Minnesota Farmers' Market Association 

It's Safe Food Sampling Season!

Keep serving those food samples! With the passage of the 2014 "Safe Food Sampling at Farmers' Markets Law," anyone can safely sample food and offer cooking demos at a farmers' market, without a license, as long as you follow basic food safety requirements. Kudos to our partners on the University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety Team for offering the training needed to meet the requirements. Click here to find UME's training.

Thanks to all for submitting your pictures! So much fun and joy at Minnesota farmers' markets! Click here or  above to jump to the page with winners.

What foods are allowed under the Minnesota Cottage Foods Law??

MFMA's 2019 Insurance Program for Market Vendors and Farmers' Markets is ready

with no price increases from last year!

You can sign up new or renew your insurance any time during the year before you start selling.

Good news - our underwriters didn't raise premiums - so prices will remain the same as they have been since 2016. Great job everyone on being safe and keeping our premiums low!

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.

If you need a paper form contact Director of Membership Services Jesse Davis at jdavis@mfma.org or (218) 259-9675

Browse our Member Directory* 

Click here to find our farmers' market members.

Click here to find our vendor members.

*Already a member and want to update your directory listing? Login and update your profile using the link in the upper right hand corner of our website. Changes made there will update your directory listing.


The 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 Foods

Are 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.

Licensing & Safe Sampling

Do I need a license to sell at the farmers' market? Is my food product safe to sample? We collaborate with the Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture to help members navigate the complex world of food regulations. Email your question to info@mfma.org.

MFMA provides services, programs and leadership that support and promote farmers' markets across Minnesota.

Minnesota Farmers' Market Association /// 9800 155th Street East, Nerstrand MN 55053 /// info@mfma.org 

Communications Director: Kim Guenther /// kguenther@mfma.org /// (573) 470-4445 

Director of Member Services: Jesse Davis /// jdavis@mfma.org /// (218) 259-9675 

Executive Director: Kathy Zeman /// kzeman@mfma.org /// (507) 664-9446 


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