McGlynn Events, Inc and CEO Mary Ann Senske host 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.
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.
There are over 700 Certified Farmers’ Markets in California.
The markets are outlets where consumer’s benefits include:
Farmers’ Benefits include:
Since 2008, McGlynn Events, Inc has been managing certified farmers’ markets throughout the Orange County area. “Certified Farmers’ Markets” and “Certified Producers” are certified and regulated by State of California law. It is illegal for farmers to buy and re-sell agricultural products at a Certified Farmers’ Market. A Certified Farmers’ Market is a location, certified by the Agricultural Commissioner, where a producer sells only their own fruits and vegetables directly to consumers. A Certified Farmers’ Market may only be operated by a local government, a certified producer or a non-profit organization. Certified Producers enjoy the exemptions of certain State regulations that require strict packing, labeling, size and grading standards. These exemptions foster the freshness and product availability that enhances every Certified Farmers’ Market in California.
Each farmer or other agricultural producer must carry in transit and post at the Certified Farmers’ Market a copy of his/her Certified Producer’s Certificate, which is provided by the farmer’s production county agricultural commissioner.
The addition of specialty food purveyors to the certified farmers’ markets originated when markets wanted to add “non-certifiable farm products”, direct from the producer, to their product mix at the market. These items include honey, cut flowers, dried nuts and jams. Since then, these items have become certifiable and are included in the “certified area” of the markets.
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