Ever wondered what it would be like to volunteer at a farmers market? Mercer Island Farmers Market only happens because of volunteers like YOU who donate a few hours of their time to set up, take down, and take on all sorts of other jobs, like floating, counting, flagging and controlling.
I used to be a flag girl in high school (officially known as color guard, which is the only thing that could possibly improve the Mercer Island High School Marching Band, but I digress), and I can count, and my children will attest to my controlling nature. I bet I’d be a swell market volunteer! But I don’t know how to float, so I guess I’ll need to go the training. Come join me!
Volunteer Training and Information meetings are next week at the Mercer Island Library, conveniently scheduled for next Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.
Market experts will teach you what is required to act as a floater, a flagger, a street controller, a counter and a general booth volunteer. (Flagging and street control need to be at least 18 years old.) Bring your calendar, so that you can see the available openings, and sign up. Special tasting treats for all who attend!
Questions? Contact Tanya Bednarski, firstname.lastname@example.org