CSA Distribution Coordinator-Chestnut Hill Farm


(42.309277,-71.53679)
 

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When

Thu Jun 01, 2017 01:30 PM - Tue Oct 31, 2017 06:30 PM

Where

Chestnut Hill RoadSouthborough, MA 01772


About

Chestnut Hill Farm is located in Southborough, it is a hidden gem providing organically grown vegetables to the local community through CSA and farm-stand. It is a growing endeavor with a planned membership of 250 in the next 3 years. As a non-profit and a Trustees property, the farm is also committed to a level of community engagement and education that goes beyond agriculture to include community building and support.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Working closely with a staff person you will:

* Coordinate one CSA distribution day per week
* Prep for CSA distribution in an attractive yet practical manner including accurate signage, limits where necessary, and any other relevant information
* Engage with CSA members in a friendly and efficient manner
* Provide up to date information on Pick-Your-Own garden, upcoming events, new farm stand items, recipes, and cooking tips as needed
* Communication with farmer and other staff to harvest or fetch vegetables in appropriate locations to prevent contamination by birds/pests/spoilage

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION
* Must be able to carry 40lb box/basket
* Standing/Sitting for periods of time

TRAINING & SUPPORT
* You will be working closely with the farmer and other staff
* You will receive feedback and evaluations by staff.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES & OTHER BENEFITS
* On-the-job training
* Developing a strong connection to and knowledge of Chestnut Hill Farm
* Knowing you have made a meaningful contribution to the Trustees and to your community

TIME COMMITMENT NEEDED
4 hours per week during the growing season. Position lasts from June to the end of October. Three shifts possible: Tuesday 1:30-6:30, Thursday 4:30-6:30, Friday 1:30-6:30

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Inventory Management
  • Farming

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • One, five hour shift per week from June-October
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to and from Chestnut Hill Farm

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