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 Produce Stand Manager 

Seasonal Part-time: 20-22 hours/week

Starts at $20.00/hour

Resumes can be emailed to

*Valid drivers license required



Who We Are: Food is the foundation of good health. Access to fresh, whole, nutrient dense food should be a given for everyone. Unfortunately, for hundreds of thousands of Chicagoland residents it is nearly impossible to find affordable healthy food in their communities. Forty Acres Fresh Market is a grocery startup with the mission to increase access to fresh food in underserved communities while revitalizing neighborhood economies. Launched in 2018, Forty Acres Fresh Market currently operates as a mobile produce vendor through pop up produce markets, fruit and vegetable stands, and residential and commercial delivery service on Chicago’s westside, with a focus on the Austin neighborhood. Forty Acres is currently in a rapid growth phase as we expand our operations, including the development of a permanent brick and mortar store.

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. 

The Job: Forty Acres has partnered with the city of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for the Austin Town Hall City Market (ATHCM). The goal is to leverage the City Market program to provide an engaging farmers market for the Austin community. The Austin Town Hall City Market is every Thursday 1:00PM-6:00PM from June 8 - October 26, 2023.


We are seeking an individual to run the Forty Acres Fresh Market produce stand at ATHCM. This role includes management of market operations, including inventory procurement, market set up and breakdown, staff supervision, cashiering, and customer service. Market days are long, beginning in the morning for setup and ending in the evening with cleanup after the market closes.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Creating an easy to shop, service oriented shopping experience for customers

  • Inventory management including sourcing, inventory intake, pricing, and tracking

  • Managing the setup, operation and breakdown of each market. 

    • Set up tables, tents, etc.

    • Organize inventory and produce displays

    • Breaking down tables, tents

    • Proper storage of market equipment and remaining inventory​

  • Managing produce stand associates​

    • Assign and provide direction on market tasks​

    • Manage employee break schedule

  • Handle cash, credit, and SNAP EBT transactions at the market. 

  •  Reconciling SNAP EBT receipts, end of market sales vs. inventory

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

  • Community engagement when necessary

    • Includes canvassing

  • 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 

  • 1-2 Years of cashiering experience

  • 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.

  • Experience working in Chicago’s Austin community

  • Strong communication skills, including written and verbal.

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.

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