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Assistant Teacher, Butter Beans After-School Cooking Classes, Queens, NY, 3/19/14

Butter Beans Cooking Classes teach students how to make seasonal and healthy recipes, while forging new memories in the kitchen. They seek an enthusiastic and reliable After-School Cooking Class Assistant Teacher who is passionate about healthy eating and cooking, childhood nutrition, and possesses a love for teaching children how to create healthy meals. This part-time position will assist with cooking classes at two schools: one in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn and the other in Kips Bay, Manhattan.  To apply, please submit your resume and a short letter of interest to Director of Food Education, Kelly McGlinchey, at kelly@butterbeanskitchen.com.

 

Farmers Market and CSA Staff, Applecrest Farm, Hampton Falls, NH, 3/18/14

Applecrest Farm is looking for motivated and out-going folks with a passion for agriculture and food to represent Applecrest both at their home farm C.S.A. and at numerous Seacoast Area outdoor farmers markets.  Starting in mid-May and running through end-October, these are full-time seasonal retail positions. Beyond helping to share with the community our farm’s pride and passion in what we grow, the work involves a unique combination of produce handling and sales, savvy farm marketing and good ol’ fashioned face-to-face customer service.  Email your cover letter and resume to emily@applecrest.com (subject line should read: “Market & CSA Position”).

 

Farmers' Market Supervisor, Hutchins Farm, Concord, MA, 3/13/14

Hutchins Farm is seeking a motivated, outgoing individual to help manage their three

Farmers’ Market stalls. Work involves packing the van safely, driving, setting up at different market locations, building displays, creating signage, supervising an assistant, ringing up customers, and keeping our sales area clean and welcoming. Friendly, helpful demeanor is a must; interest in local, organic food, mental math skills, and retail experience are desirable. Must be able and feel comfortable driving a 18 foot van in and out of Cambridge, including parking in difficult conditions.  Applicants should be able to lift 50+ lbs and have an excellent driving record. The Farmers’ Market season runs from the end of May through the end of October, applicants must be able to work the full season.

 

Head Grower, Gaining Ground, Concord, MA, 3/13/14

Gaining Ground grows food and gives it away to people who need it. For free. The Head Grower will help develop and implement an annual farming and field-staffing plan to grow, harvest, and distribute approximately 30,000 pounds of organic produce to ten local food pantries and other local food access programs, help manage six to seven acres of cultivated land and work with, teach, and lead farm interns and volunteers in groups large and small.

 

Food Processing Kitchen Manager, CLiCK, Willimantic, CT, 3/12/14

CLiCK is a 501c3 non-profit group dedicated to developing community relationships based on local, healthy food production & consumption for all.  CLiCK is seeking a highly self-motivated, entrepreneurial-minded individual with kitchen production/processing experience to begin the development of our co-operative commercial / processing kitchen. Knowledge of commercial cooking, processing and recipe scale up is a must, as is the ability to work with a wide variety of people in potentially high stress situations. This position requires a person with a positive attitude, high energy level and the ability to multi-task.  The KM will handle all aspects of a shared-use kitchen and warehousing operation, engaging directly with farmers and food entrepreneurs of different cultures, overseeing the safe & efficient use of all equipment. 

 

Growers, Field and Weed Crew, Land’s Sake Farm, Weston, MA, 3/12/14

Land's Sake Farm in Weston, MA is currently hiring! There are three different types of positions available: Assistant Growers, a great opportunity for folks with at least one full season of farming experience. These are full-season, full-time positions with many opportunities for leadership and responsibility, depending on applicants' skills and interests; Part-time Field Crew, two to three full days of work varying from weeding to harvesting to tomato twining; Part-time Weeding Crew, four weekday mornings per week of weeding weeding weeding! And sometimes planting.

 

Operations Manager, Harvest Home, New York, NY, 3/13/14

Harvest Home Farmer’s Market (HHFM), New York State’s largest operator of farmers markets in high-need, low income communities, is a NYC non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to local, farm-fresh produce, educating the public about health and nutrition, supporting regional agriculture and providing job opportunities during the market season.  The Operations Manager will be responsible for all Harvest Home site operations and will supervise all staff at the sites. Reporting to the CEO and serving as a member of the Management Team this position's primary responsibility is ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organization's site and internal operations. Working with the management team, the position also contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and procedures.

 

Site Manager, Glynwood’s Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator, New Paltz, NY, 3/12/14 

This position will oversee the maintenance of buildings, grounds, equipment, and care of livestock at Glynwood’s Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator site. The Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator provides access to land, housing, shared equipment and infrastructure, farm and business mentoring, and low-interest capital to start-up farm businesses. The Site Manager will supervise an apprentice, mentor incubator program participants, and oversee the work of contractors on the property. Additional roles include farmer training, administration, communications, and development activities in support of Glynwood’s farmer training programs. 

 

Farmer Training Program Coordinator, Glynwood’s Hudson Valley Farm, Cold Spring and New Paltz, NY, 3/12/14 

The Farmer Training Program Coordinator will facilitate Glynwood’s efforts to train the next generation of farmers. Working closely with the Director of Farmer Training, the Farmer Training Program Coordinator will help refine a formalized curriculum and facilitate trainings for beginning farmers. The Farmer Training Program Coordinator will participate in administrative, outreach, communications, and development efforts related to farmer training opportunities. Candidates should have a minimum of 3-5 years of project management experience, as well as experience with sustainable agriculture and farm-based education. Candidates should be proficient with Microsoft Office and social media. The Farmer Training Program Coordinator will work from the Cold Spring office, the incubator site in New Paltz, and remotely, as needed. 

