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NYC: NYU seeks Food Systems Visiting Professor

16 Jul

New York University

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health

Food Systems Visiting Professor

One year appointment, with a possible renewal

NYU’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health seeks a one-year visiting professor in food systems.  The NYU Food Studies program takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying food production and consumption, particularly in urban settings.  The program examines the complexities of supplying the city, including food distribution and transportation, water and waste management, and the rural/urban interface.  Policy and health issues are also germane to issues surrounding food systems. Continue reading

Massachusetts: Red Tomato seeks Intern

16 Jul

Commitment: 10-20 hours, Monday-Friday
Salary: This internship is unpaid. However, we are committed to offering our interns ample learning, networking and professional development opportunities.

Red Tomato is a working model of a Food Hub – a coordination, distribution, and marketing hub for the region’s farmers.  We market fresh, regional, ecologically-grown fruits and vegetables for a network of 40+ family farms, to millions of consumers, in hundreds of supermarkets and retail stores throughout the Northeast. We also have a robust program of collaborative research with scientists, a strong focus on brand and market development, and a commitment to sharing what we’ve learned with our colleagues in the Good Food Movement. Since 1998, we have pushed the limits of our innovative non-profit marketing and distribution network to bring more food, from more farms, to the widest possible base of consumers. To date, Red Tomato is responsible for sales of over $17 million worth of fresh fruits and vegetables grown on family farms throughout the Northeast.  Continue reading

New York State: Foodlink seeks Nutrition Education Coordinator

16 Jul

Department: Programs/Community Nutrition

Reports to: Community Nutrition Program Manager

Application deadline: July 25, 2011
Foodlink, the regional food bank located in Rochester, NY and serving 10 counties, is seeking an enthusiastic, highly-motivated individual to manage and expand the nutrition education program. Foodlink partners with the national program Share Our Strength to offer Cooking Matters courses to our network of agencies. Foodlink is committed to building a hunger-free community and a sustainable regional food system by distributing food to a network of agencies and empowering individuals through nutritional and agricultural programs. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who values education, collaboration, and innovation and cares deeply about addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in the community. Continue reading

Massachusetts: Bowdoin Street Health Center seeks Community Health Specialist

13 Jul

Bowdoin Street Health Center in Dorchester is seeking a Community Health Specialist (CHS) to join our community health team and work with patients, residents and health center staff. The CHS will work on initiatives including, but not limited to managing the health center’s community farmers’ market, research and develop the health center’s healthy corner store initiative, oversee community group geared towards healthy foods in the neighborhood, improving community infrastructure to support healthy lifestyles and other community identified food access issues. This is a challenging and exciting position for a seasoned organizer in a multi-cultural community.

See job posting and apply at:

https://prod.fadvhms.com/bidmc/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*2A408C68494C8C31

Massachusetts: Boston Area Gleaners, Inc. seeks Fall Intern

13 Jul

e: volunteer@bostonareagleaners.org

When: 2011 Fall Harvest Season, Sept – Dec
Commitment: 10-20 hours per week
Recompense: Unpaid as of yet, except in extra produce, experience, and references. This may change depending on grant acquisitions. Come and get to know local farms, farmers, and learn the ropes of a small local non-profit. Our work addresses food security issues, nutrition, and alternative practices in local farming. The scope of the work can be as broad or narrow as your time and interest allows. Continue reading

Massachusetts: Equal Exchange seeks Natural Foods Sales Representative

7 Jul

West Bridgewater, MA
For information on how to apply, please visit: http://www.equalexchange.coop/natural-foods-sales-representative Continue reading

New York State: CNY Bounty LLC seeks General Manager

6 Jul

CNY Bounty LLC, a regional food hub and local food distribution company based in Syracuse, NY, seeks a full-time General Manager.

The General Manager reports directly to the Central New York Bounty Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of CNY Bounty. In addition, the manager is responsible for progress towards attaining the business goals as set by the Board of Directors and the operating financial performance of the Bounty. Continue reading

Vermont: Green Mountain Farm-to-School seeks to fill Several Positions

1 Jul

Green Mountain Farm-to-School, a nonprofit organization in northern Vermont seeks dynamic, mission-driven food systems professionals with strong communication and organization skills to support the growth of our organization:

The Farm-to-School Program Director will manage our local food distribution system, develop, implement and evaluate Farm to School program activities such as taste tests, farm field trips, nutrition education, and supervise the day to day operations of the Farm-to-School Coordinator team. Start date: August 1, 2011. 

