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Needed: Market Volunteers
Organization: Cabbagetown Farmers Market
Location: Riverdale West Park, Toronto, Ontario

Join the Cabbagetown Farmers Market crew!

Are you passionate about sustainable living and community engagement? Do you enjoy the outdoors and want to learn more about the journey of food from farm to table? The Cabbagetown Farmers’ Market invites you to become a vital part of our 2024 market season, offering a unique opportunity to connect with local farmers and artisans.

Market Overview

Nestled in the heart of downtown Toronto, near the charming intersection of Winchester and Sumach streets and adjacent to the scenic Riverdale Farm, our market boasts an array of local produce and handcrafted goods. Operating every Tuesday from 3 PM to 7 PM, our season spans from May 14th to October 22nd, ensuring our commitment to the community takes place rain or shine.

Volunteer Roles

We are thrilled to offer three dynamic volunteer opportunities tailored to different interests and skills:

1. Market Set-up (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM)

  •  Facilitate vendors with transporting goods and setting up stalls.
  • Coordinate with the market manager for efficient placement and setup of market essentials.
  • Note: This role involves some physical activity.

2. Market Takedown (6:45 PM – 7:45 PM)

  • Assist vendors with booth disassembly and transportation of goods.
  • Help the market manager with packing and storing market supplies.
  • Note: This role requires some physical effort.

3. Market Support (3 PM – 7 PM)

  • Be the face of the market by staffing the information booth.
  • Engage in promotional activities, assist with food donations, and conduct customer surveys.

Who Can Volunteer?

  • No previous experience with farmers markets necessary.
  • Must be punctual, reliable, and notify the market manager of any schedule changes.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must.
  • Comfortable working outdoors, regardless of weather conditions.

How to Apply

Interested in making a difference in your community while gaining invaluable experience? Email Ellie at with the subject “Cabbagetown Farmers Market Volunteer”. Please include your reasons for wanting to volunteer, your availability, and your preferred volunteer role(s). Please indicate you saw this posting at

Join us in fostering a thriving local food community at the Cabbagetown Farmers Market. We can’t wait to welcome you to our team!




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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 18 2024    ID: 70654