FMNP Vendor Information

To become FMNP Certified vendors must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Reside and grow in Iowa or in an out-of-state county that touches Iowa’s border.
  • Submit a vendor application every year.
  • Complete training every 3 years.
  • Participate in at least one authorized farmers market or farmstand for a majority of the season.
  • Only accept FMNP checks at authorized farmers markets and farmstands.
  • Only accept FMNP checks for eligible foods (fresh, unprepared, locally-grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs and honey for Senior FMNP only.)
  • Personally grow a majority of the eligible foods they sell.

To view all FMNP rules and procedures see “FMNP Vendor Certification Handbook” below.

 

Resources

FMNP Vendor Certification Handbook

 

2024 FMNP Farmer Certification Training Schedule

All FMNP-certified farmers (vendors) must complete the 2-hour training session scheduled for 2024 to attain or renew your certification. Please complete the required training before you apply for FMNP certification. 


Date Time Registration Link Evening Weekend
Tuesday, March 5  9:00-11:00 am Register Here    
Thursday, March 14  9:00-11:00 am Register Here    
Tuesday, March 19  5:30-7:30 pm Register Here Yes  
Saturday, March 30  9:00-11:00 am Register Here   Yes
Thursday, April 4  9:00-11:00 am Register Here    
Tuesday, April 9  9:00-11:00 am Register Here    
Monday, April 15  5:30-7:30 pm Register Here Yes  
Saturday, April 27  9:00-11:00 am Register Here   Yes
Tuesday April 30  9:00-11:00 am Register Here    
Tuesday, May 7  9:00-11:00 am Register Here    
Saturday, May 18  9:00-11:00 am Register Here    
Thursday, May 23  5:30-7:30 pm Register Here Yes  
Thursday, May 30  9:00-11:00 am Register Here    
Tuesday, June 4  9:00-11:00 am Register Here    
Thursday, June 20  9:00-11:00 am Register Here    

Application for new and returning vendors

Guide for completing the vendor application

farmers market

 

Questions?

John Krzton-Presson

515-725-1179

john.krzton-presson@iowaagriculture.gov