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MFMA 2021 Annual Conference - Shared screen with speaker view
Bonnie Hanna-Powers
46:34
so dehydrated produce = taxable, wow
Robin Trott
51:08
Kathy did you say napkins are utensils?
Bonnie Hanna-Powers
51:43
that's correct Robin, napkins are a utensil
Katie Drewitz
51:46
Could the farmer's market provide a "Utensil stand" that isn't associated with any booth, but available for any farmers market attendee to use if they felt the need?
Shelley Erickson
54:44
Clever idea.
Bonnie Hanna-Powers
56:11
no
Bonnie Hanna-Powers
58:37
Need more info to be sure
Lori
01:00:29
Can sellers add the sales tax into their price, so they can still have the end price be an even amount?
Sarah Larsen
01:02:05
Can that cottage foods chart of what is and isn't taxable be shared with us??
Jesse Davis MFMA
01:02:48
Sarah - I believe that was sent out to conference attendees last night?
Bonnie Hanna-Powers
01:03:12
I would say, if it's groceries, then no tax. But prepared foods (hot food), probably should be taxed, like a grocery store deli.
Marlise Riffel
01:03:17
Two handouts were sent, but not that one
Sarah Larsen
01:03:45
Jesse, I didn't see the Cottage Foods list.
Katie Drewitz
01:03:47
Some foods at grocery stores are taxed, such as chocolate. So I think it depends.
Shelley Erickson
01:03:55
It seems if we want to encourage shopping local they should have the same benefits
Debra Smith
01:04:10
well its good to know the reasons why weand we SHOULD match groceries and rules around SNAP should match with grocers
Shelley Erickson
01:04:12
You can share it Kathy
Ron Branch
01:04:16
might be a good time with budget state income high
Sarah Larsen
01:04:26
Thank you!!
Gail Olson-Carlton County Farmers' Market
01:04:31
I'm concerned about carve-outs for various interest groups, even though farmers' markets are a great interest group.
Sandy Dietz, Whitewater Gardens Farm, MFMA
01:06:23
Are we going to talk about other items such as plants?
Lisa J KMF
01:06:28
does anyone know anything about selling seed. would that be taxable
Lisa J KMF
01:07:03
I have a grow kit I sell with seed
Iris Neumann
01:07:08
The reason for nontax items in mn are because special interests have lobbied. We need to lobby!
Shelley Erickson
01:07:59
I believe there is also a sales tax on kits
Debra Smith
01:08:01
I have created seed and soil kits and didn't charge sales tax
Mill City Farmers Market
01:08:09
Farmers mixing salsa and soup kits
Sandy Dietz, Whitewater Gardens Farm, MFMA
01:08:13
food plants verses bedding plants
Iris Neumann
01:08:16
other items--herb plants, pumpkins?
Paul Conklin
01:08:23
Plants for garden are taxable. Plants for food (herbs in a pot) are not.
Eleanor Heberlein
01:08:28
Coffee beans
Gail Olson-Carlton County Farmers' Market
01:08:32
What about lettuce mixes that contain different varieties grown in a single plot? It seems that it would be equivalent to a bag of green beans harvested from various plants.
Debra Smith
01:09:00
Sprouted seeds
Iris Neumann
01:09:25
varieties of cut lettuce mixed?
Debra Smith
01:09:31
eating raw yes more than one or one
Bonnie Hanna-Powers
01:09:40
or microgreens
Erika Resendiz Alonso
01:09:42
Seedlings?
Debra Smith
01:09:47
microgreens
Lisa J KMF
01:09:58
microgreens would fall into sprouted seeds
Iris Neumann
01:09:59
Herb salt?
Paul Conklin
01:10:19
I grow a mustard mix (grown together as a mix. I do not mix them after harvest. I harvest them as "one ingredient")
Debra Smith
01:10:28
sunflower seeds, clover, mustard
Debra Smith
01:10:53
so if its SINGLE its ok
Martha Archer
01:10:57
Micro greens are often a few items mixed - all of these mixed produce items are this is how farmers are moving into value added - I would support asking for this to be similar to grocerys
Debra Smith
01:12:06
dried garlic
Shelley Erickson
01:12:12
spice mixes require sales tax
Debra Smith
01:12:43
got it. thanks
Paul Conklin
01:12:59
But to get dried garlic is dehydrated which is listed as heating....
Lori
01:13:21
What about freeze dried items?
Debra Smith
01:13:50
foraged - 'spruce tips', or spring ramps
Sarah Holle she/her
01:13:54
Red and yellow onions, or red and green peppers sold together
Martha Archer
01:14:00
The snap angle is a great one!
Shelley Erickson
01:16:36
I apologize, spices do not require sales tax
Gail Olson-Carlton County Farmers' Market
01:17:44
Perhaps certain items at Farmers' Market could be pushed for exclusion from taxable status, rather than an across-the-board exclusion for all items. Like the greens/microgreens mixes, etc.