Volunteer Orientation – May 20

May 6, 2012 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Our 2012 season is just around the corner. We can’t wait for our June 3rd opening day! We are working away getting everything ready for another wonderful season, and we’d love for you to join us. There are many ways to be part of the magic of the Montavilla Farmers Market. Join us for our Volunteer Orientation on May 20th (10am -12pm) at the market site to learn how you can pitch in. You’ll receive hands-on training on how to help set-up and tear-down the market, help with our durable dish program and recycling station, help at our info booth, etc. You can sign up to volunteer at the market now. Take a look at our calendar to see the different volunteer roles happening each Sunday, and email your preferred shifts to our volunteer coordinator.

 

National Volunteer Week

Mayor Sam Adams with some of the MFM crew

National Volunteer Week

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April 15 – 21 is National Volunteer Week, and we want to say a big THANK YOU to the wonderful volunteers who make our market possible. The Montavilla Farmers Market is a grassroots, volunteer-run organization and many folks work hard behind the scene to bring together local farmers, producers, and community members each week of our season. From our Board of Directors, to our graphic designers and photographers, to our hands on helpers each week – we couldn’t do it without you.

For our 2012 season, the Montavilla Farmers Market is launching our MFM Veggie Corps volunteer program to help coordinate the important role volunteers play in our market. There are so many ways to be part of the crew, include setting up and tearing down the market, activity facilitation and assistance, people counting, and many others! Contact Taunia to get involved, and join us for our Volunteer Orientation on May 20th (10 am – 12 pm) to learn how you can pitch in. Volunteer energy is the power source that makes our market grow and thrive. Join in the fun and help make 2012 our best season yet!

MFM is hiring!

MFM is hiring!

March 16, 2012 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Do you love the Montavilla Farmers Market and want to get more involved? Now is your chance! We are filling two staff positions for our 2012 season. Learn more about the positions on our Jobs page and send in your application by 5 pm on March 30. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Financial Operations Coordinator

The primary areas of responsibility for this position include:

  • SNAP/Debit/Market Currency (token) program liaison and administrator
  • ACH  primary vendor contact and administrator of reimbursements
  • Weekly POS (point of sale) and Market Currency balancing/reconciliation
  • Onsite cash handling and merchandise sales
  • Onsite information booth manager

We are seeking a candidate that has:

  • A background in accounting or bookkeeping via professional or educational experience
  • Experience with cash handling
  • Experience with tracking inventory
  • Created and maintained spreadsheets
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong organization skills and accountability
  • A passion for food justice

Market Operations Coordinator

The primary areas of responsibility for this position include:

  • Onsite volunteer management on Market day
  • Onsite execution of Durable Dish program
  • Onsite Market Manager and Financial Operations Coordinator backup support

We are seeking a candidate that possesses:

  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment
  • A background in organizing and managing volunteers
  • The ability to build rapport quickly and easily with people from various demographics

Winter Stock Up: Sunday February 12th

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Our third and final Winter Stock-up Market of the year is coming up this Sunday, February 12th from 11am to 1pm.  These markets won’t have the bells and whistles of our regular markets, but are full of great winter produce and goods. We will still have the EBT/Debit Token program available **with $5 EBT matching still available!**, but none of the regular season’s chef demos, market merchandise, or community tables. Here’s the scoop on the vendors who will be at the market and what goods they’ll have on hand. Get your shopping baskets ready!

PRODUCE & FRUIT

JD Merrill Farms

  • VEGETABLES: Carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, turnips, perhaps cabbage

Kiyokawa Family Orchards

  • APPLES:  Ambrosia, Braeburn, Cameo, Crimson Crisp, Criterion, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Golden Supreme, Granny Smith, Hanner, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Lady, Newtown Pippin, Red Delicious, Rome, Sekai Ichi, Sonata, Valstar, Winesap (small)
  • PEARS: Asian – Olympic, D’Anjou – Red & Green, Packham Triumph, Taylor’s Gold

Val’s Veggies

  • SQUASH: Acorn – 2 varieties, Buttercup, Blue Ballet, Hubbards – Blue, Red, Golden Delicious & Mini Blue, Bon Bon (buttercup variety), Boston Marrow (hubbard style),  Delicata, Kabacha, Potimarron, Queensland Blue, Red Kuri, Sucrine Du Berry, Sunshine, Sweet Dumpling, Sweet Mama, Triamble
  • PUMPKIN: Big Moon, King of Mammoth, Nicaise
  • POTATOES: Russet
  • EGGS: Chicken eggs (free range & non-GMO feed)
  • DRIED CORN: 1 lb bags, milled
  • GARLIC

MEAT / EGGS / DAIRY

Alsea Acre Alpines

  • GOAT CHEESE: Feta, Chevre & Party in a Jar

Cerigioli Gardens

  • EGGS: Not many, so arrive early
  • DRIED HERBS

Columbia River Smoked Salmon

  • SALMON: Smoked – 16oz jars, salmon dip – 8 oz jars,  steelhead in jalapeno & red thai chili – 16oz jars, pepper smoked, fresh winter steelhead fillets
  • STURGEON: Fresh fillets
  • VENISON: Brats, summer sausage, 8 oz bags of jerky

