Safely Sample Your Food at the Market!
In 2014, MFMA worked closely with the Minnesota Dept. of Ag and the Minnesota Dept. of Health to change the law so everyone can now safely offer food samples and do cooking demos at any farmers' market - without a license...as long as you follow the food safety requirements!
We developed a worksheet for you to follow, that covers the key components of the law:
Critical to safe food sampling is clean hands! Here's the guide to help you build the approved handwashing station:
To view a few videos on safe food sampling at farmers' markets, head over to the University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety website.
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Click here to find our farmers' market members.
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*Already a member and want to update your directory listing? Login and update your profile using the link in the upper right hand corner of our website. Changes made there will update your directory listing.
InsuranceThe 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 FoodsAre 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.