Open a Certified Farmers' Market (CFM)

What is a CFM?

A CFM is a location approved by the County Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures (AWM) and other local agencies where certified farmers sell their produce directly to the public.  CFMs promote local agriculture and support farmers by providing them a personable, low cost way to market and sell their agricultural products, bringing them face-to-face with their customers.  CFMs enrich the communities in which they operate by increasing residents’ access to quality fresh produce and creating an enjoyable community gathering place.

*Only California agricultural products grown by Certified Producers may be sold in CFMs.  CFM operators and Certified Producers must comply with Direct Marketing laws and regulations. 


The process for opening a CFM is different in an incorporated city than in an unincorporated area of the County.  Not sure if your market will be in a city or unincorporated area?   Look it up

Open a CFM in a City

Open a CFM in an Unincorporated Area

Accept EBT/SNAP at Your Farmers' Market

Access to healthy food continues to be a struggle for many individuals in San Diego County.  Farmers' markets have the opportunity to overcome barriers to access and promote public health.  The more farmers' markets that accept EBT, the greater this impact becomes.If you are interested in accepting EBT/SNAP, please contact AWM at