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Farmers' Market Assistant Sow a Heart Farm +1 more

  • Date Posted September 20, 2022
  • Location Fillmore, CA
  • Category Agriculture / Culinary
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description OUR STORY

This farm was built on love. When our farmers moved their family home, they brought a full house. Husband and wife, Chef Mollie Engelhart and Chef Elias Sosa of Vegan LA staples: Sage: Plant Based Bistro & Brewery and Kind Kreme, toting in hand their three young children, dozens of beloved family pets, and extended family members and friends.

We came to this farm to build community. Physically, with our home here, but also to grow sustainable food for our restaurants and extended southern California friends, family, and food lovers. We came to practice regenerative agriculture and cultivate new ways of thinking of our food. Our farm is open to you for events and celebrations of all kinds.

Job description

Sow A Heart Farm

Job Description:

The farmers' market assistant will be responsible for assisting with on-site operations of the year-round farmers’ market.

This position will work up to eight to ten hours on market days. This position requires work in inclement weather conditions, some heavy lifting of up to 50 pounds; walking or standing for sustained periods.

This position would be based in Fillmore, CA, and would require daily travel to and from the farm and that day's farmers market (located in Los Angeles County and Ventura County). You would be starting at the farm in Fillmore then driving one of our trucks to that days farmers market, setting up, working the market and at the end of the market, packing up in our truck again and driving back to Fillmore. Currently, we are looking for part-time help but, we are looking to expand into more markets as we get the right personnel.


Assists with overseeing market booth and market day activities.

Assists with setup and breakdown of the market site (banners, canopies, and tables), signage, and other market activities.

Assists with enforcing market rules to ensure safety for vendors and guests.

Works cooperatively with market manager and other Farmers' Market Assistants.

Assists in maintaining petty cash system and records related to merchandise sales, the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and wireless processing of sales through Square device.

Ensure that all market monies received are handled safely following established cash-handling procedures.

Provide excellent customer service through customer interactions selling merchandise and answering questions.

Assists with maintaining and stocking site supplies and merchandise.

Perform post-market duties including deposit preparation and financial tracking.

Performs other duties and assumes responsibilities as apparent or assigned by the market manager.

Ability to:

Work independently and exercise good judgment in a variety of environments and situations

Assist in the management of on-site operations for the farmers’ market

Make sound, rational decisions using judgment and problem-solving skills.

Establish and maintain a positive and effective working relationship with farmers, the public, market volunteers, and members of the public.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a diverse clientele.

Work in various weather conditions such as heat, humidity, wind, rain, etc.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

A commitment to and belief in Sow a Heart’s shared values.

Previous participation in volunteer and/or special events.

High school diploma or equivalent.

Possession of a valid California driver's license.

Ability to lift and carry materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.


Desired Job Qualifications:

Six months to one year of work or volunteer experience in planning/managing community-related events and/or working effectively with the public.

Interest in promotion of local foods and farmers' markets.

Compensation Details

Compensation: $18/Hour


Required Skills:

Valid Driver's License Required

Attention to Detail


Knowledge of Produce

Sales Driven

Lift Up to 50lbs

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