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Developing Farmers Market Volunteers
Amy L. Meier, Extension Educator University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Organizing a farmers’ market requires many resources. One of the most valuable resources is the volunteers that contribute their time, knowledge and passion. While there may be a dedicated core group of farmers’ market organizers, additional volunteers are needed to help ensure a successful farmers’ market and prevent volunteer burnout.
3 pages. 296 kb
Kansas Farmers Market Volunteer Program Examples:
Market Volunteers: Supporting family farms and our local food system
Mercedes Taylor-Puckett, Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market (2008)
Local volunteers are valuable resources that are needed to sustain a successful farmers’ market. It is essential to actively recruit and train volunteers to ensure that they get what they need out of their volunteer experience and can provide the skills needed to sustain the event. This publication can assist you in imagining the roles volunteers could play at your market and serve as a template for developing a Market Volunteer Brochure.
4 pages. 372 kb