Not all Farmers Markets are the same! When you shop at the Camarillo Farmers Market, you are supporting local farmers and artisans and helping local residents.
The Camarillo Farmers Market is entirely managed and run by volunteers! Everything — including coordinating the vendors you see each week, setting up, and managing the market office — is done by volunteers.
Each time you make a purchase at the market, a percentage of that gross sale is donated by the vendors. Those donations benefit free grief and bereavement services at our Camarillo Grief and Bereavement Center. Last year, nearly 400 grieving family members — including 173 students — received free individual and family grief and bereavement counseling support to help them heal from the loss of a loved one.
As a California Certified Farmers Markets (CFM), the Camarillo Farmers Market is a step above other farmers markets. A CFM is a place where farmers sell their own crops directly to the public. Before a farmer can sell his or her crop(s) at a Certified Farmers Market, the County Agricultural Commissioner inspects the farm to make sure the farmer is, in fact, growing the crop he or she is selling. The direct marketing of agricultural products through CFMs eliminates packing, shipping, and third-party handling and ensures that consumers are purchasing safe, nutritious, vine and tree-ripened fruit and vegetables grown in California and certified by the State.