Capital City Public Market Needs Volunteers on Saturday


If you’ve tried to zigzag through the Capital City Public Market on a recent sunny Saturday morn—dodging strollers, saunterers and leafy carrot tops jutting out of reusable sacks—you’ve noticed how damn crowded the place can be. A conservative estimate seems like a half-million people, right?

Well, on Saturday, July 9, the Market is teaming up with the Urban Land Institute to find out the actual, nonhyperbolized number of market attendees by conducting a Rapid Market Assessment. And they need help getting survey questions answered.

Interested do-gooders must attend an orientation and training session this Friday (July 8) from 6-8 p.m.—free pizza, salad and soda provided—before the market-goer counting commences at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. There will also be red tents in the center of the Market where dot surveys will be given to the public to gauge their overall experience.

For more info on helping out, email