Call for Volunteers!

The Easthampton Farmers’ Market is seeking volunteers for our 2019 season! Volunteering for us is a way to get involved in the community, connect with your neighbors, and promote access to local food, and get involved. If you are interested in helping, please email our Market Manager to get involved!

Here are the ways you can help:

1. Set-up Help

Why? The market can always use a little extra muscle!

Responsibilities:
(8-9 AM) Assist vendors and market manager with unloading products and setting up tents, tables, and signs,

Qualifications:

  • positive attitude and willingness to work
  • ability to carry items, set up signs and tents

Commitment: at least two Saturdays a month during the season

 

2. Greeter/HIP volunteer

Why: We need your help to welcome and guide customers through the market’s benefit programs.

The Easthampton Farmers’ Market welcomes all community members! The market and its vendors offer a variety of benefits to help families access fresh, local food on a budget.

Programs available at the market:

  • SNAP, a federal program for supplemental nutrition assistance
  • HIP, a Massachusetts program that gives SNAP recipients extra money for local, healthy fruits and vegetables
  • WIC FMNP, a Massachusetts program especially for women with young children
  • Senior FMNP, a Massachusetts program especially for seniors

Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with SNAP, HIP, and other benefit programs (we’ll teach you!)
  • Be a friendly face at market; help the market manager greet customers
  • Help inform folks who qualify for HIP about the benefit and answer any follow-up questions they may have about HIP or HIP vendors
  • Work with market coordinator and vendors to help make the environment welcoming to all

Qualifications:

  • friendly, welcoming attitude
  • interest in helping people access healthy food
  • respectful toward all; able to be discreet
  • ability to learn about and explain benefits to customers

Where: Easthampton Farmers’ Market, 50 Payson Ave

When: Saturdays from May 25- Oct 5.Especially important:  June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28.

Shifts: 9-11 AM and/or 11AM-1PM

Commitment: at least three Saturdays during the season

 

3. HIP outreach volunteer

Why: We need your help to spread the word about the market’s benefit programs.

The Easthampton Farmers’ Market welcomes all community members! The market and its vendors offer a variety of benefits to help families access fresh, local food on a budget.

Programs available at the market:

  • SNAP, a federal program for supplemental nutrition assistance
  • HIP, a Massachusetts program that gives SNAP recipients extra money for local, healthy fruits and vegetables
  • WIC FMNP, a Massachusetts program especially for women with young children
  • Senior FMNP, a Massachusetts program especially for seniors

Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with SNAP, HIP, and other benefit programs (we’ll teach you!)
  • Work with market staff to hang flyers about the program
  • Help spread the word about market benefits and answer questions that community groups may have

Qualifications:

  • interest in helping people access healthy food
  • respectful toward all; able to be discreet
  • ability to learn about and explain benefits to customers
  • helpful: having connections in Easthampton

Where: around town

When: Anytime during the season, May 25-Oct 5

Commitment: 5 hours/month

If you are interested in helping, please email our Market Manager to get involved!

Easthampton Farmers’ and Makers’ Market seeking vendors for the 2016 season!

stuffThe Easthampton Farmers’ and Makers’ Market is actively seeking new vendors for the 2016 market!

Vendors of all agricultural products, arts, crafts, foodstuffs, body products, or any homemade, homegrown, or homecreated items are invited to apply!

Market Rules and Regulations are here.

Market application is here: WORD doc. PDF version.

Vendors who respond no later than April 30 (and preferably earlier) will be given priority. Please email our Market Manager at easthamptonfarmersmarket@gmail.com if you have any questions.