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Farmstand and Distribution Manager at 24 Carrot Farm - 4091

Job Title: 
Farmstand and Distribution Manager
24 Carrot Farm
2731 Jacquier Road
Placerville, CA 95667
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

24 Carrot Farm is a diversified certified organic farm situated in the Apple Hill area of Placerville, CA. We have 4 acres of annual and perennial vegetables, herbs and flowers, and several acres of established apple varieties. We follow agroecological farming practices and are committed to farming using sustainable and restorative techniques. Our operations include on site farm stand (including market-style CSA), u-pick, farmer’s markets and wholesale to local grocers and restaurants, educational and community field trips and events.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Coordinating and supervising all distribution efforts, including farmstand market setup/breakdown, produce order and deliveries, general sales and operations, customer service:

Farmstand Management
-The representative of the farm store and should be bright, cheerful and excel in customer service and salesmanship.
-Set up and breakdown Farmstand and maintain the cleanliness and organization of the Farmstand and surrounding area
-Maintain produce quality throughout the day (i.e. temperature control, hydration) and keep produce displays up to the agreed upon standards
-Learn produce varieties, growing standards and Farmstand products and works with the Farm Manager to select produce and quantities for the Farmstand
-Operate register, scales, and perform cash counting duties
-Analyze and interpret sales reports to understand what is selling and how to optimize the Farmstand. -----Responsible for bringing in new items to increase profits and cutting items that do not sell.
-Market the items available in the Farmstand by creating signage, weekly email communications and posting on Instagram/Facebook
-Update the POS system to maintain proper records of sales. Understand and decide what we should be charging for our products.

Distribution Management
-Coordinating all aspects of pack out including washing, grading, packaging, and storage and delivery logistics
-Keeping pack shed safe, clean, and organized in accordance with food safety standards
-Ensuring quality control of farm products and services
-Recording data and ordering necessary supplies

Inventory Management
-Preparing and publishing availability lists multiple times per week
-Taking orders, entering invoices, generating harvest sheets and reconciling orders with availability
-Oversee the ordering, procuring, and maintaining of inventory for the Farmstand
-Schedule or help with product pickup and deliveries, using one of the farm trucks

Team Management
-Supervise and assist any short term staff members needed throughout the season
-Make the schedule to ensure Farmstand and all distribution efforts are staffed

Marketing
-Publish the weekly Farmstand Newsletter
-Take photos and assisting with social media efforts by update the Farmstand webpage/Facebook/Instagram and coordinate sale

Education & Experience: 

-2+ years of relevant experience work on small or medium scale mixed vegetable farm, warehouse/grocery management or equivalent
-Great customer service abilities
-Flexibility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks and work effectively in a team environment
-Strong organizational skills
-Willingness to participate in a startup environment and ability to wear many “hats”
-Able to perform physically demanding and repetitive tasks; able to lift 50+ lbs repeatedly
-Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
-Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
-Experience in computer management software and Google suite including Google Docs and Sheets
-Communicate as needed with team via email, cell phone and text message

Application Instructions: 

Please send resume and professional references or questions to 24carrotfarms@gmail.com.

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture