Apprenticeship and seasonal help
Our seasonal farm market position runs from May until the week before Thanksgiving. This is a weekend only position that requires driving to a Saturday farmer’s market in Westchester County and a Sunday farmer’s market in Brooklyn. The day starts at 5:30 am loading the trucks and vans with produce on the farm in Chester. The produce is then driven to market and the market stand is setup with tables, tents and vegetable displays. You will need to interact with customers at the market and have a working knowledge of a wide variety of vegetables. You will also need to ring up customer orders using a scale and calculator at checkout and be able to make change. Customer service experience is preferred along with the ability to multitask and provide positive customer interaction with the farmer’s market customers. At the end of the market leftover produce is packed up into the truck, driven back to the farm and unloaded. The Saturday market work is finished between 4-5 pm. The Sunday morning schedule is 5:30 am – 8-8:30 pm depending on traffic.
We are looking for a highly motivated worker who enjoys interacting with customers at farmer’s markets. We pay $18/ hour as well as free organic produce from the farm. You must have a valid driver’s license with a clean record and after training be able to drive both a box truck and Sprinter van to markets. The work requires heavy lifting of vegetables crates for market setup and takedown.
If you are interested in being a part of the Sun Sprout team you can find more photos and updates on Instagram and Facebook. We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 season. If you would like to apply, please send your resume with previous work experience and letter of interest to:
168 Meadow Ave Chester, NY 10918