The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) was established in 2006 as a statewide association to promote local food consumption in Michigan by connecting more farmers to consumers through farmers markets.
MIFMA’s Definition of a Farmers Market:
MIFMA defines a farmers market as a public and recurring assembly of farmers or their representatives selling direct-to-consumer food and products which they have produced themselves. In addition, the market may include a variety of vendors as determined by market management. A farmers market is organized for the purpose of facilitating personal connections that create mutual benefits for local farmers, vendors, shoppers, and communities.