This application is for the 2024 Produce Safety Mini-Grant. The Produce Safety Mini-Grant helps reimburse Minnesota produce farmers for expenses that improve on-farm food safety systems. Complete grant details are available on the Mini-Grant Overview page.

Amount available

The Produce Safety Program has approximately $33,600 to distribute via this mini-grant. The grant provides reimbursement up to $800 per farm. No matching funds from the applicant are required.

Who can apply?

Produce growers who farm in Minnesota, who:

  • Grow and sell one or more of the following crops: Leafy greens, apples, berries, carrots, cucumbers, garlic, green beans, herbs, melons, microgreens, mushrooms, onions, peppers, sprouts, summer squash/zucchini, tomatoes.
  • Have completed the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Program Grower Questionnaire at least once between 2021-2024.
  • Are in good standing and not debarred or suspended to receive state or federal funds.

Application instructions

  • Applications are due by March 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.
  • Answer all the questions that have an asterisk symbol (*) indicating they are required. Note that answering additional questions may help you be considered in additional drawing rounds.
  • If you have attended an applicable produce safety training and want to receive consideration for being drawn in that category you must include a copy of a certificate of attendance for a Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule Grower Training or a Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training offered by the University of Minnesota Extension.


  • For questions, please contact the Produce Safety Program via email at or call 651-539-3648.
  • Questions about the grant must be submitted by March 22, 2024 at 4:00pm.


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