Freedom Farmers Market Volunteers - Oakland

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ORGANIZATION: Farms to Grow, Inc

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Join the Volunteer Team at the Freedom Farmers Market, A Community-Led Initiative!

At the Freedom Farmers Market, Farms To Grow, Inc, lives out its mission of improving Black and underserved farmers' access to urban markets.

Located in the heart of North Oakland, the Freedom Farmers Market is a space to socialize, reconnect with our roots, and build a future where food is intertwined with land, culture, and community.

Discover this haven of harmony and community where we unite to celebrate the legacy and promote the sustainability of Black and underserved farmers.

Key Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Seasonal Reopening: July-November 2024
  • Market Shifts:
    • Market Set-Up (7:00 am - 11:00 am): Kickstart the day and contribute to the setup for a vibrant morning.
    • Info Booth (10 am - 3:00 pm): Keep the energy alive and provide knowledgeable assistance to visitors.
    • Market Closing (11:00 am - 3:00 pm): Contribute to a smooth market close through takedown.

Why Volunteer at the Freedom Farmers Market? By volunteering, you'll be part of:

  1. Promoting Sustainability and Legacy: Help us champion the sustainability and legacy of Black farmers and contribute to sprouting the next generation of small farmers.

  2. Improving Access to Urban Food Markets: Be a driving force in improving Black and underserved farmers' access to urban food markets, fostering a more equitable agricultural landscape.

  3. Community Empowerment: Contribute to empowering communities to make healthier food choices and lifestyles.

Our Commitment to Volunteers: Farms To Grow, Inc. is dedicated to fostering economic and community development goals. Your support as a volunteer is a direct investment in responsible farming practices and sustainable stewardship of our Earth.

Join us in promoting the principles of sustainability and community-led initiatives at the Freedom Farmers Market. Be part of a movement that goes beyond groceries - it's about building a resilient and equitable community.

Apply to Volunteer! Visit us at 4521 Telegraph Ave and be part of the change. Apply today to volunteer and make a meaningful impact!

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About Farms to Grow, Inc

Location:

PO BOX 10504, OAKLAND, CA 94610, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to assist African American farmers and other underserved farmers/ranchers maintain and create sustainable farms and spaces to grow food and motivate the next generation of farmers to grow sustainable and with community in mind.

Description

FARMS TO GROW, INC is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to advocating and providing technical assistance to Black farmers throughout the country. Farms To Grow, Inc. is committed to sustainable farming and innovative agriculture practices which preserve the cultural and biological diversity, the agroecological balance of the local environment.

Farms To Grow, Inc. aims to increase the capacity of underserved farmers to keep their farm operations and establish farming as a viable career for future generations. Underserved farmers may include Native American, Hispanic, other minority groups, women, the physically challenged and limited access organic farmers.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Environment
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Environment

WHEN

Sat Jul 13, 2024 - Sat Sep 28, 2024
07:00 AM - 03:00 PM

WHERE

4521 Telegraph AveOakland, CA 94609

(37.83354,-122.26347)
 

SKILLS

  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Food Service
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Farming
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • 4hrs Shift on Saturdays
  • People Lover

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