Kingfield Farmers’ Market Committee
Monday, January 28, 2008
Attendance: Melinda Ludwigzack, David Nicholson, Scott Pampouch, David Brauer,
KFNA Staff: Sarah Linnes-Robinson, Joanna Hallstrom
Mary Hunter withdrew her commitment as a KFMC board member; do to family and business priorities. Hunter confirmed that Grand Café will be a 08 vendor.
Joanna S. Hallstrom announced that she will be taking maternity leave in August and possibly not returning to KFNA.
1. Whether or not to join the MN Farmers’ Market Association: The committee decided to hold on becoming a member of MFMA ($60) this year but to invest funds in sending the new market coordinator to an MFMA conference if it was found to be beneficial. MFMA published The Farmers’ Market Manual for Minnesota ($55). Hallstrom will try to find a copy that the committee can review before decides to purchase a copy.
After discussion the committee felt that MFMA membership, although beneficial (i.e. included in an on line market listing etc) is not a necessity or priority to this year. Membership will be revisited for 09.