Minnesota Contacts

Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association 

9800 155th Street East
Nerstrand MN 55053

Website: www.mfma.org

Email: info@mfma.org

 

Contact:

Kathy Zeman, Executive Director
Cell: (507) 664-9446
Emai: kzeman@mfma.org

 

Jesse Davis, Director of Member Services
Cell: (218) 259-9675
Email: jdavis@mfma.org

 

Kim Guenther, Communications Director
Cell: (573) 470-4445
Email: kguenther@mfma.org


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program name/EBT Card Name:  SNAP/Minnesota EBT Card

Current Contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)

Market Bucks match SNAP-EBT customers’ dollars at participating farmers markets across Minnesota.

Contact:
Rachel Holmes
Hunger Solutions Minnesota
rholmes@hungersolutions.org
651-789-9842

 

 


Minnesota Ag Department

Minnesota Department of Agriculture 


FMNP & SFMNP

WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Ashley Bress, FMNP/SFMNP Contact

Toll Free: 1-800-942-1636

Email: Ashley.Bress@state.mn.us

 

 

Minnesota News/Case Studies

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MFMA Annual Conference: January 17th-18th

Allie Vrtachnik January 4, 2019

MFMA joins the Minnesota Cottage Foods Producers and the Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association for a mega combined conference in St. Cloud. Close to 100 workshops to choose from – something for everyone: food laws, growing techniques, pricing for profitability, farmers’ market management tips, SNAP & Market Bucks, cooking demos, and more! Register now! Read More



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4-Directions Development, Inc. awarded 2018 FMPP

Allie Vrtachnik September 26, 2018

Congratulations to Minnesota’s 4-Directions Development, Inc., a 2018 USDA FMPP grant recipient! Recipient: 4-Directions Development, Inc., Red Lake, MN Project Type: Capacity Building Gitigaanike – Local foods, local access for a healthy Red Lake Nation. The Red Lake Indian Reservation is located Northwest Minnesota adjacent to the fertile fields of the Red River Valley of… Read More



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Minnesota’s Hmong Farmers Drive Local Food Economy

Allie Vrtachnik September 26, 2018

A VOA Article reports: “Hmong farmers in St. Paul, Minnesota have the best advocate for their business enterprises: themselves, working together. Originally from China, the Hmong are an Asian ethnic group that migrated to Vietnam and Laos in the 18th century. They have never had a country of their own. After the Vietnam War ended,… Read More



Minnesota Resources

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MIFMA Farmers’ Market Manual

Allie Vrtachnik January 4, 2018

MIFMA has a farmers’ market manual available to members with all the latest info for farmers market within the state. Chapters include: Starting A Farmers’ Market Organizing Structuring Governance Structure Managing Your Farmers’ Market Financial Management Food Safety and Food Licensing Building A Vendor Base Food Assistance Programs Obtaining Financial Resources Promoting Your Farmers’ Market… Read More



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Obtaining Nonprofit Status for your Farmers Market

Stacy October 28, 2013

This four page document from the Minnesota Farmers Market Association (MFMA) provides an overview of all the steps required to achieving nonprofit status. Note: Agency contact information is specific to Minnesota. Read More



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West Central Minnesota Farmers Market Pricing Study

Liz Comiskey August 19, 2015

University of Minnesota Extension and the University of Minnesota Morris’ Center for Small Towns collected price data for nine popular vegetables at seven farmers markets in West Central Minnesota, as well as six mainline grocery stores and two natural food stores during peak growing season in July and August of 2014. The market basket consisted… Read More