Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Do you love the Midtown Farmers Market? Good! We love you, too. And we need your help.
The Market is seeking new members for our Advisory Committee. What’s the Advisory Committee? It’s a small group of volunteers who help the farmers market with marketing, fundraising, events, and any other needs that may come up throughout the year. You may have met Advisory Committee members during one of our Bucket Days when we ask market shoppers to support the market with small donations. But Advisory Committee members do most of their work behind the scenes: crafting fundraising appeals, lining up guests for events, promoting the market on Twitter and Facebook, and designing and maintaining this very website. It takes a lot to make a market like Midtown happen, and it simply couldn’t happen without the support of our Advisory Committee.
Advisory Committe members Jill, Gwen, Stacey and Martha smilingly collect donations on Bucket Day
Monday, July 30th, 2012
We are partnering with Memorial Blood Centers to host a blood drive on Energy Day, August 4 from 8:30am – 12:30pm! Only volunteer donors like you can help—step up to donate and help save up to three lives in your community. Plus, all presenting donors will receive a free tote bag! Schedule now online.
More info on the Energy Day blood drive
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Take a break from cooking with your delicious market veggies. Dine with us on July 26 at The Rail Station (3675 Minnehaha Avenue South) and support the Midtown Farmers Market.
For as long as the kitchen is open, mention Midtown Farmers Market and 10% of the proceeds from your meal and drinks go to benefit the market!
Sunday, March 25th, 2012
The market would like to extend a big “Thank You!” to all who came out to our 10th season kick-off celebration and fundraising dinner. It was an evening of delicious food and drink, beautiful music, and — most importantly — a chance to reconnect with the friends and neighbors that make up the market community. The whole evening was a clear reminder of what makes the Midtown community such a special one. We can’t wait to see you all again when the market opens on Saturday, May 5!
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Job Title: Temporary Outreach Coordinator for the Market Bucks Program
The Midtown Farmers Market will be hiring an Outreach Intern for the 2012 season to promote the Market Bucks incentive program* to SNAP-EBT recipients in the communities surrounding the market.
Job duties will include:
• Helping to develop and implement an outreach plan which will include meeting with local businesses and organizations, tabling at events, and connecting with residents.
• Distributing promotional signage and printed materials door-to-door, at events, and through connections with local organizations.
• Assisting market staff with the Market Bucks program on market days.
• Attending meetings with Market Bucks partners.
The ideal candidate would:
• Have outreach experience
• Be familiar with South Minneapolis
• Have connections with local organizations serving low-income families
• Be able to demonstrate an ability to work with minimal supervision
• Represent the Market and the Market Bucks Program in a professional manner
• Speak Spanish or Somali
Hours and Salary: 200 hours at $10/hr from May-October 2012 with the highest concentration of work hours occurring in June, July, and August.
Applicants must be available some Saturdays from 8:00am-2:00pm, Tuesdays from 3:00pm-8:00pm, and additional hours as determined by the Market Manager.
Email cover letter, resume, and three references to Amy Arcand (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5:00pm on March 28.
*This project was supported by the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support and its Statewide Health Improvement Program, funded by the Minnesota Department of Health and by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.