Proud to Feed Apprenticeship

In collaboration with our friends at Local Roots CSA, we've created a very cool apprenticeship.

The Proud to Feed Apprenticeship

This is an immersive apprenticeship, offering a unique opportunity to experience the food industry through two small businesses; an alternative CSA model and an artisanal food manufacturer. You will learn about food systems through an immersive experience from direct community supported agriculture distribution to the production and distribution of preserved foods.

About Local Roots NYC: Local Roots NYC strengthens the city's connection with local food by creating a culture of community, accessibility and innovation. Through the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, Local Roots NYC provides over 400 NYC residents with local, sustainably grown food and specialty items from small Brooklyn producers. They also host locally sourced Supper Clubs as well as cooking classes. Founder Wen-Jay Ying was recently named Entrepreneur of the Year by NYC Small Business Solutions + Mayor Bloomberg.

About Anarchy in a Jar: Anarchy in a Jar is a small-batch condiment company based in Brooklyn, New York. They make a variety of shelf-stable jam, chutney and mustard at their certified kitchen facility. Cooked by hand, all natural and using mostly local fruit, they combine old world techniques with modern flavors, bringing innovation to the classic art of preservation. They work with local farmers and agriculture networks to source fruit and ingredients from small farms in the region. Anarchy in a Jar has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Times T Style Magazine, The Martha Stewart Show, Saveur, Bust, Elle magazine Japan, New York Magazine, Tasting Table, Serious Eats, Time Out New York, and Edible Brooklyn & Manhattan. Get your jam on.

At Local Roots NYC, the apprentice will get a hands on experience in the local food movement through the management of a CSA site and assisting in community engagement events . You will have the opportunity to network with urban farmers, artisanal purveyors and others that are the driving force behind the local food movement. The apprentice is encouraged to take home CSA surplus items to cook with and to explore new recipes.

At Anarchy in a Jar, the apprentice will be immersed in the day-to-day workings of a small-batch manufacturing company. At markets and tastings, you’ll work beside the movers and shakers of the food world in Brooklyn, and learn about cooking, sales, start-ups, and the food business. In the production kitchen, you will learn to prepare, process and label jam and mustard.

Local Roots Responsibilities:

  • Assist CSA members to pick up shares
  • Act as liaison between members, Local Roots NYC, and farms
  • Set up and break down CSA distribution
  • Provide recipe ideas and cooking tips to CSA members
  • Plan community building events for the CSA
  • Help manage and expand social media outlets

Anarchy in a Jar Responsibilities:

  • Prep, cook, label and organize in the production kitchen
  • Set-up and manage tastings and demos at stores and markets
  • Assist in community building and networking events for the business
  • Help manage and expand social media outlets


  • Passionate about local agriculture
  • Organized and pays close attention to detail
  • Easy going personality and enthusiastic to learn
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Must feel comfortable speaking with others
  • Hard working and responsible
  • Creative
  • Experience with social media outlets for the use of business

This position is part-time, approximately 10 to 20 hours per week.

Email to apply.

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