Volunteer

The Morton Grove Farmers’ Market is a wonderful place to meet fellow Morton Grovers every Saturday morning.  

20140704MGFMParade1Farmers’ Market Volunteers proudly display the Morton Grove Farmers’ Market banner at the Fourth of July Parade along Dempster Street in Morton Grove.

The Market is run by a hard working team of Farmers’ Market Committee Members and Volunteers.  

If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail Volunteer Coordinator Lorri at volunteer @mgfarmersmarket.com.   

MGFMVolunteersWe are looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers to help staff the shifts at the Market throughout the season:

  1. Photographer/Videographer:  Everyone feel free to take photos and videos of your favorite vendors, products, and volunteers. Please e-mail the files to elaine @mgfarmersmarket.com or post them on the MGFM Facebook page!  If you would like a photo credit, please let us know exactly how you would like to be listed.
  2. Market Set Up – 6:30am – 8:00am: Unload the storage shed. Set up tents, tables, and chairs. Put up signs along Dempster St. Set up electrical cords, including “Asparaguy.” Greet and direct vendors, help vendors unload if needed.
  3. Kiddie Corner, Shift 1 – 7:45am – 10:00am:  Set up Kiddie Corner by putting out bins of toys, crafts, books, carpet, etc. Assist children and parents with crafts and activities. Read stories aloud. *This is NOT a babysitting service. Unattended children are not allowed.
  4. Welcome Booth, Shift 1 – 7:45am – 10:00am:  Walk the market to familiarize yourself with the day’s vendors. Set up the Welcome Booth. Welcome customers and vendors with a GREAT attitude:
    1. GReet
    2. Engage
    3. Ask / Offer
    4. Thank

    Answer questions or direct them to the Manager on Duty. Encourage people to sign up for the free weekly drawing. Sell t-shirts, reusable market bags, and other MGFM merchandise. Check out wagons (free with ID).

  5. Kiddie Corner, Shift 2 – 10:00am – 12:15pm:  Assist children and parents with crafts and activities. Read stories aloud. Pack up Kiddie Corner by putting away toys, crafts, books, etc. Return bins, carpet, etc. to the proper shed. *This is NOT a babysitting service. Unattended children are not allowed.
  6. Welcome Booth, Shift 2 – 10:00am – 12:15pm:Walk the market to familiarize yourself with the day’s vendors. Set up the Welcome Booth. Welcome customers and vendors with a GREAT attitude:
    1. GReet
    2. Engage
    3. Ask / Offer
    4. Thank

    Answer questions or direct them to the Manager on Duty. Encourage people to sign up for the free weekly drawing. Sell t-shirts, reusable market bags, and other MGFM merchandise. Check out wagons (free with ID).  Collect items for weekly giveaway basket from vendors. Assist Manager on Duty in exchanging Market Bucks with vendors (exchange cash from cashbox, enter transactions in log book).  Pack up the Welcome Booth.

  7. Clean Up – 12:00pm – 1:00pm:  Put away tents, weights, tables, chairs, signs, electrical cords, traffic barricades, “Asparaguy,” etc. Assist Manager on Duty and vendors as needed. Ensure that the Market site is clean and secure.

If you would like to sign up for a shift, please e-mail Volunteer Coordinator Lorri at volunteer @mgfarmersmarket.com.   

We would be happy to write community service letters upon request.

The regular market season will take place every Saturday morning through early June – mid-October  between 8 am – 12 pm.  We have several festivals planned during the spring, summer and fall.

To see what we have planned for this Saturday, visit our Events page or our Blog.

Questions?

E-mail connect@mgfarmersmarket.com,

call 847-750-MGFM / 847-750-6436,

or fill out the contact form on http://mgfarmersmarket.com/about-us.

Thanks for visiting!  Hope to see you again soon!




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Judy Berg September 19, 2016 at 9:46 am

JUDY BERG RN BSN
(address removed for privacy)
MORTON GROVE, ILLINOIS 60053

September 10, 2016

Dear Farmers Market of Morton Grove,

Just a short note to say thank you for the wonderful bag of goodies I was fortunate to have won through the raffle you sponsored on Saturday, September 3, 2016. I am extremely grateful for the wonderful assortment of fresh items that filled the huge green bag from the Morton Grove Farmers Market and the vendors who participated in choosing the items for me.
Not only did I help the Garden Club of Morton Grove at their table at the market this Saturday September 10, I had the best morning talking to the customers, the vendors, listening and clapping to the music and enjoying the balloon making antics of the “balloon girl” and all the joy she gave to the smallest of customers that came with their parents and grandparents! In spite of the drizzle and the wind the many people that came to your market had many stories that they were eager to share and participated in the laughter of the morning.

Thank you Peggy, Elaine and Rich, (just to mention a few) and the many volunteers who put together this event week after week and serve the public in such a friendly and welcoming way. I spoke to many people who were not from Morton Grove, and every one of them smiled and appeared to enjoy the morning in spite of the rain.

I have been blessed by your generosity,

Judy Berg

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Elaine September 19, 2016 at 10:13 am

Thank you so much, Judy! It was our pleasure to have you and the Garden Club at our Market. We just loved your positive energy that morning. I will pass along your letter to the MGFM Steering Committee as well as our vendors via e-mail and Facebook. We look forward to having you back anytime!

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