Massachusetts – Cavicchio Greenhouses hiring Section Grower

Sudbury, Massachusetts

Section Grower

As New England’s largest distributor and grower of annuals and perennials – operating ten acres of state-of-the-art greenhouse space year around. We are looking for a Section Grower to join our dynamic team. This role requires horticultural, pest and fertilizer knowledge, passion for producing top-end product, and a little bit of “coolness”. You’re comfortable getting dirty, you care about the environment, and you want to do good work.

Requirement: B.S. in Horticulture or equivalent.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitors annual and perennial crops for proper watering, fertilizer, and pests.
  • Nutrition management working in collaboration with the Head Grower.
  • Applies chemicals, fertilizers, and biologicals
  • Evaluates data to identify crop challenges.
  • Manipulates greenhouse temperature, humidity to control crop growth.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills a plus

Established in 1910, Cavicchio Greenhouses is a fourth-generation New England farm working more than 250 acres in Sudbury. As a horticultural grower and landscape distributor, we cultivate and supply an extensive variety of annuals and perennials, nursery stock, stone, masonry and landscape materials. With a hard-earned reputation for service, quality, selection and sustainability, we work with professionals and garden centers throughout the area to keep our region beautiful.

We offer competitive pay and a complete benefits package upon eligibility including insurance, paid time off and retirement savings. Due to the volume of candidates, only those requested to interview will be contacted.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send all responses to: jobs@cavicchio.com

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Vermont – Food Connects hiring Food Hub Logistics Manager

Brattleboro, Vermont

Food Hub Logistics Manager

About Food Connects

Food Connects is a dynamic and growing nonprofit organization based in Brattleboro, VT that delivers locally produced food as well as educational and consulting services aimed at transforming local food systems. Founded in 2013, Food Connects is a catalyst for food systems change by connecting the next generation with their food, local farmers with new markets, and school chefs with school food.

Job Summary

The Food Hub Logistics Manager (FHLM) is responsible for coordinating day to day operations of Food Connects’ mission-driven food hub. Food Connects delivers source-identified local food from over 50 farms and value-added producers to over 100 wholesale customers,  Deliveries are twice a week, managed through an online platform.

The FHLM supports Food Connects’ innovative and dynamic food system programming, helping to drive the continued growth and evolution of the organization and its food hubs. Food Connects is a small, horizontally-structured organization, which means that a collaborative process is used for occasional big picture decisions like hiring, creating organizational policies, outreach, fundraising, and conducting an annual peer review.

The FHLM is based in the Food Connects office in Brattleboro, VT, and is a full-time, year-round non-exempt salaried position.

Collaboration

  • The Food Hub Logistics Manager reports directly to the Food Hub General Manager.

  • The Food Hub Logistics Manager coordinates the drivers to build and and manage their daily logistical plans and act as reference point for their questions and communications about the day’s pickups/deliveries. Drivers ultimately report to the General Manager.

  • The Food Hub Logistics Manager also works closely with:

    • The Food Hub General Manager to coordinate sales and distribution efforts.

    • The Food Hub Sales Manager to compile orders and meet customers needs.

    • The Administrative and Marketing Coordinator to implement social media marketing strategies and event coordination.

Schedule

  • 40 hours/week; approximately 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

  • Urgent logistical issues may occasionally require immediate calls and texts outside normal hours on ordering and delivery days (currently M-F).

  • Occasional meetings and events on evenings and weekends (with plenty of advance notice).

  • Occasional regional travel required

Job Responsibilities

Food Hub Coordination

  • Act as primary point of contact for order logistics and distribution, including fielding and resolving customer/producers issues.

  • Manage daily operations, including: receive and process customer orders every Monday and Wednesday; send regular order reminders; assist customers with the ordering process; invoice or credit customers/producers for extra/missing/damaged items.

  • Keep accurate financial records of food hub purchases; manage invoicing and invoice adjustments and accounting in the online commerce site; manage records of distribution; track and report on distribution errors.

  • Maintain accuracy of customer and producer information..

  • Build and maintain close working relationships with customers, producers, and other distribution partners.

  • Generate optimized driving instructions and coordinate with the drivers over the course of every delivery day.

  • Communicate with drivers throughout their routes  and assist them as needed in product aggregation and distribution.

  • Maintain accurate mileage and driver hour records.