 

Summer on the Farm Staff and Seasonal Farm Staff, Community Harvest Project North Grafton, MA, 3/12/14

Community Harvest Project (CHP) is the only non-profit in the area dedicated to growing and donating highly nutritious food solely for the purpose of hunger relief.  Their mission is to build an engaged and healthier community by bringing volunteers together to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for hunger relief.  Their Seasonal Farm Staff employee will be responsible for assisting the Farm Manager in the daily operation of the farm.  They will also work closely with Farm Interns, Team Leaders and other CHP Staff Members in welcoming, guiding and managing volunteer groups of all ages and diverse backgrounds.  Their Summer on the Farm Staff will ensure youth aged 9 – 12 have a safe and positive experience at the farm and should be confident in their abilities to guide youth groups through educational activities, while maintaining a friendly and safe learning environment.

 

Executive Director, Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets, Freedom, ME, 3/10/14

The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets (MFFM) seeks a visionary and committed leader to take the reins of this statewide member-led organization. Since 1991, MFFM has provided resources to Maine farmers’ markets, members and the general public. Initially a volunteer run organization, the Federation received start up funding in 2011 to reinvigorate its work and meet the needs of markets and members across the state.  MFFM’s Executive Director oversees a membership organization of 140 farmers’ markets and works closely with and reports to the Board of Directors- most of whom are farmers’ market members. The Director is the primary fundraiser for the organization and is intrinsically involved in mission and organizational development, as well as programming and administrative functions.

 

Food Systems and Health Analyst, The Union for Concerned Scientists, Food and Environment Program,
 Washington, DC, 3/10/14

Under direction of the Deputy Director/Senior Analyst, work as a member of an interdisciplinary team to advance policy advocacy efforts leading to a healthy, sustainable food and farming system. As the team’s health sciences expert, develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of the food system’s impacts on nutrition, public health, and health disparities; conduct science-based research and analysis to advance understanding of these impacts and the policy choices that drive them; produce publicly-resonant scientific and policy analyses; craft written communications for a variety of audiences; cultivate relationships with experts and allies; represent UCS to policy makers, the media, and other stakeholders; and help develop program direction and plans. 

 

 

Scientist-Agroecologist, The Union for Concerned Scientists, Food and Environment Program, Washington, DC, 3/10/14

Within UCS’s Food and Environment Program, the scientist-agroecologist (scientist) will work under the direction of the Program Director and Senior Scientist. In addition, the scientist will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team to advance policy advocacy efforts leading to a healthy, sustainable food and farming system.

 

Field Assistant, Stout Oak Farm, Brentwood, NH, 3/7/14

Stout Oak Farm is seeking a Field Assistant to join their team for the 2014 season. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 to 2 years of farming experience, ability to perform repetitive physical tasks, a strong work ethic, and a good sense of humor. We are looking for someone who can keep up a fast pace, is willing to learn on the job, can work independently, and loves working outdoors (even in challenging weather conditions). The Field Assistant will be involved in all aspects of organic vegetable production, including greenhouse propagation, transplanting, weeding, bed preparation, seeding, irrigation, harvesting, washing, and filling orders.

 

Seasonal Field Assistant, Wright-Locke Farm, Winchester, MA, 3/7/14

Wright-Locke Farm is seeking a Field Assistant for the 2013 growing season.  This is a paid, full-time seasonal position involving a wide range of work from greenhouse growing to market farm operations. It offers a great opportunity to gain vegetable growing experience on an small-scale organic farm.  Working under the direction of the Field Manager, you will  learn the operation of greenhouse plant nursery production as well as diversified field production, including succession planting, organic soil management, irrigation and crop rotation. Work activities will include:  soil preparation, planting, transplanting, weeding, harvesting and preparation for farmer markets.  This position provides for hands-on experience in greenhouse operation including seeding, propagating, transplanting, grow-out and retail sales. The Field Assistant will also track daily and weekly sales, prepare Organic Certification records and lead sales activities at 1 of 3 farmers markets.

 

 

Farm Manager, Common Good City Farm, Washington, DC, 3/7/14

Common Good City Farm is looking for a well-rounded and outgoing individual with strong farming skills and a commitment to community-based food systems to manage their half-acre urban farm. The farm manager will join a diverse team of highly committed and talented staff and volunteers. This position requires dedication and skill in working with people from many different backgrounds, personal and professional maturity, creativity, and commitment to the vision and mission of Common Good City Farm. This is a full-time, year-round position.

 

 

Executive Director, Center For Environmental Transformation, Camden, NJ, 3/5/14

The Center for Environmental Transformation seeks an Executive Director to manage the operations, finances, and activities of the Center. This position will collaborate with the officers and members of the board and staff to support the Mission, Vision and Goals of the Center.  Responsibilities include coordinating retreat programming; marketing, planning, execution and evaluation; coordinating volunteers, together with others; managing the budget; grant writing, together with others; supervising personnel; representing the CFET to Sacred Heart parish, the neighborhood, city and region.

 

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This map shows efforts supported by USDA and other federal partners as well as related information on local and regional food systems for the years 2009-2012.

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