SFC Farmers’ Market Associate Backup

Spend the morning outside eating delicious food, engaging in conversation with your neighbors, and helping farmers and ranchers make a living at the SFC Farmers' Markets. It is also an immense responsibility: without the farmers market, dozens of ranchers, farmers and local businesses would go under, and tens of thousands of our neighbors would lose the place where they get food and build community.

Being an exceptional crewmember requires being equal parts salesman, firefighter, powerlifter, and cheerleader. Market Associate Backups are expected to assist with midmarket task execution in addition to the setup and breakdown of the market.

Hours: Part Time, 16 - 32 hours per month, Saturdays 7 am-3 pm, Rain or Shine

Essential Duties and Expectations

  • Set up market equipment: tables, chairs, electrical cables, tents, weights, and other equipment as needed
  • Execute midmarket programming: assist with product sampling, conduct customer counts, run kids activities, assist with larger event day logistics
  • Deploy market signage, both internal and external to the market site
  • Maintain and clean equipment as needed
  • Assist vendors with a variety of tasks, as requested
  • Represent SFC professionally with vendors, customers, and volunteers
  • Break down market at the close of market day
  • Consistently collect accurate vendor fees, market scrip, and estimates
  • Act as an advocate for SFC’s work
  • Dress in uniform: wear a marigold bandana as a headpiece, neckerchief, or armband to in stand out from the crowd as a member of the market crew
  • Other midweek tasks as available


  • Regular and reliable availability on Saturdays
  • Current Food Handler Certificate (or ability to obtain certification in 14 days after hire)
  • Able to safely lift 50+ pounds
  • Able to interact with vendors and customers in a positive and professional manner
  • Able to deescalate tense situations
  • Available for mandatory crew meetings, held once every 3 months after markets
  • Good team ethic and sense of humor
  • Bilingual Spanish/English speaker preferred, but not required
  • Occasional midweek availability preferred, but not required

To Apply

Please email your interest and qualifications to FarmersMarket@sustainablefoodcenter.org