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Business Resources For Small-Scale Farms

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(more to come! What business resources would you find helpful as a small-scale farmer on the central coast? Let us know by sending us an email or giving us a call! kapearsons@ucanr.edu / (805) 788-9486

The UCCE Small Farm Advisor based out of Yolo County, Margaret Lloyd, has put together a list of business resources for small farms across California. Navigate to the Laws and Regulations page for information on:

  • Agritourism
  • General Requirements for Small Businesses
  • Marketing Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)
  • Direct Marketing Resources (online sales, specialty food industry, and value-added products)
  • Farmers Markets - Certified Producer Certificate
  • Produce Scale Certification
  • Farm Stand Rules
  • Cottage Food Laws (home production of non-potentially hazardous foods)
  • Poultry Laws / Egg Handler registration
  • Permits to accept SNAP/EBT