Community organizations and market volunteers offer free and fun learning activities for children of all ages at each market. Activities range from creating small gardens in eggshells to making gift-wrapping paper with veggie stamps.
Volunteers organize and offer hands-on classes that focus on selecting, preparing and enjoying the foods grown and raised by our local farmers. So far, we have created classes for Skidmore College students and are eager to do more.
Volunteers carry out periodic counts of customers at the market in order to gauge traffic for market staff.
Volunteers collect donations at the end of each market for the Franklin Community Center’s food pantry.
Volunteers staff the market information tables where they meet and greet customers, answer questions, help process EBT/SNAP transactions, and assist in collecting donations for the market’s musicians.
Volunteers offer information about the Saratoga Farmers’ Market to families at the Saratoga Springs Public Library’s parent-child workshops, Lake Avenue Elementary School parent-teacher events, and at numerous other venues throughout the community.
Volunteers write articles related to the market and provide photographs for media and social media.
Veggie Valet Service:
Need help transporting your market purchases to your car? Market volunteers will help you by placing your purchases in one of our wagons and walking with you to your car. Volunteers also will hold your full bags so that you can continue to shop at the market without lugging a lot of stuff.
Volunteers are on hand to give vendors 15-minute breaks during the market. Volunteers manage stalls, giving vendors an opportunity to use the restroom, get something to eat, and/or do their weekly market shopping.