2020 Training Dates and Locations
February 27nd | CSFC Market Manager Training
Join us at the California Small Farms Conference for a 1 day training, specifically by and for Farmers’ Market Managers. The pre-conference training will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 11am – 5:30pm in San Luis Obispo. The conference will take place on Friday, February 28 & Saturday, February 29 in Paso Robles, CA. We encourage attendees to stay for the full conference.
This training will build on the “Market Manager Manual”, originally developed by the CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture. The training will focus on the role of market managers, best practices to enhance your market and increase your customer counts, and will provide ample space for peer-to-peer learning. This training will be useful for both new and more experienced market managers.
Cost is $35 per person. Registration for this training will be through the California Small Farms Conference Website. The Alliance is offering 20 scholarships for travel, lodging and registration (to both the training and the full conference). Please apply here. Scholarships will be awarded with a preference for new market managers, managers a large distance from San Luis Obispo, and those form low-income census tracts. All are encouraged to apply.
Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Time: 11:00am – 5:30pm
Time: 11:00am – 5:30pm
2019 Training Dates and Locations
October 21st | WEBINAR: Manage My Market
Manage My Market is one tool in the toolbox of options available for streamlining your market management systems. In this webinar, Staci DeShasier of Contra Costa Certified Farmers’ Markets will demonstrate how Manage My Market has been an essential and effective tool for her markets for over 10 years. Register today if you’re interested to learn more about what this tool has to offer, including: vendor applications, tracking certificates/license expirations, vendor attendance, CDFA quarterly reporting and much more!
Please note, this webinar is not an endorsement of Manage My Market from the Alliance. Our intention is to provide access to information for market managers regarding tools and resources available to you.
Monday, October 21st, 2019
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
August 27th | WEBINAR: Organic Certification Cost Share Program
In partnership with the CCOF Foundation, the California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets invites market managers to a training on the USDA Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. The training will be led by long-time organic farmer and inspector Jamie Collins of Serendipity Organic Farm.
Help your farmers’ save money with the USDA Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. Some local producers grow and sell organic products to increase their revenue. These producers may be eligible for a reimbursement of up to 75% for annual certification costs through the Cost-Share Program.
Join us to learn another tool to support local producers. During the webinar you’ll find out what the USDA Organic Certification Cost-Share Program is, as well as gain insights into the application process in California so that you can be better informed. Time will be reserved for questions from the audience.
Funding for this webinar was made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grant AM180100XXXXG055.
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
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
February 22nd | Market Manager Training
Join us at the California Small Farms Conference for a 1/2 day training, specifically by and for Farmers’ Market Managers. This training will build on the “Market Manager Manual”, originally developed by the CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture. The training will cover the role of a Certified Farmers’ Market Manager, regulatory compliance, organic certification, volunteer recruitment, vendor management, marketing and promotions, and more.
- Learn how recently passed legislation affects your market and how you can prepare for changes,
- Develop skills necessary to run a successful farmers’ market,
- Network with and exchange best practices with other markets in your region and the state,
- Participants will receive a free copy of the Market Manager Manual
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.
2016 Training Dates and Locations
April 4th | San Diego
April 28th | Eureka
May 23rd | Los Angeles
Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Sunset Media Center
6255 W Sunset Blvd, Suite 2210 Los Angeles, CA 90026
15 person max (priority will be given to Alliance members)