California – Good Eggs hiring Produce Supervisor

San Francisco, California

At Good Eggs, we’re building relationships through better food. If you’re passionate about leading a revolution in how food is sourced, bought, cooked and enjoyed, there’s a place for you at our table. Check our current openings below for to find a better way to grow and a new way for you to thrive.

About Good Eggs:

Good Eggs is an online market that delivers good groceries to customers’ homes throughout the Bay Area, seven days a week.

We’re making it easy for busy people to eat well at home by curating a marketplace full of the best local, organic produce, sustainable meat and fish, and delicious grocery staples. Order your groceries today on our site or iOS app, and they’ll be on your doorstep tomorrow. It’s that simple.

What’s driving us to get the best food into the hands of more people? Well, we’re on a mission to grow and sustain local food systems worldwide, and our entire passionate and creative team shares a common drive to change the world. If you hear that and think, “Hey! That’s me!”, please get in touch! We’re always looking for like-minded comrades to join the team.

About the Job:

As a Produce Supervisor, you’ll work collaboratively with a small team on the day-to-day functioning of our Food Hub. You’ll have a range of duties that help get great local food to our customers, detailed below. Experience and a passion for sustainable produce is required for this role.

Our Food Hub operates seven days a week, from 4am to 1am. The ideal candidate will have flexible availability as we anticipate working days and times will evolve over the coming months.

Major Responsibilities

  • Properly receive product as well as greet delivery drivers and farmers who deliver the goods and supervise staff acting as the Inbound Operations Lead.
  • Quality control at receiving and throughout duration of product storage in our Foodhub
  • Practice excellent produce handling to ensure high quality and delicious fresh produce.
  • Inventory cycle counts and FIFO procedures
  • Triage inventory issues, including placing last-minute purchase orders to ensure customers get everything they ordered
  • Prepare product for delivery to customers
  • Stock and organize on-hand product and packing materials
  • Communicate produce quality feedback  to internal teams to ensure a great customer experience
  • Work to find creative solutions to reduce waste
  • Taste delicious seasonal produce to ensure quality
  • Manage produce storage conditions, systems and equipment to ensure optimal quality and shelf life
  • Help develop daily and weekly schedule for Produce Team activities
  • Monitor and document team attendance and performance, then deliver feedback or disciplinary action if necessary
  • Provide guidance and support to Produce Team members in the completion of daily tasks

Special Projects & General Support for overall goals of Produce program; may include:

  • Ordering & Merchandising Support
    • Placing orders
    • Managing Marketplace product listings that vary by weight
    • Managing catalog products that yield multiple Marketplace products (bunched vs loose beets e.g.)
  • Bundle management and other merch tools to reduce spoilage
  • Review spoilage metrics and communicate them to the purchasing team and staff
  • Manage photo process (coordinating product shoots, matching photo to current product)
  • Create and document SOPs for current processes within Produce Team
  • Implement the weekly produce team accountability reports to improve overall produce quality and operational efficiency, take disciplinary action if necessary
  • Developing & implementing training programs
  • Cross-team communication around new process roll-outs, changes, etc

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.  College degree a plus.
  • 3 or more years of produce experience.  Work in the areas of farming, farmers’ markets, grocery a plus
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Leadership experience
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Time management skills; experience working on a deadline
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills; ability to learn and use inventory management software

Competencies:

  • Passion for high quality produce
  • Hands-on approach to leadership
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • A hustle mentality
  • Team-oriented mindset

Why work for Good Eggs?

  • Deepen your knowledge of locally produced food by engaging with our producer and eater community.
  • Incredible work environment with passionate, accomplished team members.
  • Locally-sourced team meals made by our on-site chefs, team visits to our local farmers and foodmakers, and employee discounts on amazing local food!
  • Most of all — Good Eggs offers an opportunity to use your energy, creativity and enthusiasm to participate in building a better food system.