Deck Family Farm

  • BEEF: Certified Oregon Tilth Organic 100% Grass fed & finished – Roasts, stews, ribs, steaks, ground, deli meats, hot dogs, brats
  • PORK: Pasture raised chops, ground, roasts, sausages, bacon, ribs
  • ROASTING HENS: Pasture Raised Roasters – 3-5 lb Cornish rock cross & stewing hens
  • LAMB: Spring raised on dedicated pastures no grass seed fields, no chemicals/sprays- loin chops, rib chops, ground, sausages, osso bucco & kabob
  • CHEVON: Foraging Chevron sausages, ground, stew, kabob, leg roasts

Fairview Farm

  • PORK: Whey-fed, Sausage (bulk and links), boneless chops, bacon, ribs
  • CHEVON: Ground, 1 lb. packages
  • GOAT CHEESE: Farmhouse aged slicing cheese (plain and garlic/herb), Chevre, Skyr – marionberry, cranberry, dill

BAKERY & SWEETS

 Gabriel’s Bakery

  • BAKERY: Dozens of varieties of whole grain sliced breads and bagels, breakfast cakes & pastries – muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls, French pastries, Peruvian pastries

Sweet Chaos

  • BROWNIES: Amaretto Hearts, Salted Dulce de Leche, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, 9Volt Mocha
  • COOKIES: DIY(Decorate It Yourself), Red Velvet Whoppie Pies, Macaroons

LIBATIONS

 King’s Raven Winery

  • WHITE WINE: 2010 Pinot Gris, 2010 Phoenix
  • RED WINE: 2009 Pinot Noir, 2009 Reserve Pinot Noir, 2009 Leon Milot, 2008 Marechal Foch, 2009 Rose’

PROCESSED FOODS & GOODS

Aunt Tammy’s Treats

  • DOG TREATS: Peanut Butter Hearts, Molasses Snaps, Banana Biscotti – Regular and GF. Pumpkin Cookies in the shape of shoes, Shoes your Dog can eat!! – FOR DOGS!

Fatdog Mustard

  • MUSTARD: The Original Sweet & Spicy

Jar O’Granola *NEW*

  • GRANOLA: Apple Pie

 Olympic Provisions

  • HOUSE PROCESSED PORK: Dry-cured salamis – all varieties, ham, bacon, pate

 The Hummus Stop

  • SPREADS & PITAS: Mediterranean spreads, fresh pitas & fried pita chips

Winter Stock-up: Sunday January 8th

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Our second Winter Stock-up Market of the year is coming up this Sunday, January 8th from 11am to 1pm.  These markets won’t have the bells and whistles of our regular markets, but are full of great winter produce and goods. We will still have the EBT/Debit Token program available **with $5 EBT matching still available!**, but none of the regular season’s chef demos, market merchandise, or community tables. Here’s the scoop on the vendors who will be at the market and what goods they’ll have on hand. Get your shopping baskets ready!

PRODUCE & FRUIT

Frog Meadow Farm

  • VEGETABLES: Potatoes, onions
  • NUTS: Walnuts

JD Merrill Farms

  • VEGETABLES: Carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, turnips, squash, perhaps cabbage, beets

Kiyokawa Family Orchards

  • APPLES:  Ambrosia, Braeburn, Cameo, Crimson Crisp, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Hanner, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Lady, Mt. Rose, Mutsu, Newtown Pippin, Rome, Sekai Ichi, Sonata, Valstar, Winesap
  • PEARS: Asian – Olympic & Twentieth Century, Comice, D’Anjou – Red & Green, Packham Triumph, Taylor’s Gold

Val’s Veggies

  • SQUASH: Acorn – 5 varieties, Butternut, Buttercup, Blue Ballet, Banana – Pink, Blue & Candy Roaster, Hubbards – Blue, Red, Golden Delicious & Mini Blue, Bon Bon (buttercup variety), Boston Marrow (hubbard style), Crown, Delicata, Kabacha, Potimarron, Queensland Blue, Red Kuri, Sucrine Du Berry, Sunshine, Sweet Dumpling, Sweet Mama, Sweet Meat, Triamble, Tromboncino
  • PUMPKIN: Big Moon, King of Mammoth, Nicaise, Long of Naples
  • POTATOES: Red, Russet
  • EGGS: Chicken eggs (free range & non-GMO feed)
  • DRIED CORN: On the ear, for milling, squirrel and chicken food
  • GARLIC

MEAT / EGGS / DAIRY

Alsea Acre Alpines

  • GOAT CHEESE: Feta, Chevre & Party in a Jar.
  • SPECIAL: Order 5 or more Party in a Jar in advance by email and get a 25% discount. luvsgoats@gmail.com

Cerigioli Gardens

  • EGGS: Not many so arrive early.
  • DRIED HERBS
  • SAVORY SYRUP: Basil & jalapeno – together again!

