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Market Spotlight - Marshall Farmers' Market

The Marshall Farmers' Market is a Saturday market operating from July through October. With live entertainment, Kid's Power of Produce, Senior Power of Produce, EBT/SNAP, and a great selection of produce and goods (typically around 40 vendors) this is a thriving out-state market.

To top it off, this year, the Marshall Farmers' Market has partnered with their local university, Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) to help reduce food insecurity on campus. SMSU students who visit the Mustang Market, SMSU’s permanent food resource pantry, can receive $1 vouchers, which can be redeemed with participating vendors at the Marshall Farmers’ Market. The idea of partnering with the Marshall Farmers’ Market was originated by SMSU students who are regularly asked for feedback about the pantry. According to student feedback, the pantry is a great resource, but adding in an option for fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy staples would be a great next step. See full press release. 

Marshall Market customer Megan Rybinski, entered the 2022 MFMA Annual Photo Competition this year and won 5th place - see photo below. Way to go Megan!

Photo by Megan Rybinski / Vendor Andrea Schlei

The Marshall Farmers' Market Kids PoP program is sponsored by their local health care provider, Avera Marshall. The Senior PoP+ program for seniors 60 and over is funded by a grant from the Minnesota River Agency on Aging. Both are extremely popular. And, they regularly invite chess players to come sit and play each other!

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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