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Chestnut Hill Farm is located in Southborough and 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.
Liaise between local food pantries, soup kitchens and other organizations to get fresh produce to those food insecure persons that most need it.
Working closely with a staff person you will:
Engage with local food pantries to determine their fresh produce needs and how Chestnut Hill may best contribute
Determine if there are other programs for food-insecure families/individuals that we may contribute fresh produce to
Organize drop-off and pick-up of fresh produce to appropriate locations
Keep accurate records of all produce harvested/donated to which organizations
Advertising of our SNAP acceptance at local food pantries, churches, etc through flyers, a booth, et al
Must be able to lift/carry 40lb box/basket
Ability to stand for a period of time
1-2 hours per week during the growing season
Tuesday evenings, Friday mornings, and other times as needed