Farmers Market Related Job Opportunities

If you have an open position related to farmers markets in Virginia, email us the details.

March 7, 2024

Farm Stand Program Manager (Washington, DC)

FRESHFARM is seeking a passionate food access leader to help them expand their Farm Stand Program! The Farm Stand Program Manager will be responsible for supervising the small team of seasonal staff that operates their Farm Stands, managing farm stand promotion, produce ordering, and site partner relationships, and providing general operational support. This dynamic role will be a good fit for a creative problem solver with some experience in people or program management and in organizing or collaborating with low-income low-access populations. The person in this full-time position will help FRESHFARM develop the model for the future growth of their new School Farm Stands; this role is also intended to provide temporary coverage for staff going on leave through the end of 2024, and has the potential for extension into 2025. Apply here.

Farmers Market Staff & Substitutes

FRESHFARM is seeking lovers of local food to join their team as Farmers Market Staff or Substitutes! If you’re a creative and flexible problem solver who enjoys working on a team, spending time outdoors, and promoting regional, accessible, fresh food – this is the role for you. Market Staff are responsible for executing market operations, interfacing with stakeholders, and creating a vibrant and friendly market. Their team is currently seeking Market Staff in NW and/or NE DC on weekends and Substitutes in Fairfax County, VA or the Silver Spring, MD / NW DC area. All current openings are for Saturdays and/or Sundays. No resume or cover letter is needed to apply! More info here.

PUFH Operations Associate (part-time; Hyattsville, MD)

Ready to get down and dirty with the local food system? Apply to join their Pop-Up Food Hub (PUFH) team as an Operations Associate this season! FRESHFARM’s nonprofit food hub is the first of its kind in the nation; as a food distributor, their team works to support small- and mid-sized local farmers while serving community members, especially low-income families and individuals with a need for fresh fruits and vegetables. Operations Associates are responsible for supporting the operations of the PUFH through fulfilling produce deliveries, receiving and packing orders, and maintaining and transporting equipment. This hands-on job is a great fit for independent problem solvers who are excited to collaborate and approach their work with efficiency and focus. Driver’s license and clean driving record required. No resume or cover letter is needed to apply! More info here.

LEAP Administrative Services Manager

The Administrative Services Manager will help LEAP keep their back-end systems moving smoothly and optimally. This position will be responsible for important organizational tasks, support program managers, and help LEAP think about how to better integrate, streamline, and improve their data, IT, office, and administrative systems. If you have experience working with databases, spreadsheets, donor relationship management systems, IT, and office management, particularly in a small-team environment, this role is an opportunity to put those skills to use in support of building a resilient organization. This position will be part of the Support Team and report to the Executive Director. More Info.

Email the following to‍

A cover letter that speaks to why you are interested in this position and your experience and skills related to the position.

A resume that supports your cover letter.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of March 15, 2024.

LEAP Community Gardens Manager

The Community Gardens Manager leads LEAP’s community gardens program, which includes three gardens in Roanoke City. The community gardens are a tool and resource to facilitate conversations about food, provide hands-on gardening education, and create space for community, art, and health. The Community Gardens Manager is a key member of the Programs Team and works closely with community gardens participants, community partners, and community members in the neighborhoods that the gardens serve. This position leads garden volunteers and interns and reports to the Director of Programs. More Info.

To apply, email the following to

A cover letter that speaks to why you are interested in this position and your experience and skills related to the position.

A resume that supports your cover letter.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of March 29, 2024.

For questions and assistance, contact Kelly Key, or 540-492-5311.

LEAP Summer Interns

More Info

To Apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to Kelly Key at or drop them off at The LEAP Hub at 1027 Patterson Ave. SW, Roanoke.

If assistance is needed with the application process, reach out to Kelly Key ( or 540-492-5311).

March 1, 2024

Farmers Market Manager Wanted! Join the Historic Manassas Inc Team!

Do you thrive on fresh produce, local vendors, and building community?

Historic Manassas, Inc. is seeking a passionate Farmers Market Manager to join our vibrant team! At HMI, we’re dedicated to preserving our community’s heritage and fostering connections. Our award-winning Farmers Market embodies this commitment, providing residents with access to local goods while supporting local entrepreneurs.

