CSA, Farmers Market, and Sales Coordinator
Blue House Farm grows mixed, organic produce and flowers on 30 acres in Pescadero, CA. We grow for a 200 member CSA, 8 farmers markets, restaurants, and stores. We are looking for an individual to join our small, core staff and coordinate our CSA, farmers markets, and sales. This person works closely with the farm manager with administrative work but also has the opportunity to work in the field. This position is ideal for an individual with strong office-related skills, a passion for small scale agriculture, and a desire to spend part of the day outside in the field.
Coordinating CSA sign-ups, payment, order and delivery logistics, bookkeeping, and handling general communication with CSA members. Format, edit, and produce content for weekly newsletter. Coordinate box contents with Harvest Coordinator and with other contributing farms and businesses.
Administrative paperwork and communication with farmers market associations, training new vendors, coordinating vendor staff, tracking sales, organizing supplies, and attending 1-2 markets/week.
Creating weekly availability and pricing lists, communication with existing and new accounts, finding new store and restaurant accounts, invoicing and payment entry, and balancing product availability with orders, CSA, and markets.
Excellent people skills are imperative, as this person is the primary contact for CSA members. The ability to be very organized and have excellent attention to detail. Able to communicate well and create a positive working environment under occasionally stressful situations. Basic proficiency with Excel, Quickbooks, graphic design software, and e-mail newsletters. Familiarity with a broad amount of specialty produce is desired. Valid drivers license, clean driving record, and ability to drive a small box truck is required. Individual must be in good physical condition with the ability to perform certain tasks such as heavy lifting (up to 50lbs). The ability to speak basic conversational Spanish is preferred. Ideal candidates are committed to the farming lifestyle and all that it demands. Interest and ability to do occasional field work.
Housing and Compensation:
This is a residential position and on-farm housing is available for rent. Starting pay commensurate with experience.
Go to: www.bluehouseorganicfarm.
Farmers Market Vendors
We are looking for energetic individuals to help with farmers' markets in San Francisco and the East Bay. Familiarity with farmers' markets, produce and flowers, organic agriculture, and sales is preferred, as is a passion for good, local, well-grown food.
Responsibilities for Farmers' Market Vendors include stall set-up, produce and flower sales, and truck packing. We also need vendors who are able to start work at the farm and drive to market.
Please see our www.bluehouseorganicfarm.
This is a part time (Thurs/Fri) position beginning immediately and will continue through early December. Responsibilities include delivering CSA boxes, store and restaurant orders to various locations throughout the peninsula region. Ideal candidate will live in Santa Cruz and be willing to commute to the farm and do pick-ups and drop-offs in SC on way to/from the farm. This position could be combined with farmers' market vendor positions.
Thurs: 11-6 (Coastside and San Francisco route) (potential pick-up of CSA products in Santa Cruz in AM and SC deliveries in PM).
Fri: 10-5 (San Mateo county route)
Applicant needs a valid drivers license, clean driving record, and ability to drive a small box truck. Applicant should be self-motivated, hard working, and be in good physical condition with the ability to perform certain tasks such as heavy lifting (up to 5 lbs). Applicant should be friendly and excited about organic produce.
Applicant must be able to commit through mid-December. Reliable transportation is required, as we are forty minutes from Santa Cruz, and one hour from San Francisco.
Go to: www.bluehouseorganicfarm.
originally posted on the EcoFarm listserve