The Market Manager Certificate Program

The Market Manager Certificate Program is a voluntary program designed to encourage farmers market managers to pursue leadership skills and professional development in topics essential to market management.

Market managers will be recognized with a certificate upon completion of the full program. This certificate offers acknowledgment to market organizers and vendors that the market manager is a trained professional.


Due to the ongoing global pandemic, we are making plans now for the 2021 Market Manager Certificate Program to be a completely virtual experience.

Stay tuned for 2021 program information!

Fill out this form to sign up for updates and more information as it is announced.

2021 Program Dates and Time

21 September

Registration Opens

4 January

Registration Closes

11 January

Program Begins

25 February

Program Ends

2020 Program Details

The full program includes 3 in-person sessions and 7 webinars for a total of 32 educational hours. During the in-person sessions, speakers will present live from the main location, and their presentation will be live streamed to any satellite locations.

For a complete list of the program’s learning objectives, view the 2020 program brochure.

2020 Program Cost

Full Program

In-person Sessions and all Webinars

Webinar Registration

MIFMA Members & Members of the Taste the Local Difference

Webinar Registration

Non-members

Julie A. Darnton MMCP Scholarship

Scholarships may be available to full program participants through the Julie A. Darnton MMCP Scholarship fund. Information regarding 2021 scholarships coming October 1!