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FRESHFARM Farmers Market Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: FRESHFARM Markets

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Volunteer at your local farmers market!

FRESHFARM builds a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient food system in the Mid-Atlantic region through hands-on education, farmers markets, and food distribution programs. Join us and help to further FRESHFARM’s mission as a Markets Volunteer!

Volunteers play a number of roles at FRESHFARM including helping with our market operations, assisting with food access and education efforts, and adding to FRESHFARM’s spirit of community. We are in need of Markets Volunteers at our farmers markets throughout Washington DC, Fairfax County, and Arlington County. Learn more at www.freshfarm.org/volunteer.

If you are interested, please sign up using the Markets Volunteer Interest Form and we will reach out to match you to a local farmers market.

Please note that volunteering at markets involves working outdoors in the elements, some heavy lifting, friendly customer service, and representing FRESHFARM to the community. Comfortable clothes are recommended. We require volunteers to be 16 years of age or older. For volunteer opportunities for children under the age of 16, for group volunteer requests, or for further questions, please contact marketvolunteers@freshfarm.org.

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About FRESHFARM Markets

Location:

655 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001, US

Mission Statement

FRESHFARM is a nonprofit that promotes sustainable agriculture and improves food access, education, and equity in the Mid-Atlantic region. We operate producer-only farmers markets that provide vital economic opportunities to local farmers and food producers, pioneering food distribution programs that increase food access for low-income neighborhoods, and innovative food education programs that build healthier communities.

Description

Our founders Bernadine Prince and Ann Harvey Yonkers launched FRESHFARM as a public education program of the American Farmland Trust in 1996. The next year, on July 4, 1997, they opened the Dupont Circle farmers market in Washington, DC with 15 farmers from four states selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, and plants.

In 2019 Hugo Mogollon joined FRESHFARM as executive director. As part of Hugo’s new leadership of the organization, FRESHFARM merged with Community Foodworks, a peer organization which Hugo had led for 5 years, to become the largest farmers market organization in the Mid-Atlantic. Through this merger, FRESHFARM’s capacity has expanded significantly, and we aim to increase access for our community to fresh, local foods, expand food education, and transform our regional food system.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Hunger
Community, Health & Medicine, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Washington, DC 20005

(38.90421,-77.0291)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16

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