PS57 - Farmstand Site Assistant (East Harlem)


Event Description:

GrowNYC's Farmstand Program sites are part of a network of food access retail sites operated by GrowNYC, along with Greenmarkets and Fresh Food Box sites. Through Farmstands, GrowNYC trains and employs young people to sell fresh, affordable food in neighborhoods across NYC. The food sold at Farmstands is grown by farmers in the Northeast and transparently sourced through GrowNYC Wholesale. This vital food access program offers important job opportunities for young New Yorkers, ensures healthy, fresh food access across the city, and provides vital revenue for family farms in the Northeast. 


Founded in 2016, the PS 57 Farmstand, in its fifth season, is operated in partnership with PS 57 and it provides the community residents access to fresh fruits and vegetables grown by regional farmers. Youth that operates the stand, learns about small business, customer service, agriculture, nutrition and much more.


Position Summary: Volunteers are needed to help our Farmstand site run efficiently as essential food access for New Yorkers. Volunteers will work with Farmstand staff to implement proper safety protocols to ensure the public, staff, and volunteer safety.


Volunteers will be provided with gloves, wipes, hand sanitizer, and a mask but they are highly encouraged to bring their own mask.


Duties / Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

  • Help with Farmstand set-up - tents, tables, weights, signage, sidewalk chalking. 
  • Crowd/Line management - ensure customers are following markings on the ground and are properly socially distancing
  • Assisting with crowd control: where customers will enter, and exit the Farmstand.
  • Make sure customers sanitize their hands and assist with sanitize surfaces based on staff needs.
  • Properly break down wholesale produce boxes for recycling
  • Ensure customers are wearing masks
  • Customer Service - answer questions as needed, or direct customer to GrowNYC staff


If you feel unsafe, please do not hesitate to step back from your shift.


Please DO NOT sign up to volunteer if you:

- Are feeling sick or showing any of these symptoms 

- Have knowingly been in close or proximate contact with someone in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19?

- Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

- Traveled domestically in the US or internationally within the last 14 days

  • If you have traveled from within one of the designated states with significant community spread, based upon Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 205 issued on June 25, 2020, which has been updated, the following states meet the criteria for required quarantine: please read it right here


Volunteers must be 18 years or older and have previously attended the GrowNYC Volunteer Orientation. New volunteers must take a virtual GrowNYC Volunteer Orientation. 

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Date/Time &
Wed, Oct 28, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM   
Mandarin, Cantonese, or Spanish speaker ideal!
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Event Meeting Location: PS57 Farmstand 115th Street and 3rd Avenue

2070 3rd Ave New York, NY 10029

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Event Organizer: Nabjot Kaur
917-439-2923 / 212-788-7900 x223
Event Category:
3) Greenmarket / Fresh Food Box