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VISTA Local Food Coordinator
The Catawba Farm and Food Coalition (CFFC) is a non-profit organization devoted to supporting the local food system of a 5-county region in north central South Carolina (between Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC). In 2016 CFFC launched the Catawba Fresh Market, an online farmers market that connects consumers and producers. CFFC is seeking a VISTA volunteer to support the growth and development of the wholesale component of the Catawba Fresh Market. In this role, the VISTA volunteer will have the opportunity to work with area farmers, food buyers, chefs, and local food stakeholders to catalyze local food wholesale sales. In addition to sales within the Catawba Region the Catawba Fresh Market is a founding member of the South Carolina Food Hub Network, creating state-wide potential for wholesale food sales. CFFC is looking for someone with a passion & curiosity for farm fresh food and that has some experience working in sales – preference for produce, restaurant or specialty foods industry experience. This position will be located in Chester, SC, the center of South Carolina’s Catawba Region. Enjoy living in Chester, South Carolina, a quiet, historic small-town community with access to the major metro area amenities of Charlotte, NC (~30 minutes away).
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Member Duties : VISTA will develop a deep product and farm knowledge to effectively build capacity for CFFC to market to wholesale customers and further benefit rural, low income farmers. Develop an outreach plan to build lasting relationships with customers, farmers and key partners. Develop a marketing plan to help CFFC increase sales to wholesale customers. Develop tools to help CFFC improve and monitor wholesale-focused marketing collateral, including social media, blog posts, and flyers. Develop an outreach plan for new wholesale customers. Develop an accurate record keeping system to analyze sales history to discover opportunities and implement new strategies while being an active and positive part of a growing, dynamic team.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
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VISTA Local Food Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
12/09/2019  -   12/07/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations SOUTH CAROLINA  


Accepting Applications
From  10/21/2019  To  12/02/2019 

Contact Ben Boyles
109 Ella St
Chester   SC   29706
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89918