Hiring: Food Hub & Food Access Manager – World Farmers
World Farmers is expanding our team. We’re looking for an individual whose experience and dedication to our mission will grow our programming and contribute to our work in supporting the small-scale immigrant and refugee vegetable farmers in the Northeast.
Learn more about our job opening below, and please spread the word:
Food Hub & Food Access Manager
Position Type: Full-Time, salaried, year-round
Full Posting: https://www.worldfarmers.org/food-hub-food-access-manager/
Summary of Position: This position oversees implementation of market access, sales, and value-added programming at World Farmers, and ensures all FMF farmers are supported in securing markets for their vegetable farm businesses. This position will support current staff to implement existing programming, as well as assess potential for new markets and partnerships in support of FMF farmers’ businesses. Programming areas include: World Farmers’ CSA, Farm to Family CSA shares in partnership with Just Roots, Farmers’ Markets, Wholesale, Value Added Products developed in our Commercial Kitchen and Commercial Mill sites, and additional Food Access programming. The Manager oversees all of these market outlets and builds relationships with FMF farmers of ethnically and socially diverse backgrounds, while facilitating and exploring new and existing market opportunities. This individual needs to have a high level of autonomy, initiative, and the ability to work with a range of players.
Location: In-person, Lancaster, MA
World Farmers advocates for and supports small-scale immigrant, refugee, and historically underserved farmers from farm to market. Our Flats Mentor Farm (FMF) program currently supports 354 immigrant and refugee farmers from 25 countries of origin. FMF farmers seek land and opportunity to feed their families the crops of their culture and rebuild their family’s cultural roots, many of whom go on to build a sustainable farming enterprise specializing in production and marketing of cultural crops to diverse consumers in Massachusetts. Our program offers hands-on experience and assistance to the next generation of farmers and provides immigrant and refugee farmers a chance to be a contributor to their family’s health and wealth.