To apply:

  • Please use the online Application Form
  • Include:
    • Your resume
    • A short cover letter (about 100 words), describing
      • Your interest in working for Good Eggs
      • Your previous warehousing or management experience

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Virginia – Allegheny Mountain Institute hiring Farm Manager

Highland County, Virginia

POSITION TITLE: AMI Allegheny Farm Manager

The AMI Farm Manager is responsible for most operational aspects of the AMI Farm and Facilities at our Highland County, Virginia Campus. Education of the broader community is a key component of the Allegheny Mountain Institute, and a competitive applicant will have an interest in this area. All of our work is rooted in organic, regenerative agricultural practices, and the AMI Farm Manager should have a deep philosophical and operational agreement with such methods. This role is responsible for the organic, sustainable management of operational aspects of the AMI agricultural and meat production including: plant propagation, cultivation, succession planting, pest and nutrient management, harvesting, processing, distribution, quality and quantity control, organic orchard management, and animal husbandry including poultry, bees, and possible future bovine, swine, caprine, sheep, and dairy operations. This position reports to the AMI Executive Director. Work hours may fluctuate and are dependent on the time of year and organizational needs (preparation at the beginning of the season and end of season, for instance).

For a complete job description, please visit http://www.alleghenymountainsinstitute.org

TO APPLY: Please send a single compiled .pdf file including a cover letter, resume, AMI application form, and list of at least 3 professional references to: mailto:EDSearch@alleghenymountainschool.org

No phone calls or mailed applications, please.

Allegheny Mountain Institute
POB 542, Staunton, VA 24402-0542
http://www.alleghenymountaininstitute.org

 

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Connecticut – Jones Family Farm hiring Apprentices

Shelton, Connecticut

Jones Family Farms is a respected destination farm located in Shelton, Connecticut, just 80 miles east of Manhattan and 15 miles west of New Haven, CT. The Jones family has been farming in Shelton since the late 1850s. Currently, about 100,000 guests visit the farm each year, and there are 12 professional farm managers on staff. Presently the farm maintains 400 acres of land, including 15 acres in strawberries, 15 acres in blueberries, 25 acres in pumpkins, squash, and gourds, and 200 acres in Christmas trees, all harvested by pick-your-own guests. The farm also manages 50 acres of hay land, 50 acres of woodlots, and over 5 acres of grapes which are in production for the farm’s winery.  Now in its ninth year, the Harvest Kitchen cooking studio hosts hands-on classes featuring seasonal, farm fresh produce and other local foods. The Kitchen also maintains an educational vegetable garden that provides produce for our classes.

The primary learning objective of our apprenticeship is to offer hands-on experiences in modern sustainable agriculture, direct marketing, and following food from field to plate in our farm kitchen.  Apprentices participate on a team that includes farm managers and a variety of seasonal staff. Our goal is to provide hands-on harvest, farm guest interactions, and farm kitchen experience useful to an aspiring market farmer, community dietitian, chef embracing farm cuisine, and/or farm and food educator.

Harvest Your Own, strawberry, blueberry, pumpkin and Christmas tree seasons: major responsibilities include harvest-your-own supervision, direct marketing operations (farm educator, sales), and farm maintenance tasks necessary for inviting guests onto our farm (cleaning, painting etc). Apprentices will gain an understanding of our diversified farming operations through hands-on field experiences (planting, weeding, harvesting).

In the Kitchen: gain an understanding of production kitchen management and record keeping as key members of our diversified farm kitchen team. Projects include preserving and cooking with our seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as baking goods for our Winery and Harvest-Your-Own guests; while also learning about commercial food sanitation practices. Apprentices also have the opportunity to share their experiences and learn alongside our guests while assisting with our cooking classes.

Desired Traits and Skills:

  • We are looking for individuals with a sincere and strong interest in food and where it comes from. A college degree is preferred.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience working in the field of agriculture, outdoor education, food preparation, nutrition or dietetics; however, applicants who have some background in food systems or experiential education are also encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants should be self-motivated, reliable, responsible, flexible, and communicative – both verbal and written.
  • Apprentices must be in good physical health, able to lift 50 pounds, be willing to do a variety of different tasks, and able to work in all weather conditions including cold, rain and extreme heat.
  • Being a team player and having a positive attitude and sense of humor is critical. We are looking for someone who works well independently as well as with teams, and able to learn quickly while supporting Jones farming methods. We are committed to teaching and learning through doing and we want our apprentices to be equally on board.

