Minnesota Contacts

Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association 

9800 155th Street East
Nerstrand MN 55053

Website: www.mfma.org

Email: info@mfma.org



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.

Rachel Holmes
Hunger Solutions Minnesota



Minnesota Ag Department

Minnesota Department of Agriculture 


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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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

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Crookston Farmers Market kicks off PoP Club this summer

Allie Vrtachnik July 30, 2018

The Crookston Times, shares: “Youth up to age 18 can get free produce weekly The Power of Produce (PoP) Club kicks off at the Crookston Farmers Market this Thursday from 4-8 p.m. allowing kids ages 0-18 to get FREE fresh produce weekly. Kids can sign up the day of the event and they will receive… 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