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BIG NEWS! Direct Farmer Payments up to $250,000

Say some he big news this week is the announcement of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which authorizes $16 billion in direct payments to farmers and $3 billion to purchase fresh produce, dairy, and meat for distribution at food banks.  While details are still being rolled out, Direct Farmer Payments up to $250,000 will be made to farmers using two calculations:

  • Revenue losses that occurred between January 1st and April 15th 2020. Producers will be compensated for 85% of losses during that period.
  • Expected losses from April 15th through the next two quarters, and will cover 30% of expected losses.

USDA is expediting the rule making process for the direct payment program and expects to begin sign-up for the new program in early May and to get payments out to producers by the end of May or early June.  For additional information on this program and the $3 billion for purchase of agriculture products, please visit the Emergency Policies Affecting Your Business section of  our NON PROFIT MENTOR NYC GROWER resource page.  thing interesting about your business here.

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APPROVED! OPEN LA FARMERS MARKETS

UPDATED 9:30 am 5/15/2020

FRIDAY

ECHO PARK FARMERS MARKET

3pm - 7:30 pm

1146 Logan Street


VENICE FARMERS MARKET

7am - 11am

500 Venice Blvd, Venice


Del Rey Farmers Market

2pm - 7pm 

4611 Alla Rd 

Marina Del Rey 


SATURDAY

BUENA PARK FARMERS MARKET

9am - 2pm

La Palma Venue & Stnton Avenue Buena Park 


CERRITOS FARMERS MARKET _CERRITOS

8am - Noon

17870 Park Plaza Drive  

(Artesia & Bloomfield) 

Cerritos 

Map at www.goodveg.org


NOHO FARMERS MARKET

5331 Bakman Avenue


SILVER LAKE FARMERS MARKET

8am - 1:30pm

1500 Edgecliffe Drive


TORRANCE FARMERS MARKET

9am - 2pm 

Wilson Park 

2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance CA


SUNDAY

ATWATER VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET

10am -2pm

3528 Larga Avenue


BRENTWOOD FARMERS MARKET

9am -2pm

Gretna Green Way/ San Vicente Blvd


ENCINO FARMERS MARKET _ Border of Encino & Van Nuys)

8am - 1pm 

17400 Victory Blvd Van Nuys (Border of Encino)

Market is entirely gated with controlled access in & exit out.


HISTORIC DOWNTOWN L.A. FARMERS MARKET

9am - 3pm 

209 W. 5th Street - DTLA


HOLLYWOOD FARMERS MARKET 

8am - 1pm

1600 N. Ivar Avenue


LARCHMONT FARMERS MARKET

10am -2pm

1432 W. Adams Blvd.


LONG BEACH MARINA FARMERS MARKET

9am - 2pm 

2nd Street & Marina, Long Beach

Map at www.goodveg.org


Los Feliz Farmers Markets

9am - 2pm

1825 N. Vermont Avenuew

Los Feliz


MAR VISTA FARMERS MARKET

9am - 2pm

Grand View Blvd / Venice Blvd


MELROSE PLACE FARMERS MARKET

10am -2pm

Melrose Avenue/ La Cienega Blvd. 


MOTOR AVENUEW FARMERS MARKET

9am - 2pm

10316 National Blvd

Los Angeles 90014


STUDIO CITY FARMERS MARKET

8am - 2pm

2052 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles 91604


TOLUCA LAKE FARMERS MARKET

9am - 3pm

10225 Riverside Drive

Tolucak Lake 91602


WELLINGTON SQUARE FARMERS MARKET

9am - 1pm 

4394 W Washington Blvd. Los Angeles  90016


WEST LOS ANGLES FARMERS MARKET - W. LA

9am - 2pm 

11338 Santa Monica Blvd, Lps Angeles


WEST ADAMS. FARMERS MARKET

9am - 2pm

1968 W Adams Blvd Los Angeles 


WESTCHESTER FARMERS MARKET

9am - 2pm 

6200 W. 87th Street St. 


MONDAY

EAST HOLLYWOOD FARMERS MARKET

3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hollywood Blvd / Western Avenue 


