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Meet Timothy King: My Market Ambassador

My Market ClubTimothy King is one of our valued My Market Ambassadors, supporting the Forsyth Farmers Market. You can find him on Saturday’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine.

Unfamiliar with My Market? Here’s a quick refresher. G.O.’s My Market Club offers new farmers market shoppers great rewards like $5 in market tokens to spend on local food, branded tote bags, lip balm, soaps, and more, and also help connect communities to their food. So far, we’ve helped over 12,000 new Georgia shoppers discover the wonders of their local market!

You can find more information here and keep up with My Market Club on Facebook.

As an ambassador, King plays an important role in ensuring visits to farmers markets run smoothly. Some of his responsibilities include welcoming new folks to the market, helping those who look confused or uncertain, signing people up to receive more information about the market via email and, of course, handing out the $5 tokens for newcomers to spend at the market.

In his day job, King is the Executive Director at For Heart Sake, an nonprofit that aims to achieve social equality in the areas of education, health and safety by providing insight and development for nonprofit organizations.

We recently posed a few quick questions to King, who was kind enough to answer:

Why did you become an ambassador?

I became an ambassador because it is the best of both worlds, you get to help farmers and improve the health of the community.

What is your favorite part of being an ambassador?

I love getting to put smile on people’s faces. The community really appreciates the lengths we go to inform about the market and educate them about the produce.
What is one piece of advice for anyone attending their first farmers market?

I would tell anybody who’s visiting a market for the first time…buy a piece of fruit and bite into it with your eyes closed.


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