Organization Profile: SFU Pocket Farmers Market

Organization Profile: SFU Pocket Farmers Market

By: Laura Thornborough | SFU Alumni
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SFU staff and volunteers are putting in hours every week to bring the SFU community a sustainable, cost-effective and healthy farmers market that is conveniently located at Cornerstone on the east side of SFU’s campus.  Every Wednesday from 12pm-6pm, University residents and SFU students, faculty and staff can buy various local and organic foods that include fruits, vegetables, bread, preserves and eggs, among other items.

Alana Thebault, Market Manager and Harvest Box Co-ordinator described volunteering at the Pocket Farmers Market. as a “fun and active opportunity” that allows volunteers to feel they are taking part in making their community a more sustainable place.

If SFU community members prefer, they can pre-order seasonal fruits and vegetables through the SFU Harvest Box for only $8.50!  There is an online shopping cart on the Local Food Project website; all you have to do is order online by the cut-off date and pick up your order at the AQ on the pickup date specified when you order.

To see what volunteer opportunities are available for the Pocket Farmers Market project, simply go to their webpage and click on the ‘What’s New‘ tab.  Scroll down and you will find detailed information on volunteer positions.  It’s also a good idea to click on the link to the volunteer descriptions; the description details the exact positions available and how to apply.

Check out the SFU Local Food Project Website @ http://sfulocalfood.ca/pocket-farmers-market and contact Alana at pocketmarket@sfulocalfood.ca for volunteer opportunities specific to the Pocket Farmers Market.

- By Laura Thornborough, SFU Alumni

Posted on June 11, 2009