Mar 202015

Upcoming jobs at Farm to Family, 2 in RVA, one in DC. Please follow directions and send your resume and cover letter to email! Thank you!

Part Time: @ 25 hrs/wk to start.
Starts: 4/27/15 – thru 12/15
Rate: $10/hr or trade for food
Location: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

·      Assistant will help with DC Farmer’s Market/CSA pickup for Richmond, VA based company.
·      Must be mature and reliable with own transportation, and have retail experience, preferably food related.
·      Must have excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills, and be good at taking direction.
·      Will help unloading and loading truck, and setting up Farmer’s Market stall. Must be able to lift 50-75 lbs.
·      Assist with marketing and social media as needed.
·      Have knowledge of, and passion for, local/sustainable food systems
·      Perfect for student, could become full time.
·      3 references required
·      Send resume and cover letter to:
·      No calls please.

Full time: M-F, some weekends required.
Starts : 4/27/15
Rate: $13/hr +, depending on experience
Location: Richmond, VA

·Manager will be responsible for running a small family-owned retail farmers market specializing in local products in Richmond, VA.
Duties include but are not limited to: inventory management, open and closing duties, merchandising, shrink management, staff supervision, scheduling, ordering products, financial reports, customer service, answering emails and general store management. Duties will also include marketing, social media, workshop and other event development and implementation.
Previous grocery and management experience required.
Knowledge of and passion for local/sustainable food systems required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Excellent organization, problem solving, ability to take direction, be both a team leader and player, required.
Must be mature and reliable
Knowledge of Quickbooks, Excel, Word, ShopKeep and other technology programs preferred. Graphic design a +.
3 references required.
Send resume and cover letter to:
No calls please

DRIVER – 1 position.
Part Time 25-30 hrs to start
Starts: 4/27/15
Rate: $10-12/hr based on experience
Location: Richmond VA

Driver will be responsible for pickup and delivery of food items from local farms and for home delivery.
Must provide clean driving record, and be comfortable driving a large truck and/or trailer.
Must be mature and reliable with own transportation, excellent communication skills, ability to take direction.
Must have flexible availability, M-F.
Must be available to lift 50-75 lbs.
3 references required
Send resume and cover letter to:
No calls please.

May 262012

Change Comes to Dinner is a new book about sustainable food by Katherine Gustafson which was released on May 8, 2012 by St. Martin’s Press. Mark and Farm to Family are featured in Chapter 1. Katherine is a DC based journalist who visited with us in 2010 a few months after we had started Farm to Family, and traveled to the farms we work with, including Polyface Farm. Katherine also did a YouTube video of her time with us, which illustrates the first chapter of the book including the Polyface bee swatting incident.

Change Comes to Dinner is a fascinating exploration of America’s food innovators, that gives us hopeful alternatives to the industrial food system described in works like Michael Pollan’s bestselling Omnivore’s Dilemma.

Change Comes to Dinner takes readers into the farms, markets, organizations, businesses and institutions across America that are pushing for a more sustainable food system in America.

Gustafson introduces food visionaries like Mark, who turned a school bus into a locally-sourced mobile grocery store in Richmond, Virginia; Gayla Brockman, who organized a program to double the value of food stamps used at Kansas City, Missouri, farmers’ markets; Myles Lewis and Josh Hottenstein, who started a business growing vegetables in shipping containers using little water and no soil; and Tony Geraci, who claimed unused land to create the Great Kids Farm, where Baltimore City public school students learn how to grow food and help Geraci decide what to order from local farmers for breakfast and lunch at the city schools.

Change Comes to Dinner is a smart and engaging look into America’s food revolution. Check out what critics and other writers of the food revolution are saying about Change Comes to Dinner.

You can purchase Change Comes to Dinner at your favorite local bookseller, or online at Amazon.

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