NYC: The Foodshed seeks Summer Interns

27 Apr

The Foodshed is a year-round, indoor farmers’ market on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill. We are open every Sunday from 11:00-5:00.

Besides staples like fresh vegetables and fruit, meats, milk and eggs, the Foodshed will feature regional vendors offering value-added products like cheeses, yogurt, ice-cream, jams, honey, sauces and salsas, milled grains, breads and baked goods, pickles and other healthy ferments, juices, ciders, wines and beers.

The market is a place not only to shop but also to learn about the challenges and opportunities in creating a sustainable food system. Our goal is to create information displays to accompany vendor booths that describe the journey the food has traveled, the way it was grown, and how it was prepared.

At the Foodshed, citizens will encounter food as part of a larger system of weather and climate, work and production, transport and distribution, people and community. We hope to illuminate the true value of food with this market and inspire Brooklynites to keep moving towards a more just and sustainable food system.

The Foodshed is run in support of The Commons, a community and educational center on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill.

Available Internships:

Community Outreach Intern (Part Time)

The community outreach intern will be spreading the word about the Foodshed to the local community, developing outreach materials and partnering with local institutions. The community outreach intern will be in charge of maintaining a database of contacts and keeping up with friendly organizations. Must be available Sundays.

Research Intern (Full Time)

The Research Intern will perform market research, nutrition research and more. The goal of the research intern is to maximize nutrition and minimize prices for consumers, while increasing flexibility and income for small local producers. At the Foodshed, we believe in supporting local farms while bringing affordable nutritious food to urban communities. This position will require computer research as well as market research trips to various nearby purveyors of local produce. Must be available Sundays.

Operations Intern (Part Time)

The Operations intern will assist in regular operations of the Sunday market. The Operations intern will be in charge of developing packaging and marketing methods for local products, track inventory and sales data, and create relationships with local farms. Must be available Sundays.

Documentary Film Intern (Part Time)

Document the creation of a sustainable urban food system and community! Intern will create a short documentary detailing the building of a rooftop farm, the creation of a marketplace and the functioning of a certified incubator kitchen to support small-scale entrepreneurs. Must edit, compile and complete a short documentary. Must be available Sundays.


Send Resume and cover letter to thefoodshedmarket@gmail.com Include name of desired internship in the e-mail subject.

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