Minnesota Farmers' Market Association 

Advocacy


MN Cottage Foods Law

It's the law!  As of July 1, 2015, no one can sell cottage foods (baked foods, pickled, canned, jams, jellies, etc.) without first taking a MDA-approved food safety training and registering with the MDA.

For more information about the Cottage Foods Law, click here.

Safe Food Sampling Law

MFMA's Safe Food Sampling bill was signed into law by Governor Dayton on April 10, 2014.

This law paves the way for safe food sampling at farmers' markets for all vendors and food demonstrations -- without any added licenses or fees. Additionally, it allows farmers with value-added food products to sample their food all year, instead of being limited to 21 days.

For more information on the Safe Food Sampling Law, click here.


Need an answer to a food license question?

The MFMA is working with the MN Dept. of Health and MN Dept. of Ag to revise statutes and rules to make them work better for today's farmers' markets and vendors. So if you have a question about the regulations governing Minnesota farmers'' markets, email us at info@mfma.org or call us at (320) 250-5087 to get help. We will work with you to expedite the process and help you find your answers. 


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