Fresno Farm Box CSA Coordinator

Website African American Farmers of California

Helping Black Farmers grow their businesses & communities.

Fresno Farm Box – CSA Coordinator

Background/Overview:

Fresno Farm Box represents the germination of an idea seeded in fall 2020 by 3 Black farmers in Fresno who already grow food in Fresno, but wanted to see more of it stay within their community. With COVID19 continuing to hit communities of color and the poor the hardest, it is critical now more than ever that all communities have access to fresh, affordable and culturally appropriate food because it literally has the power to save lives. The Fresno Farm Box program is a 17-week Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pilot program that allows local residents in Fresno to obtain fresh food directly from Black farmers through a contactless pickup of a weekly box of fruits and vegetables. Thanks to a generous grant from the Sierra Health Foundation, the Fresno Farm Box program is now able to hire a CSA Coordinator to help roll out and execute the program.

CSA Coordinator Responsibilities:

Product

Communicating with farmers on an ongoing basis by phone/text/e-mail
Ensuring quality of produce is up to standard in advance
Identifying a donation/composting site for unsellable/unused produce

Marketing

Update the online store with items available each week
Promote CSA on Facebook and Instagram of the African American Farmers of California
Encourage customers to support local Black farmers in California through advocacy

Logistics

Create and maintain farm delivery schedule (to a church in West Fresno)
Create and maintain customer subscriptions and payments
Manage volunteers for setup, operation and breakdown of the CSA on Saturdays

Admin

Convene weekly meetings with farmers
Establish/update harvest forecast for the coming weeks
Create and confirm farmers Purchase Orders/Invoices

Requirements:

Experience working on a farm or at another local food system entity such as farmers markets, produce retail or produce distribution companies.
Computer skills, proficient in Google Docs/Sheets, email
Exceptional people skills
Excellent organizational abilities
Strong written English and verbal communication
Must be able to lift 50lbs.
Strong work ethic, self-motivated, detail oriented, trustworthy, able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Must live within a one hour drive of Fresno.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in a customer service or sales position
Experience working and advocating with and for Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities

 

Compensation:

This position is hourly : $22/hour

The role will commence as soon as it is filled and terminate on September 30, 2021

*There is a possibility for extension if the pilot is successful and additional funding sources are identified.

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter to: fresnofarmbox@gmail.com

For questions regarding this role please e-mail: fresnofarmbox@gmail.com

 

To apply for this job email your details to fresnofarmbox@gmail.com