Anne’s childhood training as a dumpster diver taught her to see the value and beauty in just about every single
thing. Her proper education led her to explore fields such as architectural design, planning, graphics, and festival management,
and it seems that the HOPE Farmer’s Market is a perfect fit to keep all of those skills honed to a sharp point. Anne’s
favorite part of working with the HOPE Farmer’s Market is helping to promote small businesses and local foods.
for HOPE FM partnerships, programs & events.
Growing up in the big city of Houston, Matthew Olson always preferred being on his great-grandmother’s land in
Louisiana where he could get his hands dirty. Having to come to Austin 12 years ago, he has continued to get his hands dirty
working on multiple local farms and is now the Market Manager at HOPE Farmers Market. Having the experience of growing vegetables
and raising animals locally, he brings great passion and energy to the market each weekend where he gets to geek out with the
vendors about their awesome products.
if you have questions about becoming a vendor at HOPE FM.
Phil can be found on any given Sunday, generously dedicating his time and knife skills to the Sample Station and
various chef demos. He also loves pretzels from Easy Tiger (who doesn’t?) and after-market beers at the White Horse.
if you have questions about hosting Chef Demos, Activities, Workshops, Music or Stage Performances.
Between taxidermy classes, photography sessions, and adventures, Andi manages to find time to volunteer at the Market! You’ll find her between the HOPE Info Booth and the Sample Station each Sunday, unless she’s traveling to Iceland or camping in the Texas forests.
Kids Tent Manager
Elena loves glitter!
if you have ideas for Kids Activities at the HOPE Farmers Market.
Jill of all Trades
Chloe started her journey of local foods in Canada, specifically Quebec. She lived in a community that emphasized the importance of growing their own. Local produce meant; self reliance of basic needs, cutting our carbon footprint, and building community. Food systems became her medium for environmental activism.
Next, she moved to New Mexico, to learn the techniques of organically growing food with low maintenance and little resources. She learned how to be harmonious with the Earth in order to harvest bounties of fresh food.
Today she lives in Austin, TX. She works at a permaculture design and installation business, symbiosis regenerative systems. On Sundays, you can find her helping at the Hope farmers market, fulfilling her passion of local foods and community.
Yard to Market Co-op
Farm Stand Managers
The HOPE Farm Stand supports small urban and rural growers, redistributes surplus, reduces waste, and increases access to
healthy food in East Austin. Each week individuals, community gardeners and small farmers sell their surplus produce to the
Farm Stand, giving growers the chance to earn extra income while keeping good food from going to waste. The project provides a
meaningful link between the market and the community, connecting a diverse range of consumers and growers through the exchange of
beautiful, high-quality produce. Interested gardeners should contact Danny for more information.
if you’d like to apply to sell veggies at the HOPE Farm Stand.