Forty Acres Fresh Market is growing and we are looking for committed hardworking individuals to join our team. Check below for our latest job postings!

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Now Hiring for Market Manager


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Who You Are Do you want to be part of building a business that is a catalyst for community change? Do you believe that everyone should be able to get affordable fresh food in their neighborhood? Are you interested in rebuilding neighborhoods that have endured years of divestment? If so then this is the company for you. We are seeking a flexible and dedicated problem solver who is eager to use their skills to lead a successful produce market. 


The Job Forty Acres has partnered with the city of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for the Austin City Town Hall Market. The goal is to leverage the City Market program to incubate an independent farmers market for the Austin community. We are seeking an individual who can deliver impact and growth. This role is 50% market execution and 50% market growth strategy. It includes management of market operations, including market set up, staffing, and customer service, as well as community engagement, vendor management, and marketing. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Creating an enjoyable, healthy, safe and secure environment for everyone (customers, market visitors, vendors, and staff)

  • Overseeing the setup, operation and break down of each market. 

    • Set up tables, tents, etc.

    • Organize inventory and produce displays

  • Handle cash, credit, and SNAP EBT transactions. 

  •  Reconciling receipts

  •  Inventory tracking

  • Community engagement/marketing

  • Vendor recruitment and vetting

  • Managing vendor check-in, compliance and check-out on market day

  • Compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Communicate effectively in all modes of communication with FAFM senior staff


  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Work in an outdoor environment in adverse weather conditions.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 

  • Potential for Weekend Availability (for community engagement)

  • 1-2 Years of grassroots marketing experience, including digital and social media content creation

  • 1-2 Years of customer service experience 

  • Ability to stand for up to 8 hours 

  • Experience driving cargo vans and larger vehicles 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Previous experience working in farmers markets is a big plus.

  • At least 1 year experience managing a team of 2-3 employees. 

  • 1-2 years of community organizing/engagement experience, with a focus on Chicago’s Austin community

  • Food vendor engagement/recruitment experience

  • Strong communication skills, including written and verbal.


Job Type: Seasonal

Hours - 20-25 hours/week

Wage: $18-$20/hour

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Forty Acres Fresh Market is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.