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Minnesota Farmers' Market Association

The Season Is Upon Us!

Welcome to our new website! We are excited about the upcoming farmers' market season and hope that you are getting excited too.

To make sure that the information we are providing is accurate, please login to update your market information on our new website!

To update your information, login or click on your name in the upper right corner of our website. This will bring you to your profile, which you can update for our member directory.

Click here to find a market near you.

Click here to find your favorite vendor.

MFMA is hiring!

Are you the kind of locavore that leaps tall buildings in a single tweet? That connects farmers' market-loving friends in one fell Facebook post? That can communicate Truth, Justice and the Farmers' Market Way with a webpage? The Minnesota Farmers' Market Association needs you!

The MFMA needs to expand and connect our vibrant vendor and market community using digital media and messaging. We've created a new, part-time position to focus exclusively on that challenge: the Digital Media Communications Coordinator.

Primarily responsible for managing MFMA's messaging through social media and our new website, the Communications Coordinator will help to connect the resources of the MFMA and partner organizations like Minnesota Grown and the Farmers' Market Coalition to Minnesota Farmers' Markets and their vendors, helping them to grow, thrive and prosper.

In addition, the Coordinator will keep on top of breaking farmers' market and local food trends and stories, communicating with media outlets and collaborating with partners, in turn achieving MFMA's goal of providing services, programs and leadership that support and promote Minnesota farmers' markets.

Please see this job description for complete details.

MFMA Adviser Ruth White Elected Secretary of FMC

On a recent trip to Washington, DC, Farmers' Market Coalition (FMC) board members elected a new secretary: MDA Management Analyst and MFMA Adviser, Ruth White. White has served actively on FMC's board for eight years and the election to secretary confirms her commitment to service.

Ruth White (Back row, fourth from the right) and the Farmers Market Coalition delegation received a tour of the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC

While in DC, the FMC delegation met with congressional staffers and learned about the USDA’s new Agricultural Marketing Services. The burgeoning Local Food Research and Development Division held special interest for White, as it seeks to provide state ag agencies with local foods economic impact assessment toolkits and link them to nationwide grant opportunities. A local foods directory is also underway and White contributed valuable insight about the Minnesota Grown Directory’s longstanding success.

With the recent explosion of interest in local foods, White is grateful for the knowledge sharing and resources the FMC has provided. Now in the final year of a three-year term on the board, White says much work remains as she continues her efforts with the Farmers' Market Coalition. 

Congratulations Ruth!

Upcoming events

Member Services:  Jesse Davis (218) 259-9675

Operations: Kathy Zeman (320) 250-5087 or (507) 664-9446

"MFMA provides services, programs and leadership 

that support and promote farmers' markets across Minnesota."

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