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Minnesota Farmers' Market Association 

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MFMA Mission

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

MFMA Vision

MFMA envisions a community of diverse, inclusive, vibrant, profitable and professionally-managed Minnesota Farmers' Markets that:

  • Cultivates, nourishes, and inspires a vibrant local foods community
  • Provides accessibility to local farm fresh foods to all
  • Allows opportunities for local food producers to thrive and grow 
  • Ensures these opportunities are available to everyone regardless of ethnicity, age, gender identity, or economic standing

MFMA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Statement

Diversity: We value our differences and aim to involve and reflect the communities we serve.

Equity: We aim to align our policies, practices, and resources so that people of all races, cultures, identities, and socioeconomic statuses have genuine opportunities to thrive.

Inclusion: We aim to create an environment in which everyone feels valued and respected.

Farmers’ markets are community spaces for everyone. They act as small business incubators, food access hubs, centers for community engagement, and facilitate food sovereignty. Farmers’ markets provide opportunities that everyone should have access to.

MFMA recognizes that many people encounter barriers to participation in local food systems and access to healthy foods due to language, ability, transportation, age, race, and economic standing. We believe that everyone has the right to access the benefits farmers' markets provide. We are committed to working with farmers' markets across Minnesota to limit barriers to access and create a welcoming space for everyone. 

We will be continuing these conversations with our board, staff, and members to produce a more complete and specific action plan.

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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