Subcommittees and Volunteer Jobs

Don’t see a subcommittee or job that you think we ought to have, or do you have an idea to bring to our table? We’d love to hear about it!

 

2017 Subcommittee Descriptions

New Vendor Approval: review and consider new applications, govern new products and re-sale

Site Visits: visit farms and business operations of approved vendors (weekdays, as needed)

Farm to Table Dinner: assist with organizing and hosting annual FTT Dinner fundraiser

New Program Steering- Vendor Council: establish guidelines and best practices for new program

Vendor Coaching: establish guidelines and best practices for vendor coaching, active vendor coaching and communicating

Marketing and Advertising: advice committee on marketing strategy, work with manager and city liaison to implement

Special Events: Organize and plan annual special events, and proposal and logistics planning of new special events.

 

Committee Member Volunteer Job Descriptions

Volunteer Organizer (filled): Assists with organizing and communicating with volunteers.  Manages the volunteer@coppellfarmersmarket.org email account, maintains volunteer and committee member contact lists, schedules Market Day and special event volunteers, facilitates inclusion of new volunteers

Non-Profit Booth Organizer (filled): The CFM offers one booth space to Coppell-Based 501(c)(3) non- profit organizations. This organizer schedules participants via email and maintains a calendar.

 

Band Coordinator (filled): Schedules musicians to play on market days and manages the market’s live music budget.

Chef Demo Coordinator (filled): The CFM hosts four chef demos each year to teach consumers how to use or cook with farmers market products. This coordinator recruits participating chefs, shares chef demo info with the marketing committee, assists chefs with their grocery needs, and facilitates the demonstration.  

Garden Educator (filled): The CFM Learning Garden is a children’s education garden located at the farmers market. A garden meetup for kids, called What’s Growing, takes place every  market day at 10:30. The meetup lasts about 10 minutes and involves a garden walk-thru and veggie taste testing. The class is often expanded to include story time, or a planting or craft activity. Garden educators will lead garden time and accompanying activities at least 3 times per year, but can teach as frequently as they like. They should be experienced educators with a passion for outdoor education, gardening, community, agriculture, or local food.

Writer: A major piece of the CFM mission is education. We fulfill this in part by writing short educational articles that are published in local newspapers, in our newsletters, and on social media. If you’re a writer, or have a love for local food education, this is a great opportunity for you to become involved.

 


Market Day Hospitality and Information Booth

Committee members serve at the information/hospitality booth as available. Two hour shifts. Responsibilities: set up and take down of hospitality table, replenish coffee/water  supplies as needed, make coffee, recruit signups for email newsletter list, answer visitor inquiries, handout bags and freebies, run beverages to vendors.

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