To aid in the Rochester Farmers Market's growth and secure its place in our community

Our GoaLS

  • Find a permanent, year-round home for Rochester Farmers Markets

  • Advocate for our market as a key connection between local farmers and their customers

  • Bring recommendations from the perspective of the customers and community to improve the overall quality of the marketplace

  • Promote local food production, sale, and consumption from a sustainable marketplace

We are hoping to grow our Board of Directors!

If you would like to help shape the future of the Rochester Farmers Markets, please click on the link above for an application. 


All proceeds will go toward creating a better market for all.



FOFM hosts its first official fundraiser, a Holiday Bazaar and Makers Market during the three December farmers markets at Graham Park. Nearly 30 additional local makers, crafters, and artisans join the market for this special event!

JULY 2018

RFM Merchandise is available now! SHOP HERE for handcrafted shirts, bags, buttons and more from the Friends of the Farmers Market. All proceeds will go toward securing the market's home in Rochester, MN.

JUNE 2018

Collecting feedback at a booth at Thursdays on First and Third sponsored by Destination Medical Center. Where do you want to shop for fresh food in Rochester?

APRIL 2018

Thank you to all the people who came to support us [at Ted Spitzer's Market Ventures Inc. presentation at Forager Brewery]. This is a very small step in the long process of establishing a permanent farmers market in Rochester MN. There are many questions still to be answered and research to be completed. We're all in this together: the city needs a farmers market, and the farmers market needs you! 

JULY 2017

Market Manager Jess Joyce presents FOFM President Mike Schmitt the first donated funds founding the Friends of the Farmers Market


Friends of the Farmers Market hosts a design charrette with services donated by HGA architects at Squash Blossom Farm. Participants from the vendor membership, stakeholder groups, and community members contribute to a vision for a future market.