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Minnesota Farmers' Market Association 

Over 60 emerging farmers gathered at Cragun's Resort, in Brainerd, March 19-21, to study farm finances, farm profitability analysis, retail and wholesale sales channels, and compiling Schedule Fs. Minnesota Department of Agriculture Emerging Farmers Office Director Lillian Otieno joined the group for the closing ceremonies and presented each farmer with their certificate. Funded primarily by a grant from the MDA Emerging Farmers Office, each farmer received a $500 scholarship upon completion of the course to kickstart their 2024 farm plans. Support for this also came from the Latino Economic Development Center, University of Minnesota Extension, Minnesota Farmers Union, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, and the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association.

Gettin' Ready for the Season!

Minnesota Farmers' Market

Food Hubs

bridging the gap between

producers and consumers

Watch the video here.

So what's a "farmers' market food hub" (FMFH) and why does a community need it? 

FMFHs function much like a grocery store, but a grocery store that carries 100% products from its area food farmers and food makers - thus driving food security and economic development in their communities. FMFHs are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture as either retail food handlers or wholesale food handlers, depending on the majority of their sales to either retail consumers or wholesale customers.

FMFHs first began in Minnesota in 2016. Fifteen farmers' markets have tried the model, with five finding ongoing success and two more starting their business. You can find MN's farmers' market food hubs here.

New Free Zoominars Scheduled

Head to the Events page to sign up for free zoominars on cottage foods, market rules refresher, and more.

NEW! In MFMA's Store

I Heart MN Farmers' Markets

Temporary Tattoos

Available now in MFMA's Store, temporary tattoos, packs of 200 for $20, shipping included. Order soon!

Click here for the MFMA Store.

Find Your Farmers' Market!

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Minnesota Farmers' Market Operators: Claim your farmers' market in the map!

Claiming your market will allow you to advertise special market events on the MFMA map and keep your market location and hours up-to-date. Click here are step-by-step instructions for claiming your market. Contact with questions. 

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

across Minnesota and our Tribal Nations.

We envision a community of vibrant, profitable, and professionally managed Minnesota farmers’ markets that:

Cultivates, nourishes, and inspires a vibrant local foods community;

provides accessibility to all to local farm fresh foods;

allows local food producers to thrive and grow.

Engagement & Inclusion Director: Sina War /// /// (612) 695-6587 

Local Foodshed Database Manager: Maeve Mallozzi-Kelly /// /// (574) 310-5553

Executive Director: Kathy Zeman /// /// (507) 664-9446 

Minnesota Farmers' Market Association /// 9800 155th Street East, Nerstrand MN 55053 /// 


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