If you’re ready to:

  • Cultivate a thriving Farmers Market community
  • Promote and manage all aspects of the market
  • Foster relationships with local vendors and customers
  • Ensure a smooth and successful market operation

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a positive impact in your community. Don’t miss out!

Deadline: March 5, 2024

Send your cover letter and resume to Jheanel Butler, HMI’s Events & Vendor Coordinator.

More information here.

February 2, 2024

Mobile Market Coordinator

Project GROWS, a non-profit educational farm in Augusta County VA, is looking to hire a Mobile Market Coordinator!

The Mobile Market Coordinator (MMC) will work with the Director of Food Access to coordinate all aspects of our Mobile Market Program – from farm to fork – in order to support the organization’s mission to provide equitable access to affordable and nutritious foods for all. The MMC will foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for our market customers while maintaining safe and efficient market operations. The MMC will function as a core member of the Project GROWS team, exemplifying an ethic of community, teamwork, personal responsibility, and creative problem-solving in pursuit of the organization’s mission.

Through this position, the Mobile Market Coordinator will:

  • Gain the skills and knowledge involved in operating a community-based mobile farmers market
  • Develop an understanding of existing federal, state, and local nutrition incentive and benefit programs and how they can be leveraged to support equitable food access
  • Develop confidence and leadership skills
  • Gain experience working with, facilitating, and teaching others in a community setting
  • Support the development of partnership-based programs and initiatives to contribute to a more equitable and just food system

 The full job posting can be found on our website. Interested applicants should email their resume, cover letter, and three professional references to

January 15, 2024

FRESHFARM is Hiring!

Farmers Market Staff (Oakton, Mosaic)

FRESHFARM is seeking lovers of local food to join their team as Farmers Market Staff! If you’re a creative and flexible problem solver who enjoys working on a team, spending time outdoors, and promoting regional, accessible, fresh food, this is the role for you. Market Staff are responsible for executing market operations, interfacing with stakeholders, and creating a vibrant and friendly market. FRESHFARM is seeking one of two staff members to work at their Oakton and Mosaic markets on Saturday & Sunday, respectively. No resume or cover letter is needed to apply. Apply here.

Grain Stand Specialist (Saturday) & Substitutes (weekends)

Join the FRESHFARM team in partnership with Common Grain Alliance to support their farmers market Grain Stands! Their cooperative Grain Stand model, piloted by their Pop-Up Food Hub team, brings more local grains to customers and helps sustain the businesses of farmers, millers, bakers, and grain artisans in the Mid-Atlantic region. If you’re a creative and flexible problem solver who enjoys working on a team, spending time outdoors, and promoting regional, accessible, fresh food, this is the role for you! Grain Stand Specialists (GSS) serve as at-market ambassadors for grain vendors’ businesses and engage with customers to promote their products and facilitate sales. FRESHFARM is hiring for one Saturday GSS and subs to cover shifts on Saturdays and/or Sundays. No resume or cover letter is needed to apply. Apply here.

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December 4, 2023

VAFMA is Hiring a Food Safety Programming Coordinator!

The Virginia Farmers Market Association (VAFMA) is seeking an outgoing, organized person to take their Market Manager food safety programs to the next level. VAFMA currently has several successful professional development programs for market managers, with plans for expansion in the future. Current programs include a certification course for new managers, a professional development course for experienced managers, and one-off training programs for members during the year. VAFMA is seeking to bolster the trainings and resources we provide members on the topic of food safety for managers and market vendors.

Duties for this role will include: working with VAFMA leadership to build relationships with state agency staff (VDACS, VDH, VCE), plan and facilitate the annual Food Safety Summit for VAFMA (online via Zoom) with presenters from VDACS, VDH, and VCE, create/identify resources for members to help them follow state rules and regulations, and answer member questions.

Schedule: Schedule will vary week to week over the course of the year. Approximately 15 hours a month. Contract position for $10,000.

