Minnesota Farmers' Market Association 



Webinar - March 31, 11:00 a.m.

New Market Drive-Thrus (Zoom Invite Below)

These unprecedented times require us to think differently about the work we do and the formats in which our services are provided. Farmers' Markets in Minnesota are serving as a national leader in modeling and testing various new modes of market operation including:

  1. In-person market (with new procedures for social distancing)
  2. Pre-purchased in-person market (with vendor-centric online sales format)
  3. Pre-purchased in-person & drive-thru market (with market-centric online sales format)

Join us Tuesday, March 31, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 as David Kotsonas from St. Paul Farmers' Market, Martha Archer from Mill City Farmers' Market, and Jessica Joyce from Rochester Farmers' Market discuss the different alternative market formats they are currently trialing. Topics will include:

  • Lessons learned 
  • Online platforms utilized 
  • Information gathered on sales, cost of operation, & other important metrics
  • Next steps
  • Q&A discussion

 All Minnesota farmers' market managers, staff, vendors, and other advocates invited. See Zoom invite below:

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/407021128

Meeting ID: 407 021 128

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Stay informed! See specific information from MDA regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and food production in Minnesota.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites for trustworthy up-to-date information. 

Check back regularly for updated information. 

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What's new for MFMA's 2020 Insurance Program for Market Vendors and Farmers' Markets? 

The 2020 MFMA Insurance Program is ready to rock and roll!

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!

New for 2020 is coverage for Wisconsin too! MFMA Vendor Insurance now covers sales at all Minnesota AND Wisconsin farmers' markets at the same low price.

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


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Insurance

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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