Come See Us Every Week!

CaptureThe grand opening of Northeast Farmers’ Market went well! Luckily, it didn’t rain! Nearly 200 customers showed up to celebrate the first market with us.

But, don’t forget that you can visit us every week on Thursdays, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the same location: 3001 Independence Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124.

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Grand Opening

Northeast Farmers’ Market ​opens on Thursday, June 4!

Come join us from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. to buy fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, milk, meat, bread, tamales, coffee, crafts and more!

Location: 3001 Independence Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124

Map of Market

Independence Avenue Community Improvement District​ will be doing a ribbon cutting at the beginning to celebrate the inaugural market.

In addition to our regular food vendors, we will have community organizations and entertainers with tents set up.

KCUMB’s Score 1 for Health will have information for customers about nutrition and healthy food. MU Extension will be offering samples of vendors’ produce. BikeWalkKC will offer minor bike repair and education.

Parents, bring your kids while you do some shopping! Scott “Rex” Hobart will be playing live acoustic music. Magician/juggler Mike Morales will provide entertainment. And local artists will be doing face painting for kids.

For more information about the Grand Opening and Northeast Farmers’ Market, like us on facebook: facebook.com/NEKCFarmersMarket

And follow us on Instagram for pictures of the market and our vendors: NortheastFarmersMarket

We are hiring a MARKET MANAGER for 2015!

Northeast Farmers’ Market is seeking a part-time Market Manager to oversee the week-to-week operations of the market.

Duties

  • Setting up and tearing down market tables and tents
  • Staffing information table, redeeming SNAP vouchers, conducting Debit card transactions
  • Communicating weekly with vendors and market developer about trends and any issues
  • Working with market developer to publicize the market
  • Enforcing market guidelines
  • Keep track of market data (e.g. number of customers each week, vendor sales, weather conditions, customer surveys, SNAP data, etc.)
  • Directing volunteers
  • Putting out and collecting signage before and after market
  • Collecting vendor fees

Hours

Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and 3 additional hours each week (flexible), from May 25 to October 9.

Location

3001 Independence Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124

Compensation

$15/hour, 8 hours per week for 20 weeks ($2400 total for the whole season)

Qualifications

  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable working with diverse group of vendors and customers
  • Commitment to local food and expanding healthy food access in Northeast KCMO
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills
  • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred

Please send resume and cover letter to NortheastFarmersMarket@gmail.com by May 10, 2015.

Last Chance to Donate to Our Crowd-funding Campaign!

The fundraising campaign for Northeast Farmers’ Market ends in a few days! This is one last push to convince residents why they should invest in this project!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/northeast-farmers-market/x/8970561

Farmers’ markets are an effective way to create a flurry of economic activity with very little input. We set up a few tents; families get the nourishing food they need to be healthy and productive; farmers get income from selling their produce; and nearby businesses benefit from the added foot-traffic that the market creates. 12 vendors have already committed to selling at the market in 2015 and Beans&Greens has provided us with $1500 to match customers’ EBT/SNAP dollars!! All we have to do to make this market a success is raise a little more money so we can pay a market manager and buy a few tents/tables/chairs.

If you care about improving the quality of life for residents in Northeast, this should be a project you support! PLEASE DONATE TODAY!

And thank you to the generous people who have already donated J

P.S. Did I mention that the Missouri legislature passed a bill recently that exempts vendors at farmers’ market from collecting food sales tax?! NO SALES TAX + DOUBLE EBT/SNAP = VERY AFFORDABLE (local) FOOD (only at Northeast Farmers’ Market this summer!!!!!)

Indiegogo Crowd-Funding Campaign

Hello Friends and Residents of Northeast KCMO!

Northeast Farmers’ Market is happy to announce that we will be launching a crowd-funding campaign through Indiegogo on Monday, February 16, 2015.

This is to raise money to get the first year of the market off to a good start. We will need funding to purchase farmers’ market insurance, tents, tables, rent the parking lot, and pay a market manager.

While we ultimately plan for the market to be financially sustainable through the collection of vendor fees, our first year requires that we attract new vendors by enticing them with low vendor fees. Therefore, we need some extra help through donations to pay for the things mentioned above that are vital to the market’s function.

Please visit http://igg.me/at/NortheastFarmersMarket to make a contribution!

You may be rewarded with great perks like free tote bags, unique recipes, or a box of food from the market delivered to your door!