The Food Group seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. We are proud to have a work environment that welcomes skilled, insightful people. Together we can build a better food system and share access to nutritious food across Minneapolis, St. Paul, Greater Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Big River Farms Seasonal CSA Driver
This position is responsible for operating a small boxed truck transporting produce to and from site locations, maintaining cross-functional communication with internal and external members, loading and unloading totes, and ensuring the delivery vehicle is clean. To succeed in this position, the BRF Seasonal CSA Driver should be able to follow all company safety practices, be reliable, think and work independently, and engage with our partners effectively.
Volunteer & Food Rescue Coordinator
The person in this role is responsible for coordinating local food rescue seasonally and leading volunteer groups at the Minneapolis farmers’ market, farms/orchards, and TFG warehouse. Seasonally, from July-October, this planning will include harvesting, sorting, and packing local produce for distribution to our hunger relief partners. Additionally, this role aids program growth and volunteer outreach efforts for all program areas, such as setting up volunteer projects, supervising volunteers, and coordinating all event logistics for the volunteer program.
Seasonal Food Rescue Assistant
The Seasonal Food Rescue Assistant is a part-time seasonal position from mid-June through October 2022. The position is responsible for sorting local produce, working with groups of volunteers at the Minneapolis Farmers Markets to reclaim produce, and attending 2-3 on-farm gleans per month (location varies). This position will work to motivate teams of volunteers to rescue and supply fresh local produce for distribution to regional food shelves.
The Food Rescue Assistant will assist with Farmer’s Market produce rescue (every Sunday), on-farm produce gleaning, and support of volunteer programming. Tasks and schedules will vary during the season, and this position will report directly to the Volunteer & Events Manager.
Big River Farms Administrative Coordinator
The primary functions of this role are to provide administrative support for the Big River Farms Program Manager and the farm team. Administrative support includes general office tasks, customer service, QuickBooks and accounting, supply ordering, record/data-keeping and tracking, helping with assessment and customer service support.
The ideal candidate for this position is comfortable with general computer work, self-motivated, highly organized, a good communicator, good time management, and has great attention to detail. We are looking for a problem solver who is ready and willing to jump in and help where needed.
Big River Farms Apprenticeship
The apprenticeship at Big River Farms includes full immersion into small scale (about 1 acre) vegetable production, while focusing primarily on soil health practices. The program is designed to empower farmer soil stewardship. Apprentices should be passionate about farming as a career and will gain training and practice working on many aspects of growing vegetables (Greenhouse production, Transplanting, Bed Prep, Mulching, Plant Care, Weed Management, Harvest, Seed Saving). Farm work is structured to allow the apprentice maximum learning experience.
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The Food Group is an equal opportunity employer.