Certified Farmers Markets

County of Orange Farmers Markets

 

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The Certified Farmers' Market program was created in 1977 and enables California Agricultural Producers to directly market their agricultural products to consumers.  In Orange County, Certified Farmers Markets provide local consumers a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, honey, eggs, plants and cut flowers.

The Certified Farmers Market is a place where California farmers can sell what they grow directly to consumers. It gives growers and customers a chance to interact with each other and provides the public with convenient access to fresh high-quality California-grown produce. Farmers benefit by having another outlet to market their commodities, avoiding the middle man expenses associated with a commercial preparation of products, and being able to sell specialty products more easily. Certified Farmers Markets are also enjoyable community events that bring in a variety of other small businesses, such as jewelry and craft vendors, prepared food sellers, and musicians.

Orange County certified producers range from backyard growers to large scale farmers. We certify growers of fruits, vegetables, nuts, honey, eggs, nursery stock, and cut flowers. During a certification inspection, an agricultural inspector visits the farmer’s growing grounds, taking note of what is being grown and its condition. With the information collected, our office issues Certified Producer’s Certificates detailing what commodities the inspector has seen growing and at what quantity, the approximate expected yield, and the expected harvest season.

During a Certified Farmers Market inspection, our principal objective is to verify that each vendor has been certified as growing each agricultural product brought to market. The Certified Producer’s Certificate is the most important regulatory tool we have at the market, especially since we have growers from all over California selling at our local farmer's markets.  We check the products being sold, taking into account quality, season, and growing location to ensure that the commodities offered for sale were indeed grown by the producer. We also verify organic produce by examining organic registration documents issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Weekly Market Locations

Laguna Niguel CFM 

query_builder 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
27241 La Paz Rd., Laguna Niguel, CA 
supervisor_account Michi Ward   phone  (949) 301-9180    email ocfb@sbcglobal.net   explore lagunaniguelfarmersmarket.com

San Clemente Village CFM

query_builder 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Avenida Del Mar & Seville, San Clemente, CA   
supervisor_account  Rick & Sandy Heil  phone (949) 361-0764   email rheil1111@cox.net

Newport Beach CFM

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Base of the Newport Pier, McFadden Square, Newport Beach, CA  
 supervisor_account  Mark Anderson  phone (310) 699-6134  email SproutsofPromise@gmail.com   explore farmermark.com/newportbeach


Local Harvest Garden Grove CFM

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Historic Main Street at Garden Grove Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 
 supervisor_account  Lee Ostendorf  phone (562) 449-9299  email leeostendorf@charter.net


Orange County Great Park CFM

query_builder10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sand Canyon/Marine Way, Irvine, CA 
 supervisor_account  Mary Ann Senske  phone (949) 724-7403   email ocgpfm@verizon.net   explore cityofirvine.org


Ladera Ranch CFM 

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Founders Park, 28275 Avendale Blvd., Ladera Ranch, CA  
 supervisor_account  Todd Stearns  phone (949) 436-1868   email todd.stearns@yahoo.com   email info@laderaranchochamber.org


TIANGUIS CFM

query_builder10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1621 Alton Pkwy/ Redhill Ave.,  CA 
supervisor_account Neri Amenta & Evelyn Amenta  email tianguismarket@yahoo.com

Placentia CFM

query_builder4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Placentia Town Center, Yorba Linda Blvd/N. Kraemer, Yorba Linda, CA
 supervisor_account  Mary Ann Senske  phone (949) 724-7403  email ocgpfm@verizon.net  explore placentia.org

 

Irvine Regional Park CFM

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA
 supervisor_account  Michi Ward  phone (949) 301-9180  email ocfb@sbcglobal.net  explore ocfarmbureau.org


Seal Beach Village CFM

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Westminster Blvd & Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA
 supervisor_account  Aldo Flores  phone (714) 852-0055   email aldoflores18@gmail.com


Surf City Nights Downtown Street Fair CFM

query_builder5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Main St & Olive, Huntington Beach, CA
 supervisor_account  Jaime Strong  phone (949) 295-3851  email surfcitynights@hbdowntown.com

Fullerton CFM

query_builder8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA (in the Library parking lot)  
 supervisor_account  Mona Amoon  phone (714) 871-5304  email mgamoon@hotmail.com  explore cityoffullerton.com
 

