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Minnesota Farmers' Market Association 

Farmers' Market Manual & QRG

MFMA Quick Reference Guide

Managers & Vendors 


For the most current information to help markets and vendors stay legal & safe, download our Quick Reference Guide.

MFMA Farmers' Market Manual

The MFMA Farmers' Market Manual is FREE as a download

Our Farmers' Market  Manual is full of the organizational information regarding operating and participating in today's vibrant Minnesota farmers' markets.  

Not only does the Manual go into detail about these subjects, it includes hundreds of links to resources and info from local markets, state agencies, national leaders, and organizations. 

Chapters include:

  1. Starting A Farmers' Market
  2. Organizing
  3. Structuring
  4. Governance Structure
  5. Managing Your Farmers' Market
  6. Financial Management
  7. Food Safety and Food Licensing
  8. Building A Vendor Base
  9. Food Assistance Programs
  10. Obtaining Financial Resources
  11. Promoting Your Farmers' Market
  12. Risk Management and Insurance

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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