What can you find at a Certified Farmers' Market? Hundreds of varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh honey and flowers, nursery stock, and other California agricultural products like meats and fish and altered agricultural products like wine, olive oil and cheese. By State law, Certified Farmers' Markets can have a portion of the market dedicated to other products which cannot be certified by the Agriculture Commissioner as grown in its entirety by the farmer. The most common 'non-certified' products in a Certified Farmers' Market are breads, pies and pastries; the aroma of its freshness is proof of quality. And other bakery items and other kitchen items like jams, jellies and salsas.
Favorite fruits in the markets are: apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, figs, grapes, grapefruits, melons, nectarines, oranges, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, prunes, raspberries, rhubarb and more.
The best of nutrition and flavor is found in summertime vegetables and herbs. Favorites at the markets include: Asian vegetables, asparagus, beans, cabbage, carrots, chard, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, lettuces, okra, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, summer squash, tomatoes, zucchini and more.
Favorite herbs include: basil, dill, lavender, mint, parsley, rosemary, thyme and more.
Flowers & Nursery Stock. Among the certified products are a variety of flowers and nursery stock which can brighten any day.
Fresh cut flowers are available and growers frequently supply flowers for special occasions such as parties and weddings.
Nursery stocks suited for California's climate are available in small and gallon pots and ornamental containers.
Gardening Ideas. Fun ideas for your garden are also there. There are ornamental garden pieces, pots and garden basket hooks.
Kitchen Items. The markets include unique items to compliment your kitchen and dining experience like tablecloths and mats, pot holders, towels and market baskets.
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