Volunteering at the market
Interested in volunteering for the upcoming 2016 season? It's a great way to help sustain market operations.
Please consider this.....
Volunteering for the Farmers Market gives you the opportunity.....
• To learn where your food comes from
• Get to know some of the producers
• Discover local food and how to eat seasonally
• Join a dedicated group of volunteers who care about what they eat & enjoy some outdoor park time.
SHIFTS: market operates rain or shine
- morning set up of signage i.e. sandwich boards, banner
- organizers' set up 12:30pm to 2pm; tent and pylons to reserve vendor parking
- help vendor load in 2pm to 3:30pm
- help vendor load out 6:30pm to 7:45pm
You may commit to any time frame that works best for you i.e. 1, 2 or 3 months at any point of season or the entire season. Anything is possible, we honestly appreciate the hand.
Alternatively, if you can't volunteer on the day of market, there are other ways to contribute to the market e.g. flyer distribution, painting things, handyperson stuff, social media, outreach. None of those? Perhaps you have a particular skill? Let us know. We'll put you to good use if we can ;-)
Special thank you to these community volunteers in perpetuity for significant contributions to the market.
Kent Price - shelves/coat rack for the market shed.
Martha Malloy and Connor - x4 promotional sandwich boards (they are awesome)
David Ginsberg of the White Squirrel cafe - rallied a handful of businesses to donate funds towards replacement our wagons/dolly that had gotten stolen from the old shed. (unsolicited and very thoughtful)
David Johnston - tbfm.ca website master (who responsds to my every self-induced admin panic)
Nativity of the Mother of God - letting us store our equipment in their garage while we waited for our new shed. And generally be fantastic neighbours.
Claire Midgley (lettering) & Ed DeSousa (background) - painting our 'Vendor Parking Only' sign
ALSO to every volunteer that has made the committment to come out on a regular basis to help set up/wrap during the season! You people are awesome and continue to make running the market sustainable. Seriously.
Notably I will mention Gay Couillard, who has been volunteering since our inaugural year, 2007! An amazing source of consultation and great conversation. Thank you Gay.
FARMERS' MARKET THIEF ALERT This guy tried to steal one of our vendors money on June 23rd, 2015. Fortunately our vendor was quick and caught him red-handed. Unfortunately he was gone by the time police arrived. Please, keep your eye out for this person next season. Go to our facebook page and share it and/or retweet. He's about 5ft 8in, maybe 150lbs. He's hit Wychwood Barns a few times. Police have this image.