Farm Environmental Facts:

  • Physical work is strenuous and of long duration.
  • May spend long periods of time standing, walking, bending or crouching.
  • Prolonged outdoor exposure – possibly in hot, freezing or inclement weather.
  • Awareness that visiting guests and their farm expectations shape our work environment and require a constant attention to politeness and cleanliness.
  • Living on the farm is essential and the work hours vary based on the conditions of Mother Nature and the harvest realities.

Educational Opportunities:

  • On-farm education will happen through structured lessons as well as through project-oriented instruction.
  • Our on-farm education will be complemented by the apprentice’s participation in the Western Connecticut Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) program, which requires traveling to other farms in the region.
  • Field trips to other farms and educational events will be encouraged, based on apprentices’ interest area.
  • Apprentices will have access to the farm library with opportunities for discussion with farm managers, and will be encouraged to research and learn on their own.

Dates: Could start as early as April, although a flexible start date can be accommodated for the right candidate (no later than May 15, 2017). Full-time commitment to the farm will be expected through December 21st, with 2 extended weekends off between our busy HYO seasons (typically in early September & early November). This apprenticeship opportunity has the potential to continue to a second, more focused year of farm experiences or possibly year-round farm employment.

Compensation: The work schedule varies depending on the season, with apprentices working 40 to 50 hours per week, including many weekend and holiday hours. Compensation includes a room in an on-farm house with modern amenities, a biweekly stipend, and produce when available. Jones Family Farms provides health insurance through Worker’s Compensation for on farm incidents, but personal health insurance must be provided by the applicant. Apprentices must provide their own transportation.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of intent addressing why you want to work on a farm, what you hope to learn through a harvest to table apprenticeship, and how your past experiences have prepared you for working with our farm and kitchen. Please also include a resume that summarizes your relevant experiences, 3 professional references, and an unofficial college transcript. An on-farm visit is required as part of the interview process. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; however interviews will begin in February.

Jones Family Farms
Attn: Emily Freund
606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd
Shelton, CT 06484

Questions and applications can also be sent to: apprenticeship@ jonesfamilyfarms.com

http://www.jonesfamilyfarms. com/farm/about-farm/harvest- table-apprenticeship

New Jersey – Blue Moon Acres hiring Farm Manager

Mercer County, New Jersey

Organic Farm Manager

Farm manager sought for a 63 acre organic farm in Pennington, NJ producing baby leaf salad greens, vegetables, and rice.  The manager will be responsible for overseeing field management including field and bed preparation, cultivation, seeding, transplanting, irrigation management, managing staff and maintaining organic records. This is a full-time, year-round, salaried position. Our produce is sold to our Philadelphia, New York, and Central New Jersey restaurants, through our onsite farm store and our offsite farm stand at the Stockton’s Farmer’s Market. Please email a cover letter and resume to klyons@bluemoonacres.com.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Skills:

-3 or more years of organic vegetable production experience in a managerial role

-high tunnel management and season extension

-computer skills – excel, outlook, ms office suite

-a strong work ethic

-Able to remain professional and effective in stressful situations

-possess a team mentality: able to work collaboratively with other managers

-able to accept constructive criticism

-independent problem solving

-physically fit and able to work in all weather conditions

-strong leadership abilities

-high competency level in operation of farm equipment

-some maintenance skills are a plus

-valid driver’s license and clean driving record

-stimulated and excited at the prospect of joining a business in a period of growth and expansion

-detail-oriented, Able to manage time and responsibilities efficiently

-openness to new ideas

About the Farm:

