Market Manager Training Opportunities


2019 Training Dates and Locations

July 22nd | WEBINAR: Organic Certification 101 for Market Managers

In partnership with the CCOF Foundation, the California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets invites market managers to an introductory training on organic certification for crop production. The training will be lead by Jamie Collins of Serendipity Organic Farm.

What is organic? How are vendors allowed to label their organic or non-organic produce? What is the difference between Organic Certification and the Organic Registration required by CDFA?

Some local producers grow and sell organic products to increase their revenue. Get your organic certification questions answered and learn another tool to support local producers.

Monday, July 22nd, 2019
Time: 03:00pm – 04:00pm

March 18th | WEBINAR: Resources for a Resilient Market

Jay Mitchell, Professor of Law and Clinic Director, Stanford Law School, and Assistant Professor Emily Spiegel, Vermont Law School join the Alliance to deliver a webinar that will help you:

  • Improve understanding of why & how market rules improve resiliency
  • Gain knowledge and suggestions for how to strengthen your existing rules
  • Learn about managing your liability and risks, and where to find support from the Farmers’ Market Legal Toolkit.

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

April 8th | Los Angeles

The Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College invites Los Angeles farmers’ market managers and operators to a day of interactive learning, followed by a cocktail crafting demo provided by Greenbar Distillery! Workshop sessions will highlight best practices for marketing, social media, and food assistance redemption at your market. You will receive ready-to-use signs and other promotional materials, and will have the opportunity to connect with other market managers during a craft cocktail happy hour!

Monday, April th, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Greenbar Distillery, Los Angeles, CA


2018 Training Dates and Locations

February 26th | San Diego

This workshop is scheduled in conjunction with the InTents Conference and will provide a condensed version of our Market Manager Training program.

Monday, February 26th, 2018
Time: 4:00 – 5:45pm
Location: Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way San Diego, CA 92109
Please register through the InTents Conference Website

August 20th | WEBINAR: Introduction to the Alliance

Join us on August 20th for an Introduction to the Alliance. The California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets welcomes you to join our brief & informative webinar introducing you to the mission of the Alliance, our forthcoming work, and how you can benefit and get involved.

Monday, August 20th, 2018
Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm


2017 Training Dates and Locations

March 10th | San Mateo

This workshop is scheduled in partnership with the San Mateo County Department of Agriculture.

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm
Location: 2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Atrium on First Floor, San Mateo, CA 94403

October 29th | Stockton

This workshop is scheduled in conjunction with the 2017 California Small Farm Conference.

Sunday, October 29th, 2017
Time: Approx 8:00am – 3:30pm (includes lunch)
Location: 2101 E Earhart Ave #100 Stockton, CA 95206
Please register through the CA Small Farm Conference Website


2016 Training Dates and Locations

April 4th | San Diego

Monday, April 4th, 2016
Time: 10am-3:30pm
Location: 3525 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104
25 person max (priority will be given to Alliance members)


April 28th | Eureka

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
9 AM – 1 PM
Humboldt County Department of Agriculture
Conference Room
5630 South Broadway Street
Eureka, CA 95503

12 person max (priority will be given to Alliance members)


May 23rd | Los Angeles

Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Time: 9am-2pm
Sunset Media Center
6255 W Sunset Blvd, Suite 2210 Los Angeles, CA 90026

15 person max (priority will be given to Alliance members)


San Francisco Bay Area | Date TBD

2016 Date TBD
Time TBD
SF Bay Area Location TBD