Join the Team!

HELP US MEET OUR 2012 GOAL:
GETTING MORE FRESH FOOD OUT TO MORE PEOPLE
BY ACCEPTING FOOD STAMPS AT THE MARKET

Help make good food affordable to more people:
Make the market an oasis in a fresh-food desert for SNAP* shoppers

WHY:

  • Times are tough, and food stamps usage is up in Westchester
  • There are no farmers markets that accept food stamps between Mt. Vernon and Ossining
  • Much of the food sold at the Hastings market qualifies for food stamps
  • Food-stamps shoppers need more options, and we can help

Join the team of volunteers helping make the market accessible to food-stamps shoppers

HOW:

  • Send your name and contact information to hastingsfm.volunteers@gmail.com
  • Got questions? Send those, too
  • We’ll invite you to our 2012 volunteer welcome session this spring
  • Volunteer opportunities come in all sizes (and to suit all schedules), so there’s sure to be a fit for you
  • Pitch in with marketing, outreach, assisting shoppers, and more
  • Thanks for lending a hand with this important goal!  We look forward to working with you

*SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps

Pitching in!

The Hastings Farmers Market is blessed to have a loyal corps of volunteers who help in myriad ways from setting up the market at 7 a.m. to answering shoppers’ questions and selling straw baskets.

But we could always use more hands – and support.

Pitch in your time
VOLUNTEER!
It’s a lot of work to set up and take down the market every Saturday so if you like that sort of thing, please come see us at the market tent and let us know. Or, contact Patty Duff, our volunteer coordinator at Pduff412@aol.com

Not all jobs are such a big commitment or as labor intensive. We also need “clickers” to help us count shoppers every month for example.

Pitch in your expertise
CONSULT!
As popular as the market is, we could always use more publicity. So if marketing is your niche and you have some time to give us, please let us know. We are also always on the lookout for graphic design and fundraising experts, too.

Pitch in your money
DONATE!
There are so many ways you help us out financially, from throwing some dollars in the kids crafts’ supply bucket, to underwriting our music and/or children’s programs (yoga, storytelling) or paying for a café table or tent.