2024 Food Safety Mini Grant Recipients Selected

March 26, 2024 | News

The Michigan Farmers Market Association is proud to announce the recipients of our Food Safety Programming funds provided as part of our 2024 Food Safety Training and Education Fund grant:

  • Ann Arbor Farmers Market: Time and temperature control item distribution at community resource fairs
  • Brightmoor Farmers Market and Resource Fair: Juneteenth event featuring recipe and food safety tool distribution
  • Buena Vista Farmers Market: Cooking demonstration with item distribution
  • Dexter Farmers Market: Food safety demonstration with item distribution
  • Downtown Saginaw Farmers Market: Food preservation demonstration series with item distribution
  • Eastern Market: Cooking demonstration with item distribution
  • Fulton Street Farmers Market: Produce cleaning item distribution and demonstration
  • Huss Project Farmers MarketCooking demonstration series
  • Lincoln Park Farmers Market: Food storage and preservation item distribution
  • Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market: Cooking demonstration with item distribution
  • Muskegon Farmers Market: Food storage and preservation demonstration and item distribution
  • New Era Farmers Market: Canning demonstration and item distribution event with supporting video creation
  • Oak Park Farmers Market: Safe food handling and foodborn illness prevention education
  • Oakland Avenue Farmers Market: Safe food handling and preservation demonstration with item distribution
  • Roosevelt Park Farmers Market: Children’s cooking demonstration and item distribution event
  • Saugatuck Farmers Market: Cross contamination and produce cleaning demonstrations and item distribution
  • Ypsilanti Farmers Market: Time and temperature control demonstration item distribution

Each of these markets will receive the materials needed to execute the project of their choice, a stipend to cover the market manager’s time to execute the programming, and additional support from MIFMA staff. Events at each market will be held throughout the 2024 market season, and contact information to learn more about each market and their activities can be found by searching by market name on the Find a Farmers Market Feature.

MIFMA first executed this food safety project in 2022, and you can learn more about the results from that project here. To learn more about MIFMA’s Food Safety materials for market managers, click here.