The California Farmers’ Markets Association (CFMA) hosts certified Farmers’ markets for the community, farmers, and producers. The markets offer fresh fruits and vegetables direct from farmers, grass fed beef, fresh fish, flowers, eggs, local honey and gourmet artisan food specialties for thousands of households who attend each week.
The California Farmers’ Markets Association is a mutual benefit corporation providing Certified Farmers’ Markets for the Bay Area since 1993 and is known for its ability to create an atmosphere of community in a marketplace.
The California Farmers’ Markets have been voted by the readers of the San Jose Mercury News, Mountain View Voice, Walnut Creek Magazine, and other local newspapers as the “Best Place to Buy Produce”, and has won National, state and regional awards by the American Farmland Trust in America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market Contest.
The California Farmers’ Markets are known for their ability to showcase high quality, trend setting fruits and vegetables which have provided a source of education for numerous food editors and writers around the country who come to the Farmers’ Markets just to learn about the new explosion of varieties that are offered. In this sense the farmers’ markets have been a trendsetter in introducing new varieties into the marketplace.
The California Farmers’ Markets have an extensive special event and promotion program. These include annual fruit festivals, the monthly comparative tasting events, cooking and gardening demonstrations, annual Harvest Festivals and the Holiday Harvest Celebration Fairs. The Association serves to promote the nationwide 5-A-Day healthy eating program for children and has aligned itself with the Let’s Move program fighting childhood obesity.