Welcome to The Farmers' Market at El Cerrito Plaza
The Farmers' Market at El Cerrito Plaza was established on July 24, 1994.
The Market is proud to be celebrating its 25th anniversary this July 20! Come to the market to shop and get a raffle ticket for your chance to win one of 25 gift baskets full of market produce!
This market is a CERTIFIED MARKET, which means it is certified by the Department of Agriculture of the state of California. The market is established for the benefit of both producers (certified growers) and consumers.
Guidelines are set by the Dept. of Agriculture to ensure that producers only sell what they grow themselves. Surprise inspections are made by the Dept. and fines may be made. (In extreme cases, the producer may lose his certification.) The market manager also must follow procedures and guidelines set by the Dept.
The market Manager, Jean Thompson, started her tenure on July 29, 1999. " During the past 25 years, the market has consistently provided top quality fresh produce and fruit, sold by the friendly farmers who grow it. Both farmer and customer are very often on first name basis and have become like family."
Please feel free to stop by the Manager's table to ask any questions as to status of producers since some are coming only seasonally.