If you enjoy people, food, and farmer’s markets, this may be the job for you!
We’re looking for a farmers market vendor who will be responsible for selling mushrooms and our mushroom foods at a Saturday, and/or Sunday Farmers Market in the Twin Cities. Others will do prep to get things ready for the market, but vendor will also be solely responsible for setting up and breaking down booth, and transporting booth supplies to and from the market.
The work: Vendor will pick up market van and booth supplies in south Minneapolis, transport it to the Mill City and/or Kingfield Farmers Market, unpack and set up our booth, actively sell mushrooms and butters/spreads during the market, break down and repack materials, and return them to storage. Work during the market includes sampling mushroom foods, answering questions about the farm, accepting payment, and recording inventory and sales.
Hours: Markets are from 8am through 1pm for Mill City, and 8am through 1pm for St. Paul, with an hour or two required on either end to transport materials to and from the market and to set up and break down the booth.
Duration: All weekends through from early May through the end of October, 2018. See our Events calendar for the confirmed dates of the market, though some may be added later.
Compensation: $12 per hour. You will also get a vendor discount on mushrooms and other market products.
Work Location: Both markets are in the Twin Cities, and you’re expected to get to south Minneapolis on your own to pick up our market van and materials. The Mill City Farmers Market is located next to the Guthrie Theater and Mill City Museum in Minneapolis – at 704 S 2nd St., while the St. Paul Farmers Market is located at 290 E 5th St in St. Paul. You can find more details about the Mill City market here, and the St. Paul market here.
Selection Criteria: Candidates should have some experience and/or talent in retail sales such as at a restaurant, coffee shop, or store. We’re looking for someone who is dependable, careful, and enthusiastic about food and farmers markets. Your own smart phone for credit card purchases is preferred but not required. We expect vendor to make at least one trip to the farm to get a training/tour of our production and methods.
Application deadline: We will hire as soon as we find the right person.
Application Details: Please email Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of why you’re interested in the position. I’d also like to see a resume and at least one professional and one personal reference.
Thanks for your interest in our farmers market vendor position!