MIFMA to host ‘Cooking Demonstrations and Safe Food Samples at Farmers Markets’ trainings


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The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA), in partnership with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), will be hosting four trainings throughout the state on Cooking Demonstrations and Safe Food Samples at Farmers Markets. In March of this year, MDARD released new guidelines and licensing options to allow farmers markets to conduct cooking demonstrations and provide safe food samples during market hours with a single license. The trainings are free and open to market managers, nutrition educators, chefs and regulators and will provide information on licensing requirements, proper protocol and best practices for educating consumers about safe food handling.

Below are the dates, times and locations of the trainings. Please click on “Register Now” link to secure your spot at the training. Food safety education materials and recipe cards will be available to those who register in advance.

All trainings are free but registration is required!

Saturday, September 19 – Register Now
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(in conjunction with the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market)
Marquette Commons
112 South Third Street
Marquette, MI 49985

Thursday, September 24 – Register Now
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(in conjunction with the Farmers Market at the Capitol)
Meeting Location TBD
Lansing, MI

Sunday, October 4 – Register Now
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(in conjunction with the Canton Farmers Market)
Preservation Park
500 N. Ridge Rd
Canton, MI

Frankenmuth, MI – Registration Coming Soon
(in conjunction with the Frankenmuth Farmers Market)
Date, Time, Location TBD


Please contact Samantha at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions.