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Minnesota Farmers' Market Association 

MFMA's Annual Conference is Wednesday & Thursday, December 6 & 7, 2023 from 9am - 4pm both days. Below is the list of topics suggested to date. We will move some of these topics to our Minnesota Farmers' Market Academy - free zoominars December 2023 through April 2024.



  • Recap of 2023 MN Legislative session & issues we're working on for 2024
    • Organizing MN's 375 farmers' markets for 2024 issues
  • MFMA's new grants: 
    • Field Conditions & Market Price Reports
    • Emerging Farmers technical Assistance: 65% Refund for Premiums Paid for the Micro Farm Insurance Policy
  • What did FM360 tell us this year?
  • Manager panel: all the 2023 issues!!
    • Preparing for more extreme weather - what's our plan?
    • Produce farmers suffering hail damage
    • How to verify farmers & vendors practices?
  • Launch our Farmers' Market Academy - zoominars for managers & vendors
  • Market Bucks update from Hunger solutions
  • Market software - Manage My Market
  • Marketing: how to use videos; what's beyond social media?
  • How financially sustainable are our markets? Lessons learned from PPS training
  • Post market sales streams: what doesn't sell at market, can we connect vendors to wholesale buyers?
  • Growing more farmers:
    • How can we work with the Emerging Farmers Office?
    • What about urban ag food production?
    • What's happening with youth vendors at markets?
  • How can we build the foodshed infrastructure our vendors need? 
    • Farmers' market food hubs and their LFPA contracts
  • Changes coming in 2024 to WIC

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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.

Engagement & Inclusion Director: Sina Pleggenkuhle /// /// (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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