Georgia – Piedmont Provisions hiring Brand Ambassadors

Athens, Georgia

Brand Ambassador – Cash Bonuses, Fun Work Environment, Paid Training!

 Lovers of sweets and all things saucy!! Do you love pickles, jam, and hot sauce? Do you like working with people and promoting products you believe in?  If your idea of a fun weekend morning includes visiting your local farmers market, this may be the job for you!!

The Company:

Based in Athens, GA, Piedmont Provisions specializes in handcrafting jam, pickles, hot sauces, vinegars, and craft cocktail mixers. Heading into our fifth year of business and rapidly expanding in the Atlanta area, we focus on supporting the local food community, sourcing organic and naturally grown produce, creating delicious food and beverage products, and we like to have fun while doing it!

The Position:

We are hiring self-motivated Brand Ambassadors to promote products and expand clientele at Atlanta-area farmers markets and festivals.  We offer a competitive hourly ratePaid training, and Performance-based cash bonuses.  Other perks include FREE products to take home or trade with farmers or other vendors.  Ambassadors will travel to mid-town location to pick up supplies, then head to one or more of the following markets.  If you are located near these markets, available during market hours, and are looking to supplement your income, please get in touch.

  • Freedom Farmers Market – Saturdays 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, year round
  • The ‘Green Market’ at Piedmont Park – Saturdays 7:30 am to 2:30 pmMarch 24 – Dec. 15
  • Peachtree Road Farmers Market – Saturdays 7:00 am to 1:30 pm, April 7 – Dec. 15
  • Brookhaven Farmers Market – Saturdays 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, April 7 – Nov. 18
  • Grant Park Farmers Market –  Select Sundays, 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, year round
  • Marietta Farmers Market – Sundays, 10 – 4:30, May – October

The ideal candidate… will be a self-starter, and a people-person. Successful Brand Ambassadors have fun while they work hard to create a lively, engaging experience for our customers. They are professional and friendly and know how to deliver top-notch customer service.  Punctuality, exceptional attention to detail, and great communication skills guarantee success.  Preference will be given to individuals with both Saturday and Sunday availability and experience in retail sales, but if you have a large personality and a passion for local food, don’t let a lack of sales experience keep you from applying!

Requirements:

  • Reliable smart phone to accept Credit Cards.
  • Vehicle large enough to hold supplies and folding tables (a hatchback or SUV preferred).
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Comfortable working in extreme heat and cold, rain or shine.
  • Driver’s License and Insured vehicle

Our company is growing rapidly, offering ROOM FOR GROWTH! Get in on the ground floor; we would love to share our success and growth with the right people.

Submit resume and a brief cover letter to Heather Russell at heather@piedmontprovisions.com .  Please tell us why you would be a great addition to our team!  Applications received by Monday, February 26, 2018 will receive priority consideration.  Training could start this weekend for the right person.

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Massachusetts – World Farmers hiring Wholesale and Markets Manager

Lancaster, Massachusetts
Job title: Wholesale and Markets Manager, World Farmers
Position type: Full-Time
World Farmers is hiring a Wholesale and Markets Manager who will provide leadership and vision for cooperative crop sales among the immigrant and refugee farmers at Flats Mentor Farm. This job requires someone with the capacity and passion to build relationships with our farmers of ethnically and socially-diverse backgrounds, while facilitating and exploring new and existing wholesale opportunities with grocers, restaurants, schools, CSA customers, and more.
This position requires a high level of autonomy and initiative and requires the ability to work with a range of players. The Wholesale and Markets Manager is encouraged to participate in visioning and execution of other related programs of the organization.
Responsibilities:
– Building strong relationships with Flats Mentor farmers and understanding their sales needs.
– Expanding existing and building new relationships with buyers (stores, food hubs, etc.,).
– Planning crop availability and sales lists according to farmers’ production levels.
– Coordinating and participating in post-harvest handling and delivery of produce.
– Assist in training and assistance to farmers on business development, marketing, and whole farm planning.
– Ensuring completion of all evaluation and reporting needs for program efforts.
– Potentially working in value-added production with Flats Mentor Farmers. Qualifications necessary:
– Passion, patience, curiosity, and creativity to explore and develop new market opportunities for ethnic crops with and for immigrant farmers and communities.
– Ability to be effective in a dynamic, multicultural/multilingual work environment.
– Interest in walking the farm and speaking 1:1 with farmers of varied English proficiency.
– Flexibility, self-motivation, and working in cooperation and collaboration.
– Three years’ experience in agricultural production and/or developing and managing market sales efforts – bachelor’s degree and/or internship experience in a related field a plus.
 – Detailed knowledge of handling, distribution, display, and sale of produce.
– Ability to work some Saturdays for market assessments in the summer.
– Access to and/or ownership of reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
 Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits available.
To apply, please email three references, résumé & a brief cover letter including an explanation of your interests in agriculture, working with other cultures, and/or crop sales and marketing to Jessy Gill at jgill@worldfarmers.org. Please combine all documents into one PDF application. Application review starts immediately; interviewing to start mid to late February 2018. World Farmers is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants from culturally diverse backgrounds and/or historically underrepresented communities. World Farmers holds 30 years of institutional knowledge in supporting immigrant, refugee, and historically underserved beginning farmers grow and market ethnic and specialty crops in Massachusetts and beyond.
Through Flats Mentor Farm in Lancaster, MA, World Farmers assists over 250 beginning immigrant and refugee farmers with training on sustainable agricultural production and marketing techniques and cultivates a climate where cross-cultural farmer co-learning and mentorship thrives. World Farmers has successfully introduced several new ethnic crops into markets throughout Boston that are culturally relevant to immigrant communities.

