Farm and Farm Stand Job Opportunities

Greenmarket Farmer Market participants operate independently owned businesses. Individuals hired by market participants are not employees of GrowNYC or Greenmarket.
 

Cato Corner Farm

Job Description and Responsibilities
Farmers’ Market Cheese Stand Manager Wanted
Do you love cheese? Do you have experience with food handling and customer service? Are you well-organized and a people person? Cato Corner Farm, a family-owned dairy farm making award-winning cheeses, is seeking a personable, motivated individual to lead our farmers’ market stand at the Union Square and Grand Army Plaza Greenmarkets.

*** We take our staff safety seriously. Markets are set up with spacing between staff and customers, contactless transactions, and reduced interaction (no sampling cheese) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff wear gloves and masks at all times. We will resume normal, more interactive sales process when it is safe to do so. ***

Primary responsibilities include:
At Union Square: 

  • Sell cheese at the busy Union Square NYC, Saturdays. The market takes place all year round and in all weather conditions.
  • Supervise two employees and lead our team.
  • Educate customers about our farm and our cheese. Represent our products and our philosophy to customers.
  • Set up and take down our market tent and displays.
  • Build business relationships with restaurant customers at the market.

At Grand Army Plaza: 

  • Sell cheese at the busy Grand Army Plaza market, Brooklyn, Saturdays.
  • Educate customers about our farm and our cheese. Represent our products and our philosophy to customers.

Days/times Required and Required Skills 
Union Square: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. every Saturday at the Union Square Farmers’ Market (days are shorter in the winter)
Grand Army Plaza: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Saturday at the Union Square Farmers’ Market. Slightly shorter hours in the winter. Applicants should be available all year until at least Christmas 2020.

Pay Rate
Union Square: $16-18 / hour depending on experience
Grand Army Plaza: $14/hour

Experience and Skills

  • Applicants should be enthusiastic, intelligent, articulate, and flexible with excellent people skills.
  • Some knowledge of cheese and experience with food handling are important, as is a commitment to local, sustainable food.
  • Customer service is paramount; you must be able to maintain professionalism and poise while working efficiently under pressure.
  • Applicants should have some supervisory or team leading experience.
  • Good basic math skills are useful!
  • You will be on your feet for the entire shift and should be able to lift 50 lbs.

Contact information for applying
To apply, submit a letter of interest, a resume or description of past work, and three references to Mark Gillman at info@catocornerfarm.com.


Bread Alone Bakery

Job Description and Responsibilities
NYC Farmer's Market Booth Staff - Assisting with booth set up, selling product, and breaking down at the end of the market day.

Days/times Required and Required Skills 
Hours vary and total approximately 9 hours per day. There are temporary positions available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Pay Rate
$150/day

Contact information for applying
katy.carron@breadalone.com

 

Miracle Springs Farm

Job Description and Responsibilities
We are looking for individuals who can work with us at the markets in NYC. This position is usually one day or two a week. Saturday and/or Sunday Our mission is to regenerate the land by producing uncompromisingly delicious fresh and aged cheeses. We contribute to the local economy, to community health, and to the well-being of our ecosystem. We love growing and tending our herd of goats and working with Chaseholm Farm Creamery to make our cheeses. It means so much to us to be a steady part of one of the most important (and pleasurable) aspects of your life: FOOD! www.miraclespringfarm.com

Days/times Required and Required Skills
Must have good communication and organizational skills, have an interest in local/sustainable food, and work well in a fast-paced energetic, enthusiasm for goats and cheese specifically goat cheese a plus! Previous market or sales experience a plus but not required.
REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to meet physical demands of the job including standing for long periods of time, (normally 7am or 8am until 3-4pm) bending, lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
- Responsibly handle a variety of payment methods, including cash and credit/debit cards (Square POS on tablet/phone).
- Weekend & some Holiday availability required.
- Flexibility in shift coverage to meet changing needs of business (i.e. working a different market location, special event days, etc.).

Pay Rate
$15/hr

Requirements for applying  
- 3 Professional References that we may contact via email or phone
- Your Location
- Your Availability

Contact information for applying
Jaimie at jaimie@miraclespringsfarm or David at davidlevinehome@hotmail.com

 

Valley Shepherd Creamery

Job Description and Responsibilities
Cheese selling at NYC greenmarkets

Days/times Required and Required Skills
Drivers license a must.
Market Locations: 
Friday 97th Street Greenmarket 
Saturday Inwood Greenmarket; 82nd Street Greenmarket, Union Square Greenmarket
Sunday -79th Street Greenmarket

Pay Rate
$
15

Requirements for applying  
Cheese/food knowledge, drivers license using our van from/to the Lower East Side

Contact information for applying
Valley Shepherd, Eran via EW@QUIL.COM

 

Please visit the 'NYC Greenmarket Employee Resource' Facebook page for more Greenmarket producers currently looking to hire market staff. 

 

In a moment where New Yorkers have turned to parks and gardening to ease the mental and emotional strain the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on residents, when the need for education surrounding nutrition and health couldn’t be more critical, the same nonprofits that make green space and nutrition education possible are in danger of going under, while vital city agencies like the New York City Parks Department’s GreenThumb program are facing severe budget cuts.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

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    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

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