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It's Time to Get Fresh!

As many of you may know, it's that time of year again: Farmers' Markets are opening for the season! Many of FMFM's managed markets kick off the week of May 24th. Please check the Market listings to find out when your favorite market opens.

FMFM is busy setting a new location for our Framingham market. We feel our new location will be an excellent fit for our farmers and consumers. There are new farmers and vendors we will welcome to market. Check each individual markets' vendor page for more information. We are happy to announce that many of our markets will have more Certified and non-Certified Organic Farmers. We are excited about their addition to market.

At this time, the Democratic National Convention is not slated to disrupt any of our managed markets. We will post any changes, as we are made aware of them. The Boston City Hall farmers' market will not have a farmers' market on 5/31, 9/6, or 10/11 due to holidays.

We're excited and we hope you are too, as it's time to get fresh at your farmers' markets!

Where We Stand… and Where We Will Go

The annual Board of Advisors and Directors Meeting has been scheduled for May 27th at Nahanton Park, 455 Nahanton St., Newton. This dinner meeting is open to all members and begins at 7 PM. Reservation are required for the meal.

The purpose of this meeting is to instruct the Board of Directors regarding the work and programs of the Federation. Major goals of this meeting are to address Fund raising and FMFM's relationships with western Massachusetts' farms and markets.

We encourage you to join the Federation and attend this meeting. For more information, please send us an email.

Market Managers Needed!

FMFM is hiring market managers for its managed markets.

The market manager is responsible for the safe and effective daily operations of the market. The primary skills needed are personal confidence and ability to effectively communicate with a variety of individuals and municipal entities. Fostering community support, promoting the market, and record keeping are the most important overall functions of the manager. Successful managers understand the needs of the groups and individuals they are dealing with and, in conjunction with FMFM staff, will devise and implement solutions to competing needs.

If you are interested in this position or want a full job description, please send us an email.

Years of Effort come to Fruition

A long time in development, FMFM's Director of Market and Community Outreach has finally come into existence. This position will be involved in the betterment of markets. We have just started the hiring process and hope to have a Director of Market and Community Outreach by mid-May.

This job will consist of elements of fund raising, program development, marketing & promotion, and volunteer development. The ideal director must have solid interpersonal skills, be well organized, able to work outdoors, safely lift and carry 50 pounds, and be supportive of local agriculture.

If you are interested in this position or want a full job description, please send us an email.

Working towards a Public Market

FMFM is excited to collaborate with the Boston Public Market Association to work on a temporary public market on Greenway space for this year.

Keep looking to this site for updates.