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HALP: Food/Agricultural/Environmental-Related Jobs in NYC Wanted

Mm, bounteous!

[I still owe you my vegetarian/vegan recommendations post! It will get done. Pinky swear.]

I know everyone who reads my blog likes food (you good grade-A human you!). Narrowing it down, many of you live or work in NYC. But narrowing it down some many of you work with food, agricultural, or environmental organizations? (Like Slow Food. Farmers' markets. Stuff. You know what I mean.)

My roommate/bff Tristan needs a new job, preferably related to the aforementioned sectors of food-ness. And I need him to get a new job so WE CAN STILL BE ROOMMATES. This is very important. (Not the most important part of finding a new job, but pretty important.) New job and continuation of living in Brooklyn equate to happiness for Tristan and me. Happy Tristan = happy Robyn = I eat more food. Such a beautiful cycle!

Of course, Tristan has been/is looking for jobs, but I'm reaching out to whatever community I may have to help him as well. Continue reading after the jump for more info on Tristan, and please email him at with any helpful information you may have, or leave a comment for him to email you. Thank you!

Hey everyone! I'm a 2007 graduate of Oberlin College where I majored in English and sociology, with concentrations in race/ethnic studies and third world studies. I'm applying to graduate school in environmental studies where I hope to focus on alternative agricultures, slow foods, community-organizing, and art—my ideal job would include more than one of these interests. I'm self-motivated, passionate, dedicated to my ideals and beliefs, energetic and gregarious at work, and a quick learner. Thanks for any help you might be able to provide!



emi / September 15, 2008 12:36 AM

I didn't know Tristan was an Obie! Me too, I graduated in '06, but I'm pretty sure I don't know him.

I am have absolutely no helpful job-type info, but I have a mini-freakout (of the happy kind) anytime I encounter a fellow Obie. yay oberlin!!

Liz / September 15, 2008 11:09 AM

I noticed last week that the Park Slope Food Coop was hiring - some kind of coordinator. I don't remember all the details. You have to be a member of the Coop to work there, but it's a pretty phenomenal place to shop. From the little I've read about Tristan, he might like it there. Best of luck!

mia / September 15, 2008 11:50 AM

wish i could help. i lurk on this blog regularly. mmmmmmm good *grin*. Best I can do is wish some serious good wishes. You all are so cool :) Enjoy life and chow down on good stuff :)

Betsy / September 16, 2008 10:07 AM

well, i do live in ny, i do like food and i do work in the environmental field, but i don't know of any jobs. tristan can take my job when i leave in a year to go to grad school for environmental studies though!

roboppy / September 16, 2008 3:16 PM

Tristan said he got some feedback from you guys! Thanks doooods!

Emi: Yay fellow Obie! Tristan loves Oberlin like nuttin else. I haven't gotten to visit, but I hope I do someday. The library looks really cool.

Liz: Ahh, I think he knows about the coop, but we're not members. Shall let him know!

Mia: Thanks for the good wishes. And no more lurking for yuo!

Betsy: Hopefully Tristan will be in grad school when you are too, But if not we'll let ye know. :)

Morten / September 17, 2008 5:13 AM

Perhaps you could do likt the city food guy in London who makes organic food or his restaurant from a patch of dirt in the middle of London? Start a small farm! :)

Ulla / September 20, 2008 10:19 AM

I wish Tristan luck. He sounds like he is a great cook. Maybe he is the next vegan Dan Barber? I know that there are a lot of farmer's markets that have positions but I am not sure what they pay. It is a great field to get into because there is a great growth potential! hehe! PUN intended.:P
I know that farmer's do hire people to help "market" there goods like getting people to do farm shares and the like but it is not profitable.

I know that Peter Hoffman's restaurant Back Forty has a lot of smart waiters who all know a lot about substianible stuff. Maybe being a waiter at a restaurant is a good entry. Just an idea. I think being a waiter can pay well.

roboppy / September 20, 2008 11:16 AM

Morten: Tristan just bought a book about guerrilla maybe he'll start that soon. ;)

junglegirl: I haven't heard of that organization before; thanks for the link!

Ulla: Speaking of Dan Barber, guess where Tristan is on his way to now?.. ..Stone Barns! Hehe. I told him he may be interested in it so he's visiting today (the initial idea is that he could intern there, but it's pretty From reading your blog entry about visiting with your dad, I think he'll have a great time. Maybe he'll learn more about other job opportunities once he's there.

Working at a restaurant involved with sustainable agriculture isn't a bad idea either, although he hasn't work in a restaurant before (but has done some other food service stuff).

Viagra Online / October 15, 2010 5:02 PM

Last week I was watching a documentary where people used the egg boxes to plant cilantro and them they sold the seeds. It was amazing and it is a good way to recycle.

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