First Finland Farmers Market on June 11th!
Every Thursday evening from 5-6:30 pm
Under the Pavilion at the Clair Nelson Center
6866 Cramer Road
Finland, MN 55603
Farmers markets are essential services, so they are allowed to continue during the pandemic. Safety changes we are making this year include: creating an online pre-ordering platform, offering ample hand washing stations, encouraging social distancing with our layout, and not offering any samples or products to be consumed on site. More information to come!
As part of the Finland Food Chain project, we still want to offer community learning experiences at the market, so it’s time to get creative with how we do it. Want to be involved? Have an idea for an event? Contact us! 218-353-0300 or email Federica Ranelli using the form below.
We can accept credit cards, EBT and SNAP at our market. There is a system in place for this where folks needing to use any of these options can approach Stefan Meyer, our Farmers Market Coordinator, who can swipe a card and give the customer Farmers Bucks to spend with any vendor at the Market. Vendors are reimbursed for Farmers Market Bucks at the end of each market session. We are glad to have the opportunity to help folks of all different economic situations patronize our Market and have access to healthy food.
Something new this year is the Power of Local Program for kids ages 3-15 and elders ages 65 and up! This is an incentive program that empowers children and elders to make healthy food choices. Each week, participants receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods. Parents and kids or elders who want to participate may sign up at the weekly Market with Stefan Meyer, the Market Coordinator. Signing up is as simple as filling out a simple form. Donate to support this program here!
The Finland Farmers Market was started in 2014 as part of an effort to focus on local food in the Finland MN Area as an economic development strategy. The idea is to make space for local producers to sell their goods in their own community. The Clair Nelson Center also has a commercial kitchen space that is MDA certified and available for those taking that next step and creating a food product for retail sale. The Finland Farmers Market is a vital link in the Finland Food Chain. Learn more here: https://www.finlandfoodchain.org
Market sponsors include: the Organic Consumers Association and North Shore Age to Age. Thanks so much to our sponsors! We couldn’t do it without your support!