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Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Farmers' Market Assistant Needed

Our friends at the Countryside Conservancy our hiring a Farmers' Market Assistant! Here are the details...

Position: Market Assistant, Countryside Conservancy
Start Date: April 6th
Time Commitment: 10-20 hours/week, varying through the course of the season.
Schedule: Prior to market season and market season in-office hours are flexible. During market season. Hours will include Saturdays, 7am - 1pm, Thursdays 2pm - 8pm.
Pay Rate: $8-10/hour

Market Assistant: This position will assist in the onsite management of and office support for the Countryside Conservancy’s two farmers’ markets in Peninsula and Akron. Specific duties will include assisting the market manager with set up of farmers & vendors, cooking demonstrations, and misc. market events; preparing and distributing marketing materials; scheduling chefs, musicians, and/or volunteers; assisting with special events & fundraisers; and assisting with the Countryside Harvest Guide materials. Must be willing to do physical work and be capable of lifting objects ~50 lbs. Interest in local food & sustainable agriculture issues preferred. The markets run rain or shine through October 31st, with holiday markets in November and December. For more info about the Conservancy, visit Send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Beth Knorr at: or mail to: Countryside Conservancy, Attn: Beth Knorr , 2179 Everett Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264

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