FARMER'S MARKET

 

 

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Farmers' Market Season 2015

 

Interested in being a Farmers' Market vendor? Download the application and rules here. Deadline: March 10

 

June 19- Nov 24
Tuesdays, 12-6PM
The Plaza at the Science Center, Harvard University 
 

Assistant Manager at the Farmer’s Market at Harvard University

Job Description
The assistant market manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Farmers’ Market at Harvard (outlined below). The assistant farmers’ market manager will report to, and work closely with, the FLP Coordinator who oversees the market and can sub-in with advanced notice. April and May the time commitment is about 3-5 hrs/week and June through November it is about 8-10 hrs/week, mostly on Tuesdays (applicant must be available on Tuesdays June through November). June-August there will be two interns who will help the assistant manager on market days.

GENERAL MARKET SUPPORT (April through November)
•    Develops and maintains good working relationships with farmers and vendors, consumers, community members, and HUDS staff.
•    Assists vendors, community representatives, and consumers by providing market-related information, conflict resolution, and general aid as appropriate.
•    Communicates regularly with HUDS staff.
•    Works with the SNAP Match Coalition to double food stamp dollars at the market.
•    Coordinates cooking demonstrations, educational programming, and other special events that may be planned for the market.
 
MARKET LOGISTICS (June through November, 11am-6:30pm)
•    June through November arrives at market 1 - 1.5 hours before opening to coordinate market set-up and stays at market until for 30 minutes after closing, or until vendors pack up.
•    Ensures safety and cleanliness of the site before, during, and at the conclusion of each market.
•    Maintains and transmits the daily sales records required by HUHDS to the office coordinator on a weekly basis.
•    Assistant manager assist vendors by providing limited set-up help and brief personal breaks and by assisting vendors with sales during especially busy times.
•    Staffs the market manager’s tent.  Operation of the market manager’s tent includes:
o    Displaying and distributing educational materials
o    Facilitating EBT/food stamp transactions and keeping appropriate records
o    Facilitating sales of t-shirts and reusable bags
o    Record any grievances/comments from customers or vendors.
•    Edits and sends a weekly newsletter highlighting local produce and vendor products.
 
Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have an interest in local agriculture, food, community, and/or local economies. S/he must be reliable, friendly, and self-motivated. A graduate student is strongly preferred.
 
This is a part-time, hourly position and requires on-site time at the market for approximately 7-8 hours on market days (Tuesdays).
 
Compensation $13-15/hr

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to farmersmarket@harvard.edu by March 22nd, 2015
 

 

 

Our 2014 Vendors

 
Weekly

  • Cape Ann Fresh Catch • Gloucester, MA – community-supported fishery
  • C&C Lobster* • Hull, MA – live lobsters, fresh fish
  • Copicut Farm* • N. Dartmouth, MA – chicken, eggs, pork
  • The Danish Pastry House • Watertown, MA – pastries, breads, cookies, brownies
  • E.L. Silvia Farm • Dighton, MA – produce
  • El Recreo Estates* • Dedham, MA - family-farmed coffee direct from Nicaragua
  • Flats Mentor Farm • Lancaster, MA – Asian produce, herbs
  • Lanni Orchards* • Lunenburg, MA – produce, herbs, flowers, jams
  • Mariposa Bakery* • Cambridge, MA – breads, scones, brownies, pretzels
  • Plato’s Harvest Organic Farm • Middleboro, MA – organic produce
  • Q’s Nuts* • Somerville, MA– fresh roasted, spiced nuts, Christina’s ice cream & sorbet   
  • Ruggles Hill* • Hardwick, MA– farmstead goat cheese
  • Samira’s Homemade* • Belmont, MA – authentic Egyptian & Lebanese dips& spreads
  • Soluna Garden Farm* • Winchester, MA – herbs, teas, spice blends, homemade popsicles
  • 7ate9 Bakery* • Winchester, MA – cheesecakes
  • Taza Chocolate* • Somerville, MA – organic stone ground chocolate 
  • Union Square Donuts • Somerville, MA – donuts, sodas
  • Valicenti Organico* • Hollis, NH – fresh pastas & sauces
  • Ward’s Berry Farm* • Sharon, MA – produce, potted herbs, berries  
  • The Warren Farm & Sugarhouse* • N. Brookfield, MA – honey, maple syrup, maple products, jams
  • When Pigs Fly • Somerville, MA – sourdough & artisan loaves
     

Rotating

  • Lilac Hedge Farm* • Berlin, MA – beef, pork, lamb, beef jerky
  • On-the-Edge Knife Sharpening • Bolton, MA– knife sharpening
  • Peace Field Farm • Dracut, MA – produce, herbs, cut flowers
  • Stow Greenhouses* • Stow, MA – cut flowers
  • Tex Mex Eats • Cambridge, MA – tamales, salsas, Texachusetts street food
  • WitchGrass Farm • Dracut, MA – produce, herbs, cut flowers

*vendor accepts credit/debit cards
EBT, SFMNP, & WIC accepted at the market manager's table for use at any vendor.
 
Email farmersmarket [at] harvard.edu with questions or to sign up for our weekly newsletter for what's ripe, who's at the market, & up to date news about chef demos and activities. Updated news on events at our facebook page.
 

Community Programming

July 8th:
All day- Bootstrap Compost is collecting compostables for free! On The Edge Knife Sharpening is sharpening knives, scissors, and garden tools!
12:30-1:30- Like Pepper for Chocolate chef demo and tasting by TRILLFoods
12-2PM- FreeCycle, bring used items that someone else might want!
4:30-5:30- Life music by Ben Truboff 

July 15th:
All day- Bootstrap Compost is collecting compostables for free!
12:30-1:30- Chef demo and tasting with Sisho Kitchen
4:30-5:30- Life music by The Farewells

July 22nd:
All day- Chop Chop magazine for kids will have fun activities for kids of all ages! Bootstrap Compost is collecting compostables for free!
12:30-1:30- Chef Demo and tasting with Mark Goldberg, Executive Chef at Park Restaurant
4:30-5:30- Life music by Patrick Yerby

July 29th:
All day- Follow the Honey will teach about beekeeping! Bootstrap Compost is collecting compostables for free!
12:30-1:30- Chef demo and tasting with Matt Drummond, Executive Chef at Temple Bar

August 5th:
All day- Learn about being a homestay for students studying abroad! Bootstrap Compost is collecting compostables for free!
12:30-1:30- Chef Demo and tasting with Jessica Roy of Shiso Kitchen

August 12th:
All day- On The Edge Knife Sharpening is sharpening knives, scissors, and garden tools! Bootstrap Compost is collecting compostables for free!
12:30-1:30- Chef Demo and tasting with Jody Adams, Chef at the Rialto Restaurant

August 19th:
All day- Bootstrap Compost is collecting compostables for free!
12:30-1:30- Chef Demo and tasting with Chef Richard Mann of the Sharoton Commander Restaurant
4:30-5:30- Live violin music with students from the Cambridge Suzuki School of Music

August 26th:
All day- Chop Chop magazine for kids will have fun activities for kids of all ages! Bootstrap Compost is collecting compostables for free!
12:30-1:30- Chef Demo and tasting with Chef Tom Borgia of Russell House Tavern
4:30-5:30- Live Jazz music with Krista Carmichael

 

 

Photos


Photos from Summer 2012 

Photos from Summer 2013