Inventory Management

  • Lead warehouse operations, including stock management, product intake, order picking + preparation.

  • Actively manage product inventory numbers both at physical storage space and within online commerce system.

  • Manage purchase orders for maintaining inventory of stocked items.

  • Proactively communicate with producers regarding product availability and supply.

Business Development

  • Identify ways to improve the food hub program, and its distribution operations in particular, and help put those strategies into action.

  • Assist Administrative and Marketing Coordinator in developing and implementing a social media strategy for the Food Hub.

  • Assist Food Hub General Manager with meetings and events.

  • Assist Food Hub General Manager and Food Hub Sales Manager where possible with sales activities like lead development, customer and producers onboarding, etc.

  • Represent Food Connects in opportunities for Food Hub education and outreach.

  • Collaborate with Food Hub General Manager on projects to improve logistics, accounting, data management, and distribution systems.

  • Collaborate on business planning, fundraising efforts, grant proposals and reports, software testing, etc. as needed.

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Massachusetts – Boston Area Gleaners hiring Gleaning Coordinator

Waltham, Massachusetts

Do you want to harvest carrots in the fall, but not have to weed them in the summer? Do you want your harvest to provide a healthy meal to folks who otherwise couldn’t afford to buy local, fresh, and healthy fruit and vegetables? Do you want to get to know and learn about many different farms in eastern Massachusetts? Come work with the Boston Area Gleaners for the 2018 Gleaning Season! Both positions are full time and from July – early January, and are based from our office in Waltham, MA.

We are looking to fill our Gleaning Coordinator position for the 2018 season. This position is equivalent to the responsibility of an Assistant Grower position on a farm. You will enjoy working with volunteers while harvesting all of the surplus vegetables and fruit that eastern Massachusetts has to offer. And you will know that this produce and this work is helping to reshape the food system so that local and healthy food access in our region increases across all walks of life. Pay range for qualified Gleaning Coordinators is $16-$18, based on experience.

We are also looking to fill a Gleaning Assistant position, which is equivalent to a field crew or farm worker position, but with the added benefit that you know your work is fulfilling our mission of rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need. Pay range for qualified Gleaning Assistants is $14-$16, based on experience.

If you are interested in applying to work with us, please visit our website to learn more about these positions and application instructions: http://www.bostonareagleaners.org/job-opportunities.html.

To learn more about our organization (including how to volunteer if you are interested), visit our website: www.bostonareagleaners.org.

 

Massachusetts – Fresh Truck hiring Market Manager

Boston, Massachusetts

We’re Hiring!

About Fresh Truck

We’re on a mission to radically impact community health in Boston by celebrating community food culture and getting fresh food to those who need it most. Fresh Truck operates two renovated school buses as mobile food markets, stocked with fresh fruit, vegetables, and healthy snacks. We partner with health centers and other community organizations to combine their services with access to affordable, healthy food. We love Boston, we’re obsessed with our mission and we’re committed to meaningful, long-term social impact.

Job Description

Market Managers are the face of Fresh Truck in our communities, they make the shopping experience for our customers delightful and unique. This role requires a diverse skill set blending food purveyor, truck driver, and customer service representative. We’re looking for someone with an unrelenting passion for community building and food.

What you’ll do

  • Drive a full-size, 39ft school bus
  • Manage daily mobile market operations from bus loading/unloading, inventory management, restocking, to cleaning
  • Create an inviting shopping experience through engaging customer service
  • Support other Fresh Truck initiatives such as community outreach, customer surveys, and operations process improvement

Who you are

  • An excellent driver, accustomed to driving in an urban environment; strong preference for individuals with experience driving box trucks and large vehicles
  • Grit – you’re willing to get your hands dirty, comfortable with some heavy lifting and will stop at nothing to make things happen
  • Embrace working within diverse community settings and with a strong sense of social justice; being multilingual (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese) is huge a plus

Requirements

  • Driver’s license with clean driving record for the past 3 years
  • Ability to lift ~50lb on a regular basis
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn

Compensation and Benefits

  • Starting pay at $35k with health insurance
  • Free groceries every shift
  • Work day in and day out to make Boston a healthier city

Contact

We’re excited to hear from you! To apply send a resume to Sunny Chen: jobs@thefreshtruck.org

Connecticut – Anderson Acres Farm hiring Seasonal Field Crew

Kent, Connecticut

6/13/2018 – HELP WANTED!