Experience and skills: Applicants with VA food safety inspection experience strongly desired.

Other desired skills include:

  • Strong organizational/administrative skills
  • Ability to communicate with many groups including VAFMA members, agency presenters, and VAFMA leadership in a professional and clear manner.
  • Experience in creating trainings and/or adult education.
  • Comfort with online technology (Zoom, Google folders, etc). This role is supported by IT assistance.
  • Enthusiasm for VAFMA’s goal of providing excellent professional development to market managers and market vendors.
  • Experience with basic evaluation and data reporting.

If interested please send a cover letter and resume to us by January 15, 2024.

December 3, 2023

Project GROWS is seeking a full time Farm Assistant to join our collaborative and dynamic team in early February!

Project GROWS is a nonprofit educational farm in Augusta County, Virginia with the mission to grow a healthy community by connecting all people to nutritious foods. Our farm stewards a healthy ecosystem that yields nutrient-dense food as well as providing beautiful, engaging natural spaces that promote self-discovery and joy. We provide experiential, hands-on education through summer camps, in-school activities and mentorship programs. Our team also manages multiple farmers markets that improve food security and contribute to our local food economy. We envision a world with an equitable food system where everyone has the access and knowledge to choose, grow, and enjoy foods that support a healthy life. To learn more, please visit

The Farm Assistant will directly assist the Farm Manager with all aspects of fruit and vegetable production – from seed to table – at Project GROWS’ 10 acre farm in order to support the organization’s food access and education programs. The Farm Assistant will foster an inclusive and welcoming environment while leading and working alongside small and large groups of staff, youth, and volunteers. The Farm Assistant will function as a core member of the Project GROWS team, exemplifying an ethic of community, teamwork, personal responsibility, and creative problem-solving in pursuit of the organization’s mission.

*While experience working a vegetable farm is helpful, a willingness to work hard, try new things, and improvise is most important! We encourage candidates with limited experience to still apply.

Please see Position Announcement for more details.

Interested in applying? Please email with a brief introduction and resume.

October 3, 2023

Virginia Fresh Match – Communications Coordinator

Virginia Fresh Match (VFM) seeks candidates for the role of a part-time Communications Coordinator.

The VFM Nutrition Incentive Network is a collaborative network of food system leaders and community food outlets. VFM disseminates funding and resources for nutrition incentive programs that increase SNAP participants’ ability to buy nutritious fruits and vegetables at our partner outlets (farmers markets, community grocery stores, food co-ops, mobile markets, community-supported agriculture programs, and farm stands). VFM operates with a shared governance model and our leadership is shared by organizations across the state, committed to responsive action rooted in the changing needs of our community partners.

Position Details

  • Contract position, 10-15 hours per week, flexible schedule with expectation to attend weekly and monthly meetings; see Communications Coordinator Roles and Responsibilities for more detail
  • Hourly rate: $25-40/hr depending on experience
  • Remote 95%, in-person 5%: see Position Overview for more detail
  • Some travel for in-person meetings across Virginia is required
  • Reports to the Director of Virginia Fresh Match
  • This is a grant funded position; the Contractor will provide for their own technology needs

Priority deadline: October 11, 2023; Application closes: October 18, 2023

Please see Position Announcement for more details.

Questions? Please contact Lanae Hood

July 25, 2023

FRESHFARM – Multiple Positions (DC/Northern Virginia)

Payroll & Benefits Manager

Bilingual Market Champion (Chinese & English)

Pop-Up Food Hub Program Manager

Farm Stand Manager at the Kenilworth Rec Center

Pop-Up Food Hub Operations Associate

Community Food Educator (Part-Time)

FoodPrints Classroom Assistant

Farmers Market Staff (Monroe Street & Columbia Heights)

FoodCorps Service Member – FoodPrints (Full-Time)

Grain Stand Specialist (Fall 2023)

Position Details

July 15, 2023

HARRISONBURG FARMERS MARKET – Marketing Associate and Market Assistant

Summary: The Marketing Associate and Market Assistant will primarily work on Harrisonburg Farmers Market (HFM) marketing, advertising and promotion. Secondary duties will include the occasional assistance of in-person markets.

