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Minot Farmer's Market Member 

Marketing Resources & Updates

Bookmark this page to help you make the most of the Minot Farmers Market Season. 

Here you'll find updates and general notices about what the Marketing Team is up to and how you can best take advantage of the events, talking points, and activities. 

If you need help with logo packages, brand details, signage, printables, etc etc - Stephanie can get you a quote. Reach her at [email protected] if you'd like her help. 

Set up and Open-for-Business
Tips & Tricks 

Catch up with the Farmers Market Pros to get their best tips and tricks for fast set up and tear down as well as must-haves to make Market Days better for the customers and easier on you! 

Branding Your Business at Market with Ann

Displays, Buckets, Crates with Elizabeth


Events at the Market are a great way to meet new customers. They are also a way that we can talk about the Market in New Ways with the Media. Please invite your customers to participate! 

Your involvement is not required, but it's more fun when everyone gets involved. Here are the Committee Chairs to reach out to for more information on how you can participate or help with planning and the day's events. 

Putt for your Produce - The Minot Junior Golf Association will be joining us with a NEW-for-2024 Tuesday addition. They will set up different putt options around the market and one hole will be a contest. One chance per customer as long as they can hold the club. If they get a "hole in one" putt, they'll win a $5 to $10 voucher. Our $10 vouchers start at 6:15pm to encourage late traffic. Vouchers (money directly back to our vendors) are supported by sponsors throughout the season. These dates are marked on our calendar. Please welcome them! 

Market Movers Walk/Run Club - We have connected with two amazing health advocates - and coaches - from the Minot area to move more traffic into our Thursday markets. They are going to use Oak Park as their starting place for a community of walkers and runners in Minot. The group will meet at Market and the coaches stats will be recorded for the season. At the end of each week, Market Movers who logged a walk or run are eligible for a weekly drawing for vouchers and other prizes. 


Live Music- Chloe Marie

Saturday, July 13

Chloe Marie will be set up with an accoustic set from 9:30am to 11:30am. 

State Fair Parade - Elizabeth Ledoux & Adaire Pollard

Decorating the float for the theme “Xtra! Xtra! North Dakota Hot News!”, Friday July 19 

Walk in the Parade, Early Morning Saturday July 20. 

Farm to Table Family Fair - Ann Olson, Hilltop Farms

August 3

This has been one of our most attended events for the past 2 years. This year's theme is Charlottes Web and you can have more fun inside your stall by offering an activity that has to do with your business - think about hosting games, samples, giveaways, promotions! We market this as a fun day for all ages with free activities from 9am to 12noon. Ann and Desiree have activities throughout the Market to inspire and teach people about local foods. 

National Farmers Market Week - Desiree Carlson, Esther's Acres 
August 4 - 10

Help celebrate the #1 Market in North Dakota as determined by Farmers Market Coalition! We earned this title in 2022 and were runners up in 2023. If we win or region, we get $$, if we win the nation, we get $10,000! 

“Homesteading Fest” - Stephanie Sandstrom

Tuesday, August 13

Fermentation demonstration, herbs overview, canning tips, composting session, recipe swap, sourdough details, and anything else you might want to add! 

Lil Vendors Kid's Market - Celeste Martin, Feed the Allergy Boy

Saturday, September 14 

Registration will be online, likely opening in Mid-July. We will need your help in getting set up early this day so we can best welome our Lil Vendors and their families! 

Picklicious - Paulette Dailey

Tuesday, September 17 

Registration will be online and Paulette is looking for your connection and recommendations to celebrity judges! You are encouraged to enter. This day is a contest and a party for pickle lovers with Pickle Flights throughout the Market. 

Fall Festival - Nancy Sandstrom & Danielle Wilkie

Saturday, Sept 21

This day features a ton of fall activities. Crafts, decorating, photo booths, and more **Save your cornstalks (early!) and plant extra mini-pumpkins! Last year we had 50+ kids (big and little) paint pumpkins and take them with home. We will need volunteers to help coordinate the craft projects. 

Salsa Showdown - Sandy Nelson, Sandy's Salsas & Pickled Veggie 

Tuesday, October 1

Registration will be online. You are encouraged to enter! We will also have Salsa Flights complete with Chips for purchase. Members get a discount, Even if you're not set up to se1l :) 




Use these graphics to post on your personal or business social media channels to promote that you'll be at the MFM. 

Click on the image you want to use and download it directly to your device. 

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    Use these prompts to help you schedule posts for your social media pages! 

    With more than 100 post prompts, there is no longer any excuses for not posting. Remember to tag @MinotFarmers on Instagram or @Minot Farmers Market on Facebook so we can share or story your post to our audience. 

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    We have alot of additional community-based events scheduled in conjunction with Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the season. The purpose is to give Minot and the surrounding community a new reason or an additional reason to come to the Minot Farmer's Market.

    We hope you'll share this news, and participate where you can! 

  • Upcoming Events Calendar

    Contests, Giveaways, Certificates

    How to Use/Redeem Them


    We will be hosting contests on the Minot Farmer's Market social media channels and on our website to meet marketing goals. If there is a giveaway that promotes a food truck, the food truck owner has provided that value. 

    Minot Farmer's Market Certificates 
    Giveaways are "sponsored" by the Minot Farmer's Market budget. There are limited numbers of these available. If our winner chooses your booth to spend the certificate at, they will present you with the certificate.

    The certificate amount and details are printed on the certificate (see image below) and it is your responsibility to accept it as cash, mark the total of the purchase amount on the back of the certificate and turn it into Karin or Stephanie to redeem for cash. The Certificate DOES NOT require any amount of change. You should not give change. If they do not use the entire amount at your booth, the remaining amount cannot be used at any other time or vending spot.


    Tentatively scheduled for
    June 13, 15 18


    Stephanie will be at market for a photo and video shoot on June 13, 15, 18. This is the time to get a great shot of your booth and products. We use these in promotions, content, and make them available to the member to use how they would like. 

    Wear MFM branded shirts and make sure your booth is in tip-top shape! 

    More Info for 2024

    Vendor for the Day

    The Minot Farmer's Market board made spaces available for specific and approved farmers, bakers, and makers to join the market during the season. 

    The Vendor for the Day program allows us to give potential members and community members to try out the Market and see if it's the right place for them. It's also our goal to build our list of marketable items for the success of the Minot Farmers Market. 

    These vendors pay a premium to join us and should follow all rules of the Minot Farmer's Market. If you see something that may be out of line, please make the market manager aware so that it can be corrected. 

    Please make the vendor for the day feel welcome! A simple hello is a great start. This is likely the first time they have been a vendor or attended an event where they are selling. 

    Additional Events in Oak Park

    Outside sponsored events in Oak Park are another great way to reach new customers and make sales. Parking is the greatest issue on these days. Parking for our customers is the most important priority! Please plan to park across the street in the Oak Park Theatre Parking lot. 

    Here are the known dates as of May 20: 

    September TBD - LoggerFest 

    Oct 5- BurliMot runs through Oak Park


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