It's Safe Food Sampling Season!
Keep serving those food samples! With the passage of the 2014 "Safe Food Sampling at Farmers' Markets Law," anyone can safely sample food and offer cooking demos at a farmers' market, without a license, as long as you follow basic food safety requirements. Kudos to our partners on the University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety Team for offering the training needed to meet the requirements. Click here to find UME's training.
Good news - our underwriters didn't raise premiums - so prices will remain the same as they have been since 2016. Great job everyone on being safe and keeping our premiums low!
Click here to renew or sign up. Remember, if you SELL at a market, you want VENDOR insurance. If you MANAGE a farmers' market, you want MARKET insurance.
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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.
The 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.
Are 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 Sampling
Do 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. Email your question to email@example.com.