COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKETS
For the 2018 growing season, I'm managing the Ponce City Farmers Market, a market of the non-profit Community Farmers Markets.
The mission of Community Farmers Markets is to develop a local food infrastructure for long term sustainability and meaningful community impact. Our purpose is to preserve, root, and grow a diverse local food culture by maintaining an authentic space for all people to share community, fair food, and healthy lifestyles while providing a sustainable living for producers who steward the earth.
As a reflection of this mission, my job includes more outreach and community work than merely event management and marketing. Thanks to the structure of CFM and my proximity to the organization in Atlanta, I've been able to visit our participating farms, attend community meetings, and table at local events.
roswell farmers and artisans market
I managed the Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market in Roswell, Georgia for the 2017 season. We opened each Saturday from April to October. As manager, I coordinated the vendors, events, and logistics of a weekly seasonal market. I created and maintained RFAM's marketing and perform community and government outreach. My job was to support local farmers, artisans, and the public by facilitating a local food economy. Coordinating social media marketing meant being a photographer, graphic designer, and copywriter, all rolled into one. A sample Instagram post on the left, an event ad I designed on the right.