Columbia River Smoked Salmon

  • SALMON: Smoked – 1/2 lb. packages,  canned steel head – 16oz jars, smoked steelhead- 1/2 lb. packages, fresh chinook- vacuum packed in 1lb. packages & fresh whole salmon on ice
  • VENISON: Smoked sausage

Deck Family Farm

  • BEEF: Certified Oregon Tilth Organic 100% Grass fed & finished – Roasts, stews, ribs, steaks, ground, deli meats, hot dogs, bratz
  • PORK: Pasture raised chops, ground, roasts, sausages, bacon, ribs
  • ROASTING HENS: Pasture Raised Roasters – 3-5 lb Cornish rock cross & stewing hens
  • LAMB: Spring raised on dedicated pastures no grass seed fields, no chemicals/sprays- loin chops, rib chops, ground, sausages, osso bucco & kabob
  • CHEVON: Foraging Chevon sausages, ground, stew, kabob, leg roasts

Fairview Farm

  • PORK: Whey-fed, Sausage (bulk and links), boneless chops, bacon, ribs
  • CHEVON: Ground, 1 lb. packages
  • GOAT CHEESE: Aged slicing cheese, Feta, Chevre, Skyr – marionberry, cranberry, lemon poppyseed, dill

FARM PROCESSED GOODS

Mickelberry Gardens

  • HONEY: Raw & local
  • HONEY THERAPY: Immunity Boosting, Throat & Cough, Relaxation, Ginseng & Allergy Support Elixirs, Honey Propolis Throat Spray, Propolis Tincture
  • SKIN: Skin Soothing Beeswax Salve, Happy Baby Beeswax Salve, Love Your Lips Beeswax Balm & the luxurious Honey Sugar Body Scrub
  • SPECIAL: Free wrapping in a pretty gift bag if you wish!

BAKERY & SWEETS

 Gabriel’s Bakery

  • BAKERY: Dozens of varieties of whole grain sliced breads and bagels, breakfast cakes & pastries – muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls, French pastries, Peruvian pastries

Missionary Chocolates

  • VEGAN CHOCOLATES: Dark, Meyer Lemon, Salted Caramel, Espresso, Peppermint

Sterling Cookies **NEW**

  • COOKIES: Chocolate Chip with Fleur de Sel, Chocolate Wafer Sandwiches with Mint Cream, Ginger Cookies with Lemon Buttercream, Hazelnut Espresso Shortbread, Honey Lavender, Parisian Macaroons, Pecan Praline Cookies, Raspberry Cream Sandwiches, Chocolate Rugelach, Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
  • BARS: Lemon Bars, Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies
  • MINI: Apple Tarts with Brown Butter

LIBATIONS

 King’s Raven Winery

  • WHITE WINE: 2010 Pinot Gris, 2010 Phoenix
  • RED WINE: 2009 Pinot Noir, 2009 Leon Milot, 2008 Marechal Foch, 2009 Rose’

PROCESSED FOODS & GOODS

Aunt Tammy’s Treats

  • DOG TREATS: Peanut Butter Hearts – Regular and GF, Molasses Snaps, Banana Biscotti, Pumpkin Cookies- FOR DOGS!

Bella Handmade Pasta **NEW**

  • PASTA: lasagna, pappardelle, fettuccine, fazzoletti, linguine
  • CRACKERS: 3-seed rustic

 Olympic Provisions

  • HOUSE PROCESSED PORK: Dry-cured salamis – all varieties, ham, bacon, pate

 The Hummus Stop

  • SPREADS & PITAS: Mediterranean spreads, fresh pitas & fried pita chips
We're Looking for New Board Members

We’re Looking for New Board Members

January 3, 2012 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

Are you interested in volunteering with the Montavilla Farmers Market? We’re looking for a few dedicated and enthusiastic folks to serve on our Board of Directors beginning January 2012. Board members commit to a two year term, attend monthly board meetings and participate in committees. Here are the board positions open for this coming year:

Vice Chair- Oversees and maintains insurance for market and board, legal issues, licensing permits, monitors market and board ethics. This is an exciting but challenging position and might be helpful to have a finance or legal background.

Human Resources- Recruits and monitors staff and volunteers. If you like working with others, this is the position for you.

Sustainability- Oversees our Durable Dish Program, Loaner Bags, recycling and waste education and management. If you have a passion for the environment, this is the perfect position for you.

Fundraising- Implements sponsorship program, identifies fundraising goals and projects, identify and oversee grants. This position provides the opportunity to build strong relationships with the community.

Interested in joining our board? Contact the market chair, Taunia Mann (taunia@montavillamarket.org) by December 15th. Please include your resume indicating skills and areas of expertise you feel you can bring to the position.