join the team

Thank you for your interest in working with Fresh Fork Market! Current positions available are listed below, along with job specifications.

About Fresh Fork Market

In case you're unfamiliar with our program, we are a weekly local foods subscription service, and we connect 100+ area farmers and producers to customers throughout the greater Cleveland area. Customers sign up for a weekly grocery bag, filled with all local and in-season products (produce, fruits, pasture raised meats, dairy, eggs, grains and more). Each week they meet one of our refrigerated trucks at one of our 20+ pick up locations in the Cleveland area. Click here for more details!

Ideal Candidate Qualities

Seeking energetic team members, with great attention to detail and a positive attitude who would rather be working on their feet and with their hands than behind a desk,

  • Has a friendly, positive attitude and likes working on a team.
  • Is motivated, helpful, and hardworking.
  • Doesn't mind getting a little dirty.
  • Is attentive to detail: checks lists twice, enjoys organizing, loves systems.
  • Is physically fit: this is an 'on your feet', 'fast-paced', 'out in the sunshine' (and rain), 'carrying heavy loads of produce', and 'jumping in and out of trucks' kind of job.
  • Enjoys supporting the local food system and living a healthy lifestyle.

Specifications

  • May - December is our busiest time of the year and opportunity for year-round employment is available for various positions/roles within our team.
  • Wednesday through Saturday are our busiest days at the warehouse and delivering product to customers.
  • All positions require heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs. Even a bulk box of kale can get heavy!)
  • You will be standing/walking/moving almost the entire shift. Comfortable and safe footwear is a must.
  • All positions require work outdoors and/or on a refrigerated truck or warehouse.
    Fresh Fork Market is a non-smoking company. No smoking (of any substance) is permitted at any of of facilities, at farms, at stops, on trucks, or at warehouse. We reserve the right to drug test. 

how to apply

If you are interested in any of the open positions below, please send an email to info@freshforkmarket.com. In your response, please include the following. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Desired Position
  • Short paragraph detailing any past relevant professional experience.
  • Position(s) you're interested in
  • Days and times you're available
  • Resume/Relevant Work Experience
  • Up to 2 references (optional)

truck driver

We are looking for a driver with a Class B CDL license Wednesday through Saturday.  Driving is a small portion of the job; it is just a means to get the truck to the setup location.

  • Hours: 32 hours minimum, shifts available Wednesday thru Saturday
  • Schedule: Wednesday through Friday (afternoon shift) and Saturday (morning shift) are afternoon shifts
  • Pay based on driving experience.

The driver is responsible for loading the truck at the warehouse, getting it to the delivery location, and helping service customers at the location.  This includes working with the Greeter/Market staff to setup a market display, finish packing totes on the truck, and pulling special orders.

Trucks are new equipment, automatic transmission refrigerated box trucks ranging in size from 16 ft box to 24 ft box.  CDL drivers able to drive manual transmission are also welcome for two of our older trucks.

There are times that we need additional drivers on Tuesday with our farm runs to pick up product for the week and/or other earlier morning shifts Wednesday - Friday.  Drivers guaranteed a minimum of 32 hours.

packer/assembly line assistant

The Packer is responsible for the assembly of our totes that are pre-packaged for customers. Throughout the course of each shift, approximately 1,000 totes are packed and approximately 700 leave the warehouse within 6 of hours of packing.

 

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to follow a list of tote contents to accurately pack totes
  • Ability to move quickly & efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to work as a team player
  • Ability to stand on your feet for a full shift and lift a minimum of 50 pounds (even the lightest produce can get heavy when packed in a box!)

 

Schedule: Wednesday through Friday. 7am – 5pm Wednesday through Friday. Ideally, Wednesday would be the longest day with Thursday & Friday hours from 7am – 3pm, but the hours for those days are dependent on the progress made on Wednesday.

 

You will be working with a team of up to 10 other Packers, set up in an assembly line fashion to pack the contents of each tote. You will be working a warehouse where you will need to be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and be on your feet the entire shift.

greeter

Greeters meet our trucks at the pickup location and help check-in customers, pack special orders and provide an overall positive experience for our customers. The greeter is responsible for:

  • Assisting customers and reviewing customer account information to call for orders on the truck
  • Filling & checking pre-orders
  • Creating orders on the spot for any extra items purchased
  • Working outdoors and on your feet for 3 to 6 hours at a time
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds during setup/tear down of the market stand

The available shifts are on Friday's in Cleveland Heights from 2 - 7:30pm and Hudson from 3 - 7pm. Other shifts may be available throughout the season during various weeks when extra help may be needed.

 

This position is great for anyone looking to pickup even just one shift per week at a location that is close to home! Opportunity exists for working multiple locations as well. Please include the day(s) and location(s) you are interested in working in your reply. A list of locations can be found HERE.

Compensation

Perks to being on the Fresh Fork Team:

    • Competitive hourly wage or barter program available (trade your hours for the cost of your share)
    • Discount available for seasonal subscription package(s)
    • Access to the freshest, local, high quality food
    • Working with a team of others that enjoy fast-paced, go-getter, on-your-feet kind of work
    • Providing a tangible product to our customers that will help them live a healthier lifestyle

intereted? Great! Send us an email

If you are interested in any of the open positions below, please send an email to info@freshforkmarket.com. In your response, please include the following. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Desired Position
  • Short paragraph detailing any past relevant professional experience.
  • Position(s) you're interested in
  • Days and times you're available
  • Resume/Relevant Work Experience
  • Up to 2 references (optional)

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