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Join our Wolfville Farmers’ Market Site Assistants Roster

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How to Apply to be on this Roster
Send a resume to rentals@wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca by April 14th 2019.
Include a copy of your food handler’s certificate and if you have it, your Serve Right and first aid certificates
The Roster will be selected by April 29th.

Summary:
Our WFM Site Assistants will be able to support renters who are looking for help with set-up, tear-down, food and drink service and general assistance for the duration of their event. These assistants will be trained to know where to access resources of the market and to understand expectations of the Market. However, when they are hired, they will be hired and paid for by the actual renter. And the renter will remain responsible for the building for the entirety of the rental, including the clean-up.

Those on our roster of assistants, will be passionate market enthusiasts with experience volunteering at the Market. They will be professionals who offer diligent customer service and have superb and clear communication skills, able to manage conflict and make people feel special. They will be able to discern potential issues and problem solve on site or have the insight to contact their Market supervisor.

Skills, Requirements and Experience:

  • Food Handlers Certificate Required

  • Experience as a Market Supper and/or Info Booth Volunteer

  • 19 years of age and older

  • Serve Right Certificate an Asset

  • First Aid Certificate an Asset

  • Superb Customer Service/Communications Skills

  • Professional with attention to detail

  • Must be in the area and potentially available over the entirety of the summer months, and on evenings and weekends

Hours/Pay:
$15/hr for as many hours as hired and paid by renter (minimum 3 hrs per rental)

For the full job listing and more information please see our facebook, or here 

 
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Earth Ambassadors (Feb 2, 2019-April 3, 2019)

Calling all space explorers! The Earth Ambassadors Kids Club needs your help! A strange alien that goes by the name of Cosmo has crashed here on earth. Through some communication, it has been learned that the Cosmo cannot return back to his home until he learns more about how humans live here on earth… The only thing is, adults can’t teach him! Cosmo’s homebase is currently at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market every Wednesday and Saturday and is requiring kids to help teach him about the way of life on earth! Especially around the topics of food and the planet! Are you up for the challenge?

Check out the schedule here.

 

student Market money Packages

Wolfville Farmers’ Market  offers Student Market Money packages which are a great way for students to purchase fresh local groceries while also getting out into the community to enjoy some live music, perhaps attend a Market Supper, in an environment that nurtures community.  Students are attracted to the Market for many reasons: many get involved as volunteers, enjoy the positive healthy intergenerational atmosphere,appreciate the environmental stewardship of our farmers, and our zeroing waste efforts. Many just like to get out in the community and get rejuvenated. Interested in a unique food plan that nourishes body and soul?

Choose from a variety of Student Market Money Packages for the semester or on a monthly basis and sign up here.

In return you receive

  • Market Money according to selected package (picked up weekly , monthly or simply held at the Info Booth and collected as desired)

  • a simple weekly recipe using in-season ingredients,

  • a free market bag,

  • A weekly connection with community while knowing that you are supporting local producers with environmentally sustainable growing practices

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Kitchen Wizards (mid-october until end-december)

Kitchen Wizards is an exciting program designed to lead children, especially those ages 6-12, on a quest to explore the magic of local produce; what it is, where it grows, and how delicious it tastes. Funded by the Wolfville Farmers’ Market, the wizards from the Acadia School of Nutrition and Dietetics create delicious recipes for tasting, while sharing their passion for local and healthy food.

To participate, kids will come to the Market and sign up for a free Kitchen Wizard Stamp Sheet at the Kitchen Wizards Booth. Any time they return to the Market and try a sample from the Kitchen Wizards booth, they will receive a $3 Magic Token to buy Market produce with. The program takes place on Wednesdays (4-7pm) and Saturdays (8:30am-1pm) from October 10th until November 28th. For more information, please contact Cassidy Franklin at assistantmanager@wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca or 902-697-3344.

 

Market Supper Group Bookings

We offer an easy, popular and affordable option for large groups to dine with our community. Every Wednesday the WFM hosts a Market Supper from 4-7pm for $10 with a complimentary serving of bread and salad and food choices rom over ten vendors. Groups as large as 60 can pre-book here. We can invoice you in advance by email and then groups can pay by check in advance or when the group arrives. See which vendors will be attending here.

Attendees love our suppers because there is comfortable seating, clean washrooms, and a wide variety of amazing food at a good price with no waiting around at tables to be served. Bus drivers like it because there is easy parking for them. Organizers like it because they can make plans in advance and it serves two purposes: showing their guests something of local significance while offering a dine with the locals experience. Organizers also like the easy process for booking and the warm welcome.

 
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Nourishing Community Food Bucks Program

The Nourishing Community Food Bucks Project is an annual program where families who are vulnerable to food insecurity are given Market Money to participate in the Market during the harvest season either at the Market or in their own community, through WFM2Go. Participants not only gain access to fresh local food, they have the ability to make their own healthy, dignified choices while also experiencing the connection that comes from knowing their producers and being active participants in their community. At the same time, local farmers and producers are supported as they grow and make food and keep local farmland in production.

Those who would like to learn more about how to contribute  to the Nourishing Community Food Bucks Program, can read about it here; or may contact  Market Manager, Kelly Marie Redcliffe manager@wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca

 

Zero Waste Programs

The goal of our Waste Management strategy is to limit the amount of garbage the WFM sends to the landfill, and create a positive community experience where we collectively work towards improving our environmental footprint.

Find more info here!

 
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