August 20, 2015 Vol 10, Issue 27
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Market Updates
With the berry season arriving early this summer, we won't have too many more weeks of abundant berries... so come on by the market to stock up! Berries are perfect for freezing and enjoying all winter long in smoothies, pies, crisps, and more!

This week we'll be joined by occasional vendors Oregon Brineworks and House Spirits Distillery. Dragonfly Forge will also be on hand to sharpen your knives! Nature's Best Honey will be taking a week off, but will be back next week.   
 
Only a couple more weeks to enter HFM's annual photo contest!!! You can enter your beautiful photos simply by posting them on Instagram with the hashtag #hfmphotocontest. You can find the contest rules on the right sidebar of this newsletter, as well as here. First prize is $20  in farmers market tokens!
 

See you at the market!

HFM is Hiring!
The Market Manager works with the Board of Directors and other market staff to develop and maintain the Hollywood Farmers Market and the Lloyd Farmers Market. The primary focus is the vendor programs for both year-round markets, but the Market Manager is also responsible for many administrative duties including office and site management, oversight of the token program and maintaining positive relationships with HFM's vital community partners. The Market Manager also assists with marketing and program development where needed.

Qualifications

The Market Manager must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of partners, including farmers, consumers and community organizations. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and able to work well in groups and independently.

Technical skills, including experience with Excel (or equivalent), WordPress, Constant Contact (or equivalent) is important. Program development and coordination experience is a plus. Experience working in farmers markets is also preferred.

The Market Manager must be willing to work outside in varying weather conditions on market days and have the ability to perform some heavy lifting, squat, reach and perform other physical tasks.

In addition, the Market Manager should possess the following:

Organizational skills - must be detail oriented
Conflict resolution skills
Passion for community-based farmers markets, small farmers and healthy urban neighborhoods
Effective problem-solving skills
Creative thinking
Customer service skills

Duties

During the height of the market season, weekly tasks are typically more prescribed and consistent than during the off-season. In the off-season, the Market Manager, while still managing two year round markets, reports on the previous year activities and begins to plan projects for the future market seasons.

General duties

- Recruit, orient and manage vendors for two year-round markets
Work closely with a Board of Directors. Attend monthly board meeting and committee meetings where appropriate
- Be the primary contact for the HFM organization and provide administrative support for the organization and both markets
- Train, support and supervise the Token Program Coordinator
- Communicate and collaborate with other HFM Staff to coordinate all activities related to the market
- Serve as chair on the Vendor Committee
- Maintain complete files and databases for vendors, entertainers, community partners, etc.
- Maintain vendor relations, both with the market and the community
- Enforce market policy
- Assist Development Committee as needed with program development, grant applications and community partnership opportunities
- Assist with the creation of marketing material and outreach as needed.
Represent HFM/LFM at the Annual Market Manager's Forum and Farm Direct Marketing Conference and other outside meetings as appropriate.

Hours and pay schedule

The starting salary for this position is $32,000 and is paid twice a month. Hours per week vary; the Market Manager is expected to be flexible in this regard. In general, however, approximately 40 hours per week are anticipated, with slightly more during the regular market season (May through November) and slightly fewer during the remaining months of the year. The Market Manager must be available to work the hours that the markets are open, including all Saturdays during the regular market season, the first and third Saturdays of each month from December through April, and every Tuesday year round. The Market Manager provides supervision for seasonal hourly staff and interns where appropriate. This position reports directly to the Board's Staff Committee, who manage all salaried staff and provide support for hourly staff management.

Required certifications/licenses:

This position requires a valid driver's license and a clean driving record.
Valid food handler's license must be obtained within a month of hire.

To apply

Please send a cover letter and resume by email to
Claudia Fabbrini, subject Market Manager Position
staff@hollywoodfarmersmarket.org
Applications due by Monday, August 30th
At the Market
Music: 
Ken West

Community Booths:

Upcoming Events:

HFM Photo Contest
August (all month!)

Face Painting with Crista
Saturday, September 5th and 26th, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Kids' Day
W/ Live music and Kids' Activity: Easy Pickling for Kids!
Saturday, September 12th
HFM Photo Contest Rules
- Photo entries should be posted to Instagram with the hashtag #hfmphotocontest. 

- Photos must be taken at the Hollywood Farmers Market (between NE 44th and 45th Avenues on Hancock Street, Saturdays from 8am to 1pm) during the 2015 season before August 31st.

- By submitting a photo to this contest you agree to grant to Hollywood Farmers Market the right to use your photo freely, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium.

- Staff and board members of the Hollywood Farmers Market are not eligible to enter.

- Winner will receive $20 in Hollywood Farmers Market tokens, runner-up will receive $10 in tokens.

Happy snapping! 
Market Photos





Lloyd Farmers Market
Looking for a market to pick up some midweek groceries?


Tuesdays, 10am - 2pm
Year-round!

www.lloydfarmersmarket.com for more information or to sign up for weekly updates

hfm_map Days:
Every Saturday, April - Thanksgiving
1st & 3rd Saturdays, December - March

Hours:
April - September, 8am - 1pm
October - March, 9am - 1pm

Location:
NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th Avenues (one block South of Sandy Blvd). In the Grocery Outlet parking lot!

For more information, check us out online at www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.

See you Saturday!

Hollywood Farmers Market
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