The Alfred Farmers Market will get underway on Sunday, July 10, with “Market Sprouts” activities for kids.
The market continues throughout the summer and into the fall, on Sundays, 11 am – 3 pm, at the Village Bandstand (corner of Main Street and Saxon Drive).
Throughout the season there will be special events, including a Tomato Festival on August 28, Harry Potter Day on September 25, and Oktoberfest on October 30.
We hope to see you there!
Alfred Farmers Market invites you to attend our Vendor Training and Recruitment Fair.
Sunday, April 17th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alfred Village Bandstand (corner of Main Street and Saxon Drive)
Learn about how to be a successful market vendor and meet some of our current vendors.
Also, a chance to purchase local produce, meats and alpaca products, and Eisenhearth wood fired pizza.
The board of the Alfred Farmers Market is proud to announce we have a new market manager, Holly Harris of Alfred.
She will begin her duties soon and will help us plan a great market season.
Please join us in welcoming her.
The Alfred Farmers Market (AFM), a “growers-only” market, is hiring a new part-time market manager for the upcoming 2015 season. The market runs from July-October, but the position would require input of hours ASAP for professional development, training, and to attend monthly board meetings to discuss the upcoming season. If you or someone you know is interested, please consider applying.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to email@example.com. The position is opened until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
The Alfred Farmers Market Board is seeking a part-time market manager for the upcoming 2015 season. Individuals with a passion for local foods and market experience are encouraged to apply. The Alfred Farmers Market is held on Sundays from 11 am – 3 pm at the Alfred Village Bandstand from July through October. The manager is responsible for attending all of the markets as well as committing hours to professional development and research on related farmers market topics. Compensation for market duties is $12/hour. It is estimated that the manager will work approximately 6 hours a week during the market season and roughly 12 hours total from February-mid-July for training purposes.
Our market provides growers, producers and artisans the chance to sell their goods directly to the local community, while at the same time offering customers a fun and festive opportunity to support AFM vendors and receive a quality product. The market manager is the “face” of the market and is responsible for responding to vendors and customers. The job requires personal confidence and the ability to communicate effectively the rules and regulations of the AFM.
The Alfred Farmers Market is unique to Allegany County in that it is the only “grower-only” market. The AFM requires that vendors grow or produce all the products they sell at the AFM. No re-selling is allowed. Due to this requirement, it is essential for the market manager to understand the AFM rules and regulations to be able to enforce them properly.
Duties- off season:
This Sunday’s market — October 19 — will be the last outdoor market of the season.
Beginning on October 26 and through November 23, the market will be located on the lower level of the Powell Campus Center on the Alfred University campus (building #27 on this map).
July 20, Opening Day, “Market Spouts” activities for kids
August 24, Tomato Festival
October 19, Oktoberfest
November 23, Holiday Market
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to cancel the “How to be a vendor” program scheduled for tonight. We hope to reschedule soon. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Have you ever thought about being a vendor at a farmers market but didn’t know how to get started?
To learn more about what it takes to be a vendor, come to an informational meeting at 6 pm on Thursday, March 13, at the Box of Books Library on Main Street in Alfred.
Peg Eisenhardt, owner of Hedgerow Farm Bakery, will explain what’s involved in selling crafts, vegetables, plants, eggs, meat, baked goods, and prepared foods at farmers markets in our area.
It may be cold outside, but the Alfred Farmers Market is busy making plans for the 2014 season.
First, a big thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2013 season a success: the vendors, the shoppers, our market manager who keeps everything running smoothly, the musicians, contributors to the educational program, and Alfred University who provides the space.
In 2014, the market will continue to meet 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays, from July 20 through November 23.
The market is located on the Alfred Village Green, at the corner of Main Street and Saxon Drive, in the Village of Alfred.
When the weather turns too cold, the market will be moved to the McLane Center on North Main Street in Alfred, on the Alfred University campus.
We’re exciting about the upcoming season and look forward to seeing you there!