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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
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
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
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

 With questions, please contact Samantha at [log in to unmask]

*Samantha Collins*
Communications and Events Manager
Michigan Farmers Market Association
480 Wilson Road, Room 172
East Lansing, MI 48824

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