Blue Moon Acres all started with a passion for high-quality, locally-produced food. With backgrounds in natural foods-wholesaling and farming, owners Jim and Kathy Lyons wanted to pursue a healthier, more sustainable form of agriculture. Together they realized their dreams to own and operate a farm. When Blue Moon first opened its doors in 1992, it did so as a CSA—Community Supported Agriculture operation. The following year saw the first harvest of micro greens and the first sale to a New York City restaurant. Word spread from chef to chef, and what was once a small backyard operation soon became the most trusted name in the business. During this time, Jim and Kathy raised three children, the eldest of whom, Ashley, now heads the sales and marketing department. In 2007, with an eye towards expanding their product offering, Blue Moon Acres acquired a 63-acre Certified Organic farm on agriculturally-preserved land in Pennington, New Jersey. It was here that several years later, Blue Moon built their first farm market, in which both the farm’s Organic produce and other locally-made goods are sold. Today, the farm operates with an ever-increasing focus on sustainability via the use solar energy and geothermal heating and cooling techniques. Looking to the future, Blue Moon’s focus will remain on sustainability and soil biology, which results in disease-resistant, better-tasting, more nutrient-dense foods.

Massachusetts – Three Sisters hiring Full Time Crew Member

THREE SISTERS IS HIRING A FULL TIME FARM CREW MEMBER!
The Three Sisters Garden Project (TSGP) is a non profit organization located in Ipswich, MA  that seeks to build an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable community, inclusive of all its citizens. Our mission is to foster an agricultural program that integrates sustainable land stewardship, education and food-based community engagement.  In collaboration with local farms, public schools, colleges and food pantries, TSGP aims to increase the amount of sustainably produced, local food available in our community.  We do this through supporting the development of systems to get local food to consumers and facilitating education to increase community engagement in local agriculture. The TSGP is an initiative of both the Ipswich community and the Cuvilly Earth and Arts Center. Learn more at threesistersgarden.org
We are currently seeking a full time Farm Crew Member.  The position will be from May to November (start and end time slightly flexible), 35-40 hours a week.
Primary responsibilities include seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting, and washing produce, under the direction of the Farm Manager. We use organic methods to grow vegetables for our 150-member CSA, restaurant sales and donations to local food pantries.
Requirements:
  • At least one season of farming experience
  • Must be efficient, competent, hard working (a strong work ethic) and most importantly have a positive attitude and desire to contribute to the overall farm mission
  • Maintenance skills, familiarity with carpentry tools, small engine tools, fencing, irrigation – all the aspects of a lively, small vegetable farm operation.
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs repeatedly over the course of the season, as well as the ability to bend, squat, and kneel repeatedly
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to work hard in all weather conditions
  • Comfortable working with a team as well as individually
  • Some tractor experience is preferred
Compensation:
  • Compensation is a weekly stipend commensurate with experience.
  • Farm crew receives a full vegetable share each week along with access to any additional crops.
  • Discounts available on retail products in our share room.
  • All crew are encouraged to attend bi-weekly workshops and tours organized by the Eastern Massachusetts Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (EMassCRAFT) as well as other local workshops.
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • The chance to work alongside amazing staff and volunteers on a beautiful piece of land.


To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to amy@threesistersgarden.org

New Jersey – Ethos Health hiring Assistant Farmer

Long Valley, New Jersey

Ethos Health is a 342 acre preserved farm consisting of prime soils in Long Valley, NJ, 1 hour drive from NYC. The farm is owned by a primary care physician with a medical practice on site whose mission is to prevent and reverse illness through a plant-based whole foods lifestyle. Soil restoration is of primary concern in all our farming practices.  Cover crops, composting, native species restoration, and forest stewardship are the tools used to cultivate a living soil and produce the high quality, nutrient-dense foods that support healing and good health. Please go to our website for more information – ethoshealth.org

JOB DESCRIPTION

Seeking an assistant farmer to help grow an existing “Health Farm Stand”. This is a full time, seasonal position from April through October. The candidate must commit to the full season. The assistant farmer will work with and under the guidance of the lead farmer and farm manager to provide produce for patients and the public through the farm stand.  In the 2017 season we will have 2 acres of diversified vegetables and berries in production within our 12 acre growing field. The remaining field is in cover crop.  The assistant farmer will assist in all aspects of growing the crops as well as working at the farm stand. We follow all organic certification growing guidelines and will apply for certification soon.

Qualifications:

●      Prefer at least 1 year organic vegetable growing experience.

●      Experience with tractors and other farm equipment; mechanic skills, carpentry, or other skills a plus.

