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The Columbia Heights Farmers Market is recruiting new volunteers! The market is one of the largest in Washington, DC, and volunteers help with market operations, particularly with the administration of the matching funds programs for Farmers Market customers who receive WIC, SNAP, and other nutrition assistance benefits. Being involved with the Columbia Heights Farmers Market requires only a few hours per month and is a great way to get involved in the local community. Spanish speakers are especially needed. Interested volunteers are invited to our pre-season training session on Sunday, April 12 at 5:30 pm at the Park Triangle Apartments Community Room (2nd Floor), 1375 Kenyon St NW. For more information, please email [email protected].
We are Ross + Leah, two Petworth residents with a passion for delicious, fresh produce. In addition to living and working in DC, we also have a small, certified naturally grown farm just 30 miles south of DC in Southern Maryland along the banks of the Patuxent River. Sign up is now live for our 2015 CSA: Join Our CSA today.
Our farm focuses on providing DC residents (including our Petworth neighbors) with fresh, delicious, and nutrient dense produce. We have a number of CSA options available. Pickup is in Petworth each week, and we also offer delivery for a small fee.
Love + Veggies,
Ross + Leah
Calling All Prospective Volunteers!
Want to meet new friends and help make healthy food available to everyone in the Columbia Heights community? Then come join us as a volunteer for the 2014 Columbia Heights Community Marketplace season!
As we gear up for the opening of market season, we are looking for new volunteers to help us run the farmers market each Saturday. Market volunteers spend the majority of their time helping to administer our matching dollars program for recipients of SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), WIC, and other federal nutrition programs. The program allows us to match spending of federal nutrition programs up to $10, so that when a person spends $10 of their benefit, they receive an additional $10 to spend. This is beneficial both for the customer and for the vendors at the market. Additional volunteer responsibilities include set up and tear down, conducting customer surveys, helping vendors staff stalls, conducting community outreach, and other miscellaneous tasks. Volunteers are asked to commit to 1 or more 3 hour shifts, either 8 am-11 am or 11 am- 2 pm, per month. We are especially in need of *fluent* Spanish speaking volunteers.
If you have an additional specialized skill to offer that doesn’t fit in the above, such as fundraising or marketing, also let us know; there are many other ways to get involved.
Interested volunteers are invited to our pre-season training session on Sunday, April 6 at 5 pm at the Park Triangle Apartments Community Room (2nd Floor), 1375 Kenyon St NW.
This will include a general information session about the market as well as a brief orientation about volunteer duties, and will last around an hour. Snacks and drinks will be provided. If you are interested in attending, please send your RSVP to [email protected]. You may also reply to this address if you are interested in volunteering but cannot make the orientation session.
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Columbia Heights Community Marketplace
In the next month, the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace is looking to raise $2500 to give neighborhood families most in need a happier and healthier Thanksgiving – by shopping for their Thanksgiving dinner at the Columbia Heights farmers market.
The market gives out thousands of dollars every year in matching funds for people shopping at the market using nutritional assistance programs. But the demand always exceeds its ability to provide these funds, and this year the money ran out earlier than ever. $2,500 will give 50 families in need $50 to spend at the market on their Thanksgiving dinner.
A bonus is that the money will go directly to the farmers and small businesses that make the market so special.
You can help by donating here:
And please spread the word by telling your friends and neighbors about this worthy effort to help your neighbors enjoy a Farmers Market Thanksgiving.
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