Massachusetts – Soluna hiring Tea Specialist/Sales Associate

Boston, Massachusetts

Soluna @ Boston Public Market Tea Specialist / Sales Associate

Position:
We are adding a full-time tea specialist/sales associate to our BPM team to work closely with managment on implementing our growth strategies and retail objectives. This position is not seasonal; please do not apply unless you are interested in a long-term position in which you can play a meaningful role in the growth and success of our retail location in the Boston Public Market. You must be able to work on Saturdays, Sundays, and some evening shifts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Preparing hot and iced tea, chai lattes, and other specialty tea beverages.
-Educating customers about our herb, spice, and tea blends.
-Maintaining a well-organized, safe, and sanitary retail environment for customers and coworkers.
-Performing retail sales through our Square point-of-sale system.
Required Skills and Experience:
-Previous food service and retail experience preferred but will train the right candidate
-Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a group

-Ability to remain calm in a sometimes fast-paced environment
-Flexibility and adaptability to changing situations
-Detail oriented
-Professionalism, maturity, sincerity
-Good interpersonal and communication skills
-Ability to take initiative
Compensation:
Pay starts at $12 – $13 per hour depending on experience, with the possibility for increases and other benefits after six months. Generous employee discount, and you’ll get to drink a lot of tea!

To apply, please send your resume and a short letter about why you’d like to work here to jobs@solunagardenfarm.com, and be prepared to provide references upon request.

Various Locations – Brookford Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Various Locations

Sales and Distribution Coordinator

Brookford Farm is seeking a full time Sales and Distribution Coordinator who has a passion for local organic food, and the sales skills needed to grow sales in New Hampshire and southern New England.

Brookford Farm is in persistent pursuit of a high quality, diversified product line to match its grass based diversified organic farm:

  • Dairy–yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, milk, butter, quark
  • Cheese–Raw Cheddar, Raw Blue, Camembert, Brie, Feta
  • Meats–Grass Fed Beef and Veal, Pasture Raised Pork and Chicken
  • Organic Vegetables–Year round supply, seasonal variations
  • Creative Krauts–Lacto-fermented vegetables inspired by european and korean traditions

Sales and Distribution Coordinator  Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Sales software specifically designed for farms to maintain and grow existing accounts.
  • Search on route for new accounts.
  • Inform Drivers of route changes and manage routes for profitability.
  • Maintain accurate inventory in sales software.
  • Stage orders preparing for delivery.
  • Work up to 10 hrs each week on the different areas of the farm to deepen relationships with the people, the products and the community.
  • Contribute to Brookford Farm Social Media accounts to help build a bridge between the farm and the community
  • Assist with public outreach for events

Requirements:

  • Be self-motivated, highly organized and quick to solve problems.
  • Be dynamic with customers, excellent communication skills.
  • Have a valid driver license and reliable transportation.
  • Have a passion for grass-based and organic farming.
  • Have a desire to strengthen regional food systems.
  • Geographical understanding of New Hampshire and Greater Boston.

