We’re Hiring in 2024!

2 Positions Open

Site Manager

Requirements:
Employee needs to be at the Market site at 6:00 am to set-up and must stay until the Market is completely cleaned up and closed-down, no later than 2:00 pm. Employee needs a vehicle that is capable of towing to
pull the Market’s trailer into market location. Employee needs to be comfortable with pulling, backing and parking a trailer.

Term:
Starting May 11 and continues every Saturday through the 4th Saturday in
November for a total of 29 markets. Starting at $18/hour.


Summary of Tasks:


Site Set-up:
● Pulling the Market trailer to the market location each Saturday morning
● Setting up streets signs on the way to the market early on Saturday mornings
● Setting up at the market area:
o Putting up banners and signs
o Setting up road blocks
o Unloading Info Booth supplies/merchandise
o Helping Retail Manager set up Info Booth as needed
o Setting up extra canopies, chairs and tables


During the Market:
● Checking in vendors and assigning booth spaces for day vendors
● Generally helping Vendors as needed
● Collecting completed applications from new vendors
● Collecting Vendor fees
● Enforcing Market rules (See “Vendor Agreement” for all rules)
● Recording Vendor attendance
● Recording Customer attendance
● Coordinating with Retail Manager & Assistant Retail Manager on all Market Day business: cash bank,
EBT/SNAP sales, WIC, merchandise ordering, Daily Accounting sheets, etc. and helping in Info Booth as
needed
● Answering questions from vendors & the public
● Coordinating and overseeing volunteers as needed
● Passing out info/surveys/etc to Vendors as needed
● Coordinating with Business Manager as needed to plan musicians, special events, cooking demos, etc.


After the Market:
● Allowing in Vendor vehicles around roadblocks, keeping out non-market traffic until 1:30pm
● Packing all Market equipment and supplies into trailer
● Checking market area for garbage, take trash to dumpsters, etc.
● Picking up signs, banners  & cones
● Returning trailer to storage area


If the Site Manager is unable to fulfill his/her duties for a particular Saturday during the season, they are
responsible for finding their replacement so that the duties of this contract are covered.

To APPLY send your resume & cover letter to info@taosfarmersmarket.org


Info Booth Helper

(Job Description)
Requirements:
Employee needs to be at the Market site at 9:00 am to set-up and must stay until the Market is completely cleaned up and closed-down, no later than 2:00 pm. Employee needs to be able to lift at least 30 lbs.


Term:
Job begins on the last Saturday in June and continues every Saturday through the last Saturday in September. Paid cash weekly $60.


Summary of Tasks:
Info Booth Helper is responsible for the following:

● Helping Manage the Farmers’ Market Info Booth:

o Selling merchandise and providing information about the Market and local food/agriculture (including volunteer opportunities and vendor information)
o Helping with the EBT/DUFB program (redeeming points with wireless terminal, collecting tokens from vendors, taking responsibility for a sizeable cash bank balance, and balancing the bank at the close of each market)
o Filling out Daily Accounting sheet to be given to Business Manager at the end of each market

● Coordinating and overseeing volunteers as needed
● Fielding questions from the public
● Collecting all completed applications from new vendors and delivering to Business Manager
● Answering questions and dealing with vendor problems, relaying all concerns to Site Manager
After the Market:
● Packing all Info Booth equipment and supplies into appropriate boxes then into trailer and assisting Site Manager with overall market clean up/pack up
● Checking Plaza for garbage, etc.
● Picking up signs and banners

If the Info Booth Helper is unable to fulfill his/her duties for a particular Saturday, they are responsible for finding their own replacement so that the duties of this job are covered.

To APPLY send your resume/cover letter to info@taosfarmersmarket.org

Parking Reminder – New Location

Parking reminder: park behind the courthouse – please leave closer spaces for the elderly and handicapped. Also please do not park on Albright St as Taos PD has told us they will tow cars blocking up that road.  See below our parking reminder map that will help you orient yourself if you haven’t visited market yet this season. 

