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Farm to Institution Production Manager (Center for an Agricultural Economy)

Organization Center for an Agricultural Economy
Location 140 Junction Road
Hardwick, VT 05843

We’re looking for the right mix of production and management skills to add to our Farm to Institution Social Enterprise project! If you know food safety, have a background in industrial kitchen and farm work, we’d love to hear from you!

This program is a mission-based market-development program, which we have been working on for a number of years. We work with partners across Vermont -like Intervale Food Hub, Green Mountain Farm Direct, Black River Produce, UVM/Sodexo, and more - as well as with our local farm partners. This social enterprise program seeks to meet three goals:

  • We provide a new market and a diverse revenue stream to our Farm Partners.

  • We make a convenient and healthy product, sourced locally, and assist with marketing, for our Institutional Partners.

  • We leverage the power of the local food supply chain to support local foods getting to everyone who eats at institutions!

Our Farm to Institution Minimal Processing Program makes washed, chopped, fresh and frozen local farm veggies for colleges, hospitals, schools and other institutions.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Farm to Institution Production Manager is a critical role in our social enterprise program. Specific Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the production planning process on site, working with the Accounts Manager and VFVC Facilities Director to manage logistics, shipping and receiving.

  • Track and manage raw inventory, communicating with Farm Partners on delivery, quality and more.

  • Oversee the preparation, packaging, and shipment of weekly Just-Cut product orders

  • Work with Accounts Manager to adjust sales goals to increase production efficiency.

  • Train, monitor, and educate any and all crew members and staff working in the kitchens on proper food safety practices.

Date Posted December 5th, 2017
Deadline January 12th, 2018
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Food Production, Other: Education, Vegetables
Type Part Time
Compensation Position: Farm to Institution Production Manager Reports to: Facilities Director and Executive Director Contract: negotiable, at least 1 year contract required Hourly Compensation: $18.00/hr, dependent on experience
How to Apply Please send your resume, and a letter of interest with contact information for 3 references to Sarah Waring, CAE Exec Director. (

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