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The Urban Farm, occupying a half acre plot on the grounds of the former Spartan Mill, is a hub for sustainability and nutrition education in Spartanburg. Employing innovative growing techniques, the produce is raised to be sold on the mobile Market, in HCFM’s farm bags, or donated to local soup kitchens and food pantries. It hoses tours, volunteer groups, and gardening class.
Intern Duties: Assisting the farm manager with day to day tasks including planting, watering, harvesting, and weeding. Candidates should be comfortable working in the heat, spending long periods of time standing, moving, and lifting up to 50lbs. Some background in gardening or farming is appreciated, but not required. Interns should be eager to elarn, and physically able to perform farm tasks. Contact Meg Whiteley at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
The Mobile Market connects communities and businesses with fresh produce form local farmers. Our mobile truck and trailer make stops throughout Spartanburg County, offering a wide selection of seasonal produce and value-added goods. Stops include community centers, manufacturing plants, and neighborhood corners. Approximately 50% of stops are made n food deserts, where fresh, healthy produce is hard to access.
Intern Duties: Help the mobile market manager load and unload the trailer, accompany them on stops, and coordinate sales with vendors. Ideal candidates will be experienced driving and hitching trailers, have an upbeat attitude, and ability to lift heavy crates up to 50lbs. Mobile Market interns will also assist in building ties within communities that the market services. Interns should be available to work occasional evenings, as the market stops outside of normal business hours during the height of market season. Contact Hannah Heacox at email@example.com to apply.
Marketing and Communications
Hub City Farmers’ Market has a Facebook page with 10,000 followers, as well as Twitter and Instagram accounts with over 2,000 followers. We post material that advertises our market services, connects customers and vendors, and gives insight into HCFM programs like the Urban Farm and Mobile Markets. Also using e-blasts, we inform our patrons of special events and fundraisers that take place throughout the year.
Intern Duties: In order to engage a large online audience, interns will act as content creators operating multiple social media platforms. Posts should be well-planned, timely, and appropriate for all audiences. Interns have the opportunity to work remotely on social media projects, but will report all content to the Executive Director prior to posting. Experience with Hootsuite and Constant Contact is preferred. Contact Jordan Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
The Saturday Market hosts over 50 local vendors selling a wide variety of produce, meats, prepared foods, and value-added goods. In addition to vendors, HCFM hosts various community organizations, musical acts, and children’s activities at every market. The longest running market in the Upstate, HCFM’s Saturday Markets take place every Saturday in the summer, starting in April.
Intern Duties: During the height of the market season (April-October), interns will help coordinate market vendors and activities leading up the Saturday Market and assist in running the market itself on Saturday mornings. Candidates should be charismatic, energetic, and organized. Interns will assist customers with credit card and SNAP transactions, as well as answering questions patrons or vendors may have. Interns should be able to lift up to 50lbs in order to set up and take down market tables and materials. Contact Heather Raines at email@example.com to apply.