New Farms for New Americans is a program of fifty aspiring new American farmers. NFNA provides winter classroom training, on-farm and at-market training, and technical assistance. The project runs an incubator farm for 40 households and connects other farmers to larger tracts of land where they can farm independently. NFNA also helps link participating farmers to market opportunities.
Starting August 27- mid October 2012, NFNA are looking to fill the following volunteer positions:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and/or Friday: Post Harvest Assistant 9:00-2:00. Person must be able to lift 30 lb boxes, sustain long periods on their feet and have a willingness to do an assortment of tasks that are not always planned. The job entails weighing vegetables, labeling them for storage and packing out wholesale orders. It is a fast-paced environment.
NFNA is also looking for people to staff our Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Farmers' Markets. Person must be willing to work from 1:45-7:00pm. Job requires lifting heavy boxes of produce, interacting with community members, handling money transactions and EBT (can train) and be open to all kinds of weather.
Volunteers must be willing to commit to a regular schedule through the fall since they need to know how many staff they have each day.
Alisha Laramee - firstname.lastname@example.org or (802)985-3106