The Goshen Market Foundation and The Land of Goshen Community Market offer volunteer opportunities focused on bringing communities access to local, healthy, sustainably-sourced food.
Farmers Market Set-up and Tear Down
The market needs help with the weekly set-up and tear down of tents, signage, and electricity to ensure the market is a successful, safe environment for all. This volunteer opportunity is available 24 weeks of the summer/fall market season. Set up 7:00am – 8:00am. Tear down 12:00pm – 1:00pm.
The Goshen Market Foundation has implemented a Double Value Coupon incentive program for Illinois SNAP/Link (food stamp) customers in partnership with the Link Up Illinois program supported by the Illinois Farmers Market Association, Experimental Station, and Wholesome Wave. In a nutshell, the Link Up Illinois incentive enables Link card users to double the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables they can purchase. For example, if a customer deducts $10 from his/her Link card at the Goshen Market, he/she will be given $20 in market tokens (sold at our information tent every Saturday) to buy additional fresh produce, with a matching limit of $25. Volunteers will work at the Information Booth throughout the 24-Week Market season. Opportunities also include greeting customers, counting customers, and completing produce reports.
Food navigators hold demonstrations, reach out to community organizations to teach about local food, and help market shoppers make the most from their produce. Opportunities vary.
Beet Box Support
We frequently need volunteers to transport produce from area gardens to our Beet Box loading site. We also need a second person to support drivers on our weekly routes.
If you’d like to participate, please fill out the contact form below!