Hours and location: The Marketing Associate and Market Assistant will work 10 hours per week. These hours will include HFM marketing activities, some Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays working outdoors in the Turner Pavilion in Harrisonburg, and the remainder will be flextime hours working remotely.

Compensation: $15/hour

Supervision: The Marketing Associate and Market Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Market Manager and also reports to the Harrisonburg Farmers Market Association (HFMA) Board of Directors.

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July 14, 2023


REPORTING: This position reports directly to the King George Farmers’ Market (KGFM) Board

COMPENSATION: Salaried Contract Position

DESCRIPTION: KGFM is looking for a Market Manager who will be responsible for all aspects of coordinating the Saturday Farmers Market for up to 50 vendors per market day. The Market Manager is the on-site person in charge at the KGFM market. They prepare vendors locations and equipment for each market, lead set-up/ tear-down. They will work directly with vendors, sponsors, non-profits, and entertainers to provide the best farmers market experience for attendees.

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April 4, 2023

Hopewell Farmers Market Manager

This is a salaried position with an annual salary of $40,000/Gross of $36,448 with tax withholdings approximately 30-40 hours/week. 

The Hopewell Downtown Partnership (HDP) is recruiting a retail professional with agriculture or culinary experience to manage and coordinate its weekly, seasonal farmers market and support small-scale producers and agribusiness start-ups as part of a broader revitalization movement taking place in Downtown Hopewell.

This position provides a unique opportunity for a leader to guide the Hopewell Farmers Market through continued growth by a) supporting, recruiting and retaining vendors for the Hopewell Farmers Market and other HDP events b) attracting residents and tourists with diverse backgrounds to gather, shop and explore Downtown c) creating job pipelines in relation to local food production, the culinary arts and agribusiness d) engaging community members and youth in food production and the culinary arts and e) improving access to healthy, locally-sourced foods and providing nutritional education opportunities.

As the Manager, you will have an exciting opportunity to think creatively, develop a strategic plan for the market and other HDP events, and impact our local public health, food and business scenes. Community is at the heart of what we do at the Hopewell Downtown Partnership and we’re looking for someone as passionate as we are about Hopewell. The ideal candidate will be interested in assisting us with spinning-off the Hopewell Farmers Market into a separate or stand-alone entity within the next 2-3 years.

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March 10, 2023

Project GROWS is hiring for several new positions!

We are hiring for a full time Mobile Market Manager and a part-time Farmers Market Manager.

The Mobile Market Manager will be directly responsible for overseeing Project GROWS Mobile Market Program, which brings fresh, local, and affordable food to neighborhoods in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County, VA. The primary role for this position is to build community around fresh local food by building strong relationships with customers, community members, and farmers and to work with the Director of Food Access to and other members of the Project GROWS team to grow and develop the program.

The Farmers Market Manager will be directly responsible for overseeing the Waynesboro Farmers Market, Project GROW’s most long-standing community market. This position will work closely with farmers, makers, and community leaders to increase accessibility, engagement, and sustainability of the Waynesboro Farmers Market. Additionally, this position will work closely with the Director of Food Access and other members of the Project GROWS team to utilize the organization’s resources to best serve the needs of the market and the community.

Both job postings, in addition to our other open positions, can be found on our website.

March 3, 2023

MOBILE MARKET ASSOCIATE – Shalom Farms, Richmond, Virginia
This is a part-time, 30-hour per week, seasonal position that runs April through mid-December 2023, paying $17-18/hour and lots of produce! Paid leave and paid holidays are provided.


This is a part-time, 30 hour per week, seasonal position that runs April through December 2023.. Standard weekly schedule will be Tuesday through Friday afternoons and early evenings, occasional weekday mornings, some Saturday mornings, and some Monday afternoons. Candidates must be available to work afternoons, early evenings and some Saturdays.