TUESDAY

BIXBY PARK - LONG BEACH

3pm - 8pm 

Bixby Park on Junipero Avenue between 1st & 2nd


PASADENA VILLA PARK  - PASADENA

8:30 - 12:30

363 East Villa St. at Garfield Avenue


SILVER LAKE FARMERS MARKET

1:30 - 7pm 

1500 Edgecliffe Drive


TORRANCE FARMERS MARKET

9am - 2pm 

Wilson Park 

2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance CA


WEDNESDAY

Adams Vermont Farmers Market

1432 W. Adams Blvd


CSULB - LONG BEACH

10am - 2pm 

1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach


Lincoln Heights Farmers Market

N. Broadway / Sischel Street


LNR Warner Center Farmers Market

21266 Burbal Blvd


Northridge Farmers Market

9301 Tampa Avenue, Northridge 


THURSDAY

BIXBY KNOLLS FARMERS MARKET - LONG BEACH

3pm - 6:30 pm 

Bixby Knolls Park 

E. 46th Street  & Atlantic 

Map at www.goodveg.org


CENTRAL AVENUE FARMERS MARKET

10am - 3pm

4301 Central Avenue


EAST HOLLYWOOD FARMERS MARKET

3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hollywood Blvd / Western Avenue 


WESTWOOD FARMERS MARKET

Noon - 5pm

1030 Broxton Avenue


COVID 19

SOCIAL DISTANCING & additional known practices are being put in place by the Certified Farmers Markets & their vendor community to keep our communities  safe while providing fresh produce & wholesome packaged foods. 


Hourly updates markets listed that are approved to open with COVID19 modifications & best practices in place. 


Green Rocket is Accepting donations for  farmers & farmers markets to cover the expense of masks, gloves, signage, barriers, hand-washing, sanitizers & sales transactions. 


Contributions are tax deductible. 

California Produced is a project under GREEN ROCKET AgVenture a 501(c)3. 

COVID - 19 UPDATE

FARMERS MARKET VENDOR COMMUNITY RESOURCES


OPERATION HOPE

Zoom meeting  Thursday 11am

email farmersmarket@californiaproduced.com

for invitation


JUST IN FROM THE CDFA

CDFA guidance on Market Best Practices

April 1, 2020 2:33 pm 

  

To: Certified Farmers’ Market Managers and Certified Producers   RE:  Sales of Pre-bagged Produce and Best Practices 

March 30, 2020

 

CDFA has received inquiries regarding produce being sold at certified farmers’ markets that are compiled from multiple producers and sold in one to-go bag. The department is also receiving requests for guidance on Market Best Practices. 

 

To-go bags are permitted to be sold via the market manager or by the certified producer themselves. The sale can take place via an application prior to pick-up, like an e-cart service, or at the time of pick up. There may also be an option for a pre-selected ready to-go bag to be purchased, or for the purchaser to be specific about the produce they wish to purchase. 

 

Food and Agricultural Code (FAC) Section 47002(d) and (e) allows the resale of produce if it is being sold directly to the end user. If the sale is taking place through the market manager, the certified producer must provide the manager with a memo that includes: the identity of the producer, the address of the producer, and the identity and quantity of the produce sold (see below). If the grower is selling pre-ordered to-go bags, no such memo is required.   FAC Section 47002.   California farmers registered or certified pursuant to this chapter as direct marketing producers may transport for sale and sell California-grown fresh fruits, nuts, and vegetables that they produce, directly to the public, and shall be exempt from size, standard pack, container, and labeling requirements at an outlet or location operated by an individual, organization, or entity that is regulated pursuant to this chapter or is recognized by a regulation adopted pursuant to Section 47001 and is otherwise authorized by local ordinances, subject to the following conditions: (a) All fresh fruits, nuts, and vegetables sold shall comply with the California Code of Regulations governing maturity and quality. (b) No exemption granted by this section supersedes the provisions of federal marketing orders, state marketing orders, or any health and safety laws, regulations, or ordinances. (c) All fresh fruits, nuts, and vegetables sold in closed consumer containers shall be labeled with the name, address, and ZIP Code of the producer, and a declaration of identity and net quantity of the commodity in the package. 

Pre-bagged Produce Being Sold at Certified Farmers’ Markets March 30, 2020 Page 2 

 

(d) If a farmer selling produce pursuant to this section implements any exemption to size, standard pack, container, or labeling requirements as provided by this section, those sales may only be conducted as direct sales to any of the following: (1) Consumers who are end users. (2) Individuals, organizations, or entities that subsequently sell the produce directly to end users. (3) Individuals, organizations, or entities that distribute the produce directly to end users at no cost to those end users. (e) A farmer selling produce under paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (d) shall provide the individual, organization, or entity a memorandum that lists the identity of the producer, the address of the producer, and the identity and quantity of the produce purchased. A bill of sale or a container label including this information shall meet the requirements of this subdivision. 

