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Market & Farm Assistants


Job Summary

The Center for Land-Based Learning’s West Sacramento Urban Farm Program is looking for two energetic and dynamic individuals who are excited about building a stronger local food system. The West Sacramento Urban Farm Program was established in 2014 and currently includes (4) four farm sites, an Aggregation Facility, and a Mobile Farmers Market. The Program operates one of the farm sites called Riverfront Farm. Riverfront Farm is a ⅓-acre site located only minutes away from the Tower Bridge and Sutter Health Park. The focus of this farm is to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for sale via our Mobile Farmers Market. The Mobile Farmers Market is a refrigerated truck designed to provide an incredible farmers market experience to customers across West Sacramento. This season the truck makes (4) four weekly stops, (2) two on Tuesday and (2) two on Thursday, from June-October. The main goal of the Mobile Farmers Market is to bring fresh, local produce to low-access, low-income communities.

The Mobile Market and Farm Assistant I & II positions are seasonal; operating from mid-August through mid-November for a total of 12-14 weeks. They are part-time hourly positions offering 20 hours per week through the end of the season, October 27, 2022; 10-15 hrs/week for the first two weeks of November. Two openings are available:


Market and Farm Assistant I

Duties

• Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 am to 12 pm the Market and Farm Assistant I will help with harvesting, washing, and packing of produce at Riverfront Farm.
• Other farm-related tasks such as weeding, preparing new planting beds, plant maintenance, mulching, and seeding may occur throughout the season.
• November will be dedicated to transitioning the farm into cover crop and putting the field to rest.

A successful candidate for this role: will be comfortable working under all weather conditions, has the ability to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis, is comfortable getting dirty and performing repetitive tasks while paying great attention to detail, and can ask questions and learn from the Program Coordinator. As a Program, we take great pride in providing extremely high-quality produce to the community at a price they can afford. No farming experience is necessary but a willingness to learn and dedication to a physically engaging job is needed (...) Continue Reading »


Market & Farm Assistant II

Duties

There are two shifts available in this role, one full day shift and one 1.5 hour shift on either Tuesday or Thursday. The short 1.5 hour shift is negotiable. Ideally, one Market & Farm Assistant would take the full Tuesday shift 10:30 am to 5:30 pm and the short Thursday support shift 12 - 1:30 pm. The second hire would take the short Tuesday shift 12 - 1:30 pm and the full Thursday shift 10:30 am - 5:30 pm.

On Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm the Market & Farm Assistant II will work with the Program Coordinator to load and prepare the Mobile Farmers Market Truck. This position requires repetitive lifting of up to 50-pound crates and boxes. After loading the Mobile Market Truck you and the Program Coordinator will head to the first 1.5 hour stop of the day.

Once at market, tasks will include: restocking produce from the coolers to the shelves for customers; assisting the Program Coordinator with processing sales, bagging produce, and interacting with customers; assisting customers with produce and providing some crowd control. Someone with a friendly, fast-paced nature will find this position invigorating and fulfilling. Our customers come from diverse backgrounds and are enthusiastic about fresh produce. Attention to detail, self-motivation, and interest in interacting with the public are required to be successful (...) Continue Reading »

These positions report directly to the West Sacramento Urban Farm Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator is both the head farmer at Riverfront Farm and the principal operator of the Mobile Farmers Market.



Schedules:

Market & Farm Assistant I
Monday: 8 am - 12 pm
Tuesday: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Thursday: 12 - 1:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 12 pm


Market & Farm Assistant II
Monday: 8 am - 12 pm
Tuesday: 12 - 1:30 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Thursday: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 12 pm

Positions close on August 28th. Interested candidates should send their resume and brief Letter of Interest to Program Coordinator Heather Lyon at Heather@landbasedlearning.org.

Compensation: Both are limited term positions of 14 weeks starting August 22nd ending November 18th. Hourly wage is $16-18/hour DOE.

In addition, these roles will aid in identifying a diversified range of funding sources to help ensure long-term income sustainability, including governmental, corporate and private grants, events and fundraisers. May include grant writing in collaboration with Program Managers.

The ideal candidates will possess a can-do attitude; are able to wear many hats and operate under minimal supervision under tight deadlines. He/she/they has grit, is resourceful, and takes great pride in serving others and driving the organization's mission forward.

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