Minnesota Farmers' Market Manual
Our newly revised Manual is expected to be ready by May 1, 2014.
In 2006, the MFMA played a major role in the establishment of a statewide Minnesota Farmers’ Market Manual. It was a guide for both vendors and managers.
So much has changed in eight years! Farmers' markets need to operate as professional businesses. SNAP EBT, credit and debit cards are becomming commonplace. Liability insurance is becoming a must. And concerns over food safety, sampling, cooking demonstrations and ready-to-eat foods are at an all time high. Not to mention the challenges of organizational structures and tax issues.
The 2014 Farmers' Market Manual for Minnesota is completely rewritten and full of the latest information regarding operating and participating in today's vibrant Minnesota farmers' markets. Chapters include:
Grants and Fundraising
and many more. Not only does the Manual go into detail about these subjects, but it includes hundreds of links to resources and information from local markets, state agencies, and national leaders, organizations and markets.
Once the Manual is finished, we will send a notice out to everyone on our listserv. If you're not on our listserv, you can sign up here.