Class Instructor Policy

Classes sponsored by Menomonie Market Food Co-op (MMFC) in the MMFC Classroom must agree with our Ends Statement and Values: To be Central to a Thriving, Healthy Community. MMFC offers two class seasons, January-May and September-December. Class schedules are finalized 2 months prior to the start of each class season. The Outreach and Education Coordinator will contact you within 3 days following the submission of your proposal.

The MMFC classroom is an education space, not a forum to promote your business. Your class should not be contradictory to MMFC’s Ends Statement or values.

  • What MMFC Provides:

    ● Classroom space
    ● Enrollment and collection of fees
    ● Advertisement in our newsletter, The Morsel, social media, in store, Volume One and our
    Weekly email.
    ● Distribution of class evaluations
    ● Discount on class materials purchased at MMFC

  • Equipment available:

    ● White board and markers
    ● Projector and cables for PC and Mac
    ● Wireless mouse, keyboard, pointer/clicker
    ● Tables and chairs
    ● Refrigerator, sink, 2 cook tops(no cookware)

  • Instructor Payment:

    MMFC will work with the instructor to determine class fees, but encourages offering classes free. In the event of a class with a fee, MMFC keeps 20% of class fees to cover classroom cleaning, set-up and maintenance, and the instructor receives the rest. A check is mailed to the instructor within 10 days of the class. MMFC offers 15% off the purchase of class materials in-store. A shopping list must be approved by the Outreach and Education Coordinator at least 7 days before the class date, and a receipt must be turned in following the purchase. If the discount is used without approval of the list, the receipt total will be withheld from instructor payment following the class.

  • Food purchased at MMFC is allowed in the classroom. The room should be left in the same
    condition it was found. It is a handicapped accessible space, stairs and an elevator are found in
    the back of the store within the meat department.
  • If there are less than 5 participants registered 24 hours prior to the class, MMFC holds the right to cancel the class.

Deadlines for class proposals:

● October 31st for January-May classes.
● June 30th for September-December classes.

Class Proposal Form

Use this form to submit a class proposal that you would like to teach at Menomonie Market. Submission of this form does not guarantee that your class will run at MMFC. The Outreach and Education Coordinator will be in contact with you within 5 days to confirm.
  • As you would like it to appear on the website.
  • As you would like it to appear on the website.
  • If so, list most recent place and date.