Assistant Education Director will develop, grow, and deliver GMFTS’ educational programs including school gardening, taste tests, farm field trips and in-class workshops and support and supervise the day to day operations of the educational team. Start date: August 1, 2011. 

Complete job descriptions are available at http://greenmountainfarmtoschool.org/employment.php

To apply, Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (non-fiction, 3 pages or less) to jobs@gmfts.org. Position opened until filled. EOE.

NYC: Slow Food USA seeks Fall Interns

29 Jun

Slow Food USA is now accepting fall internship applications. 

Credit is available for current students if your college or university allows. Descriptions and instructions are located on our website. [LINK: http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/about_us/details/employment_and_internships/]

Internships require a minimum 20 hours a week for three months with a commitment through December. Please send a resume and short cover letter to Emily Stephenson at internships@slowfoodusa.org by July 15th. Please specify in your cover letter your first and second choice positions. No phone calls, please.

New York State: Binnewater Farm Project seeks Grower

28 Jun

Binnewater Farm Project is seeking a grower for the 2012 season to start up a new 60-100 member CSA farm, located on 6 acres of land owned by Legacy Farm Cohousing community in Rosendale, NY. Our purpose is to supply fresh locally grown vegetables (and eventually fruits, berries, eggs, and honey) to cohousing members and nearby residents and to promote a system of agricultural production that is ecologically sustainable, socially responsible, community-oriented, and economically viable. We are looking for an energetic farmer with 3+ years of experience in sustainable agriculture—including at least one year at a CSA—and the ability to manage volunteers and interns. Applicants should show a commitment to community-building and an interest in the long-term growth and development of the CSA. Salary commensurate with experience, health insurance provided. No on-site housing available for the first year. Send resume with cover letter to csa@binnewaterfarm.org.

New Hampshire: Apple Annie seeks Orchard Apprentices

28 Jun

Apple Annie is a small, family-run, low-spray apple orchard with 270 bearing trees. We offer pick-your-own apples, harvest apples to sell in the farm store and at markets, press fresh cider, and make baked goods, jam and jellies. Our farm store is open most days through the fall, and we sell products at a local farmers’ market. We feature solar panels on the house and barn, and are on the NH energy tour each fall. We are a musical group so we welcome instruments and singers.

We need one or two apprentices from late August until late October or November. Work includes harvesting apples, pressing cider, picking up drops, gardening, mowing, baking, and minding the store and farmers’ markets. We offer room and board at the farm with use of a bike and a kayak. Continue reading

Vermont: Burlington School Food Project seeks Cooks

27 Jun

Job open until position is filled.

Burlington School Food Project (BSFP) is looking for Cooks with a passion for wholesome, local food and an interest on spreading the word to our students.
With one of the top Farm 2 School programs in the nation, BSFP’s mission is to connect students and their families with whole, fresh and local foods to improve their health and the health of our community. Continue reading

Massachusetts: Oke USA Fair Trade Fruit Company seeks Intern

27 Jun

Position: Intern at Oke USA Fair Trade Fruit Company

Location: West Bridgewater, MA (fyi – staff lives in Boston, MA or Providence, RI)

Desired time period: Summer and/or Fall 2011

About EE/OKE:

Oke USA Fruit Company, a 100% Fair Trade banana importing company, is a subsidiary of Equal Exchange, a worker owned cooperative fairly trading coffee, tea and chocolate for over 25 years. Oke USA was founded in 2006 as an alternative trading organization importing organic fair trade bananas directly from small farmer cooperatives in Ecuador and Peru for the US market. Our customers are mostly natural food stores and food cooperatives from the Mid Atlantic to the NE as well as Minneapolis/St Paul. We are a small team looking to offer a different banana with a social conscience and small farmer story to the American consumer. Continue reading

