John Relk Memorial Scholarship

2023 John Relk Memorial Scholarship Applications Now Available!

Earn Money Selling what you grow or make at the Nampa Farmer’s Market
Open to boys and girls ages 11-17.

Here’s a great way to earn some extra money this summer and learn something that will benefit you for the rest of your life! A garden can be a great source of healthy food for you and your family, and a way to make some extra money. Or, maybe you make an item that you want to sell. We will teach you how to be a successful vendor at The Nampa Farmers Market.


Qualifications to apply:

You must be between age 11 and 17 to be considered
Have a desire to learn to sell what you make or grow.
Be willing to commit to attend the Farmers Market for 15 of the 33 weeks
Have parental permission and support
Plan on attending Our Vendor Meeting March 4, and our Vendor Training March 11.

What we provide:

Instruction on how to sell at the Market

Booth Space, Canopy, Tables, Chairs, Banner, etc.


There are no fees to apply. Winners receive a free membership for one season and a greatly reduced weekly fee.

Deadline to Apply: February 20th 2023


The Relk Memorial Scholarship was instituted as a memorial to the Market’s founders, John and Afine Relk. 

John Relk

John Relk was a math, chemistry and physics teacher at a variety of schools throughout the community. He was also a part-time farmer and dairyman – always enjoying plants, trees and gardening.

John founded the Nampa Farmers Market in 1989 with his wife Afine.  They had a vision.  They saw a community market which provided local food and products made by friends and neighbors.  They modeled their idea of a local farmers market on what Afine had experienced at farmers markets in the Netherlands. They enjoyed being able to share their excess produce and eventually combine it with many other local vendors to provide a weekly Saturday market that the Nampa community has come to enjoy and appreciate.

Before John passed away, he expressed a great desire to teach and encourage young people to grow a garden and to sell what they grow at the farmers market.  The Board of Directors of the Nampa Farmers Market initiated this scholarship to fulfill his vision.