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Greensgrow Farms

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Send cover letter and details of experience to jobs@greensgrow.org with “Produce Buyer” in the subject line. No phone calls about this position will be accepted. Greensgrow is an equal opportunity employer.

Produce Buyer

Philadelphia, PA

Posted February 6, 2018

The Produce Buyer’s role is to be the lead contact in all fruit and vegetable purchases for Greensgrow’s food departments, and is an integral part of Greensgrow’s food access programs. This position reports to Greensgrow’s Fresh Food Manager, and will supervise a seasonal driver in coordinating pickup and distribution of products

Greensgrow’s Produce Buyer will be focused on purchasing seasonal local product to meet the needs of our five distribution wings and will work within Fresh Food Team to determine quantity and budget. This person will contribute to a seasonal chart determined at the beginning of season to plan and guide purchasing agreements and distribution. They will compile a weekly list of what product is available, source, growing practices, and possible photos for use on social media. We are particularly interested in seeking out new farmers, farmers willing to grow on contract, and farmers who may be growing unusual crops or varieties. This position will take the lead on developing relationships with local restaurants, and will promote Greensgrow as a produce supplier in the local neighborhood. The Produce Buyer will be often required to drive large trucks, forklifts, and other vehicles to travel to farms and source and distribute local products. Excellent inventory and receipt management will be crucial for success in this position.

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