Illinois – Fresh Picks Farmer Alliance hiring Sales Representative

Niles, Illinois

Fresh Picks Farmer Alliance Sales Representative

Call on wholesale prospects to sell local farm products.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify prospects
  • Make sales calls and visits
  • Open Wholesale Accounts and increase sales.
  • Assess potential needs and interest
  • Maintain relationships and good communications
  • Demonstrate product knowledge including pricing and availability and enthusiasm
  • Take orders and communicate with buyers. Prepare contracts, invoices and availability sheets
  • Organize system for tracking and follow-up

Qualifications:

  • Outgoing and upbeat personality
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Highly motivated, innovative and persistent
  • Good organization and attention to detail
  • Excited about growing the supply of organic foods from local farmers
  • Sales experience. Knowledge of and experience working with vegetables and fruits a plus

Compensation and Benefits: $35,000 to $45,000 annually plus commission based upon experience. 1 week vacation, paid holidays, employee discount of 20% on our local organic foods.

Hours and Location: Full-time. Meetings at headquarters in Niles. Can be home-based. Service clients throughout Chicago region.

About Fresh Picks:

The mission of Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks is to make healthy food accessible to more people in urban areas through connection and support of local farmers. Since 2006, we have worked to help build a local food infrastructure, increase the supply of local organic food and connect people in the Chicago region with sustainable farmers that work to protect our health and the environment. (www.freshpicks.com)

Fresh Picks offers internet ordering and delivery of local and organic fresh foods to individual households, businesses and institutions in the Chicago region. The Sales Representative will work to increase sales for farmers in the newly formed Fresh Picks Farmer Alliance http://tinyurl.com/oktlg3a. The Fresh Picks warehouse successfully operates as a Food Hub for local food aggregation operating the necessary logistics for ordering, cold storage, handling, packing and delivering product.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to:
Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks
5625 W Howard St
Niles, IL 60714
Recruiting@freshpicks.com

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Massachusetts – Atlas Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Deerfield, Massachusetts

Farm Store Manager
Atlas Farm is a 95-acre, certified organic, vegetable farm located in Deerfield, MA. We grow and market produce year-round through wholesale accounts, farmers’ markets and our own retail farm store. The Farm Store Manager position is a year-round, full-time management position at the farm with the primary responsibility of overseeing activities at our South Deerfield retail farm store. Specific duties include: managing a staff of 6 clerks and a purchasing manager; creating daily and seasonal work schedules; merchandising and product displays; coordinating print, radio, and internet advertising and publicity; sourcing new products for sale at the farm store; creating signage and other marketing materials; and coordinating activities between production and farm store staff. Applicants should have a strong background in retail management, fresh produce, familiarity with organic vegetable production, marketing and creative experience, strong computer skills, and excellent communication skills. This is a very important position in our farm’s management team and has a lot of potential for long-term growth and development. To apply, please submit a detailed cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position along with a current resume to gideon@atlasfarm.com. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Field Production Assistant and Equipment Operator
Atlas Farm is a 95-acre, certified organic, vegetable farm located in Deerfield, MA. We grow and market produce year-round through wholesale accounts, farmers’ markets and our own retail farm store. The Field Production Assistant and Equipment Operator position is focused on vegetable crop production including field preparation, planting, cultivation, pest and disease control, and other production practices. This position is heavily centered on equipment work and applicants should have a minimum of 2 years experience operating tractors and other farm equipment and a knowledge of vegetable production practices in New England. Applicants should also have an aptitude for record keeping, calculating for fertilizer and pest control applications, and trouble shooting and maintaining equipment. The Field Production Assistant works very closely with the farm owner and the rest of the farm management staff and should have strong communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and ability to adapt quickly to the ever changing farm environment. This is a year-round position requiring up to 60 hours per week during the main season of April-November and decreasing to 20-30 hours per week from December-March. Candidates for this position should be interested in long-term employment and an opportunity to advance in our farm management team. To apply, please submit a detailed cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position along with a current resume to gideon@atlasfarm.com. Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience.

Greenhouse Assistant
Atlas Farm is a 95-acre, certified organic, vegetable farm located in Deerfield, MA. We grow and market produce year-round through wholesale accounts, farmers’ markets and our own retail farm store. The greenhouse assistant is a full-time, year-round position at the farm and plays a critical role in the farm’s greenhouse production. The primary focus of this position is assisting in the operation and management of the farm’s 6 greenhouses and 4 high tunnel structures and all production related activities in these areas, especially during the main greenhouse season from March through July. During the other months of the year, the greenhouse assistant may also participate in other areas of the farm including field production, harvest and packing house work, and building projects. Daily job responsibilities include: maintaining seeding and transplanting schedules, assisting with the management of a crew of 4-6 workers in greenhouse related tasks, monitoring crop needs including fertility, water, pest management, and climate control and coordinating with the greenhouse manager on crop management tasks in these areas. The schedule for this position averages approximately 45 hours/ week over the calendar year with seasonal highs and lows. The typical schedule is 5 1/2 – 6 days/week (6am-6pm) during the main greenhouse season from March through July, 5 days/week from August through October (6am-5pm), and 4 days/week from November-February (8am-4pm). To apply, please submit a detailed cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position along with a current resume to gideon@atlasfarm.com. Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience.

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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Vermont – High Mowing Seeds hiring Retail Sales Associate

Wolcott, Vermont

Retail Sales Associates

Come join our team of talented employees, in a fast paced, growing, mission-based company located in Vermont’s beautiful Northeast Kingdom.  High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently owned leader in the non-GMO seed, farming and food community, committed to providing high quality organic seeds to our customers.  We care about the earth, each other and what we do and are seeking an experienced full-time year-round Retail Sales Associate that shares our vision.

