Roots Farmers’ Market

What is Roots Farmers’s Market?

The Roots Marekt will open for it’s third season located in the parking lot right outside Stadium 10 Theater.

What can you expect to see at the Roots Farmers’ Market?

Fresh produce, eggs, meats, vegetable starts, ornamental plants, blueberries, mushrooms and more. This market is open to urban farmers, community or cooperative gardens and traditional farmers in Durham, Orange, Person and Granville Counties.

When will the Roots Farmers’ Market operate?

Saturdays 8am-12noon


The Roots Farmers Market is in need of community members willing to volunteer their time and expertise.

NOW HIRING: Market Manager

 

Durham Roots Farmers’ Market: Market Promoter/Host Job Description (6/13/2018)
Position Title: Market Promoter/Host Application Deadline: until filled
Supervisor: Will Wilson, Board President Contact: board@durhamroots.org

The mission of the Durham Roots Farmer’s Market at Northgate is to preserve Durham County’s farmland by providing
opportunities for farmers and horticulturalists to sell their products. We heartily welcome vendors from small and
beginning farms to large and established producers, as well as church, school, and community gardens. Our vendor area
includes all of Durham County and the Orange, Person, and Granville County portions of the Upper Neuse Watershed.
Role and Responsibilities:

Increasing the number of customers visiting the market is the number one goal for the Market Promoter (MP). The MP
will develop various media platforms to announce weekly vendor lists to go beyond our present use of Facebook,
listserves, and email.

The MP will also serve as the market host and must be present during market hours, Saturdays from 8AM to 12 noon,
and a half-hour before and after market hours for setup and teardown. During market hours the MP will ensure that
market rules are followed while welcoming consumers and recording consumer attendance, addressing questions and
complaints, gathering consumer contact information, collecting vendor fees, seeking donations, recruiting volunteers,
and in the future, selling T-Shirts and other DRFM items.

The MP will also attend monthly board meetings, various community events to promote the market, and seek
educational organizations to attend the market. The MP is expected to rapidly communicate with the all-volunteer
DRFM Board and Northgate Mall to keep them informed of issues as they emerge.
To leverage the MP’s limited time, the MP will work with DRFM’s newly created Publicity and Education Committees to
recruit and direct volunteers to help with the above tasks and to assure the presence of a back-up host in the case of a
planned or emergency absence from the market.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Candidates must be organized, reliable, self-directed, have their own transportation, and be interested in talking with
the public about their wishes and desires with regards to the market and about issues surrounding local foods and
farmland conservation. Ideal candidates must be able to motivate and lead vendors and volunteers to carry out the
DRFM mission. Excellent writing skills are required for media tasks. Candidates need to be able to carry and setup the
market tent, table, and chair, to move trash carts and road block structures, and to lift 30 lbs.

Location:
Northgate Mall at 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham, NC. Market is held in the parking lot at the Gregson St. entrance to
the mall.

Work Schedule:
Schedule includes market attendance on Saturdays from 7:30 AM till 12:30 PM until November 17. Attendance at
monthly board meetings (2nd Tuesday evening of each month) is also required. Various preparation activities prior to
April 1st are also required.

Compensation:
This contractor position is offered at $150/week without benefits.

Contact the Roots Farmers Market at durhamrootsmarketmanager@gmail.com for information on becoming a vendor, volunteering, and more.

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