Archive for April, 2011

Internship Opportunities at WRLM

Want to work behind the scenes at White Rock Local Market? We have two positions for “market assistant,” summer interns who want to help out with various tasks related to running the market. Interns need good communication, writing and organization skills and be able to work with the public.

Responsibilities include:
•  Work directly with market managers in planning each market
•  Work with vendors – farmers, ranchers, artisans
•  Assist in setting up and tearing down equipment on market day
•  Answer questions about the market at the information booth
•  Help coordinate special events – chef demo, school visits, chili cook-off, etc.
•  Research agriculture, education, marketing and fundraising topics
•  Add to blog and Facebook page

Hours:
5 hours per week for research and market preparation.
6:30 am to 2:00 pm, second and fourth Saturdays through August.

There are two assistant positions, so trading market days/duties is possible. For more questions, contact Sarah Perry at sarah@whiterocklocalmarket.com.

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April 27, 2011 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

WRLM now accepts Lone Star EBT/SNAP cards

Beginning May 14, 2011 White Rock Local Market will accept Lone Star EBT SNAP cards (food stamps) at the Farmers Market. This program will enable us to widen our customer base and at the same time bring healthy, local foods to low income residents of our community. WRLM is the first farmers market in Dallas County to accept SNAP benefits.

Customers will also have the ability to purchase tokens with their debit/check cards to use like cash at WRLM.

Here’s how it works:

Customers will use their Lone Star cards, or bank debit cards, to purchase tokens from the WRLM info booth. Tokens are in $1 and $5 amounts. Customers can use the tokens to purchase items at the market from participating vendors. It’s that easy!

Stop by the information booth for more information.

April 27, 2011 at 6:20 pm 4 comments

Volunteer Opportunities

Hi everyone. I hope you’ve had a chance to visit the market this season. It’s been great so far, and we have lots of fun stuff planned for the future. As our vendor list grows, and our set up gets a little more complicated, we’ve realized we need help with some of our tasks. That said, we wanted to reach out to all our loyal fans and see if any of you want to help us out. Here are our immediate volunteer needs.

Set Up/Tear Down Crew
We need volunteers to help set up and tear down the market equipment for every market. It’s not a glamorous job, but you will be greatly appreciated by the market managers.

Hours:
Second and fourth Saturdays through December.
Shift 1: 6:30 am to 8:00 am
Shift 2: 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm

We plan to have several volunteers trained for this position so only 2-3 people will be needed for each shift. Interested? Please contact mary@whiterocklocalmarket.com.

Music Coordinator
We are looking for someone to find musicians who want to perform at a family friendly farmers market. Musical acts are needed for the second and fourth Saturdays, June through December 2011, 10 am to 1 pm.

We are not able to pay musicians to perform, but the music coordinator could be proactive in finding sponsors to donate equipment and help pay musicians. Interested? Please contact mary@whiterocklocalmarket.com.

April 11, 2011 at 6:19 pm Leave a comment


Upcoming Markets and Events!

WRLM is on a break until March 2013.

Stay tuned for updates on our new schedule....

Love Your Farmer Volunteer Days

Send an email to info@whiterocklocalmarket.com for information about future Love Your Farmer volunteer days.

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