Fair Food is seeking some hardy volunteers to assist with our annual Turkey extravaganza the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving. As in year's past, Fair Food has partnered with local farms to sell over 300 fresh, humanely-raised turkeys for Thanksgiving and we rely on volunteers to help make the pick-up days a success. It's definitely a workout, but we have lots of fun! Read below for more info, and if you're interested, please email Liz Nicholson (Liz [at] fairfoodphilly.org) to sign up for one of the volunteer shifts outlined below.

 

 

Turkey Wranglers

Turkey Wranglers are stationed in the Farmstand’s walk-in cooler (located in the basement of the Reading Terminal Market) and are responsible for pulling turkeys to send up with the runners as customers arrive to pickup their orders. Wranglers should be prepared lift at least 30lbs of turkey at a time, dress warmly and be able to maintain organization of the cooler.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 22: 7:30am-1pm
  • Tuesday, Nov. 22: 1pm-6pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23th: 7:30am-1pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23th: 1pm-6pm

* if you are available during a slightly different time frame than noted here, let us know!

 

Turkey Runners

Turkey Runners “run” from the turkey pickup table at the Farmstand to our cooler (located in the basement of the Reading Terminal Market) to retrieve the turkeys as customers arrive to pick them up. During this extremely busy time at the market, runners should be prepared to take the stairs carrying 10-30 lbs. of turkey.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 22: 7:30am-1pm
  • Tuesday, Nov. 22: 1pm-6pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23th: 7:30am-1pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23th: 1pm-6pm

* if you are available during a slightly different time frame than noted here, let us know!

 

What do you get for volunteering?  

In addition to the sense of accomplishment for a job well done, you also get the turkey of your choosing at COST (orders must be placed online by November 17th!), and volunteers receive a 30% discount on all other purchases at the Farmstand the week of their shift.

Gobble Gobble!