Dear Alfred Farmer Market family,
The 2017 season was a time of innovation, a time of change, and a time of growth for the Alfred Market. There were many beautiful moments that occurred throughout the season, and I would like to go over the season’s highlights. Click here to view our 2017 Annual Report!
We continuously learn from previous years in order to give our market customers the best possible experience. Our goal is to connect producers and consumers, and make the market a place that is conducive to a sustainable food system here in Allegany County.
– Cassandra Bull, Market President
Thanks to everyone who came out for our Market Sprouts kick off event last week!
We are excited for the rest of a great 2017 market season.
The Alfred Farmers Market will get underway on Sunday, July 9, with ‘Market Sprouts’ activities for kids.
The market will continue until October 29, meeting every Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm, at the Village Bandstand (corner of Main Street and Saxon Drive).
A variety of special events are being planned. Stay tuned for details!
The Alfred Farmers Market (AFM), a “growers-only” market, is hiring a new part-time market manager for the upcoming 2017 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2017 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:
Read coverage of the Alfred Farmers Market’s Tomato Fest in the Hornell Evening Tribune
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!