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MFMA is currently accepting applications for our Board of Directors for a 3-year term (Dec 2022-Dec. 2025) Applications are open now. If you are interested in running for a position, complete the application form. Help make a difference across Minnesota!
Farmers' Market Economic Opportunity VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America)
AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full-time for 1-2 years at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build capacity of these organizations and enhance economic prosperity. The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) serves as the project sponsor and MFMA serves as the project host site for the Farmers' Market Economic Opportunity VISTA.
Goal of the Project: The ultimate goal of this project is to build an expansive framework with MFMA to help train our community of farmers’ markets to be thriving, professionally-managed, and synergistic; so they in turn, can actively support our local farmers, food makers, and consumers. This position will continue building capacity of farmers’ markets as well as small farmers and food makers, including those who are Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) in the areas of marketing, financial literacy, and other business supports to build capacity of farmers’ markets and vendors to serve their community’s needs for fresh local produce, protein, and cottage food