The people behind the Downtown Farmer's Market take pride in being a
Certified Farmer's Market, which means it's a place where only "genuine"
farmers sell only agricultural products they grow themselves. The idea
is that by eliminating the middleman cost savings are passed onto the
consumer while maximizing profits for the farmer.
The leaders behind these markets say, "California farmers are the
most regulated farmers in the world. But high standards add to the cost
of farming and put our farmers at a competitive disadvantage with produce
shipped from other areas. By shopping at Certified Farmers Markets, consumers
directly support our responsible California family farmers; help save
our vanishing farmland; and maintain a safe food supply in the state where
they raise their families."
If you'd like more information on the Downtown Farmer's Market at Cesar
Chavez Park, or other California Certified Farmer's Markets visit: www.california-grown.com