tips

Fruits and Veggies: More Matters Partnership 
Government agencies, not-for-profit groups, and industry voices collaborating to encourage Americans of all ages to choose healthier options, especially more fruits and vegetables.

More Matters Partnership 
Find useful tools and recipes to help you eat more fruits and vegetables every day. Sponsored by the CDC and other federal agencies.

Choose MyPlate from the USDA 
Get helpful advice on selecting which foods to include in your diet.

Buy California Grown
Campaign reminding us how important it is to look for and purchase agricultural products grown and produced in the Golden State.

FoodRoutes 
National non-profit dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food - the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to our tables.

Market Match details

Ecology Center
Manages the Market Match program for farmers’ markets throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and state of California.

Market Match
More about getting Market Match rewards when you use your CalFresh benefits with PCFMA.

Market Match Farmers’ Market Finder
Find farmers’ markets throughout the state participating in the Market Match program.

About CA Certified Farmers’ Markets

California Alliance of Farmers' Markets
Membership organization that supports California's farmers' market industry.

California Federation of Certified Farmers’ Markets
The most comprehensive list of farmers’ markets in California.

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Learn more about the rules and regulations we follow.

Supporting local agriculture

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Supports and promotes farmers’ markets and other areas of direct-to-consumer marketing.

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)
Educational and business opportunities for farm workers and aspiring farmers to grow and sell crops grown on two organic farms in Monterey County.

Bay Area Buy Fresh Buy Local Food Guide
Project of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) helps you find places to enjoy the local foods of the Bay Area

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
Programs for farmers, consumers, educators and researchers to increase awareness of and demand for certified organic products. Also expands public support for organic agriculture. 

California Small Farm Conference
California’s premier educational convention for small farmers and those who support them.

Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)
Movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.

The Ecological Farming Association
Educates farmers, the agriculture industry, and other stewards of the land about practical and economically viable techniques of ecological agriculture, and promotes alliances between individuals and organizations who share our vision of a transformed global food system. 

Farmers' Market Coalition
The mission of the Farmers' Market Coalition is "to strengthen farmers markets for the benefit of farmers, consumers, and communities."  

National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, Inc.
Educating the public on the importance of a sustainable food and agriculture system that is economically viable, environmentally sound, socially just, and humane. 

National Organic Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture national standards for domestically produced and imported food labeled "organic.”

North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA)
Trade association dedicated to nurturing the farm direct marketing industry. Members support their family farms by selling farm-grown produce directly to consumers at farm stands, farmers' markets, pick-your-own farms, consumer-supported agriculture, agritourism venues, and other ever-growing innovations in direct producer-to-consumer agricultural marketing methods. 

Organic Trade Association (OTA)
Membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America encouraging global sustainability. Promotes and protects the growth of diverse organic trade.

Roots of Change
Works with industries and communities within the California food system to ensure food is healthy, safe, beneficial, profitable and fair.

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Project
A project of U.C. Davis that identifies successful strategies farmers use to add value to their products. Provides case studies of innovative markets and marketing techniques.