Join us for the May Scramble

McAllister80010Join us this Thursday, May 21, 8am at Nunyuns Bakery & Cafe (139 N Champlain St.) for our monthly Scramble. Our speaker this month is Brian Pine, local O.N.E. historian, who will speak about how our neighborhoods looked many years ago and how that affected how it looks today. Bring your questions or just come in to learn a thing or two.

We meet on the Third Thursday of each month at Nunyuns and feature a speaker who is doing something positive and interesting in the Old North End. We welcome all who are interested in helping maintain a sustainable mix of business and residential community in our part of the city.

See you around the neighborhood!

The Day in the Dirt with Vt Community Garden Network was a great success!

The third annual Day in the Dirt on Saturday, May 9, 2015 was a tremendous success!

More than 160 volunteers gave local community and school gardens all over Burlington a spring boost and had a great time, too. Presented in partnership with Gardener’s Supply, Burlington Parks Recreation & Waterfront, UVM’s Department of Community Development & Applied Economics, Green Mountain Compost, the Intervale Center, and a host of local businesses, the event brings new life to sites that are essential to feeding our community.


Seeking manager for the Old North End Farmer’s Market

Tuesdays, 3:00-6:30, June-October. The manager does not need to be at the market for the entire time but needs to check in each market and needs to be available for set up and break down. Additional hours required during the off-season. Candidate must be committed to maintaining and building upon the mission and spirit of the ONEFM.

Located in the heart of the Old North End, the ONE Farmers’ Market has been operating for 20 years. The market has always been committed to providing healthy food to the neighborhood at affordable prices. Our market is one of the highest recipients of Farm to Family coupons, federal and state funded coupons for fresh food for low-income Vermonters, and we were one of the first Farmers’ Markets to pilot EBT sales. Vendor costs are kept low so that smaller businesses can get a start at the market without a lot of overhead. In addition to several vegetable vendors, there are baked goods, preserved foods, and prepared foods, all of which are a celebration of the diversity and vitality of the Old North End.

General Responsibilities
Manage the vendors and the governance of the Old North End Market. Organize vendor meetings and work with vendors to recruit, accept, or decline vendors and set vendor fees. Work as the liaison to the city, the state, NOFA, insurance agent, City Market, etc. Keep market materials at your home and bring them to the market. Coordinate volunteer to staff the EBT machine at the market. Recruit and organize volunteers. Coordinate annual spring door-to-door flyering, neighborhood postering, and social networking.

Financial Responsibilities
Each week, collect coupons and tokens from vendors, and write reimbursement checks to vendors. Be the point person between the state and vendors for coupons and tokens. Keep weekly records of various financial data. Draft and manage the budget and the checking account, including paying bills and filing taxes. Help coordinate fundraising to cover market expenses and manager wage.
$18 an hour with a cap of $1200 for the season and at least 5 months of member hours at City Market for a 12% discount.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and three references by March 2

The ONE Arts Collective is Here!

We’re excited to announce that the ONE Arts Collective is opening their ONE Arts Center, and we encourage everyone to go check it out!

Sunday, Sept 21st from noon until 5. Open house at the new ONE Arts Center at 72 North Champlain St (corner of Peru and N. Champ.) Parking available at the Sustainability Academy.

Our open house will include an art auction to buy much needed supplies, an exhibition of our artists, children’s activities, short performance works, and a chance to meet our instructors and sign up for October’s classes. Have a mimosa and check out the new space!

The ONE Arts Center provides a creative resource space for the community and encourages an atmosphere of exploration and inquiry for all ages. This is an art space for people to get to know and support each other, to share ideas and resources, and to practice radical, joyful creativity.

The Art Center currently offers daytime and evening high quality arts programming for both children and adults. We curate a monthly art show at the Center, offer monthly critique times for artists, and sell the work of local artists from our storefront. The Center strives to cultivate a welcoming, inclusive community that appreciates art and supports its artists.

Please check out over the next couple weeks as more classes and workshops are added for fall!

Looking for retail space in the O.N.E.?

There are 2 retail listings in the ONE right now. Both are approximately 1,500 SF of ground floor retail space with additional basement storage. One listing is at 200 North Street (corner of Elmwood Ave). The other is at 260 North Winooski Avenue. Click here to view the listing info for 200 North Street. We’ll share the info. for 260 North Winooski as soon as it’s available.