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Our farmers market vendors are responsible for selling mushrooms and mushroom foods at the summer Mill City Farmers Market. MCFM happens every Saturday morning during the summer. Others will do prep to get things ready for the market, but vendor will also be solely responsible for setting up and breaking down booth, and transporting booth supplies to and from the market.
The work: Vendor will pick up market van and booth supplies in south Minneapolis, transport it to the Mill City Farmers Market, unpack and set up our booth, actively sell mushrooms and butters/spreads during the market, break down and repack materials, and return them to storage. Work during the market includes answering questions about the farm, accepting payment, and recording inventory and sales.
Hours: Markets are from 8am through 1pm for Mill City, with an hour or two required on either end to transport materials to and from the market and to set up and break down the booth.
Duration: All Saturdays from May 1st through October 30th. See our Events calendar for the confirmed dates of the market, though some may be added later.
Compensation: $12 to $13 per hour. You will also get a regular supply of free mushrooms, and a vendor discount on mushrooms and other market products.
Work Location: The Mill City Farmers Market is located next to the Guthrie Theater and Mill City Museum in Minneapolis – at 704 S 2nd St. The pickup location for our van and market materials is in the Powderhorn neighborhood, just 5 minutes or so south of downtown.
Selection Criteria: Candidates should have some experience and/or talent in retail sales such as at a restaurant, coffee shop, or store. We’re looking for someone who is dependable, careful, and enthusiastic about food and farmers markets. We expect vendor to make at least one trip to the farm to get a training/tour of our production and methods.
Farmers market team: We prep for the market at the farm, and we’d like to hire two vendors this season to either take turns, or so that one can fill in for the primary market vendor. Due to Covid-19, traffic at the market has been slower, so each vendor works the market on his/her own.
Application deadline: We will hire as soon as we find the right people.
Application Details: Please email Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of why you’re interested in the position. I’d also like to see a resume and at least one professional and one personal reference.
Thanks for your interest in our farmers market vendor position!