●      Ability to work well with and without supervision.

●      Strong organizational skills with the ability to plan ahead.

●      Good communication skills; desire to cultivate relationships with patients and community.

●      Enthusiastic, positive attitude and a strong work ethic.

●      Comfortable with physical labor in all weather conditions.

●      Upon hiring will need to submit to a background check.

●      Flexible with schedule to meet farm needs  –  must work Saturdays’.

Duties:

The Assistant Farmer will work with the Lead Farmer in all aspects of certified organic production.  Duties may include:

●      Seed starting, tilling soil and applying soil amendments; composting; transplanting, weeding, thinning or pruning crops; harvesting, cleaning, packing and loading produce.

●      Work in the farm stand 2-3 days a week.

●      Use of tractors with assorted implements.

●      Use of hand and power tools.

●      Care of farm buildings, tools, equipment, and grounds.  Possible duties may include: constructing trellises; construction and repair of fences; building maintenance; sharpening of tools; field mowing.

●      Maintain farm records.

●      Work with volunteers, interns and other farm help.

●      Participate in medical office/farm activities and events.

●      Additional responsibilities and tasks may be assigned based on interest and aptitude of Assistant Farmer.

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New Jersey – Ethos Health hiring Lead Farmer

Long Valley, New Jersey

Ethos Health is a 342 acre preserved farm consisting of prime soils in Long Valley, NJ, 1 hour drive from NYC. The farm is owned by a primary care physician with a medical practice on site whose mission is to prevent and reverse illness through a plant-based whole foods lifestyle. Soil restoration is of primary concern in all our farming practices.  Cover crops, composting, native species restoration, and forest stewardship are the tools used to cultivate a living soil and produce the high quality, nutrient-dense foods that support healing and good health. Please go to our website for more information – ethoshealth.org

JOB DESCRIPTION

Seeking a highly skilled lead farmer to help grow an existing “Health Farm Stand”. This is a full time, year round position. The lead farmer will work with and under the guidance of the farm manager. There will be one farming assistant and/or a few part time interns. The farmers will collaborate with the doctor to provide produce for patients and the public through the farm stand.  In the 2017 season we will have 2 acres of diversified vegetables and berries in production within our 12 acre growing field. The remaining field is in cover crop.  The lead farmer will be responsible for all aspects of growing the crops as well as helping to manage the farm stand. We follow all organic certification growing guidelines and will apply for certification soon.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day vegetable production operations including seed starting, soil preparation, transplant production, planting, irrigation, cultivation, cover cropping, high tunnel management, harvesting.
  • Farm stand operations – manage staff and operate it yourself when necessary, marketing, create content for weekly communication with patients/customers via email and social media.
  • Responsible for keeping all field and high tunnel records using methods in compliance with organic certification.
  • Help develop and maintain soil building program including composting, cover cropping, and foliar spraying.
  • Help develop and implement fertilization program through drip irrigation system. Install, operate and monitor irrigation activities.
  • Manage harvest schedule.
  • Supervise staff and volunteers.
  • Help maintain farm infrastructure.
  • Coordinate with the medical office to supply produce for their classes and events and assist with farm/medical office events.
  • Snow plowing and walkway shoveling in winter months

Qualifications:

  • Must be passionate about sustainable farming, the environment, and the connection between those things and good health.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in organic vegetable production including high tunnel and greenhouse production.
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of tractors, implements and other small equipment.
  • A positive outlook and flexible, tireless and solution-oriented approach to farming. Must also be in excellent physical shape, comfortable working in all weather conditions.
  • Proficiency in Excel and Outlook software, strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-directed and able to work independently with advanced organizational skills.
  • Flexible with both schedule and day to day tasks. Must be able to work Saturdays’.
  • Maintain a quick work pace, you will work efficiently and quickly while maintaining a commitment to producing high quality produce.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to submit to a background check.
  • Must be comfortable using tractors and tools, with at least basic maintenance and carpentry skills.
  • Knowledge of compost management and low/no till practices would be a plus.

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On farm housing is included in your compensation.  You will share a two bedroom, two bath cottage with an assistant farmer.  Continue reading