 

 

Market Managers will need to work with their local Environmental Health agencies to ensure all local laws, regulations, and ordinances are being met. 

 

The following list is a compilation of what some markets are doing to keep patrons and vendors as safe as possible during this COVID-19 outbreak. 

* Increase social distancing between non-related customers while shopping and paying and create entry/exit points that serve as crowd control  

* Encourage farmers to use separate employees to accept payment and restock tables 

* Ensure each farmer has hand sanitizer or a hand-washing option 

* Provide additional hand washing stations throughout the market area 

* Not allow sampling and on-site hot/prepared food sales 

* Increase cleaning frequency of tables and payment devices 

* Eliminate non-essential services (entertainment, crafts, knife sharpening etc.) 

* Continue to accept government nutrition funds such as EBT/WIC. 

* Collaborate with local food banks to eliminate any waste of products 


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RESOURCES FOR FARMERS MARKET COMMUNITY

UNEMPLOYMENT

Apply for Unemployment Insurance is online following link:

 edd.ca.gov/unemployment

Helpful links regarding Unemployment Insurance:

Employment Development Department - State of California 

Awaiting EDD guidance updates for 1st time ever coverage for 

freelancers, consultants & gig workers


SMALL BUSINESS


SBA.Gov Coronavirus Small Business Guidance & Loan Resource

US Chamber Coronavirus Small Business Guide


The UNITED WAY - 211

COVID - 19 Community Economic Relief Fund

Assistance with Health, Employment  Bills, Rent & Food

CALL 211 or DIAL (800) 339-6993

www.unitedwayla.org

www.211.org


LA JOB PORTAL

Resources for Angelenos Economically Impacted by Covid-19. 

  • Healthcare
  • Employment (Drivers, Grocery, Virtual)
  • Emergency Assistance 
  • Stay informed - Updates from the Mayor


JOBS

Link provided by Work Place 

(Pacific Gateway America's Job Center of CA)

Hiring Now


FREELANCERS UNION

Freelancers Relief Fund

Applications are expected to open April 2nd

updates to come

FREELANCERS UNION NOW ACCEPTING DONATIONS

www.freelancersunion.org

 

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CDC Cornovirus Updates


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City of Los Angeles
Small Business
Emergency Microloan Program
In light of the sweeping impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our small business community, the City of Los Angeles has responded swiftly and decisively to support our local, community businesses. The newly established Small Business Emergency Microloan Program now provides financing needed to strengthen small business enterprises in this time of acute need that have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Businesses that meet the criteria below may apply online for a City of LA Small Business Emergency Microloan (click this link). To apply, register through the secure log-in system. Please read through the information below prior to submitting application. General Eligibility
Certification/Business LicenseBusiness must have a Business Tax Registration Certificate with the City of Los Angeles' Office of Finance that was filed prior to March 01, 2020Creditprincipal business owner(s) must have reasonable and responsible personal credit history and an acceptable explanation for any derogatory marks. Bankruptcies and debt write-offs must be at least 12 months oldCash Flowbusinesses must show that historical profits were sufficient to service the requested debt and have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreakLocationprimary business operation must be located within City of Los Angeles boundaries
(please use this City of LA online zoning tool to determine business location)
Microloan Use of Fundsmust be for reasonable and eligible working capital expensesMicroloan Requirementjob retentionCollateralevaluated on a case-by-case basisRequired Guarantorsall business owners who hold 20% or more ownership must guarantee the loanCo-Signera co-signer with reasonable credit and sufficient income to re-pay the loan can be included as a guarantor to mitigate weaknesses in the loan requestApplication FeesNo Application Fees
Important Documentation
Complete Loan Application
Business Tax Returns (1 year, if available)
Interim Business Financial Statement
Personal Financial Statement
Personal Tax Returns (1 year)
Bank Statements (3 months)
Sources and Uses of Funds
Microloan Terms
Loan Limits$5,000 to $20,000Interest Rate- Option 1: 0% for a term of 6 months to 1 year
- Option 2: 3% to 5% for a term of up to 5 yearsTerm6 months to 5 yearsLoan FeeNo FeeAdmin Fee (credit report)No FeeEligible UsesWorking capital onlyEligible Borrowers- Option 1: micro-enterprises in the City of LA that are low-income or will retain low-income jobs
- Option 2: small businesses in the City of LA that will retain low-income jobs
Businesses may apply online for a City of LA Small Business Emergency Microloan (click this link). Registration will be required through the secure log-in system.

