Want to work in an indoor farm?

If so, please see our current openings below.

Sales and Marketing Operations Manager

 

Fresh Impact Farms is a rapidly growing urban, hydroponic farm, based in Arlington, VA and serving the DMV area. Customers include both the world class chefs of the DC area as well as consumers via a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. An immediate opening is available for a sales and marketing operations manager to help with the farm’s growing and evolving customer base.

 

We are looking for a high-energy, optimistic go-getter who not only loves food and sustainability, but is also eager to promote both to our customers. “No” or "not interested" are only opportunities to this person, not barriers. Our farm is a fun and fast-paced place to work. We are a young, five-year-old company that weathered the worst of the pandemic and is now in the middle of doubling our size. We need someone up for the challenge of meeting both the high expectations of our customers, and our internal expectations of excellence in customer service and product delivery. Put simply, we’re looking for someone who loves sales and marketing, can perform at a high professional level, but doesn’t take themselves too seriously!

 

This role is a hybrid working arrangement in that it requires both time onsite at the farm as well as traveling locally to meet with chefs and customers. This role reports directly to the CEO and founder, and has potential for growth and expansion.

 

Primary roles and responsibilities:

 

  • General marketing activities such as:

    • Manage social media accounts, engage with customers, and monitor inquiries on all platforms to grow the organization’s following and overall engagement

    • Create daily social media posts

    • Create weekly marketing newsletters for chef, CSA, and retail customers

    • Update website with new products and product descriptions, in collaboration with production and operations management team

    • Collaborate with production team to determine products to be featured in marketing materials

  • Sales tasks such as:

    • Research and reach out to potential new restaurant/chef customers

    • Make regular deliveries to retail and chef customers (all mileage to be reimbursed based on current IRS mileage rates)

    • Work with chefs to understand their needs and help determine potential new varieties for the farm to grow

    • Manage weekly CSA customer lists and maintain subscription counts based on communication with customers

    • Seek out feedback from chef and retail customers that leads to actionable steps the organization can take to improve overall customer satisfaction and long-term customer retention

    • Manage customer information in CRM system and update information as necessary to enable the organization's insight into sales activities and customer feedback

    • Continually assess sales and marketing approach and efficacy to evolve and improve upon

  • Assist with farm-hand responsibilities as needed

  • Assist with planning of production based on customer needs

 

Requirements:

 

  • Must have access to personal vehicle for deliveries. (All mileage to be reimbursed based on current IRS rates)

  • Must be available for typical business hours (M-F) as well as occasional weekend shifts

 

 

Preferred Knowledge (not required for eligibility):

  • Degree or 3 years of experience in agriculture, media, marketing, sales, communications, or relevant field 

  • Knowledge of the DC area restaurant world (and not just from weekend brunches, but we like those too)

 

Compensation to be $40,000-$50,000/year plus sales incentives. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to info@freshimpactfarms.com 

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Delivery & Farm Maintenance Associate

 

Fresh Impact Farms is a rapidly growing urban, hydroponic farm, based in Arlington, VA and serving the DMV area. Customers include both the world class chefs of the DC area as well as consumers via a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. An immediate opening is available for a part-time associate to assist with weekly deliveries and farm cleaning and maintenance tasks.

 

We are looking for a flexible, dedicated, person to help with critical farm maintenance, cleaning, and operations tasks as well as weekly deliveries. We are a young, five-year-old company that weathered the worst of the pandemic and is now in the middle of doubling our size and are rapidly expanding our team to meet our growing needs. We need someone up for the challenge of meeting both the high expectations of our customers, and our internal expectations of excellence in customer service and product delivery.

 

Primary roles and responsibilities:

 

  • Manage maintenance tasks such as cleaning racks, pressure washing trays, cleaning out systems, cleaning farm equipment, tidying up farm space, cleaning reusable containers and ensuring the farm is maintained in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.

  • Complete deliveries to CSA customers twice weekly (Wednesday and Thursday)

  • Assist with additional farm-hand responsibilities as needed

Requirements:

 

  • Must have access to reliable personal vehicle for deliveries and a clean driving record. (All mileage to be reimbursed based on current IRS rates)

  • Must be available during typical business hours (M-F) as well as occasional weekend shifts. Role will be part-time within those parameters and take place primarily between the hours of 7AM-4PM.

Compensation to be $15-18/hour, based on experience. Please send cover letter and resume to info@freshimpactfarms.com.

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Farm Intern

(1 - 2 openings)

  • Interested in learning within a high-paced environment?

  • Does controlled environment agriculture and vertical farming appeal to you?

  • Want to learn about and grow rare crops?

  • Want to learn how data can be best utilized by farmers?

  • Ever thought about working at an indoor farm in the middle of a city?

  • Are you a problem solver and go-getter?

  • Do you like to work in environments where creativity and thinking outside of the box are encouraged?

  • Are you fun-loving, highly organized, always striving for more knowledge, good at problem solving, interested in CEA, interested in how food can be grown in cities with hydroponic vertical production?

 

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please keep reading as we’d love to speak with you!

 

What does a Fresh Impact Farms internship entail?

In an internship with Fresh Impact, you will learn about and directly participate in the following:

  • Controlled environment agriculture and the benefits of growing certain kinds of crops indoors

  • Hydroponic substrates and the different features that make an ideal substrate

  • The different kinds of hydroponic systems and the important aspects of each that enable the consistent production of high-quality crops

  • The importance of a rock solid IPM strategy, especially for an indoor farm

  • Crop propagation from seed, cuttings, and tissue culture

  • The importance of maintaining a clean environment both from a food safety as well as crop production standpoint

  • How data driven decision making can help improve efficiency and crop quality

  • Contribute to discussions on HACCP and assist in identifying potential hazards around the farm

  • Participate in on-farm tasks (seeding, pruning, monitoring, harvesting, packaging, cleaning, etc.) and have an opportunity to participate in all other aspects of the business including marketing, productizing and sales.

  • Perform research on potential new varieties and participate in discussions with team members to determine which varieties to grow.

  • Have fun!

 

What is required?

Candidates should be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week, lift up to 50 lbs (water is heavy!), have a positive attitude, have relevant coursework or be studying a relevant field (horticulture, plant sciences, agriculture, etc.), and possess a burning desire to learn. Even if you don't have relevant coursework, as long as you love plants, we'd love to meet you!  

 

Where? 

Our farm is located in the heart of Arlington, VA. 

Compensation

This is an unpaid internship, but we hope you will get far more out of it than any amount of money. We will work with interns to obtain any requisite credits or meet specific requirements pertaining to this internship.
 

If you are interested in an internship with Fresh Impact Farms, please send your resume and a one paragraph description of yourself, including why your unique qualities would allow you to thrive in this internship, to info@freshimpactfarms.com.