Mobile Market Management (75%)

Manage on-site operations of up to six Mobile Markets each week

Transportation (10%)

Produce pickups and deliveries

Shopper Data (5%)

Assist with annual Mobile Market data and customer surveys

Other (10%)
Supervisor check-ins, staff meetings, and other assignments as necessary

September 2022

Annual salary of $38,000 – $42,000


  • Full-time, salaried and exempt position
  • Salary range: $38,000 – $42,000
  • Remote possible (90%), in-person required (10%), see Position Overview for more detail
  • Regular travel for in-person meetings across the state required

Position Overview

Virginia Fresh Match (VFM) is a collaborative network of food system leaders and community food outlets. VFM disseminates funding and resources for nutrition incentive programs that increase SNAP participants’ ability to buy nutritious, Virginia-grown fruits and vegetables at our partner outlets  (farmers markets, community grocery stores, food co+op’s, mobile markets, and farm stands). Our leadership is shared by organizations across the state, committed to responsive action rooted in the changing needs of our community partners. Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP) has acted as VFM’s fiscal lead since 2018, when LEAP received a federal Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant from the USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA). Since 2018, LEAP has secured nearly $4M in funds and disseminated $3.6M to partner organizations and retail outlets across the state.

The VFM Network Coordinator will work within LEAP to advance the network. The Network Coordinator will work closely with VFM leadership, LEAP Directors, consultants, and partners to enrich LEAP’s and VFM’s operations. The Coordinator will be expected to work in-person at LEAP’s offices two days a month. If based outside of Roanoke, the Coordinator will need to travel once a month for a two-day at LEAP’s offices. The Coordinator will be expected to visit regions across Virginia monthly throughout the year to meet with and support regional outlets and partners.

May 20, 2022

Annual salary of $70,000 – $78,000.

WHO WE ARE: FRESHFARM is a nonprofit that promotes sustainable agriculture and improves food access, education, and equity in the Mid-Atlantic region. FRESHFARM programs address a wide range of topics, including sustainable agriculture, farmers’ and producers’ economic development, and food access. Through our Farmer’s Markets and Pop-Up Food Hub programs, we are finding innovative ways to solve critical problems across our regional food system for a more equitable, resilient, and safe food future.


●  Passionate about food access and sustainable agriculture as vehicles for social change

●  Excellent communicator; skilled at engaging with diverse stakeholders and personalities

●  Strong people and project manager; adept at solving problems

●  Committed to making local food spaces more diverse and inclusive

WHAT YOU’LL DO: The FARMERS MARKETS SENIOR MANAGER is responsible for overseeing the successful implementation of FRESHFARM’s markets and market programs. They will lead the Senior Markets team and oversee front-line market operations staff.

●  Provide programmatic leadership, supervising the Farmers Market program units and guide the Senior Markets team in taking ownership of program implementation.

●  Collaborate with the Director of Agricultural Programs and the Pop-Up Food Hub Senior Manager to develop strategy across the Pop-Up Food Hub and Farmers Markets programs.

●  Manage administrative and financial processes, leading annual programmatic reporting and overseeing weekly programmatic and financial reporting.

●  Track and analyze all program spending and analyze revenue from market sales.

●  Oversee staff development, providing high-level mentorship and supervision of the Senior Markets team and guiding their roles as supervisors for front-line markets operations staff.

● Collaborate with Farmers Market Personnel Manager and/or HR Manager to draft job descriptions and manage hiring as needed.

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March 24, 2022

Farmers Market Assistants, Arlington, VA
$20-25 per hour

Celebrating our 10th year, Field to Table is a local non-profit that operates four open-air farmers markets in Arlington, VA. Our mission is to provide fresh, high-quality, locally grown produce and value-added food items and encourage commerce, entertainment, and trade in local communities served by the markets.

Come join us and help build vibrant farmers markets in the communities we serve. Field to Table staff and volunteers are dedicated to driving access to locally produced food and reducing food miles all while creating markets that grow and enrich their local communities.

We need Market Assistants on a contract basis to help achieve our goals in the 2022 Summer market season starting in April and May. Join us this Spring, as we build a healthy community and support for local and regional farmers and food preparers.

Base hours are Saturdays and/or Sundays 6:30-1:00. Market locations are Cherrydale or Lubber Run on Saturdays; Fairlington and Westover on Sundays.

