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Available Positions
Market Site Leader
Upstate NY Farmer
Farm to City Volunteer

Market Site Leader
A Market Site Leader gets the opportunity to convey information about our farms and suggest recipe ideas to members, set up and break down markets, and help fellow New Yorkers pick up their food. You are responsible for obtaining members for your market and will receive commission based on your location’s membership. It’s a fun and engaging way to learn more about local and seasonal foods and meet other like-minded New Yorkers. This position is great for an individual or a small business that is interested in hosting a Local Roots market.

Responsibilities
– Setup and breakdown of the weekly market
– Engage with and assist Local Roots members in picking up their groceries
– Inspire our members with creative cooking and recipe ideas
– Attend 1 pre-season training and 1 mid-season staff meeting
– Learn about shares and the farms we work with to convey information to members
– Inspire our members with creative cooking and recipe ideas
– Engage and build community around the work of Local Roots in the neighborhood
– Post flyers for the Farm Share program up at your market host location and in the neighborhood
- Obtain members for your location through your own means in addition to using Local Roots marketing materials. Each location must have a minimum of 25 vegetable orders to be added to our network

Qualifications
– Passionate about local food and cooking
– Extremely organized and pays close attention to detail
– Part of a strong social network or experience as a community organizer ideal
– Outgoing, friendly and lively personality and an enthusiasm to convey information
– Excellent customer service and communication skills, must be well-spoken
– Ability to problem solve on the spot, good at multi-tasking
- Entrepreneurial spirit
– Enjoys working independently in a customer service oriented environment
– Enthusiastic about building community around local food at our markets
– A love for cooking at home, familiar with seasonality of produce in NYC
– Active in social media and proficient in food photography, preferred but not required
– Sales experience ideal

Compensation
This position is compensated through commission. You will receive 5% of orders and a complimentary vegetable share. There must be a min of 25 vegetable orders for your site to be part of our network.

Time Commitment
Local Roots markets run once a week, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons or evenings. Most sites span a two hour pick up window, with some additional time for set up and break down. The commitment is approx 3 hours weekly for market and 1 hour for member outreach. Candidates must be able to commit to the weekly timeframe for their given site.

Send inquiries to info@LocalRoots.NYC

Upstate NY Farmer
We are looking for a hardworking, reliable farmer to handle multiple aspects of day-to-day operations in vegetable production. Hours are tentative based on growing schedule created between farmer and Local Roots founder. This position is ideal for a New Yorker looking to escape the city for free room and board in beautiful Upstate, NY as barter.  This candidate must have experience growing Fall vegetables and greenhouse vegetables to provide season extension for our CSA that goes all-year-round. This is a new position and the day-to-day job responsibilities are fluid based on what needs to get done on the farm for production. 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • crop plan, plant, water, care for, and nourish vegetables used for CSA membership consumption
  • work with food sourcing manager on varieties for production based on our customer needs and best varieties to grow in cold weather
  • safely and securely pack and store vegetables with excellent post harvest methods to ensure high quality produce when delivered to the city
  • strategize logistics to get produce delivered from farm to our NYC warehouse successfully and safely
  • communicate with city operations team on a daily basis
  • record and keep track of inventory 


Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years farming experience in the North East - in the fields and also in the greenhouse 
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Hard working, able to contribute your own ideas for problem solving
  • Pro-active, friendly, easy to work with
  • Comfortable with giving tours of farm, public speaking, and experience with Instagram
  • Enjoys a job opportunity that you can help formulate 
  • Experience growing ginger and specialty items preferred 

    How to Apply
    Interested applicants should submit a resume listing skills and experience, along with any other materials you think are relevant, to wenjay@Localroots.nyc with the header "Local Roots Farmer". Use the body of the email as a cover letter.

    Compensation
    Compensation is a living stipend of $50 for each full work day, free housing in a quaint house located on the same land as the farm with adorable sheep on the properly along with vegetables for personal consumption.



Farm to City Volunteer
We seek passionate, local food lovers as volunteers on a weekly basis. You will work closely with our team out of our office near the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Interns receive complimentary vegetables and discounts on our other offerings.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to
-conducting recipe research on the items in our weekly shares to offer our members weekly recipes and storage tips
-writing blog posts for the website which include interviews with chefs/members/farmers and research topics 
-assisting with social media
-aiding in event planning
-helping pack the CSA boxes
-helping develop our food access program
-filling in at CSA pick-up sites 
-doing outreach to colleges and hospitals for institutional sourcing
- updating our website when needed
Qualifications
- Passionate about local food
- Enjoys cooking at home
- Organized and on-time
- Friendly and easy to work with
- Hard working and excited to help out and be part of a small team working to heal our food system
- Good writing and communication skills
- Beautiful food photography preferred 
- Experience with event planning desired 
- Experience with Instagram for business purposes preferred
- Experience with Adobe suite preferred 

Time Requirement:
1 day a week for 8 hours with a weekly commitment 

Compensation:
A hands on experience making a difference in our local food system, complimentary vegetables, and a discount to our other share offerings

To Apply:
Submit a resume to food@localroots.nyc with the header "Internship opportunity". Successful internships have the potential to lead to employment.