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The Minnesota Farmers' Market Association and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture are co-sponsoring five regional workshops in an effort to provide outreach to more vendors. These workshops replace the fall conferences previously held each year in Staples and Owatonna.  

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The workshops will be held in Albany, Bemidji, Bloomington, Mankato and St. Charles to provide current and prospective vendors information about food safety rules and regulations, how to obtain non-profit status, insurance coverage for vendors and markets, and how to advertise and promote a market.

The Minnesota Farmers' Market Association will also provide an overview of its activities and accomplishments.

Anyone interested in vending at farmers' markets is encouraged to attend. No pre-registration is required.  

The dates and locations of the informational farmers' market workshops are as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 23

from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Bloomington Civic Plaza,

1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN.

Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at

Albany American Legion,

317 Railroad Ave, Albany MN.

Tuesday, Nov. 30 from

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at

Bemidji Senior Center,

216 3rd Street, Bemidji MN.

Thursday, Dec. 2 from

6 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Charles City Hall Community Room, 830 Whitewater Ave., St. Charles, MN.  

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