Minnesota Farmers' Market Association 



Safe Food Sampling at Minnesota Farmers' Markets

(Food Safety Required But No License Needed!)

MFMA helped pass the Safe Food Sampling at Farmers' Market Law in 2014. Anyone can now sample food - or do cooking demos - at a Minnesota farmers' market without a license, as long as certain food safety requirements are met.

The University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety Team has compiled training videos and materials to help everyone meet the food safety requirements. Check out UME's Food Safety web page for the training - and enjoy offering food samples at your market this year!


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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.

Licensing & Safe SamplingDo 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. Visit our FAQ or ask one of our experts.

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