Minnesota Farmers' Market Association 

MN Farmers Market Academy-Fergus Falls

  • 16-Dec-2015
  • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM (CST)
  • Fergus Falls



The Academy will feature a session on the Minnesota Cottage Food Law that went into effect July 1, 2015.  This session, presented by Suzanne Driessen, food safety educator with the UME, will qualify for the training mandated by the law for anyone selling cottage foods and it will be good through 2018. MFMA will assist participants at each site to register that day with the MDA, in order to be compliant with the law.

Ryan Pesch, UME’s community economics educator, will send participants home with marketing and pricing strategies and spreadsheets to help vendors stay profitable in their business ventures, whether they are selling produce, eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, or crafts. Seasoned and successful MFMA Board Directors will round out the workshops with proven tactics on growing and financing the markets themselves.

The Academy is free to MFMA members; $35 to non-members. MFMA is offering a “New Member Special” for this Academy: participants can become members at a 50% membership discount of $35 and then attend the Academy for free.

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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