Please email resume and cover letter brookfordfarm@gmail.com explaining why you want to work for our company. We will contact you for a list of references.

Greater Boston Sales Rep

Brookford Farm is seeking a full time Greater Boston Sales Representative who has a passion for local organic food, and the sales skills needed to grow sales in the Greater Boston area.

Brookford Farm is in persistent pursuit of a high quality, diversified product line to match its grass based diversified organic farm:

  • Dairy–yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, milk, butter, quark
  • Cheese–Raw Cheddar, Raw Blue, Camembert, Brie, Feta
  • Meats–Grass Fed Beef and Veal, Pasture Raised Pork and Chicken
  • Organic Vegetables–Year round supply, seasonal variations
  • Creative Krauts–Lacto-fermented vegetables inspired by european and korean traditions

Sales Forager Responsibilities:

  • Search out and establish relationships with new restaurants and retail establishments who will buy our food regularly.
  • Generate weekly orders from accumulated account list
  • Search out potential CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) opportunities with businesses and places where many people can pick up at one location
  • Keep a constant communication with the farm staff to determine what is available to sell.

Requirements:

  • Be self-motivated and highly organized
  • Be dynamic with customers and have excellent communication skills.
  • Have a passion for grass-based and organic farming.
  • Have a desire to strengthen regional food systems.

Please email resume and cover letter brookfordfarm@gmail.com explaining why you want to work for our company. We will contact you for a list of references.

Massachusetts – Land’s Sake hiring Farm Stand Staff

Weston, Massachusetts

Land’s Sake 2017 Farm Stand Staff

Land’s Sake is a nonprofit farm located in Weston, MA that strives to connect individuals to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship. The seasonal Farmstand serves as the hub of the farm, and each year we assemble an awesome team to sell our vegetables, local products, guide and educate our community, occasionally battle chipmunks, and have a lot of fun doing it.

Successful Farmstand Staff will possess an interest in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and cooking. As a point of contact for Land’s Sake, Farmstand staff are trained about the farm’s many offerings. Great customer service skills, an ability to work quickly and efficiently, and a good sense of humor are vital this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up and breakdown Farmstand each day, including produce displays
  • Maintain produce quality throughout the day (i.e. temperature control, hydration)
  • Learn produce varieties, growing standards and farmstand products and be able to communicate information to customers as necessary
  • Operate cash register and scales, answer questions, and bring awareness to additional farm programming as appropriate

Qualifications:

  • Personable customer service skills
  • Cash handling experience
  • Ability to use an Ipad for transactions
  • Experience with Google Sheets/Excel
  • Be willing and able to work in all weather conditions, stand for long periods of time, and bend and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Valid Driver’s License

Employment Dates:

  • August 15 to October 30, with some training required prior to August 15
  • Farmstand hours are 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Weekend availability is a must, and flexible schedules will be considered

Compensation:

  • $11 to $12.50 per hour, dependent on experience
  • As much free produce as you can eat
  • Discount on other products sold at the Farmstand

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to deena@landssake.org

 

Massachusetts – Land’s Sake hiring Farm Stand Manager

Weston, Massachusetts

Farmstand Manager

Seasonal, Full-Time, At-will employee

Dates of Employment: May – October

Land’s Sake is a nonprofit farm located in Weston, MA that strives to connect individuals to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship. Land’s Sake is currently looking for a Farmstand Manager (an approximately 7 month position) to run the retail side of the Farmstand, as well as oversee the hiring, scheduling and management of summer Farmstand staff. The seasonal Farmstand serves as the hub of the farm from June through October, and each year we assemble an awesome team to sell our vegetables, guide and educate our community, occasionally battle chipmunks, and have a lot of fun doing it. Being the face of the farm, the proper running of the Farmstand is key in maintaining our relations with the public and helping coordinate many of the events that we hold on the farm every year. The Farmstand Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and collaborates with the Farm Manager and Education staff.

A successful Farmstand Manager will like people and being outside as well as be efficient and detail oriented in their work. In order to communicate with customers as to how they can become involved with activities within the organization, farmstand staff are trained about the farm’s many offerings. Great customer service skills, an ability to work quickly and efficiently, and a good sense of humor are vital this position. Interest in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and/or cooking is a plus.

