The Maple Grove Farmers Market is proud to be affiliated with various organizations that support and promote Farmers Markets and Minnesota grown produce and products.
The MFMA was created by a group of Minnesota farmers' markets to present a unified voice in the growth and regulation of local farmers' markets. Pooling their resources, knowledge, and contacts allows for greater impact on local, state, and federal ordinances and regulations. The MFMA also works for the common good in terms of marketing, promotion, product labeling, self-regulations and standards, market liability insurance, public education as well as educational seminars for market vendors and management, and much more.
The Market Manager currently sits on the Board of Directors for this organization and is involved in various conferences and projects benefiting farmers’ markets throughout the state.
This program is a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the growers and processors who provide quality Minnesota Grown products. It was established in the 1980s to promote fruits and vegetables and has since become synonymous with fresh food and ornamental products of great quality and variety. It includes over 1,000 farmers who grow or raise a wide variety of products in addition to farmers' markets, Christmas tree farms, apple orchards, u-pick farms, crop mazes, and pumpkin patches.