Who We Are
To help keep our costs low, we are staffed entirely by volunteers who just enjoy being part of the market and serving the local community. There’s quite a bit of work involved in organising the market every month – sorting out the stalls, putting up signs, setting up electrical supplies, helping and checking stallholders are okay, manning the one-way system and entrance, keeping an eye on social distancing, organising the community info stall, collecting stall fees… and any other jobs that come up during the day.
The founder and lifeblood of the market, David is a ball of energy and led the market to its finest hour in 2009, repeated in 2012 and 2016, by winning the FARMA best UK Urban Farmers’ Market award. The old adage about if you want something done ask a busy person, is highly apt in David’s case running, as he does, the market, his own tour company, running a charity for young people in 30 countries in Africa, and part of the local Moseley Forum, he is a man much in demand. Have you a spare hour, he would be delighted to chat; and if you bought him some chocolate he’d be even happier.
‘Izzy, always busy’ sums up her full and incredible commitment to the community and especially the Farmers’ Market. Watch out for her in her green jacket or fleece in every part of the market, seemingly at the same time. She will always stop for chocolate or a coffee and chat and even offer to buy you one!
Keeping quietly in the background, Jill keeps our accounts in order and has a steady hand on the tiller.
To keep things organised, Jill doesn’t take prisoners; for goodness sake don’t even think of submitting an expense claim without a receipt!!!
Lorna has a passion for community and looks for every way possible to improve it. As the Chief Officer at the Moseley Community Development Trust (http://moseleyexchange.com/ ) she has been one of the pillars of the market with her smile and wise words. Next time you see her, give her some chocolate as well!
Austin has a never-ending smile as he helps out at the farmers’ market in his gentlemanly fashion. He has a real heart for Moseley as a community and likes to use his planning and urban development skills and understanding for the benefit of projects such as the market. I think he likes chocolate as well!!
Like to help?
We are always looking for people who can spare an hour or two each month to help out with set-up from 8am-9am, or set-down from 1pm– 2.30pm. If you are interested in getting involved, please send your contact details, any relevant experience you have, and tell us why you’d like to help to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, come to the community stall at the next market and introduce yourself to us – we’ll be in yellow t-shirts (or possibly green fleeces/jackets if it’s cold!)