OUTDOOR SUMMER WORK WITH FRESH CUT FLOWERS:

SEASONAL FIELD CREW OPPORTUNITY AT ANDERSON ACRES FARM IN KENT, CT

Crew work at Anderson Acres Farm is for the tough, diligent, and creative. We are looking for like-minded people to jump in for the summer on a full or part time basis. If you enjoy working with your hands, getting out into the sun and soil, and learning about how to grow fresh, beautiful flowers, then this could be a great fit for you. Join our small team and work on a lovely 200-acre property just behind Lake Waramaug where we produce specialty cut flowers.

Daily duties can include but are not limited to: seeding, planting, pruning, weeding, bed prep, flower harvest, bouquet packaging, and deliveries. We are especially in need of folks who are interested in and/or have experience working with flowers or vegetables. We are seeking someone who is available to work weekends and who is self-motivated and able to work independently. If you enjoy plants and have a flair for design, we want you on our team!

Requirements:

– Previous work experience, farming or flower care background strongly preferred

– Weekend availability

– A good work ethic and positive attitude

– Comfortable working around dogs, cats, and chickens

– Means of transportation and valid driver’s license

– Ability to repeatedly lift 50lbs and general physical stamina

Compensation is $12-14/hr, depending on experience, as well as plenty of flowers, vegetables, and eggs to take home. We are currently looking for someone to fill this seasonal position who could work 20-25 hours/week starting in mid-June. Learn more about the farm at andersonacresfarm.com. Please send a cover letter and resume to Betsy at elizabeth.allison.jackson@gmail.com

Maine – Singing Prairie Farms hiring Livestock Manager

Newcastle, Maine

Job Title: Holistic Grazing Livestock Manager

Singing Prairie Farms

20 Holstein Lane

Newcastle, ME 04553

Employment type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Singing Prairie Farms primary focus is pasture-based, organic pork production dedicated to advancing the research and practice of holistic grazing for monogastric animals. In addition to pigs, organic dairy replacement heifers are custom grazed. Singing Prairie is an established farm that is  moving summer 2018 from Missouri to coastal Maine in order to expand production. Farm in Maine is 160+ acres, located in the watershed of a wild salmon run. The Livestock Manager will have an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing company that utilizes holistic grazing and cover crops in order to promote economic and ecological sustainability.

This is a three-month position, followed by a review, with the opportunity to continue as a full-time year round position. This is a paid position and includes housing, utilities and a partial food stipend. Opportunity for further education and training in holistic management for a year-round committed individual.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Livestock Manager will work closely with John Arbuckle, co-owner and founding farmer, on a daily basis performing a variety of tasks including: daily livestock care; creating and implementing restorative grazing systems that integrate permanent pasture and annual forage crop mixtures; building and maintaining infrastructure and equipment (perimeter fencing, water pipelines, buildings); assisting with on-farm vet responsibilities (vaccinating piglets, application of humane-certified nose rings); learning about financial analysis and decision making; overseeing farm interns; assisting with research studies as necessary; leading farm tours. Opportunities in marketing or office systems available for the right person.

Education and Experience:

  • At least 1 year experience with farming or farm-related coursework
  • Prior experience working with livestock
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, problem solver
  • Strong communication skills
  • Passion for regenerative agriculture with a deep desire to continue to learn about soil health and land management
  • Open to learning new skills and land management techniques
  • Ability to work in all types of weather
  • Organized, on time, and reliable
  • Valid driver’s license

 

Application Instructions:

Candidates should send a cover letter outlining their livestock experience, resume, available start date, contact information. References will be requested from applicants who are invited to interview. Please send information to John@roamsticks.com. Start date is between July 5 and July 15.

Massachusetts – Freedom Food Farm hiring Veg and Livestock Farmers

Raynham, Massachusetts

Hiring Experienced Veg. and Livestock Farmers in Southeastern, MA

Freedom Food Farm is a four-season, organic diversified farm in Raynham, MA. The farm is run by a small team of farmers dedicated to regenerative agriculture and feeding our community. We are looking to hire for two positions:  Livestock Manager and Assistant Vegetable Grower / Harvest Manager. Find out details and qualifications on our website: http://www.freedomfoodfarm.com/jobs/Please apply via e-mail.

LINK: www.freedomfoodfarm.com.