SNAP/Debit Coordinator for Market Central

Market Central is looking for a SNAP/Debit Coordinator for the 2017 market season. The SNAP/Debit Coordinator job takes place mostly at the Charlottesville City Markets on Saturday mornings, April-December, and Wednesday afternoons, May-September, approximately 20 hours/week. Data reports and book-keeping are done at our office. Pay is $15/hour. 

SNAP/debit program tasks

Prepare for market:

  • Wireless terminal with fully charged battery
  • Terminal transaction sheets
  • SNAP and Debit tokens
  • Incentive coupons
  • Reimbursement checks for vendors
  • Reimbursement sheets and envelopes for vendors
  • Table, signs, tent for sun or rain
  • Receipt spindles, receipt tape, pens
  • Program literature for customers

Clerk tasks:

  • Arrive at market with supplies 15-20 minutes before market opening to set up booth
  • Distribute weekly reimbursement checks to vendors
  • Open machine and connect to wireless server (password activated)
  • Interact with customers, enter data into machine and swipe customer’s card
  • Dispense tokens and incentive coupons
  • Record transaction data and collect receipts
  • At the end of the market, close the machine and save report
  • Collect tokens from vendors
  • Return machine, receipts and transaction sheet to MC/IRC
  • Take down and store equipment
  • Count, record, and print reimbursement checks for next market

Employee skills:

  • Follow directions to prepare for markets by assembling needed materials.
  • Reliably arrive on time and set up at each market.
  • Communicate well with customers:be able to help them understand the program and carry out transactions in a friendly manner.
  • Attention to detail: observe the data on the machine, reliably record the data, accurately track and reimburse vendors.
  • Be able to lift and carry tables, rolling file cart, and other items.
  • Stamina needed to work in a busy, bustling atmosphere outdoors.

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to

Job Opportunities with The Farm at Windy Ridge

The Farm at Windy Ridge has two positions available:

1. Production Help/Part Time Position. This position is located at our production kitchen at The Farm at Windy Ridge in Gordonsville.   We are looking to hire a person/s to help with pouring and labeling honey products and assisting with the production of value added products. Must be able to lift 60 lbs to shoulder height. Position includes pouring honey, labeling jars, assisting with production of specialty products, packaging and labeling.

2. Farm Help/Part Time Position. This position involves outdoor work on The Farm at Windy Ridge in Gordonsville. A person is needed to assist with all stages of seeding, planting, cultivating and harvest (vegetables and flowers). 

If you are interested in more information, please call Scott and Sallie Mitchell at 540-832-3474.

Job Opportunity with Pearl Island Catering

Pearl Island Catering is in search of a Prep Cook.  

 We are seeking a highly motivated team member who is passionate about food.  Able to listen and execute given instruction in a timely manner.  The stamina to cut, chop and handle food for extended periods of time.  The ability to remain level-headed in a fast-paced environment.  Pay will be based on experience (formal and informal). Pearl Island Catering looks forward to your inquiry. 

Contact Us


Phone: 434-466-0092

Board Director Eric Betthauser

Board Director Eric Betthauser

 Market Central Board Director Eric Betthauser was killed by a drunk driver in a car accident on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. He supported local farms and local food by planning and volunteering in all nine years of the Meet Yer Eats farm tour. He also increased support for local food by participating in the administration of the Market Central token system and other programs at City Market almost every Saturday. We thank him for his dedication and open-hearted generosity to our community, and for helping people of all economic levels to have access to the best in local food. 

We will do our best to carry on our work, never forgetting what Eric contributed, and hoping in time that the hole in our hearts will be healed. 

Highlights from Meet Yer Eats 2016

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Meet Yer Eats 2016 farm tour! This was our 9th annual farm tour, and we had ten host farms throughout Charlottesville and Central Virginia and over 500 visitors! 

We also had the support of some great volunteers and many sponsors from our community, including the Charlottesville Radio Group, Ivy Publications, WTJU, Whole Foods, L’etoile Catering, and the Piedmont Environmental Council. We couldn’t do this without their support!

We love doing this event every year as it gives us a chance to get out, develop deeper connections with the wonderful farmers at the Charlottesville City Market, and learn about their operations. We’re already excited to start planning the 10th annual Meet Yer Eats farm tour in 2017!

Here are some photo highlights from 2016:

Photo courtesy of Denise Flournoy
Photo courtesy of Denise Flournoy
Photo courtesy of Denise Flournoy
Photo courtesy of Denise Flournoy
Photo courtesy of Fred Gruber
Photo courtesy of Fred Gruber
Photo courtesy of Fred Gruber
Photo courtesy of Fred Gruber