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 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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“Farmers Market” Defined

Alex Canepa November 2, 2017

The federal government, along with many states and commonwealths define “farmers market” in statute or code. These definitions determine eligibility for participation in programs including the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs as well as state-administered farmers market certification programs. In the interest of consumer protection, lawmakers in multiple states have also explicitly prohibited… Read More

Minnesota Cottage Food Law—Non Potentially Hazardous Food

June 15, 2017

As of July 1, 2015, individuals can sell non-potentially hazardous (NPH) foods made in their home kitchens, without a license (Minnesota Statute 28A.152). NPH foods are foods that do not support the rapid growth of bacteria that would make people sick when held outside of refrigerated temperatures: these are the types of foods the 2015… Read More

Minnesota Cottage Food Fact Sheet

June 15, 2017

The 2015 MN Cottage Foods Law is an exemption from food licensing for non-potentially hazardous (NPH) foods (aka cottage foods), as long as specific conditions are met by the cottage foods producer. This fact sheet helps markets and producers understand the law. 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

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Catalyzing Change: What can we learn from FMPP’s activities and impacts?

Stacy December 9, 2013

What role does USDA’s Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) play in growing stronger, healthier, more innovative and inclusive food systems? Last fall, FMC embarked on an evaluation to assess the impacts of FMPP since its inception in 2006, with more than 200 organizations responding to a survey of grantees. Stacy Miller, director of the research… Read More

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FMC Insurance Webinar Series

Liz Comiskey December 7, 2013

Protecting Board Members & Learning the Nitty Gritty of Statewide Insurance Programs. April 5, 2011. Peter Kochenburger, University of Connecticut School of Law; Melissa Kauffman, Jester Insurance; Bill Otto, Minnesota Farmers Market Association; Jeff Cole, Mass Farmers Markets. Making the Most of Your Market Insurance Policy & Minimizing Market Liability Risk. March 8, 2011. Eileen… 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