Boston: Gourmet Food Truck seeks Truck Employees

25 Jun

Are you interested in being on the culinary cutting edge but don’t want to be penned up in a restaurant? Bring your talent to Bon Me! Bon Me is a proud winner of the City of Boston’s Food Truck Challenge, and we serve gourmet inspired Vietnamese food at City Hall Plaza on weekdays and at the SOWA market on weekends. Our Executive Chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America and top restaurants in NYC and Boston, and she has developed an innovative menu that highlights bright, fresh, local, and seasonal flavors. Continue reading

Vermont: Fat Toad Farm seeks Intern Apprentice

22 Jun

Fat Toad Farm is a small family-run goat dairy located in the hills of Central Vermont. It is run by family members Steve Reid, Judith Irving, Calley Hastings and Hannah Reid. Our goal is to work closely with the land and our animals in order to produce healthy local food for our customers. Our family has spent the last several years building a high quality Alpine and Saanen goat herd. We are a certified goat dairy producing fresh goat cheese- chevre- and goat’s milk caramel-cajeta. We also grow about 80% of our food and raise chickens and pigs for home consumption and for neighbors. We lease around 20 acres of land around us for pasturing our goats. We use a rotational grazing system so pasture management is labor intensive. We work a lot with surrounding farms on various projects. See our local agricultural community website: www.floatingbridgefoodandfarms.com Continue reading

NYC: Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center seeks Summer Intern

22 Jun

Contact:  employment@ger-nis.com

Website:  www.ger-nis.com/culinaryherbcenter

Location:  Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

Position Title:  Summer Recipe Culinary Class & Special Events Intern

Hours:   Part Time Flexible/Nights/Weekends

Pay:  $10 per hour

Company Background:

Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, located in Park Slope, Brooklyn is a hands on recreational and educational culinary center with an emphasis on local, organic, sustainable and fairly traded foods.  The culinary center offers a wide variety of hands on education and culinary classes for children and adults as well as culinary services and events space.    We are aiming to give our community the opportunity to learn more about food and cook with great ease and joy while supporting good healthy habits for ourselves and the planet!   The company has some big plans this summer and will be launching some amazing initiatives and we will be super busy and it will be an exciting summer! Please see our website for more details: www.ger-nis.com/culinaryherbcenter.  Continue reading

New York State: Rainbeau Ridge Farm seeks Interns

22 Jun

49 David’s Way

Bedford Hills, NY 10507

Westchester County NY—one hour from NYC

Positions are available, with possible housing and stipend, that will incorporate responsibilities in the areas of livestock, cheesemaking, market gardening and ag education (for children); Specific job descriptions will be crafted to match candidates depending upon skills, background and interests. Continue reading

New Jersey: NOFA-NJ seeks Executive Director

20 Jun

The NOFA-NJ Board of Trustees is seeking a committed and dynamic Executive Director to build on its more than 25-year history of promoting organic and sustainable agriculture throughout the state of New Jersey. This person will lead an expanding organization into the next phase of assistance, education and advocacy for New Jersey state farmers, gardeners, and consumers.  S/he will engage the board, staff, supporters and other external stakeholders to raise visibility, develop collaborations, and attract the financial and other resources required to ensure programmatic and financial sustainability and growth. Continue reading

Boston: Oxfam America seeks Project Director

20 Jun

Oxfam America is hiring a Project Director to lead an active, multi-stakeholder initiative that systematically addresses issues of US farm labor, agricultural stewardship and food safety in ways that meet the interests all the major actors in the production of fresh food.  Under the managing direction of the Project Director, the stakeholders will produce, collaboratively, a set of fair and verifiable standards that address the chronic poverty of hundreds of thousands of farm workers and their families as well as the food safety and sustainability concerns of consumers across the U.S.  Key responsibilities include representation, coalition-building, strategic planning, project and resource management, fundraising and communications.

For more information and to apply, please see: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/whoweare/jobs/open-positions

Connecticut: CT Grass Fed, Inc. seeks Intern

20 Jun

CT Grass Fed, Inc. is opening the first all-local, pasture-raised, nose-to-tail butcher shop in Connecticut. The shop will be opening in the Saugatuck area of Westport, CT late summer/early fall. We are looking for someone interested in the sustainable food industry with experience and knowledge in PR and marketing to help us with the successful launch of our retail store. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on PR and marketing experience while learning the behind the scenes work required to launch a retail food business. Continue reading

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