The IRC in San Diego is hosting the certified Downtown El Cajon Farmers’ Market (DECFM) which takes a new approach to the enormous potential of a farmers’ market. The DECFM focuses on enlivening and building community – from the vendors, to the residents, to local businesses, and even the entire city.
The DECFM takes an innovative approach to its mission. The DECFM is committed to quality and customer satisfaction while focusing on giving opportunities to growing beggining vendors, encouraging public health, and embracing the diversity of the community.
We know that there are numerous, far-reaching benefits to shopping at our farmers’ market. Besides the great benefits all farmers’ markets have, the Downtown El Cajon Farmers’ Market offers even more. We’ve worked hard to create a system that stretches your dollar and benefits as much of the community as possible.
It starts with you!
When you choose to shop at the Market, you’re choosing to support far-reaching initiatives that start with your personal health and spread to world environmental sustainability.
Here’s how it works:
- You purchase produce. This supports you and your health since the produce is the highest quality that can be grown. Our farmers’ produce is free of chemical pesticides and fertilizers and is freshly picked, which means that you absorb more nutrients and no harmful chemicals in your body.
- You support the farmer. Purchasing produce from your local farmers stimulates the local economy and supports sustainable farming practices.
- You support the Market. A small percentage of market revenue goes back into market to keep it operating.
- The Market supports Fresh Fund, a public health project. Through Fresh Fund, the community benefits from your famers’ market purchases and you contribute to making your community healthier.