Farmers Market Staff Wanted in Warren County

Name: Poplar Wood Farm

Email Address: poplarwoodfarm@gmail.com Phone: County: Warren
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Position:
Marketing/Outreach
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Farmers Market Staff in Warren County

Detailed Description of Position: Farmers’ market staff will represent Poplar Wood Farm at the markets the farm attends. A typical day includes driving the truck to the market location (primarily Hoboken and Jersey City), unloading the truck, creating an attractive display and keeping it stocked, serving customers, and packing the truck back up at the end of the day before driving back to the farm. Typical weekday hours – Arrive at the farm by 11:30 am and return between 9 and 10 pm. Typical weekend hours – Arrive at the farm at 5:30 am and return by 4:30 pm. Full and part time positions available but must commit to full season (through December). Possible to split time between farmers’ markets and at the farm in a packing house or production crew role. Opportunity for advancement as experience is gained and proficiency is demonstrated. Hourly pay rate based on experience.

Description of Farm: Poplar Wood Farm is a 15-acre family run farm located in the Warren County, New Jersey town of Port Murray, where we grow vegetables, cut flowers, fresh herbs and eggs using organic methods. We rely on the use of cover cropping, compost, beneficial insects, and other environmentally conscious ways of growing our crops. We don't use any synthetic inputs and no GMO seed. We attend farmers markets in northern New Jersey and have a CSA program that is currently in its seventh season. For more information about the farm, please visit our website (www.poplarwoodfarm.com).

Skills: Great customer service, organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work in a fast paced setting are a must. Job requires ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly, a good work ethic, being comfortable working outside at all times of the year, and a positive attitude. Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record and should be comfortable driving a 14-foot box truck.

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to poplarwoodfarm@gmail.com. In your letter please include a description of any prior work experience, explanation of your interest in Poplar Wood Farm, and note dates of availability.

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