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Due to significant public health concerns from the COVID-19 coronavirus and the need to meet social distancing requirements, the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures' offices are currently operating under modified schedules. 

All three of our offices are staffed and have partially re-opened to serve our customers. However, customers are strongly encouraged to call ahead and make appointments for any necessary services. 

Please see the July 2020 Department of Agriculture / Weights and Measures Update for more information on current office hours, or contact us at the Department's main phone line or email.

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Certified Farmers' Market Registration

Who can use this service?

Agricultural producers, non-profit, or government agencies interested in starting/managing a certified farmers' market.

What is the process?

Step 1: Get and fill out Application

Complete the certified farmers' market application and checklist then submit to any Department of Agriculture office. A map must be submitted that clearly differentiates the certified and non-certified sections of the market.

Step 2: Certified Farmers' Market Certificate Issued

Once approved, a Certified Farmers' Market Certificate will be issued.

Step 3: Staff Review

The application will be reviewed and applicant reached if further information is required.

Is there a charge for this service?

Refer to the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures Fee Schedule.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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