We are SO excited! MFMA and MFVGA and MCFP are converging on St. Cloud at the River's Edge Convention Center, Jan. 17 & 18, 2019, where we will all hold our conferences together - and everyone will get to attend any of the workshops offered!
We've just found out that our underwriters won't be raising their premiums - so prices will remain the same as they have been since 2016. Great job on being safe and keeping our premiums low everyone!
Click here to renew or sign up. Remember, if you SELL at a market, you want VENDOR insurance. If you MANAGE a farmers' market, you want MARKET insurance.
Additionally, we are hosting a grower training for produce farmers the day prior to the conferences, on Jan. 16 (see info on the FSMA Produce Safety Rule Grower Trainings in the column to the right >>>>)
Plus - the trade show will be filled with exhibitors that support all 3 groups - something for everyone!
MFMA is looking for a super cool Communications Director to join our team! Click here for the job description; please apply if this sounds like a good fit for you!
Produce Safety Rule of the
Food Safety Modernization Act
The Produce Safety Rule is a new law under the auspices of the Food and Drug Administration that provides training for all produce farmers, no matter how big or small. MFMA strongly encourages ALL produce farmers in Minnesota to attend one of these trainings, even if your farm is exempt - it's really great training! Here are some points covered in the training:
To learn more about FSMA Grower Trainings visit MDA's FSMA Grower Training page or visit their Online Registration Portal to view and register for upcoming trainings. To be notified when new trainings become available please contact MDA at ProduceSafety.MDA@state.mn.us .
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Click here to find our vendor members.
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InsuranceThe Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association offers a group insurance policy exclusively for MFMA member markets and vendors through Advantage 1 Insurance Agency. To learn more about our insurance and to sign up, click here.
Cottage FoodsAre you interested in becoming a Cottage Foods producer? To do so you must take an approved food safety training class and register with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Click here for more information.