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We accept:

CalFresh

 

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We are honored to have been selected by Hunger Action LA to supply Market Match at our Saturday Pico Farmers Market.

 

Market Match

 

Learn more about Market Match by clicking here

Learn more about Hunger Action LA by visiting their website, or connect with them on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Volunteers

Responsibilities:

 

Information Booth Volunteers

 
Volunteers are vital to the operations of the Santa Monica Farmers Markets and are greatly appreciated. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of six months and 36 hours of service. Volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks at the Farmers Market Information Booths:

  • Set up the information booth table and signs
  • Answer customer inquiries and direct customers in search of specific vendors or products
  • Run the EBT Machine and distribute scrip for food stamps
  • Collect and organize paperwork at the end of the market
  • Miscellaneous projects and outreach as needed

 

Youth Education Volunteers (Youth Veg-ucation)

 
Education Volunteers consist of the Field Trip Teacher, Food Manager, and After School Cooking Class volunteers who teach children about the wonders of the market, contribute to the lesson plans, and gather ingredients from vendors for demonstrations and activities.   

 

Field Trip Teacher and Food Manager

  • Shop for produce at the Wednesday Downtown Farmers Market
  • Assist in preparing samples for market field trip classes to K-2nd grade students
  • Assist in teaching / independently teaching 20-minute presentations to K-2nd grade students (up to 25 students per class, 2 classes per day)
  • Assist in cleaning, breaking down booth, and making suggestions for following week’s class
  • Must be available Wednesdays from 8:30 am - 11:30 am

After School Cooking Class Volunteer

  • Lead 2 hour cooking classes for students at after school programs
  • Assist in preparing farmers market ingredients for demonstrations and activities
  • Commuting to after school site
  • Must be available Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
 

Seasonal Events Volunteers

 
Volunteers table at and assist with seasonal events within and outside of the SMFMs. Seasonal events include:
  • May: LA Times Food Bowl, CalFresh Awareness Month
  • August: National Farmers Market Week
  • September: Buy Local Health & Fitness Festival, Chile Roast, Hunger Action Month, Food Literacy Month
  • October: Pumpkin Decorating, All You Can Carry Pumpkin Patch, COAST Open Streets Festival, Farm to School Month
  • November: National Diabetes Month
  • December: Healthy Soils Week

 

 

Volunteer Qualifications:

  • College aged or above
  • Reliable, responsible, and punctual
  • Excellent verbal, customer service, and communication skills
  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of people (if Information Booth Volunteers)
  • Comfortable working with a children (if Education, After School Market, or Children's Activity Volunteers)
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Enthusiasm for Farmers Markets, small farmers and locally grown produce, social media, marketing, education and environmental sustainability!

 

How to Apply

 
Click here to access the application.

For any questions please feel free to contact our Volunteer/Intern Coordinator at SMFMS.Volunteer@SMGOV.NET

 

For more detailed job descriptions, check out our Volunteer Manual!

 

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Last updated: 9/26/2018

Market Schedule


Open Rain or Shine
Year-round

 

Wednesday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th & Ocean)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th and 2nd Streets)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday Virginia Ave. Park

2200 Virginia Avenue
(Pico Blvd. @ Cloverfield Blvd.)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday Main St.

2640 Main Street
(in Heritage Square)
8:30am-1:30pm

 Reminders 

Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

No animals are allowed in Farmers Markets (CRFC 114371(d))
 

 

 

 

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