Welcome to California Strawberry Commission
The California Strawberry Commission was enacted by enabling
legislation and a referendum of farmers and handlers in 1993.
The Commission succeeds the California Strawberry Advisory Board
established in 1955. State marketing orders and commissions
are formed by legislation which authorizes self-taxation by farmers.
This self-assessment funds Commission activities and projects.
Strawberry Commission activities fall into five major areas: food
safety, production and nutrition research, trade relations, public
relations and public policy. Activities are developed,
approved and implemented under the authority of the Commission's
committees, with final approval provided by the Commissioners.
This committee structure ensures that the activities of the
Commission are thoroughly considered and enacted in the best
interest of the industry.