FARMERS MARKET MANAGER WANTED

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 tooldnorthendfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Febrrrrrrruary Scramble (Bundle up)

Join us on Thursday, February 19th at 8am at Nunyuns Bakery & Café, 139 North Champlain St. for our monthly “Scramble”. This is a networking event for Old North End businesspeople, nonprofits and artists to get together and talk about what’s going on in the neighborhood.

Our speaker this month is Christine Hill, the Executive Director for Bike Recycle Vermont. She’ll give us the lowdown on BRV’s recent purchase of Old Spokes Home, their plans for the future and how community members can get involved with Bike Recycle Vermont.
As usual, grab some breakfast and join us at the big table. When you order, let them know that you’re with the ONEABN and we’ll buy your coffee!
See you around the neighborhood.

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 ONEArtsCenter.com 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.