Minnesota Farmers' Market Association 

Celebrating the ABCs of Minnesota Farmers' Markets!

Safely Sample Your Food at the Market!

In 2014, MFMA worked closely with the Minnesota Dept. of Ag and the Minnesota Dept. of Health to change the law so everyone can now safely offer food samples and do cooking demos at any farmers' market - without a license...as long as you follow the food safety requirements!

We developed a worksheet for you to follow, that covers the key components of the law:

MFMA Safe Food Sampling Worksheet

Critical to safe food sampling is clean hands! Here's the guide to help you build the approved handwashing station:

Approved Handwashing Station

To view a few videos on safe food sampling at farmers' markets, head over to the University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety website.

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.

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.

Licensing & Safe SamplingDo 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. Visit our FAQ or ask one of our experts.

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 

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

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


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