Additional hours may be available for special projects during the week, depending on skill sets and interests.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Rob Swennes at, preferably before April 1.

To find out more, click here to full job description

February 22, 2022

Assistant Market Manager

Independence Farmers Market, Independence, VA

This is a part time position requiring approximately 10 hours per week for a total of up to 520 hours per year with a potential for growth. He/She will primarily responsible for the operations of the Online Market with additional social media responsibilities and occasionally assist with the Outdoor Market. He/she must have a flexible schedule to be able to work irregular hours and be available via phone and email. The Assistant Market Manager is the person that facilitates the farmer’s product postings and customer orders on the year-round online market, arranges delivery and pick-up schedules, advertises the market on social media, and collects and disburses payments. The candidate must be trustworthy, personable and courteous, have knowledge of agriculture and food production and should be passionate about the community and local agriculture. The successful candidate must be computer literate, own a computer and have access to broadband internet from their home; have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation; adept communication, creative conflict and problem solving, and strong administrative and interpersonal skills. He/she must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

This is a contract position paying $15/hr. The Assistant Market Manager reports to the Independence Farmers Market Manager and Steering Committee.


February 16, 2022

Market and Merchant Manager 

Hopewell Farmers Market, Hopewell, VA

The Hopewell Downtown Partnership (HDP) is recruiting a Farmers Market and Merchant Manager to coordinate its weekly, seasonal farmers market and support small-scale producers and agri-businesses year-round as part of a broader revitalization movement taking place in the Downtown area.

This is a salaried position with an annual salary of $40,000/Gross of $36,448 with tax withholdings approximately 30-40 hours/week.


January 10, 2022


RVAgriculture, Goochland

The Market Manager will manage day-to-day operations of the Market; assist with community outreach, promotions, and fundraising; and generally implement the organization’s vision for the market, working with staff, customers, farmers, volunteers, and other stakeholders who play a key role in maintaining and expanding market activity.

The ideal candidate will possess a keen interest and/or experience in sustainable/local agriculture; excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated leadership skills; community connections; computer, electronic media and other related skills; strong organizational skills; creativity; commitment to the value of fresh, local food and community; and either the knowledge of farmers market management OR the ability to learn quickly.

The Market Manager will be responsible for oversight of routine farmers market operations, including, but not limited to:

Market Start-up Duties

  • Recruiting new vendors
  • Monitoring compliance with relevant regulations and codes
  • Securing necessary permits and licenses
  • Assigning stalls
  • Reviewing budget and maintaining records of market expenses and income
  • Making sure all vendor records are completed properly and maintained
  • Training, scheduling, and supervision of volunteer staff (most of this will be done by our Volunteer Coordinator if we retain one).

Daily Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating opening and closing of the market
  • Assisting at stalls when necessary
  • Putting up and taking down signs
  • Enforcing rules and regulations
  • Handling emergencies and complaints
  • Serving as quality control person for produce and craft items, as well as for the market’s general appearance and cleanliness
  • Handling food stamp transaction, email sign-up list, announcements, etc.
  • Keeping a daily market log
  • Holding vendor meetings as necessary
  • Ensuring proper submission of daily and monthly sales reports and deposits
  • Coordinating special promotions and special events with RVAg
  • Delivering top-notch service to customers and vendors and encouraging staff and volunteers to do the same

Communication and Networking Tasks

  • Representing the market in meetings with community members and producers
  • Developing a positive relationship with vendors
  • Educating and assisting vendors with merchandising, pricing and other marketing and business skills
  • Coordinating and encouraging volunteerism from sponsors and community groups
  • Building positive customer relations
  • Maintaining communications with city and county officials, the health department and others connected with the market
  • Following instructions from and maintain communications with senior staff
  • Working with RVAg and vendors to develop strategic plans

Promotion and Advertising Duties

  • Creating an annual calendar of events
  • Developing new promotional ideas
  • Arranging for media coverage and representing the market to the media
  • Assisting with the development of and working within an advertising budget
  • Reviewing logos and other marketing tools with a committee as necessary

