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Gorgeous Goat Creamery Farmer’s Market Staff

Role: Part-time farmer’s market sales, 8-16 hours per week on 1-2 weekend days, possible additional 4 hours per week on Friday afternoons for wholesale deliveries.

Gorgeous Goat Creamery is seeking an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about local food and agriculture to represent Gorgeous Goat Creamery and conduct farmer’s market sales on behalf of the farm.

Start date April 27, 2024 for training; May 4 or 5 for farmer’s market sales.

Who we are:

Gorgeous Goat Creamery is a family-owned and operated, seasonal goat dairy in western New Jersey, nestled on 17 acres of hardwood forest and pasture.  We produce goat cheese, bottled goat’s milk, goat’s milk yogurt, and handmade soap on the farm, all made from the milk produced by our herd of Alpine goats.  We enable consumers to enjoy fresh, local, delicious, and nutritious goat dairy products. Our handmade soaps offer gentle cleansing with natural moisturizing properties, which specifically addresses the needs of consumers with sensitive skin or with skin conditions. Our mission is to nourish the community with a side of laughter and learning. 

Learn more at www.gorgeousgoat.com

What’s great about this job: 

The green Gorgeous Goat Creamery tent is one of the busiest at the market.  We have kind and caring customers who are excited to purchase delicious dairy products and nourishing body care products at the market.  We offer products that change lives, and our customer will share their transformative experiences with you when they shop.

You’ll sell milk to a family that has been drinking plant milk due to their child’s food sensitivity. The parents are so happy their child can enjoy goat milk that tastes great AND doesn’t make them sick.

You’ll sell cheese to the self-proclaimed “goat cheese hater,” who hates goat cheese, except for ours. Now they can’t manage a week without our cheese.

You’ll sell soaps and lotion to someone with eczema (a skin condition) who has finally found a product that relieves their discomfort.  Our soap doesn’t irritate their skin.

You’ll sample cheese and milk to people who exclaim, “wow! I never knew it tasted so good.”

You’ll meet the staunch supports of our local farms, who demonstrate their values with their purchasing decisions, who appreciate the hard work that goes into bringing fresh food to the community.

Our customers are amazing, and its a special opportunity to serve them. We sell out of dairy products nearly every week, which is a testament to our products and our customers.

You can also mingle with the goats when you return from the market.  The goats are always up for a good head scratch or rump scratch.

Responsibilities: 

  • Run farmers market stand on Saturdays in West Windsor, NJ and/or Sundays in Somerville, NJ, May 2024 through November 2024 approximately 7:00am-3:00pm. Market runs 9am/10am-1pm. 
  • Pick up product and display supplies on market day at farm.
  • Transport product and supplies to farmer’s market. Set up tent and display at market, with all product displayed and point of sale activated 15 minutes prior to market opening
  • Manage perishable inventory of cheese and milk while at farmer’s market, ensuring cold storage temperatures are maintained. 
  • Comply with all rules and regulations, specific to the farmer’s market.
  • Conduct sales transactions via cash and credit card with farmer’s market customers. This is 3-4 hours of sales at a standing point of sale.  You need to be comfortable being on your feet for this duration. At times this can be very fast paced, and on busy days you might be conducting 20 transactions per hour.
  • Dismantle farmer’s market stand after close of market.
  • Return product and display supplies to farm
  • Farm-owned vehicle is available to staff, pending driving record verification.
  • Farmer’s markets are held in all sorts of weather- beautiful sunny days, sleet and wind, drizzle, cold, hot, and everything in between.  We expect this staff member to be prepared for the weather of the day with appropriate footwear, outerwear, and hydration.
  • Added opportunity to deliver wholesale dairy orders to local businesses in Hunterdon and Mercer Counties, Friday afternoons (typical route is 3-4 hours)

Qualifications

  • Clean driving record in past 2 years
  • Clear communication skills
  • Past retail sales experience preferred, especially managing a point of sale
  • Ability to learn basics of goat dairy operations and cheese making to support customer questions at market stand.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Mobile phone with reliable network connection
  • 18 years old or older due to driving requirement

Application: submit letter of interest (cover letter), current resume, and at least two references who can speak to your ability to fulfill the job responsibilities and qualifications of the role to Info@gorgeousgoat.com. Please write “Farmer’s Market Staff Application” in the subject line.

Compensation: $20/hour as a W2 employee. This is an official job with withholding taxes paid to the IRS and state treasury. Pay checks are issued direct-deposit or paper check on the 5th and 20th of the month.

Paid work hours start upon arrival at the farm in the morning and end upon unloading product and supplies at the farm after the market. 

Farm-owned vehicle is available, pending driving record verification.

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 8.  Position is open until filled.

Questions? For the fastest reply, send us an email at info@gorgeousgoat.com.  You can also try calling us at 908-274-1295, but we can’t always answer the phone.