The Noe Valley Farmers’ Market is the creation of volunteers from the greater Noe Valley community. From its inception, when a dozen neighbors started meeting on Thursday evenings to figure out how to cobble together a farmers’ market from scratch, to today, when several dozen people add their skills and efforts in one way or another to the market, the market owes its existence each week to a bunch of people – a bunch of neighbors volunteering – who make it happen.
All of us volunteers have day jobs of one sort or another and most of us were strangers to one another before we got involved, but we all have one thing in common: we all get a great deal of enjoyment and satisfaction out of being involved with something that brings so much joy and satisfaction to so many people. In fact, for most of us Saturday mornings are now an important part of our week – the part where we get rejuvenated and back in touch with some of the finer things in life that are often lacking in the modern urban environment: farm-grown food sold by the farmers who grow it, a community of friendly folks and neighbors enjoying each other’s company, and the hopefulness that comes from getting back to some of the simpler things in life.
So on any given Saturday you’ll see volunteers coming down out of the hills that define Noe Valley, from the streets to the south numbering in the high 20s, on down to the to the streets in the north numbering in the low 20s, and from the east and to the west, as well as a few who live smack dab in the middle of it all on 24th Street, all pitching in with an hour or two of their time to make sure that the beautiful thing that is the market continues to happen. We are always looking for more volunteers to pitch in, on Saturdays and otherwise, and we’re always looking for people who can add to the skills that we can use in making the market happen.
Are you interested in becoming part of the Noe Valley Farmers’ Market? Or would you like to know more? Contact us. Or you can simply speak to one of us on any given Saturday. We hope you’ll join in!