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The Federation of Massachusetts Farmers' Markets

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Who We Are : Mass Farmers Markets (MFM) partners with farmers, consumers, and communities to improve the health of individuals, strengthen community vitality, and enhance local farm viability through farmers markets. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.

We know that a strong connection between our state’s residents and local food producers contributes to a healthy society in three important areas: family nutrition and food security, agricultural viability and open space preservation, and economic and social revitalization of neighborhoods. MFM is the only organization working on behalf of farmers markets and the communities they serve statewide in Massachusetts.

As part of our work, MFM also manages three farmers markets in the Greater Boston area from May to November. The Central Square Farmers Market runs every Monday; the Copley Square Farmers Market runs every Tuesday and Friday; and the Davis Square Farmers Market runs every Wednesday.

Who You Are: We are looking for fun, energetic, and healthy volunteers to join our team for the 2020 Farmers Market season. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress we are going to need all hands on deck to help regulate the safety of our constituents. This volunteer position you will report to the Market Manager and Assistant Manager directly on market site locations.

If You Are Someone Who Is:

  • Passionate about community building and engagement
  • Passionate about the local food movement and agriculture
  • Passionate about helping others

Then we would love for you to be a part of an amazing opportunity to volunteer and engage at our Farmers Market host sites.

A Volunteers Role :

  • Facilitate with guiding vendors to proper space
  • Assist market team with regulating the amount of shoppers on market premise using a counter
  • Help guide shoppers properly around the market
  • Assist with enforcing our entry and exits points at the market
  • Assist vendors with long lines to ensure social distancing of 6ft as needed
  • Assist vendors with setup and breakdown of market
  • Assist market manager team with any tasks as needed



Please note the location of all of our volunteer opportunities are at our various Farmers Market sites.

Please reach out to the Market Manager at markets@massfarmersmarkets.org if you would like to sign up as a volunteer TODAY!

More opportunities with The Federation of Massachusetts Farmers' Markets

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About The Federation of Massachusetts Farmers' Markets

Location:

240 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA 02452, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the FMFM is to partner with farmers, consumers, and communities to help foster, enhance and sustain farmers' markets in Massachusetts in order to improve regional farm viability, consumer nutrition, and community support of agriculture.

Description

Founded in 1979, The Federation of Massachusetts Farmers' Markets (FMFM) is a service organization dedicated to the needs of Farmers, Consumers and Communities. We work closely with, and are strongly supported by UMASS Cooperative Extension and the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture. The FMFM is a private, non-profit organization of dues paying Farmers and Farmers' Markets with 501(c) (3) tax status. We are managed by a member volunteer Board of Directors operating by our Constitution and By-Laws. An office staff under the Executive Director is responsible for implementing Federation programs and activities. The Federation staff and members work with community development groups to help with revitalization of towns and city centers. Colorful, open air Farmers' Markets bring a freshness to the life of neighborhoods. In addition to providing a unique shopping experience for residents, workers and visitors, markets provide a natural setting for special events. A more active and attractive downtown brings more traffic to businesses. Sensitive to the needs of farmers, consumers, and community developers, we strive to maintain the success of Farmers' Markets in Massachusetts so that everyone continues to benefit. While our organization stresses the importance of unity, our programming assures that each member Market and Farmer will retain the individuality that is necessary in a successful market place.

Community
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

240 Beaver StWaltham, MA 02452

(42.38462,-71.21387)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

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