We are Hiring – Summer Market Assistant

Job Posting: Market Assistant

The Coquitlam Farmers Market invites applications for the Market Assistant position. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Market Assistant is responsible for assisting with the smooth site operation our weekly, outdoor Farmers Market.

On Market Day:
• May – August attends weekly Sunday markets (7am – 2pm);
• Assists with the set up and take-down of the Market, including: putting up directional signs in the
surrounding community, picking up and returning materials and product from storage; setting up
and taking down tents, tables, banners and other Market day materials
• Assists with managing the Information Tent
• Provides Market information to shoppers and vendors
• Positively handles concerns and queries
• Positively represents the Coquitlam Farmers Market Society to the community

Beyond Market Day:
• Assists with general administrative tasks, from home or occasionally from market office in Port Coquitlam
• Attends community events outside of market days
• Assist with newsletters, social media presence and website maintenance
• Work from home office on projects for the season

We are looking for someone who:
• Ideally has knowledge of the local food system, and issues of food security
• Enjoys working in a fast paced environment and being outside in all weather conditions
• Enjoys physical labour and getting their hands dirty
• Has strong time management skills and is detail oriented
• Has excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
• Is self directed, reliable, responsible and flexible
• Can lift up to 10 kgs of equipment
• Holds a valid BC drivers license with a good driving record

Term of Contract:
• May 8 – August 31, 2017, 30 hours per week
• Wage – $13/ hr + 4% vacation pay

Note: This is a Canada Summer Student Grant position – Candidates must be 18 – 35 years of age and attending post secondary school.

Please forward a cover letter and resume, describing how your background/experience meets the above criteria by email to info@makebakegrow.com

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

April 30

This Sunday is our last market in Port Moody for this season! Be sure to stop in and see our vendors for the last time before we move to Coquitlam for the summer. Thanks for a fantastic winter market season, Port Moody!

This Sunday is also Member Appreciation Day! Check out the amazing deals our vendors are offering for Members only this Sunday:

A Bread Affair: $1 Organic Baguette
Alma Valle Jewellery: 10% off on all necklaces
Art Cards by Valerie: Cards for $6.00 (Reg. $7, 2 cards maximum)
BNE-PHOTOS: Items of $100 (Panorama) $10 off and items under $100 (all other products) $5 off
Gesundheit Bakery: $1.00 off a purchase of $5 or more
Jam Shack Preservery: 10% off
Kirina’s Krafts: Buy two of anything get the 3rd half off
Pep Soap: 1 free petite bar (value $5.6) with $20 purchase
Ripple Creek Organic Farm: 25% off leeks
Rockweld Farm: $1 off per lb. on whole birds
Sweet Thea: $2 off any pie
The Magpies Nest: 10% off fashion earrings

Not a member? Sign up at the Market Information Table or online. Memberships are $10 and include an exclusive market bag, access to member only specials the last market of every month and more! Memberships purchased at the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market can be used at our Summer Coquitlam Poirier Street Farmers Market.

Visit our Kids Craft Table to make your own bubble wand! Bend it to whatever shape you can imagine, decorate with beads, and of course, test it out with some bubble solution!

Our musician this week is Barry Wilson.  Barry is a singer/songwriter and plays guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and many more instruments! His music styles ranges from rock to Irish traditional, and everything inbetween!

Vendor list for April 30

See you at the market!

April 23

Join us this Sunday at the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market! With only two markets remaining in Port Moody, be sure to stop in and see us before we make the move to our Poirier Street Market for the summer!

There’s something for everyone from our food trucks, Gypsy Trunk and This Little Piggy.

Bring on the spring flowers! Visit our Kids Craft table to paint some flowers using some ‘unusual’ paintbrushes.

Our musician this week is Ron Forbes-Roberts.  Ron is a fantastic guitar player, and his tunes set the perfect mood for Sunday morning market shopping.

See you at the market!

Vendor List for April 23



Get to Know: REAL MEALS

Real Meals – Written by Anne Ladouceur

Real Meals is a perfect name for the company Sarah began two years ago when her youngest started kindergarten. Until then, she had worked nights and her husband days, but with both boys in school, she was free to become a day person again. From conversations with other parents came the idea for Real Meals.

Parents wanted their families to eat better but there just isn’t enough time, between commuting to work, getting the kids to school and soccer/gymnastics, etc. Sarah had always loved cooking – something she had done with her grandmother growing up. Her idea of a great time is going into the kitchen, throwing on some music and cooking up a storm.

Before launching Real Meals, Sarah worked together with a ‘Chef Consultant’ who helped her tweak the recipies for the dishes she planned on offering.  She was aiming for “good old home-style cooking that was restaurant grade” and clean (certified organic and natural ingredients).

Whether you’re a working parent, a senior living alone, a single professional, or someone who can’t always cook a healthy meal from scratch but wants to avoid processed and chemical filled foods, you’re going to want to try one of Sarah’s real meals. I particularly appreciate the fact that the meals – soups, stews & chilis and casseroles – come in containers that are both microwave and oven save.

Real Meals will be at the Port Moody Farmers Market until the end of April and then again in the Fall.  Find out more, or place an order here: www.eatrealmeals.com

Opening Day – May 7!

Join us as we open our 21st market season on May 7! We’re breaking with tradition this year and opening the weekend before Mother’s Day! This means we’ll be bringing you the very best local produce, baked goods, artisan crafts and more a week early this year!

Be sure to not miss our Official Opening Ceremony with Mayor Richard Stewart at 10am. We’ll also have special kids crafts, great food truck options, and more! Stop in to shop with your favorite returning vendors, and discover some exciting new faces and products!

April 9

Join us this Sunday at the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market! Be sure to visit our vendors both indoors and outdoors.

Come to the market hungry and grab breakfast or lunch from Hunger Management.

We’re starting Easter celebrations at the Kids Craft Table this weekend. Join us to make an adorable set of bunny whiskers!

Relay for Life is our community group this weekend. Visit their table to learn more about this fun, local event that benefits the Canadian Cancer Society.

Vendor List for April 9

See you at the market!