Since 2005, the Logan Square Farmers Market has been an open-air food market and weekly community gathering. In 2009, it extended its operation to include an indoor market during the fall and winter months. The Market is operated by the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, an association of nearly 150 local businesses whose mission is to advance the civic and commercial interests of Logan Square. The Chamber is a tax exempt 501(c)6 not-for-profit community organization. The Market has three primary goals: (1) to build an alternative food system, (2) to foster entrepreneurship, and (3) to build community.
From August 2013 to September 2014 I managed the weekly outdoor and indoor markets including expanding social media reach and overhauling newsletter communication. This part time commitment included community engagement and outreach, on-site logistics, and vendor communication, retention and recruitment.