For Commercial Farmers

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently implemented new requirements related to direct marketing and food safety. While the new requirements could increase growers’ costs, they could also help create more favorable market conditions for smaller farms that engage in direct marketing. The new issue of Small Farm News (published by Shermain Hardesty, Leader of the UC Small Farm Program) offers specific information on regulations and requirements for Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs), Farmers Markets, and Community Food Producers. For the full story, please see click here.