Job Description – Market Promotional Events Coordinator

Job Description:  Field to Table (FTT) is looking for an individual to work with several of our Farmers Markets to develop, plan and manage promotional events / activities.   Promotional events would be carried out at the market location and may be associated with the time of year (i.e. spring strawberry festival, July 4th holiday, etc.), educational in nature (i.e. health awareness, farming, etc.), or be focused on particular demographic groups (i.e. children, Federal Employees, etc.).  

The individual would be expected to meet with the market managers to develop a plan of events for the season and work to implement the event plan by coordinating with the market manager and outside organizations.  Work would include, but is not limited to:

  • Develop a schedule of events for the year
  • Contact and coordinate with third parties related to the event as needed
  • Work with the specific market managers and community volunteers regarding space, timing, and other logistics
  • Provide on-site, day-of-event support as needed
  • Provide feedback / lessons learned after the conclusion of the event

The ideal candidate would have prior work (volunteer or paid) organizing group activities / promotional events. 

Location of Work / Level of Effort:  Position would be considered a part time consultant.   The planning and development of promotional activities can be done anywhere and working hours would be flexible.   The events would take place at the market location, on Saturday or Sunday morning (dependent on the market).   Workload in 2019 would involve 12 – 15 events over the course of six months (May through October) with the assumption that the level of effort for each event would be roughly 8 – 10 hours. 

Pay:   $20 – 25 / hour depending on experience

About Field to Table (FTT):  FTT is an Arlington-based, non-profit organization dedicated to building communities throughout Northern Virginia through the encouragement of healthy eating. The organization is part of the nationwide “locavore” movement, which encourages people to reestablish their relationship with the land and purchase from local farmers and food preparers. The emphasis is on nutrition, taste, quality and freshness in what we buy, not on the misguided values of mass production, long shelf life, and long-distance transportation that drive so much of what is sold as food in the United States. FTT table currently manages four different Farmers Markets, Westover Farmers Market – the organization’s original market, Fairlington Farmers Market in South Arlington, the Marymount Farmers Market on the main campus of Marymount University, and the Lubber Run Market at Barrett Elementary School.

Contact:  Ted Stump, theodore.m.stump@gmail.com or 571-213-6847

WFM Raffle – Spooky Edition

The final Westover Farmers Market raffle of the season will take place this Sunday, October 30.  As usual, purchase at least $5 in goods at any booth and receive a raffle ticket. Write your name and number on the ticket and deposit it in the bin at the WFM tent. Drawings will be held every 30 minutes.

But wait! Kids who come dressed in Halloween attire will get extra tickets and there will be a few (scarily good?) prizes for best costumes. A ghoulish time for all – see you at the market.

Cherries and berries

We’re in the early summer season when soft fruits appear in the market. The bountiful strawberry crop of the past several weeks is ending. But blackberries, raspberries, cherries and other berries are taking their place in the farmers’ stands. And there is the possibility of a few early peaches! Recommend you visit the Westover Farmers Market early Sunday to have the best selection of seasonal fruits.

Memorial Day Market

For those of you staycationing this Memorial Day, come on down to the market to sample the latest in whats fresh and good. We’ll be there, 8 am to noon, enjoying the arrival of summer.

Strawberries and Asparagus

Its fresh, its here, so come down and get some! Can’t ask for better produce to start the season.

In case the weather confused you about the “summer” market opening last week, come celebrate tomorrow at WFM, 8 am to noon. While you’re making the rounds, check out two of the new vendors joining us for the summer: Twogoodavocados and Bonita Woods Wellness Institute.

See you at the market.

WFM Closed for Easter

The Westover Farmers Market will not take place on Sunday, March 27. We wish all a very happy Easter. And for those looking for some entertainment, on Saturday March 26 the annual Westover Easter Egg Hunt and associated festivities will take place behind the Reed School at 10:30 am. Guaranteed fun for the whole family. See you back at the market next on April 3.