 The Retail Sales Associate is primarily focused on selling to commercial growers through both inbound and outbound channels.  The successful candidate will conduct outreach calls and visits to organic vegetable farms in order to reach or exceed sales goals.  He/she will learn from growers about wholesale and direct market demands and help growers meet those demands.  The ideal candidate must be detail oriented, possess excellent prioritization and organizational skills, solid written and oral communication skills, and have the desire to work independently and execute complicated tasks without intensive supervision.  This person must have practical working knowledge of seed production, breeding, and conducting trials.  Three to five years of experience with commercial organic vegetable production or broad knowledge of commercial vegetable varieties and organic farming techniques is required.  A Bachelors of Science Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Soil Science or similar field is preferred.

A complete job description can be obtained on our website: www.highmowingseeds.com/job-opportunities.html.  Please email your resume, cover letter, and references to jobs@highmowingseeds.com.  Please put the job title in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  No phone calls please.

 

 

Massachusetts – Land’s Sake hiring Fall Farmstand Manager

Weston, Massachusetts

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.

A successful Fall Farmstand Manager will possess an interest in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and/or cooking. They will be efficient and detail oriented in their work. 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:

●      Shift Work

  • Set up and breakdown Farmstand on assigned days
  • Maintain produce quality throughout the day (i.e. temperature control, hydration)
  • Learn produce varieties, growing standards and farmstand products
  • Operate cash register, scales, and occasionally share cash counting duties

●      Inventory Management

  • Work with the Farm Manager to select produce and quantities for the Farmstand
  • Conduct product pickup runs, using one of the farm trucks
  •  Place all orders and adjust standing orders as needed
  • Update two inventory systems, weekly

●      Team Management

  • Supervise and assist all staff members
  • Make the monthly schedule
  • Fill in for shifts in case of illness or emergency

●      Marketing

  • Publish the weekly Farmstand Newsletter
  • Update the Farmstand webpage
  • Produce marketing materials as needed

●      Other

  • Data reporting as needed
  • Farmstand maintenance
  • Packing the Farmstand for the season at the end of October
  • Planning and executing the Pre-Thanksgiving sale for November

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:

  • August 1 to October 30, with additional available hours in November
  • 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
  • Approximately 30-35 hours per week are required for this position

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 klukas101@gmail.com.

Fry Family Farm hiring Retail Store Clerk

Medford, Oregon

The Farm Store at Fry Family Farm
Retail store clerk – part-time
Starting: mid-July

About Fry Family Farm
Fry Family Farm is a diversified organic vegetable farm providing healthy food for the
community.

About The Farm Store
The Farm Store at Fry Family Farm features local seasonal organic vegetables, fruits, plants and flowers. We offer pies, baked goods, jams, specialty sauces, pickled vegetables and fermented items using recipes that have been in our family for generations. We carry eggs, cheese, honey and wine from regional purveyors and an ever changing selection of plants, gifts and household goods.

The Farm Store will be open Wednesday – Sunday
March – December

Requirements
● Candidates must be available to work Saturday and Sunday
● Able to lift 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time
● Present a professional, clean, warm and approachable appearance
● Excellent verbal communication skills
● Must be able to follow directions, work efficiently and work in a team environment
● Must be reliable, punctual and have reliable transportation
● Basic knowledge of math, weights, and measures
● Detail oriented, organized, and thorough

Duties and Responsibilities
● Totaling merchandise sales, accepting payment and making change for customers
● Wrap or bag merchandise for customers
● Answers customer questions in a friendly, polite and helpful manner
● Answering the phone
● Tidying merchandise on shelves, counters or tables
● Mark or tag prices on merchandise
● Presentation of product; facing and filling product
● Maintain cleanliness and organization inside and outside the store
● Attend to expired stock and properly discard outdated or spoiled items pursuant to The
Farm Store standards
● Clean and sanitize work area (including tables, floor, scales, cases, cooler, bathroom,
etc.)
● Keep floors free of spills or water, removing hazardous debris from floor and sweeping
● Follows all safety practices and procedures
● Other related duties as assigned

Skills and competencies
● Excellent customer service skills including helping customers with questions about plants, produce and the farm
● Retail experience and an interest in organic food, cooking and gardening are preferred

Compensation
● Starting hourly wage: minimum wage
● Weekly allotment of free organic vegetables and flowers
● Discounts on all items sold at The Farm Store

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Send a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications, resume and three references to
The Farm Store manager at:
amber@fryfamilyfarm.org

Please put the position title in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please do not call or come by Fry Family Farm. Please do not inquire at Fry Family Farm market booths.
Fry Family Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Deli Down Stairs hiring Multiple Positions

London, England

The Deli down stairs has been providing Victoria park village with a friendly, locally minded service for over 7 years. We’re looking to expand our team.

We have four positions available;

–          Two positions for experienced foodies.

Looking for Food as a career
Kitchen / Cooking / Preperation experience a must
Delicatessen savvy; Good Cheese, Wine & Craft beers knowledge
Coffee experience a must

 –          Two shop assistants with Coffee making experience vital.

Food and hospitality experience preferable.
 Hours and salary vary and can be discussed upon application

 Ideally employees would be interested in food as a career. We’ve got a great community of locally run shop owners and customers who want the area to remain this way. Our philosophy is offering the highest quality products with the lowest impact to the planet. We source products that are sustainable and ethical. All of our packaging and energy is sourced from renewable organisations. We make food and salads in house for hot and cold lunches. Eat in and take away. We have a terrace area with seating inside and out. Hot and cold drinks are available.

If being part of a small family run business in a local community sounds like fun, then drop us your CV!

Sarah Fraser Steele
The Deli Downstairs
211 Victoria Park Road
London E9 7JN
07875 104 253
020 8533 5006
sarah@thedelidownstairs.co.uk