The Haliburton County Farmer’s Market Association is seeking a Market Manager for the 2017 Market season. This position runs from April 1 through December 31st. Market Manager tasks include assessing vendor applications, co- ordinating and communicating with vendors and volunteers, ensuring a smoothly running market on Tuesdays in Haliburton, Fridays in Carnarvon and Saturdays in Minden as well as engaging in promotional activities and maintaining social media communications associated with the market. The position requires access to a vehicle. The Market Manager reports to the HCFMA Board Chair. Training will be provided. Resumes should be submitted to HCFMA P.O. Box 846, Minden Ontario K0M 2K0 and must be received no later than December 31st.
The HCFMA has been an active collaborator in a 3-year field research project to test the effectiveness of natural non-toxic remedies to control garlic pests. Both leek moth and bulb and stem nematodes have been an increasing problem causing significant crop-loss to local garlic producers. This research project, funded by the Agricultural Adaptation Council’s Growing Forward 2 program (GF-2), has engaged local growers as citizen scientists partners. The September issue of the Ontario Stewardship Network’s newsletter, Sno Squall, reports on the project and their participation. http://stewardshipnetwork.ca/sno-squall/
We have been overwhelmed by the interest in our market this season. To everyone who supports this market: A big THANK YOU!
Carnarvon’s first market is this Friday June 17: Noon until 4:00 pm
Minden’s first market is this Saturday June 18: 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
Looking forward to seeing all our amazing customers!