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Minnesota Cottage Foods Academy Classes

Minnesota Farmers' Market Academy Classes

Free online Tier 1 cottage food zoominars. Registration required.

This 2-hour training will cover the legal requirements; food safety issues; completing the MDA training, test, and submitting your application. pH and water activity testing will be demoed. Registration required. IF you or someone you know needs the training in a language other than English, please email

Click class below to register for the date that works best for your schedule:




Free online zoominars and conferences.

Registration required.

Product of the Farm or Cottage Food?

As a food farmer, when should you choose the product of the farm exclusion from licensing, or the cottage food exemption from licensing, or invest in a food license? 

Click class below to register for the date that works best for your schedule:

Blazing Trails Through the Jungle of Food Regulations

Thursday |October 26, 2023 | 1-4pm

18th Annual Emerging Farming Conference

Saturday | November 4, 2023 | 8am - 5pm

Markets & Direct Marketing Farmers: Apply to Accept SNAP & Market Bucks

Saturday |November 18, 2023 | 1 - 2:30pm

MFMA 2023 Annual Conference - Zoom

Wednesday & Thursday | December 6 & 7, 2023 | 9am - 4pm

MFMA provides services, programs, and leadership that support and promote farmers' markets across Minnesota.

Engagement & Inclusion Director: Sina Pleggenkuhle /// /// (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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