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Seasonal Help at J&T Todosciuk Farms & Greenhouses - Howell, MI

J&T Todosciuk Farms & Greenhouses, located in Howell, Michigan, is looking for seasonal help to work at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, from May to December 2015. The ideal applicant will have excellent customer service skills, be trustworthy, reliable, and able to multi-task & be willing to learn new things. We sell flowers, herb plants and vegetable plants at the market from May to Mid-July; produce from June to November and Christmas wreaths & centerpieces in November and December. The hours would be 6:30 am to 3:30 pm every Saturday. Please email your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

J&T Todosciuk Farms & Greenhouses, located in Howell, Michigan, is looking for seasonal farm help to work in the greenhouses and in the field, from May to November 2015. The ideal applicant will be hardworking, reliable, eager to learn, able to multitask, be adaptable to change, don’t mind getting dirty and able & willing to follow directions. This job will entail working in the greenhouse (seeding vegetables to go in the field, transplanting plants in the field and harvesting). This job would be good for someone wanting to learn the day to day operations of a small vegetable farm. Please send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Cooking Demonstrator for 5 Healthy Towns Farmers Markets

The 5 Healthy Town Farmers Markets are looking for an enthusiastic local food lover to conduct cooking demonstrations at the markets of Chelsea, Grass Lake, Manchester and Dexter. Demonstrations will take place over the course of 4 months, June, July, August and September, with a different recipe each month featuring seasonal ingredients. The demonstrator will be responsible for a total of 6 events per month (some markets run twice weekly), for 4 hours each, during market hours. The recipes should show customers how delicious food can be prepared using items that local vendors have to offer at the market. All food will be prepared on site. Because of food safety regulations, we are unable to serve the food prepared on site, so focus will be on the cooking technique and sharing of recipes. 

 

Markets will provide:

  • Space for demonstration
  • Food (as requested by the demonstrator)
  • 1 table and chairs
  • Advertisement
  • 2 burner cook top
  • Trash can
  • Electricity
  • Sink or bucket with water for washing
  • Printing of flyers, customer surveys and recipes (designed by demonstrator)

Demonstrator will provide:

  • Recipes (1 per month for all 6 markets)
  • Customer survey to measure impact of event
  • Materials for preparing demo like knives, cutting board, pots and pans, etc
  • Send recipes to market managers at the beginning of the month so the markets can advertise
  • Must have own transportation

The demonstrator will attend each market once per month, based on the market schedules below. Schedule can be arranged ahead of time with the managers.

Chelsea: Saturdays 8-12, Wednesdays 2-6, 222 S. Main St, Chelsea MI

Dexter: Saturdays 8-1, Tuesdays 2-6, 3233 Alpine St, Dexter MI

Grass Lake: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 5-8, Whistle Stop Park in downtown Grass Lake MI

Manchester: Thursdays 4-7, Chi-Bro Park, 209 Ann Arbor St (M-52), Manchester MI

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application. 

Farm Market Assistant - Chelsea Farmers Market

Chelsea Farmers Market, located on Main St. in downtown Chelsea, is committed to bringing quality local products to our community, and to promoting healthy food choices, social exchange and economic growth. 

Position description: Chelsea Farmers Market is seeking a market assistant to help with market setup, food assistance programs, customer assistance, and take down of market space. The market assistant will attend market every Saturday, 7 AM-11 AM, May through October, and work closely with the market manager on everyday operations of the market. These include setting out signs, preparing the market space, assisting vendors, assisting with special events like the children's tent or food demos, and educating customers about our food assistance programs. 

The market participates in Double Up Food Bucks, SNAP, Prescription for Health, WIC Project Fresh and Senior Project Fresh, all programs aimed at increasing low income access to fresh healthy foods. The market assistant will collect food assistance tokens from the vendors and help keep track of tokens spent. 

Additional responsibilities include conducting surveys of customers and vendors for our market data. 

Hours and compensation: The market assistant must be available for four hours a week on Saturdays, 7 AM – 11 AM, May 2 – October 24. This is a temporary contract position. Compensation $10/hr. 

Email letter of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Stephanie at (616) 734-9123. Position open until filled.

Landscape Crew Team Member - Nature and Nurture, Ann Arbor, MI

Organic Landscape Gardening and Farm business based in Ann Arbor is looking for full-time and part-time help, April-November, 3-5 days/week.  There is a potential for winter work depending on work availability and qualifications.

Role: Work on landscaping crew as a team to efficiently and effectively carry out various gardening maintenance and installation jobs.  Tasks: weeding, mulching, pruning, planting, etc.  

Qualifications

  • Is able to work outdoors April – November
  • Understands the impact of the daily detail work on the overall success of the 
  • Can work independently and as a team member
  • Has knowledge of and/or interest in organic gardening/landscaping/farming 
  • Has a positive attitude and good sense of humor
  • Has good communication skills
  • Ability to follow verbal & written instructions
  • Has experience doing strenuous physical labor.  Strong and in good physical condition. Able to lift and carry 50 lbs up and down stairs
  • Can and will enthusiastically work a long day in (sometimes extreme) outdoor conditions
  • Driver's license
  • Flexible schedule with occasional evening and weekend availability
  • Ability to perform a wide array of tasks

Personal Characteristics

  • Has a strong work ethic
  • Has a desire to constantly learn, be challenged, and grow
  • Is self-motivated and enthusiastic, especially under time pressure
  • Has demonstrated problem-solving ability

Performance Expectations

  • Perform gardening tasks efficiently
  • Fill out time-sheets throughout the day accurately and completely; turn in time-sheets daily
  • Work safely following safty guideline in Landscape Crew Team Manual
  • Arrive prepared for work with water, lunch, and appropriate work clothes
  • Maintain positive relationships with all team members
  • Maintain open lines of communication with supervisors
  • Work collaboratively as a team to get jobs done
  • Immediately report broken/missing tools and equipment
  • Keep track of tools on job sites; make sure all tools are put away in designated location
  • Ensure that all vehicles are kept clean
  • Ability to shift gears as jobs & weather necessitates
  • Have a positive outlook 
  • Occasionally you may be asked to work on our farm
  • Attend and actively participate in team huddles
  • Commit to stay with Nature and Nurture through date worked out in advance of taking the job
  • Conduct all work in accordance with Nature and Nurture Guiding Principles & Landscape Crew Team Manual
  • Reports to job supervisor & company owners

If you wish to apply, send a RESUME with a COVER LETTER and 3 PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check out our new off-campus food guide!

This guide was created by students in the course ENVIRON 391: Sustainability and the Campus, and has lots of resources to help you find healthy, affordable, and sustainable foods! Click on the "Food Guide" tab at the top of the site to learn more. 

 

 

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