October 6, 2009 (Escondido) – The San Diego County Farm Bureau is hosting a class to teach any interested grower how to sell produce and nursery crops at a certified farmers’ market. The class will be on Thursday, October 22 and will go from 3:00 to 5:00.
Attendees will get comprehensive information on the rules and history of California certified farmers’ markets from San Diego County Farm Bureau staff and an inspector from the County Dept. of Agriculture, Weights and Measures office will give a presentation on inspection and certification procedures. Representatives from the County Department of Environmental Health have also been invited to talk about food processing permits and requirements for those people interested in selling value added items at their farmers’ market booth.
There are 43 Certified Farmers’ Markets in San Diego County, many of which are in need of
additional farm products. Attendees will learn how to sell directly to the public and make extra
income at a weekly market. Space is limited to the first 45 people. When these classes were
offered last March, all were sold out.
Call the San Diego County Farm Bureau office at (760)745-3023 to register. Price is $10 for Farm Bureau members, $20 for non-members, prepaid, and$15 for Farm Bureau members, $25 for non-members at the door (if space allows).