Job Description

  • First and foremost, the Farmstand Manager is the representative of the farm store and should be bright, cheerful and excel in customer service and salesmanship.
  • Hires, trains, schedules, and manages all Farmstand labor. The manager should instruct the seasonal staff in what the farm has to offer and instill in them excellent customer service skills. Every Farmstand employee is a sales person.
  • On a daily basis, sets up and breaks down the Farmstand and maintains produce quality throughout the day (i.e. temperature control, hydration).
  • Communicates with the Farm Manager regarding what will be available for sale. The Farmstand Manager keeps the produce displays up to the agreed upon standards.
  • Oversees the ordering, procuring, and maintaining of inventory for the Farmstand and update two inventory systems, weekly.
  • Learns produce varieties, growing standards and Farmstand products and works with the Farm Manager to select produce and quantities for the Farmstand.
  • Operates cash register, scales, and occasionally share cash counting duties
  • Ensures that unsurpassed service is being given by Farmstand employees
  • Handles complex customer service issues.
  • Understands what is selling and what is not through analyzing and interpreting sales reports. Responsible for bringing in new items to increase profits and cutting items that do not sell.
  • Markets the items available in the Farmstand by creating signage, weekly email communications and posting on Facebook, Twitter and our signage outside the store.
  • Updates the POS system and understands its inner workings to maintain proper records of sales. This also includes understanding what we should be charging for our products.
  • Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the Farmstand, including the area around the stand.
  • Packs up the Farmstand for the season at the end of October.
  • Plans and executes the Pre-Thanksgiving sale for November.

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of retail experience as a sales person and 1 year of experience in management.
  • Flexibility in your schedule with the ability to work at least one weekend day per week.
  • Prior experience with a CSA or the wide variety of vegetables we grow is necessary. Should be a big supporter of sustainable, integrated and organic growing practices for vegetables.
  • Must enjoy a fast-paced environment when we are busy and have the ability to create projects and tasks for those times when we are slow.
  • Able to repeatedly bend and lift 50 lbs throughout the day.
  • Be willing and able to work in all weather conditions, stand for long periods of time

Hours and Compensation

The Farmstand opens the first week of June. It is open 6 days a week through the end of October. There is one additional sales day in November.  This position begins in early- to mid-May to clean and stock up the Farmstand and continues as a full-time, 30-40hrs/wk, position until the stand closes at the end of October. There is some flexibility with the schedule depending on the staff schedule, but the Farmstand Manager is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the farmstand is staffed during all open hours. There is the possibility of hiring an Assistant Farmstand Manager to help fill necessary hours. Compensation is hourly and commensurate with experience.

Compensation:

  • Dependent on experience
  • As much free produce as you can eat
  • Discount on other products sold at the Farmstand

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to pam@landssake.org

Learn more at at https://landssake.org/job-openings-2/ and  https://landssake.org

Massachusetts – Land’s Sake Farm hiring Farmstand Staff

Weston, Massachusetts

Land’s Sake 2017 Farmstand Staff

Land’s Sake is a nonprofit farm located in Weston, MA that strives to connect individuals to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship. The seasonal Farmstand serves as the hub of the farm from June to October, and each year we assemble an awesome team to sell our vegetables, guide and educate our community, occasionally battle chipmunks, and have a lot of fun doing it.

Successful Farmstand Staff will possess an interest in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and/or cooking. As a point of contact for Land’s Sake, Farmstand staff are trained about the farm’s many offerings, in order to communicate with customers as to how they can become involved with activities within the organization. Great customer service skills, an ability to work quickly and efficiently, and a good sense of humor are vital this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up and breakdown Farmstand each day, including produce displays
  • Maintain produce quality throughout the day (i.e. temperature control, hydration)
  • Learn produce varieties, growing standards and farmstand products and be able to communicate information to customers as necessary
  • Operate cash register and scales, answer questions, and bring awareness to additional farm programming as appropriate

Qualifications:

  • Personable customer service skills
  • Cash handling experience
  • Be willing and able to work in all weather conditions, stand for long periods of time, and bend and lift up to 50 pounds

Employment Dates:

  • June 4 to October 30, with some training required prior to June 4
  • Farmstand hours are 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Weekend availability is a must, and flexible schedules will be considered A shorter commitment is available to qualified students

Compensation:

  • $11 to $12.50 per hour, dependent on experience
  • As much free produce as you can eat
  • Discount on other products sold at the Farmstand

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to pam@landssake.org