Cool Job Alert: Downtown Orlando Farmers Market Manager

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The Downtown Development Board (DDB), via the City of Orlando’s Procurement and Contracts Division, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the position of the Downtown Orlando Farmers Market Manager.

The Manager is responsible for overall management of the Downtown Orlando Farmers Market; recruitment of vendors, customer relations, and event planning. The market runs roughly 50 weeks per year and features between 80-100 vendors each Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Eola.

Vendor assignment breakdown via RFP

The DDB has allocated $100,000 for Market costs this year. That number includes security, park maintenance, marketing, and costs that include Market Manager fee, one off-duty OPD officer, Clean Team services, and City of Orlando Solid Waste services.

The DDB intends to offer an initial two-year term to the selected candidate, which can be extended into consecutive following terms.

Sealed proposals are due by 2 p.m. June 12 and must be submitted to Karen Elzy, Senior Purchasing Agent at the City of Orlando. See the .pdf below for contact information.


  1. Its about time we get new/additional vendors would like to have a vendor selling more plants along with the orchids and the bonsai, also extra variety of food vendors

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