2023 New Market Location!

Our Board of Directors has decided to move the market to the Taos County Courthouse Parking Lot this season. We are excited for a new location which allows our farmers easier access to vend with their vehicles behind their booths. The Plaza was no longer available for our use as decided by the Town of Taos who ‘own’ it as a public park. Thank you for understanding & joining us in for the best fresh local food in our new location starting May 13th!

You can expect the same quality and variety of what our rich regional agricultural lands have to offer. We are excited to work with the Taos County officials who are attuned with the needs of our rural community most importantly farmers and working with us for a great event. We believe in our market, our farmers and our products no matter the location. We’re feeling the longevity of a secure location that respects the needs of our hardworking farmers and we are hoping all of Taos and our lovely weekly customers will join us!

Every Saturday 8am-12:30pm at the Taos County Courthouse Parking Lot
May 13-October 28, 2023
(plus 3 November Markets 9-12)

The map location is:
105 Albright St Taos, NM 87571

November Markets 2022

A Local-Food-Only Thanksgiving is possible by shopping at Taos Farmers Market this November!  You can get all the fixins for your big holiday meal right from the beautiful agricultural lands around Taos.  We will also have local turkey, growing outside on green pasture from Tierra Sagrada Farm located in Bernalillo, NM – this is currently the closest location raising pastured turkey for sale on a market sales scale.  Please reserve your turkey TODAY by contacting Sage at: tierrasagradafarm@gmail.com for turkey pick up on 11/19/22 at market, see more info below this text box.

What I love most about November Markets is the food carefully grown all season that our farmers have prepared for winter storage. I love nothing more than eating local all year round, luckily we can store winter staples such as garlic, onions, dried red chile, beans, chicos, blue corn atloé, honey, winter squash, root veggies, meat, apples, carrots, soap & lotions, etc….I also believe a strong blub of garlic makes a perfect holiday gift! But theres something LOCALY GROWN for everyone on your list be it food or body products or the holiday dinner itself.

Join us 9am-12pm ON the Plaza the first 3 Saturdays in November. All November Markets are weather permitting meaning if it is snowing Friday night or Saturday morning market could be cancelled, cancellation notices will be on our Instagram @taos_farmers_market or on our Facebook page  here

We’re Hiring: Site Manager 2022

Site Manager Job Description

Requirements: Employee needs to be at the Market site at 6:00 am to set-up and must stay until the Market is completely cleaned up and closed-down, no later than 2:00 pm. Employee needs a vehicle equipped with a trailer hitch to pull the Market’s trailer to the Plaza (Market Day site). Employee needs to be comfortable with pulling, backing and parking a trailer. 

Term: Contract starts on the last Saturday in August and continues every Saturday through the third week in November for a total of 13 markets. Contract is for the season and paid semi-monthly.  Starting at $15/hour.

Summary of Tasks:

Site Set-up: 

  • Pulling the Market trailer to the Plaza each Saturday morning
  • Setting up streets signs on the way to the market early on Saturday mornings
  • Setting up at the Plaza:
    • Putting up banners and signs 
    • Setting up road blocks
    • Unloading Info Booth supplies/merch
    • Helping Retail Manager set up Info Booth as needed
    • Setting up extra canopies, chairs and tables

During the Market:

  • Checking in vendors and assigning booth spaces for day vendors
  • Generally helping Vendors as needed
  • Collecting completed applications from new vendors
  • Collecting Vendor fees 
  • Enforcing Market rules (See “Vendor Agreement” for all rules)
  • Recording Vendor attendance
  • Recording Customer attendance
  • Coordinating with Retail Manager & Assistant Retail Manager on all Market Day business: cash bank, EBT/SNAP sales, WIC, merchandise ordering, Daily Accounting sheets, etc. and helping in Info Booth as needed
  • Answering questions from vendors & the public
  • Coordinating and overseeing volunteers as needed
  • Passing out info/surveys/etc to Vendors as needed
  • Coordinating with Business Manager as needed to plan musicians, special events, cooking demos, etc.

