Minnesota Safe at the Farmers Market Cost Share Program
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will provide financial assistance for Minnesota farmers markets to purchase equipment and supplies to keep markets safe and operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Farmers markets may use the funds to purchase items that will help them follow the COVID-19 Guidance for Minnesota Farmers Market and Vendors. Examples include:
- Handwashing stations
- Tables to place in front of display tables to establish distance between customers and vendors
- Items such as rope, fencing, tape, or chalk to create walkways or borders to direct traffic and show customers where they can stand to maintain 6 feet of separation from others
- Signs to communicate proper handwashing and social distancing
- Sanitation supplies to clean all surfaces that people touch
Farmers markets in Minnesota are eligible to apply.
A farmers market is defined as an association of three or more people who assemble at a defined location that is open to the public for the purposes of selling directly to the consumer the products of a farm or garden occupied and cultivated by the person selling the product.
Up to $200.
Markets that are authorized for SNAP, Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), and MarketBucks may be reimbursed an additional $50 for each program (up to $350 total).
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.