Hey Vancouverites: Do you know the Winter Farmer’s Market has started since November 02nd, 2013? It is located at the East Parking Lot of the Nat Bailey Stadium (by Queen Elizabeth Park/HillCrest Community Centre).
To show my continued support for the Vancouver Farmer’s Market, I officially became a volunteer as of October 2013 and I had my first stint as the Market Host on the last day of the Kitslano Farmers market. I applied online and attended the orientation in September at the office located in East Vancouver; after completion of orientation, we can sign up for different shifts and postings online.
So what did I do exactly as a Market Host? I followed the instructions from the friendly crew: posting signs, gave directions and answered questions, fill in for a few vendors (who worked alone) when they needed a break and made a few sales for them! It was all “on the job training” and certainly lots of information to remember; I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and met some wonderful people, both vendors and crew/staff from organization. I definitely look forward to learn more and show my support to help develop a sustainable local food system!
For this winter season, I have signed on a few shifts at the Nat Bailey location (Saturdays till April 2014) and Yaletown market (Thursdays until December 19th 2013 only). Come by to say hello, shop and support our local markets (OO). See you around!
For more information about Vancouver Farmer’s Market and volunteering: http://www.eatlocal.org/