Thursday, July 7, 2011

Farmers Markets Still Need Volunteers

Posted By on July 7, 2011, 4:00 AM

This summer, why not bask in the good community vibes of your neighborhood farmers markets and help out the local food movement at the same time!---

Both Salt Lake City’s Downtown Farmers Market and the Sugarhouse Farmers Market are still in need of good folk willing to volunteer for their communities and for the benefit of all things fresh and local.

Downtown Farmers Market

Saturdays June 11-October 22, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and Tuesdays August 9 –October 25, 4-8 p.m.,Pioneer Park, 300 W. 300 South

The Downtown Farmers Market is in regular need of volunteers who can monitor Waste Wise waste stations to make sure market patrons dispose of their trash properly. As well as EBT token distributors, who vend tokens to program participants. The market also needs general support from volunteers who can man informational booths when regular market staff is pulled away for other duties.

For information on how to volunteer contact Kristin Beck, 801-333-1104 or by e-mail at kristin@downtownslc.org

Sugarhouse Farmers Market

Fridays, July 8-October 14, 4-8 p.m., Monument Plaza, 1100 E. 2100 South

The Sugarhouse Farmers Market is always in need of volunteers who can spare a few hours in various positions including managing waste stations, obtaining sponsors, manning a “Food Education” booth and helping set up and take down for vendors and local bands performing at the market.

For more information on volunteering contact Rhianna Riggs at 801-941-6515 or by e-mail at rhiannariggs@gmail.com

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