After the Market: 

  • Allowing in Vendor vehicles around roadblocks, keeping out non-market traffic until 1:30pm
  • Packing all Market equipment and supplies into trailer
  • Checking Plaza for garbage, take trash to dumpsters, etc.
  • Picking up signs and banners
  • Returning trailer to storage area

If the Site Manager is unable to fulfill his/her duties for a particular Saturday during the season, they are responsible for finding their replacement so that the duties of this contract are covered.

August Entertainment Schedule

8/6- Lisa Joyce
8/13- Steele Brothers
8/20- Sanji
8/27- Zephaniah Stringfield

If you enjoy the music at market please show your support with a tip, we are on a tight budget and our musicians play for much less than we would like to be able to pay them.  Thank you!

7/23/22 Fiestas Market moves to Library Parking Lot

Join our Farmers with all their fresh local produce at the Library Parking Lot 8am-12:30pm for this one day only where we move the whole market so that the Fiestas de Taos can happen on the Plaza. We will still have many of our regular vendors and live music by John Barber. Park at the Town Hall Parking lot just next to the Library Parking Lot where we will be set up for easy access to fresh local food!

We will return to the Plaza 7/30/22 and for the rest of the regular season 8am-12:30pm through 10/29/22.

June 2022 Market Entertainment Schedule

JUNE MUSIC:

6/4- Marlo Mortensen
6/11- The Quijano Wood Family Band
6/18- Nick Hans
6/25- Jack Lorang


We are happy to announce that The Puppet Theatre los Titiriteros, Cristina Masoliver & her puppets
will be returning to market!

Come enjoy the show this month on June 25th!
It will include 2 full length puppet shows (1/2 hour each show) shows begin at 10am & 11am – See taospuppettheater.org for more info


EBT updates 5/20/22

This special update is only for our customers who use EBT benefits at market:

We just wanted to write to let you all know what the issue was last week with the EBT machine.  The company that leases us the machine & connects us for our transactions sent us a new EBT machine.  When Solomon and Sierra were trying to get the machine to work last week we just expected it would allow transactions since it was connecting to the cell tower and had data capabilities so we couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working (in the past troubleshooting at market usually allowed us to eventually get connected).  I spent all week dealing with the company and on both sides we couldn’t figure out what the confusion was between their system and our machine. Unfortunately the machine we have currently is defective, so they ordered me a new machine yesterday finally but it will not be here by tomorrow for market.  We WILL be able to process EBT & DUFB tomorrow but without the machine so we will have to do it by phone.  Due to this you should plan accordingly to expect a longer waiting line for EBT since the phone system takes a little longer than the machine.  Also we recommend you get as much $ EBT tokens as you will need or more so that you will not have to return to the Info Booth to get more tokens since the line will be long so it gives a chance for all customers to get their EBT rather than some customers doing multiple transactions and holding up the line.  We will still be matching your EBT tokens as usual with Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) for fresh fruits & vegetables.

Since our community is going through an actual emergency right now with this fire it is more important than ever to us to get especially the displaced families their EBT money to shop with our farmers & bakers.  Also the USDA sent us an email this week that informed us that through 6/13/22 EBT customers will be able to buy hot food to eat at market with EBT wooden tokens. See the USDA notice below:

Sorry for the EBT issues on Opening Day, it is not how we wanted to start off the season!  If you know anything about astrology you know that mercury in retrograde means ‘communication & connectivity issues’ so voila its written in the stars that we would be struggling with this and finally we have some sort of solution for tomorrow.  We expect the new machine to arrive next week so if all goes as planned by 5/28 we should be operating EBT with the machine as usual.  The EBT & DUFB program is what we put the most hours into during market and through the week since we know how much it helps the greater community and we got to look out for one another to get local food on EVERY table!

Love,
Team TFM
(Jennifer & Solomon & Sierra)