February 2019

Shopping & Services  

Farmers Market

Farmers Market Houston

​Open Every Saturday 9am–1pm

The Energy Corridor Farmers’ Market is a project of the Energy Corridor District®, a special district and a political subdivision of the State of Texas. It is the mission of the Energy Corridor Farmers Market to provide residents and visitors of the Energy Corridor District and West Houston with access to locally grown and seasonal fresh foods, to provide a community gathering place, promote relationships with food producers and artisans, encourage local food production in and surrounding the Houston area, and educate the community about the nutritional health and culinary benefits of consuming locally-grown and seasonal fresh foods and to encourage home cooking and family meals.

To apply to become a vendor please fill out our application and email our Market Manager, Kenzie Copeland, farmersmarket@energycorridor.org.

14710 Grisby Rd.
Houston, TX 77079

Farmers’ Market location is located in the parking lot at Grasshopper Ln. and Grisby Rd. in Grisby Square at Highway 6 and IH-10.


Market Manager: Kenzie Copeland - farmersmarket@energycorridor.org

Job Posting: Energy Corridor Farmers Market Manager

(Contract, part-time, seasonal)

Job Description:

The market manager ensures the smooth operation of the Energy Corridor Farmers
Market every week. He or she will manage the entire cycle of operation of a farmers
market including management of the facility or space, supplies, new programs, and
oversight. The Market Manager must be available every Saturday January – June and
September – 1st weekend in December.
Performs duties under the general direction of the Governing Committee and
Communications and Outreach Coordinator of the Energy Corridor District.
Duties:
On market day, the market manager will:
• Coordinate setup of vendors for best traffic flow
• Assist in setup and teardown of the market
• Collect vendor fees
• Staff the Welcome booth
• Ensure appropriate standards and safety
During the week, the market manager will:
• Create the weekly email newsletter and social media
• Determine upcoming market day’s vendors for planning purposes
• Coordinate events to increase traffic to the market
• Coordinate volunteers for market day
• Field calls from potential and existing vendors as well as customers
• Make site visits to new vendors if needed

Required Qualifications:
Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.
Ability to plan and organize work, analyze problems and identify solutions. Must be
detail oriented.
Cash handling or retail experience required. Must be dependable.

Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of or interest in farmers markets, local food, agriculture, and/or
entrepreneurship.
Conditions of Employment:
Work Schedule: 8:00AM – 2:00PM on Saturdays. This time period is critical to the
weekly operation. Approximately 5-10 hours of unscheduled and flexible hours
outside of Market Day operation time.
Market runs from January through June and September through the 1st weekend in
December.
Position is paid on a contract-only basis at $20/hour for up to 10 hours. Requires
some physical labor.

To apply, send resume and optional cover letter to
rweaver@energycorridor.org