The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) is seeking a team member for our Just Cut team. Just Cut is a social enterprise at CAE that prepares locally sourced produce for use in institutional kitchens. The primary responsibility is to ensure the safe, efficient and cleanly processing and packaging of raw produce products into value-added products for institutions and bulk buyers.
The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) is seeking a team member to manage and expand our food access initiatives. This person will work with staff and community partners to enhance food security and food sovereignty in the Hardwick area and Northeast Kingdom. With the goal of strengthening community resilience, CAE is committed to addressing the persistent inequities in our food system, including the emergency created by the pandemic. CAE is in a unique position to continue advancing local food access and food sovereignty efforts through our grassroots community approach, our partnerships, and our substantial organizational, human, land, and facility resources. We are seeking a self-directed yet highly collaborative candidate to help us create a vision for how to best deploy these resources to address the emergent needs in our community.
A working definition of food sovereignty for CAE is everyone’s right to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate food. This includes the ability to grow one’s own food and define one’s own food systems.
This position is grant funded for one year with optimism that the role could become permanent after that.
We’re looking for the right mix of production and management skills to add to our Farm-to-Institution social enterprise, Just Cut! If you know food safety, have a background in industrial kitchen-work, have strong leadership qualities, and have an active interest in our local food system, farms, and community, we’d love to hear from you!