Evaluation Duties

  • Conducting periodic surveys to assess customer opinions and satisfaction
  • Inviting, listening to, and using input from vendors and others to improve the market.
  • Leading in monitoring and, when necessary, revision of the market’s mission, goals, and strategies
  • Evaluating and improving the effectiveness of meetings and other team activities
  • Debriefing participants after meetings, workshops, and retreats

The Market Manager will attend meetings, conferences, and training opportunities relevant to market activities and cultivate relationships with market constituents and benefactors as approved by RVAg. The Market Manager will be trained in and familiar with GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and Best Practices for growing, handling, and distribution of all products sold at Market.

Contact Lisa Dearden of RVAgriculture to apply

January 10, 2022

Executive Director

Real Local RVA, Richmond City

Real Local RVA is an organization rooted in the local food movement. We eat, breathe, and live local food and work hard every day to support our members within the local food system. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, part-time Executive Director who is passionate about eating locally, sustainable farming, and policy initiatives that support small food businesses and healthy communities in Richmond and the surrounding areas.

Read the full job announcement here 

January 10, 2022

Farmer Education Associate

Farm Commons

Farm Commons is eager to welcome a Farmer Education Associate to our team! Farm Commons is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers farmers and ranchers to create solutions to their business law needs, within a community of support. Our team members wake up each day ready to redefine how sustainable farm businesses manage their legal risks and opportunities. We are proud of our sought-after expertise, excellent resources, strong reputation, and authentic success in reducing legal risk for sustainable farmers nationwide. We are ready to add a Farmer Education Associate to help us expand our library of useful new materials for producers nationwide.

You are a person who can translate complex material into straightforward action steps. You follow that up with the vital ability to identify key resources folks needs to implement those action steps. You can use your technical skills to create multi-media material that brings your material to life. You have honed skills in using education to empower, not just transferring information to, busy business owners.

Read the full job announcement here

January 10, 2022

Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is seeking a Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator to support and grow our Coalition’s grassroots organizing efforts. The Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator will help plan and implement winning campaigns to build grassroots power, achieve NSAC’s policy goals, and advance racial equity in agriculture and food systems. In this role, you will build critical relationships, support hundreds of organizations nationwide in building grassroots campaigns, and help ensure grassroots leaders are heard in Washington, DC. If you are excited to collaborate and build power with farmers and advocates toward a more sustainable, equitable farm and food system, this is your opportunity.

Read the full job announcement here

January 10, 2022

Multiple Positions Open

National Young Farmers Coalition

The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) shifts power and changes policy to equitably resource a new generation of working farmers. We envision a just future where farming is free of racial violence, accessible to communities, oriented towards environmental well-being, and concerned with health over profit. Since our founding in 2010, we have grown our grassroots network to over 200,000 farmers and supporters and have won historic investments in beginning farmer training, outreach to farmers of color, farmland conservation, and accessible COVID relief.

We are actively expanding our team to help us achieve our bold vision for transformation in our agricultural system.

Read the full job announcement here

January 10, 2022

Multiple Positions Open

National Farm to School Network

National Farm to School Network (NFSN) is an information, advocacy and networking hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing and food and agriculture education into schools and early care and education settings. National Farm to School Network is a project of Tides Center, the nation’s largest fiscal sponsor.

Read the job announcements here

December 10, 2021

Farmer’s Market Manager

Project GROWS, Augusta County

We are seeking a Farmer’s Market Manager who has a passion for community collaboration, sustainable agriculture, public health, accessible food systems, and health equity to join our collaborative and innovative food access team! The Farmer’s Market Manager oversees the daily operations of our traditional farmers markets and mobile market operations and is essential to Project GROWS’ Mission to improve the health of our community through increased food access. This is a full time, salaried position with benefits.

