Marcie brings over 10 years of experience in local food systems, advocacy and production. A creative thinker and doer, Marcie is passionate about all things farm, food and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Common Greens, she founded Freshtown Farm, worked as a gardener in Golden Gate Park and served in the Peace Corps. Marcie has spent the last several years farming and working with local government, OSU and non-profit organizations to further city laws and ordinances surrounding food production in Columbus. In her free time, Marcie loves to eat, ride bikes and imagine new worlds with her two kids and partner.
Cyndi loves cooking and (most importantly) eating farm fresh produce. In her free time, Cyndi enjoys building her permaculture compound, playing beach volleyball, and exploring local swimming holes. She holds a degree in Architectural Engineering from UT Austin with a depth of experience in solar power.
Julie believes in sustainability and seeks it passionately in all she does. Julie is currently taking courses at the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry. She creates all our most witty Instagram posts and always keeps us on track with notes and questions. We are so glad that Julie found us this season!
Barry is a retired teacher who loves all things music and food. He runs a micro farm just outside of town called Prairie Pond Farm and in his free time we works with us. Barry is a pure delight! He goes above and beyond to help the producers set-up, break down, help customers find what they need and always comes with a good saying for the day! We are lucky to have Barry as a part of the team.
Taylor is an instructor at the OSU Department of Design. He holds an MFA in Digital Animation & Interactive Media. It's no wonder all the best photos and drawings you see at the market come from Taylor's brain! We cannot believe how fortunate we are that Taylor found us this year. He is a joy to work and talk with and his passion for local veggies and cheese is palpable! Thank you Taylor for spending your time with us!
Join the team
Common Greens is a 501(c)3 organization working to connect Central Ohio communities to small regional farmers and food producers in vibrant, inclusive marketplaces. We focus on supporting Ohio food producers, improving local food access, and increasing awareness of and appreciation for local food. We operate farmers markets in Bexley, Clintonville, Upper Arlington, and at the OhioHealth Riverside Campus. We have immediate openings for market staff at each of our markets.
Market Locations and Dates
Bexley Farmers Market
E Main St & S Dawson Ave, Bexley, 43209
Thursdays, 3-7:30pm, May 16 - October 24 (off July 4th)
OhioHealth Farmers Market
3535 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, 43214
Every 3rd Tuesday, 3-7:30pm, May 20 - October 21
Clintonville Farmers Market
3535 N High St, Columbus, 43214
Saturdays, 8am-2:30pm, April 27 - November 23
Upper Arlington Farmers Market
2140 Tremont Rd, Upper Arlington, 43221
Wednesdays, 2:30-7pm, May 15 - October 23
Market Staff Position
- Type: Part-time, seasonal employee, 5-15 hours/week
- Compensation: $16/hour
Market Staff play a key role in the success of our markets by ensuring onsite operational tasks are completed and providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Staff work in tandem with the Market Manager to set up the markets, run the market information booth - handling food access transactions, answering customer questions, and selling SWAG - and tear down at the end of the day.
Market Staff should be dependable, able to effectively communicate with the public, have exceptional customer service skills, pay attention to detail, keep accurate records, and work with minimal direction. Connections to local businesses and residents in the neighborhoods we operate is a plus, as is experience working in farmers markets, small businesses, customer service, bookkeeping, children’s programming, and/or event management.
Market Staff will work outdoors at the markets. Our market operations are conducted in-person, in all weather types: rain, show, or shine!
Responsibilities & Expectations
- Set up and tear down of market equipment, signage, road closure and traffic management barriers
- Staff market information booth during market hours, selling SWAG items and answering customer questions
- Understand food access programs (SNAP, Produce Perks, WIC FMNP, TANF Fruit & Vegetable Coupons, etc.) and administer tokens and coupons
- Develop a thorough understanding of Common Greens’ overarching mission and be able to communicate this to the public
- Assist with onsite programming activities and data collection efforts as needed
- Eagerness to work with people of diverse backgrounds
- Provide an extraordinary customer service experience to market shoppers and producers
- Help manage volunteers at market: help to provide them with a rich experience, supervise their role, and document their time
- Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, step on/off cargo van, set up tents
- Able to walk and stand for several hours at a time
- Able to work in all weather conditions, e.g. heat, cold, rain, sun, wind, snow
Common Greens is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation or any other protected status.