Spring is here! Lend MFM a hand for our 2012 season.

March 20, 2012 |  by  |  Blog

Spring is here! That means that the Montavilla Farmers Market (MFM) is cranking away to make sure the upcoming season will be bountiful and festive. It goes without saying that we are extremely fortunate to have this special, grassroots market here in Montavilla,which, we are unashamed to mention is on the forefront of sustainability, equity, and community development. However, this seasonal production requires time and energy to keep everything humming along seamlessly. If you value the role that the MFM plays in your community, please consider lending a hand. There are many ways to get involved and roles that fit a wide range of skills and time commitments. Here’s how you can lend a hand.

  • We are excited to announce the opening of two staff positions for this season: Financial Coordinator (FC) and Market Operations  Coordinator (MC). The FC will be responsible for helping out at the info booth, managing market sales, SNAP and debit purchases, and other off-site financial tasks. The MC will help orchestrate onsite activities, including managing volunteers and our famous Durable Dish program.Click here for more information on these positions.
  •  This year we are launching the Veggie Corps market volunteer program. As a structured, organized unit, we’ll be able to accomplish all market necessities in a fashion that doesn’t tax any single individual. Duties include setting up and tearing down the market, activity facilitation and assistance, people counting, and many others! Contact Taunia and let her know you’d like to get involved.
  • Want a bigger role in helping to shape the direction of the market? Well, we’re on the look out for a couple new board members. This working board is the driving force behind the market and gets together each month to hash out ways to continue to steer the MFM toward its mission to provide a vibrant marketplace where our diverse community has access to high quality, local healthy food. Does that resonate with you? If so, we’d love your help. Again, contact Taunia and let her know you’re interested.
  • Sponsor the market. What better way to show your support than making a donation to your community’s health? This will help ensure that Montavilla continues to develop a productive local economy, has an active social network, and abundance of local food options. It’s a critical role, and one that plays huge in the market’s ability to coordinate progressive programs. Please contact Laura and let her know that you are ready to sponsor the MFM!

The great programs and success our market boasts is directly related to the hard, thoughtful work done by our board, staff, volunteers, and sponsors. Everyone has a role to play and benefits to reap. It is what had made our market such a success and what will ensure that it provides for our community for many years to come. Please consider where you fit in, and contact us so we know your interests and intent.


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