For Assistance applying to the Micro Loan program please contact our office to speak with a Business Consultant at (323) 264-9020 we are available from 8:30am - 5:30pm. www.labsc-bpi.org

Believe we can be disciplined to social distance, wash our hands, be our sensible selves & comply so we can get back to our daily productive lives. 

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CALIFORNIA PRODUCED CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKETS 2020

Saturday's

The WALL Food + Flowers + Farmers Market - CLOSED COVID-19

9am - 2pm

On Wall St., between 7th & 8th St.

Saturday's

The WALL Food + Flowers + Farmers Market - CLOSED COVID-19

The WALL located in the heart of the Largest Flower District in the United States. Wall Street is closed (between 7th & 8th) to traffic & op...

9am - 2pm

On Wall St., between 7th & 8th St.

WEDNESDAY's

The CMC Farmers Market - RE-OPEN 2021

9am - 2pm

110 East 9th St., DTLA

WEDNESDAY's

The CMC Farmers Market - RE-OPEN 2021

Heads are turning & always in Season The CMC Farmers Market. Located on The Plaza of the CALIFORNIA MARKET CENTER in the heart of the West C...

9am - 2pm

110 East 9th St., DTLA

SUNDAY's

SPARK Farmers Market - OPEN SUMMER 2020

9am - 2pm

South Park Community Park

SUNDAY's

SPARK Farmers Market - OPEN SUMMER 2020

SPARK Farmers Market in South Park of DTLA is scheduled to open this summer. Covid-19 impact. However we are going to supporting the communi...

9am - 2pm

South Park Community Park

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MISSION & ACTION

MISSION

 The Mission of California Produced is  to preserve & improve the well-being and quality of life for California Family farmers, ranchers & aquafarming through direct to consumer community events, advocacy, promotions & education on regenerative growing practices.

ADVOCACY & OUTREACH

* Engaging Community Events that benefit the Public Sector
* Farmers earning fair prices for the fruits of their labor by selling directly to consumers & CSA's (Chef
Supported Agriculture)
* Community access to locally grown produce

* Education on Regenerative Agriculture Growing Pactices
* Develop and provide Education Programming, Resources and Networking opportunities for the  Farmers, Farmers Market Community.
*Engaging community through events: Progressive Dinner, Music Feeds, & RideOnLA
* Back best practies that positively impact public policy pertaining to the farms market community.
* FOOD WASTE MOVEMENT - Education raising awareness on food recovery & reinvention for the home cook.
* Promoter & Advocate of Community. 

CULTIVATING

 * AgVenture Experiential Education Farm - in development * Research - Economic Impact of Farmers Markets. Farmers Farming Locally. 

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HIGHLIGHTS CHEFCENTRIC EVENTS FEATURING FARMERS

Chefcentric Community events featuring Farmers , These community outreach events highlight farmers production in the skilled hands of Chefs in literally a very tasteful way. 

Most Popular Events that sell out are the Monthly  Progressive Experiential Dinners  & the annual YOU BITE Dinner. 

PROGRESSIVE DINNER

PROGRESSIVE DINNERS 

Nvember 12th - Gentle Monster Preux & Proper 

December 5th -United Nations #WorldSoilay - EAT DRINK DIRT Dirty Martini Dinner

January - December 2020 Schedule being developed

February 20, 2020

March 20, 2020 CANCELLED

NEXT TBD

YOU BITE DINNER

 Annual  YOU BITE dinners at member restaurants across the southland that feature menus anchored by farm fresh produce. Held annually during National Farmers Market Week August 3rd - 9th 2020


CALIFORNIA PRODUCED MEMBERSHIP - Revisions in the light of COVI-19

Membership  Supports Local Farmers, Ranchers & Aquafarming.  The local community & economy win with a healthy and regenerative food system. Be Recognized while you stand with other LA Buisnesses  that support local producers.  Show that Support  & become a member of California Produced .

Annual California Produced Summit - May 2020

YOU BITE Dinner Marketing Promotion

PROGRESSIVE DINNER - Invitation to participate in the Progressive Dinners

OUT IN THE FIELD - Baseball & Football games;  as much as farmers are in the field so are the Players. 

Volunteer Opportunities.

MUSIC FEEDS Annual Benefit Concert - Membership Rate

CALIFORNIPRODUCED LOGO use for marketing puproses


email: Susan@californiaproduced for an application.