Policy & Advocacy

The Alliance works on state and national policy initiatives that directly relate to its mission, serving California Certified Farmers’ Markets. We also have several Steering Committee members who are active on the California Department of Agriculture’s Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee.

The following are recent legislative or policy activities we have been involved with:

AB 2335 (Ting) Nutrition Incentives in Corner Stores, a pilot program to provide small retail/corner stores grants for purchasing energy efficient refrigerated produce display boxes and receive technical assistance. Ensures that the CalFresh Market Match program (CNIP) always provides farmers markets a generous portion of the total funds available.

AB 1321 Nutrition Incentive Matching Grant Program, later becoming California Nutrition Incentive Program
AB 2324 Amendment to Direct Marketing legislation
AB 1871 Agricultural products: direct marketing: certified farmers’ markets
AB 2385 Market Match Nutrition Incentive Program