Who’s Who around the Market…
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.
Contact Anne 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.
Contact Matthew 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.
With roots in the Corn Belt and an education in the Pacific Northwest, Jessie brings experience and commitment in developing creative solutions towards societal issues. After receiving degrees in design & business, she moved south to join Austin’s infamous entrepreneurial sprit and found it nested within the HOPE Farmers Market. While contributing her background of creative marketing and sustainable development, Jessie focuses her efforts on the Market’s community partnerships, business incubation and endless collaborative possibilities.
Contact Jessie if you have questions about hosting Chef Demos, Activities, Workshops, Music or Stage Performances.
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.
Contact Yard-to Market if you’d like to apply to sell veggies at the HOPE Farm Stand.