Farm Inspections within Farmers’ Market Associations
Farmers’ markets have seen enormous growth over the last twenty years, involving thousands of farms throughout the state. An internal inspection program can help support the regulatory work of county departments of agriculture and the CDFA, and protect the reputation of your farmers’ market. The workshop will provide perspective on the importance of producer integrity at farmers’ markets, how internal inspections of markets and farmers can help support and protect the integrity of a farmers’ markets, and what steps an operator can take that match the amount of time and resources they have available. Details and best practices regarding inspections will be provided during the workshop with a Q&A to follow.