Farmer's Market Manager

By: Hunter Bowman

Environmental Relationship between the Environment and Job

This job protects the Earth's natural resources. By buying local you don't have to pay extra to ship the product, lowering the price. Plus you don't have to worry about using a lot of fossil fuels to move the product. The atmosphere and the Earth will thank you for buying local at your Farmers Market.

The salary of a Farmer's Market Manager is $40,000 to $45,000 a year.

A Farmer's Market Manager's job duties.

You have to run and organize the farmer's markets. Also, you must interview and evaluate all the buisnesses that want to be in the market every year. The buisnesses also have to get checked by the manager to make sure that they have the highest quality food. The facilities have to be checked to make sure that they are really growing the food fresh, not just ording it from a company.

The Advantages and Disadvantages

There many good things about being a Farmer's Market Manager. First, you get to meet all the local vendors. Next, you can talk to all the people that come to the markets and get feed back to make the next markets better. To go along with all of the advantages there are some disadvantages too. One bad thing about this job is that you have to evaluate and choose what buisnesses you want at the markets.

You need a bachelors degree in Agriculture and go through a full Culinary school. Resteraunt experience is highly valued too.

Facts about a Farmer's Market.

Farmer's Markets have no middleman to raise prices. The Product goes from the farm to the consumer. Also, there is entertainment and music at many markets. Even at the Pulaski Farmer's Market they have 30+ vendors!