Certified Farmers Market Program


Thank you for your interest in the Alameda County Certified Farmer Market program.  A certified farmer market is a retail food facility, and therefore requires an Alameda County Department of Environmental  Health permit to operate.  Once you have obtained all necessary licenses from the California Department of Food and Agriculture you may begin the permit process with Alameda County Department of Environmental Health.  Please contact us at dehtempevents@acgov.org for more information. 

If you want to sponsor a community event in conjunction with the operating times of the certified farmer market, complete and submit the application at the link provided below:

Temporary Event Sponsor Application


If your interest is to operate a food facility at an existing Certified Farmer Market, and you are not a certified produce farmer, you may apply as a Temporary Food Facility (TFF booth).  Complete and submit the application at the link provided below:

TFF Application


If your interest is to operate a food facility at an existing Certified Farmer Market, and you are not a certified produce farmer, but will be selling only pre-packaged shelf stable or pre packaged cold products such as dips, dressings, meats, fish, salsas, granola, crackers, and baked goods you may apply as a Mobile Food Facility.  Complete and submit the application at the link provided below:

Mobile Food Facility Application


In order for an inspector to begin the application approval and permit process, you must submit the completed application along with documentation from the certified farmer market organizer stating you are one of their approved vendors.

With the application, you may also need to provide one or more of the following certifications along with your application:  Cottage Food Registration, CA Processed Food Registration, CA Fishing License, CA Meat Processing License, FDA shellstock tags, or Milk and Dairy license or other documents deemed required upon review of your TFF or MFF application.