Lake Forest CFM

query_builder4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  
28000 Rancho Pkwy (Portola and Rancho), Lake Forest, CA 
 supervisor_account    Mary Ann Senske phone (949) 273-6971   email  ocgpm@verizon.net explor

 

Tustin CFM

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  
3rd & El Camino, Tustin, CA
 supervisor_account   Trish Harrison  phone (949) 301-9180   email ocfb@sbcglobal.net  explore ocfarmbureau.org

Downtown Anaheim CFM

query_builder11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
205 Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA
 supervisor_account  Alona Scott  phone (714) 496-6096  email alona@downtownanaheim.com  explore downtownanaheim.com


Costa Mesa CFM 

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
 supervisor_account  Trish Harrison  phone (949) 301-9180   email ocfb@sbcglobal.net  explore ocfarmbureau.org


Fullerton Downtown CFM

query_builder4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  (open from April to October)
121 E. Wilshire Ave. between Pomona & N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA   
 supervisor_account  Richard Veloz phone (714) 738-5353  email rveloz@cityoffullerton.com  explore cityoffullerton.com

Laguna Hills CFM 

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
El Toro Rd & Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 
 supervisor_account  Trish Harrison  phone (949) 301-9180   email ocfb@sbcglobal.net  explore ocfarmbureau.org


Farmakis Farms CFM

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  
29932 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 
 supervisor_account  Tom Farmakis  phone (949) 364-1270  email farmakisfarms@gmail.com  explore farmakisfarms.com

 

Mile Square Park CFM

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  
16801 Euclid (Freedom Hall). Enter Park from Edinger Ave., Fountain Valley, CA. (FREE PARKING)
 supervisor_account   Michi Ward  phone (949) 301-9180  email  ocfb@sbcglobal.net explore ocfarmbureau.org

Aliso Viejo CFM

query_builder8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, CA (In parking lot near movie theaters.)    
 supervisor_account   Mary Ann Senske phone (949) 724-7403   email ocgpfm@verizon.net


Buena Park Farmers' Marketplace

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  
La Palma/Stanton, Sears Parking Lot, Buena Park, CA   
 supervisor_account  Lee Ostendorf  phone (562) 449-9299   email leeostendorf@charter.net


Cypress CFM

query_builder10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4505 Katella Ave. (Katella & Lexington), Cottonwood Church Parking Lot 6C, Cypress, CA
 supervisor_account  Joanna Davis  phone (818) 699-6204  email enrichedfarms@gmail.com  explore enrichedfarms.com


Corona Del Mar CFM 

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Marguerite & Pacific Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA  
 supervisor_account  Rick Heil  phone (949) 933-8259  email rheil1111@cox.net


Dana Point CFM 

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    
Pacific Coast Hwy. & Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA
 supervisor_account  Steven Crossen  phone (949) 573-5033   email steve@stevecrossen.com  


Irvine CFM

query_builder8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
Bonita Canyon & Turtle Ridge, Irvine, CA (Mariners Church parking lot)
 supervisor_account  Trish Harrison  phone (949) 301-9180   email ocfb@sbcglobal.net  explore ocfarmbureau.org


Orange Homegrown Farmers & Artisans Market

query_builder9:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.
303 West Palm Avenue, Orange, CA
 supervisor_account  Megan Penn  phone (714) 397-4699  email mpennohg@gmail.com  explore orangehomegrown.org


SoCo CFM, Costa Mesa

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, CA
supervisor_account  Mark Anderson   phone (310) 699-6134    email SproutsofPromise@gmail.com    explore farmermark.com


Spring Market on the Ranch CFM

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
76 Escencia Drive,  Rancho Mission Viejo, CA (Antonia Pkwy & Ortega Hwy off of Cow Camp Rd.)
supervisor_account  Jonathan Colliflower   phone (562) 899-5025    email jcolliflower@spendidevents.net  


Laguna Beach CFM

query_builder8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   
521 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA

supervisor_account  Michi Ward   phone (949) 301-9180    email ocfb@sbcglobal.net  explore ocfarmbureau.org

Thank you for supporting local agriculture. In light of COVID-19 this list is subject to change without notice, so please check back regularly. For more information regarding food safety and Covid-19 please see Orange County’s Food Safety webpage.