East Lynn Park Farmers' Market
The East Lynn Park Farmers' Market is fast approaching! It's time to start lining up our volunteer cooks for the 2018 market season as the market is less than a month away.
First of all, THANK YOU to all of you who have cooked every year, cooked for the first time last year or are thinking about volunteering for the first time this year.
Like previous years, we are going to try to double up some of the cooking shifts during the peak season. Thirty people can be a lot for one person and one kitchen to cook for. So, for peak weeks in the middle of the summer we'll be looking to have two cooks in order to lighten the load. On the weeks where there are two cooks, please feel free to independently cook your own meal for 10-15 farmers. Numbers will be confirmed with cooks in a reminder email the Sunday before the market.
Here is some additional information about what is involved:
- You simply drop off the food between 4:45 and 5:15pm at the DECA table and stick around for a few minutes to collect your container. Some cooks like to deliver the meals themselves. Others prefer to enjoy the market during that time in which case the volunteers at the DECA table will dish-out and deliver the meals for you.
- We have utensils and plates if required for serving, although some have brought pre-packaged meals that don't require dishes (like sandwiches wrapped in parchment paper). Either way, the farmers have only expressed great appreciation for the meals every week.
- The meals can be small and easy. We do not know of any specific allergies or 'strong dislikes', but no need to try out a new exotic recipe on the farmers. Simplicity is appreciated!
- As in previous years, there will be a $20 honorarium from DECA. This isn't meant to cover your full costs of cooking, just DECA's way of saying thank you for your contribution to making our market so special. I typically deliver this to your house in the weeks after.
Also, if you have neighbours who you think would be interested in volunteering to cook or to volunteer at the DECA table for a few hours any given week, please get them in touch with me. We're definitely looking for more people to help out this year.
~on behalf of the East Lynn Farmer's Market
|| Shelley Darling