The San Mateo County Farm Bureau, located in downtown Half Moon Bay, serves area farms through educational workshops,…More water quality projects and conservation projects. Members of the Farm Bureau also enjoy access to insurance (health, auto, farm, workers compensation, pets), medical discounts (pharmacy, eyeglasses), and assistance with farm labor issues.</p>
<p>The Farm Bureau seeks to promote farm-fresh produce by raising public awareness of area farmers markets and local producers.</p>
<p>A board of directors governs the agency.</p>
The Half Moon Bay Office of the San Mateo Department of Agriculture serves several functions. Under the direction of…More the main county office in Redwood City, the Half Moon Bay field office inspects local growers and farmer's markets to ensure that they comply with state regulations. They also audit organic producers to confirm that each meets the requirements needed to be certified as "organic."</p>
<p>Pesticide and pest regulation is also under the jurisdiction of the San Mateo County Department of Agriculture, as is monitoring for early pest detection and inspection of nurseries for pests and plant diseases. In addition, the Department inspects all produce entering California for exotic weeds, insects and plant diseases.</p>
<p>The division of Weights and Measures within the Half Moon Bay office tests the accuracy of commercial scales and measuring devices (such as gasoline pumps) for consumer protection. The division also audits the weights of commercial products (such as deli items and packaged products) and price scanners, to ensure that the public is being charged correct prices for goods.</p>
The Coastside Land Trust is a nonprofit group working to preserve and protect what it calls "environmentally…More significant" land on the San Mateo County Coast. Projects range from hands-on beach and open space cleanups to working with state and local government agencies to acquire private land for preservation and public enjoyment, such as the areas surrounding the Coastside Trail, Pilarcitos Creek and Frenchman's Creek.</p>
Mid-Coast Television 525 Obispo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA94019 Mid-Coast Television is a public access station that provides public, educational, and government programs for Half Moon…More Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada, Pescadero, Princeton-by-the-Sea and LaHonda. Since 1985, it has been broadcasting 24 hours a day. The station can be viewed on Channel 27 on the Comcast cable system. Programs include those produced by community members on topics of special interest, as well as city council meetings and public service announcements.