CA Food & Agric Code Section 47001


The secretary may adopt regulations to encourage the direct sale by farmers to the public of all types of California agricultural products.


These regulations may include provisions to ensure and maintain the quality and wholesomeness of the products, and to ensure that the selling activities are conducted without fraud, deception, or misrepresentation.


The secretary may enter into a cooperative agreement with a county agricultural commissioner to carry out the provisions of this chapter, including, but not limited to, administration, investigations, inspections, registrations, and assistance pertaining to direct marketing producers and outlets. Compensation under the cooperative agreement shall be paid from assessments and fees collected and deposited pursuant to this chapter and shall provide reimbursement to the county agricultural commissioner for associated costs exclusive of the costs of certification and minimum inspections required pursuant to Section 47020.


Upon reasonable suspicion of a violation of Section 890, a certified farmers’ market operator may contract with a county agricultural commissioner for a special onsite field or storage verification inspection of a direct marketing producer selling in a certified farmers’ market operated and controlled by the operator. All contracts and contract fees are subject to the discretion of the county agricultural commissioner in the county where the verification inspections are being requested.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 47001’s source at ca​.gov