Application Deadline: January 1st, 2022

Read the full job announcement here 

December 10, 2021

Executive Director

Shalom Farms, Richmond

The next Executive Director of Shalom Farms will have the opportunity to guide Shalom Farms through continued growth and investment in the Richmond community by increasing access to healthy food. Shalom Farms is more than an organization that grows and distributes healthy food. Shalom Farms is an interconnected community of farmers, educators, program partners, and volunteers – all working toward a healthier community where everyone has equitable access to nourishing food and meaningful opportunities to grow, choose, cook, and enjoy fresh produce. The leadership and staff of Shalom Farms are a talented and passionate group of individuals committed to creating a more just and equitable food system and improving racial equity within Richmond as well as within the organization itself.

Read the full job announcement here 

November 2021

Farmers Market Manager

Falls Church Farmers Market

The City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department is recruiting for a Farmers Market Manager to manage its year-round, award-winning farmers market. The Farmers Market is held Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. April through December and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. January through March. The “Regular Season Market” runs from the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday in December, with approximately 50 vendors, and the “Winter Market” runs from the first Saturday in January through last Saturday in April with approximately 35 vendors.

The City of Falls Church is an independent city six miles from the nation’s capital. It is small in area (2.2 square miles) and population (~14,000). The City is known for its urban village community, quality customer service, nationally ranked school system, environmental activism, and endless community activities.


o   Manage all aspects of the Falls Church Farmers Market, including being on-site weekly.

o   Be visible and accessible to vendors and customers during Farmers Market hours.

o   Recruit and select vendors, process applications, assess and collect registration fees.

o   Maintain administrative and financial records for the market.

o   Monitor the market for compliance with market rules and address complaints and/or disputes as necessary.

o   Conduct farm site inspections as needed to ensure products are locally grown or produced.

o   Coordinate with maintenance and event staff on setup and market supervision as needed.

o   Promote the market in cooperation with the City’s Office of Communications to include the Falls Church Farmers website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Respond to phone, email and Facebook Inquiries in a timely manner.

o   Work with City staff to establish and manage the implementation of SNAP.

o   Setup and staffing of the Farmers Market Manager’s table, providing information for customers, and SNAP/EBT transactions.

o   Coordinate special events such as cooking demonstrations, holiday market and more.

o   Actively engage and network via the Virginia Farmers Market Association.

Minimum Qualifications

o   Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

o   Strong social media skills are important in order to build and maintain an active Market presence on Facebook and Instagram, while also ensuring the Market Website remains current.

o   An ability to learn new software applications such as Manage My Market.

o   Familiarity with local agriculture and food systems.

o   Ability to prepare administrative reports.

o   Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, community organizations, state and federal agencies and the public.

o   Ability to communicate effectively both verbally before a large audience and in writing for marketing and funding support.

o   Highly organized and able to work independently.

o   Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work in adverse weather conditions.

o   Willingness to work in the elements (heat, rain, snow, cold temperatures, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

o   An associate degree or higher in an accredited program with demonstrated skills and knowledge of organizing programs, community education and marketing.

o   Possess a genuine love for farmers markets and the products and experiences they offer.

o   Coordination of an Instagram account for an organization.

o   Grant writing experience a plus.

o   Examples of relevant degrees include: Recreation and Leisure Studies, Horticulture, Agriculture, Food Science, Food Marketing, Biology, Environmental Sustainability,

o   Business or related degree.

o   Three years of progressively responsible experience in related field.

o   Some experience with farmers market management or interest in promoting local, producer-only foods and agriculture.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

City employees must provide proof of either the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine within 30 days of hire. Employees who opt out of getting the vaccine will need to get tested regularly.


This is a part-time position of 20 to 24 hours per week: Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the weekday schedule is flexible (most hours are completed during normal business hours).

Salary & Benefits

The rate is $20.61 to $25.00 per hour, depending on qualifications. A benefits package — prorated based on a 24 hour week — includes health insurance, dental insurance, pension plan, deferred compensation plan, flexible spending account, college savings plan, life and long-term disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, credit union membership, free parking, and more. See more details on benefits here.

To Apply

Submit a completed job application (download PDF here) or resume via mail or email:

o   City of Falls Church, Human Resources Division, 300 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046


Reasonable Accommodation

During the selection process, applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation with the agreement of the Human Resources Division. Requests should be directed to the Human Resources Division. The City of Falls Church does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability.

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