Organic Farm Field Team member (Seasonal, Full-time) at Foggy River Farm

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Organic Farm Field Team member (Seasonal, Full-time) at Foggy River Farm
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Job Description
We  are seeking a field team member to participate in all phases of the  farm, including planting, cultivating, CSA organization and farmers’  market sales. This is a seasonal (March-Oct/Nov), full-time position  with room to  grow.  (Note: we are also accepting applicants for a seasonal internship  (May-Oct.) You  are welcome to apply for one or both positions.)

Our certified organic farm supplies local families with weekly veggie  boxes through our small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program of  about 75 families. We have a vibrant and growing community of CSA  members, most of whom visit the farm every week to pick up their  vegetables, forage for extra “u-pick” items, and connect with the farm  and farmers. We also sell produce at three farmers markets, as well as local chefs and caterers.  We are working towards a “full-diet” farm–growing dry  beans, oats, wheat, and barley in addition to vegetables and animal  products. You can learn more about us at foggyriverfarm.org.

Application Instructions
Please email us a cover letter and resume or list of  experiences, plus at least two references. Please include: relevant past  work experience; your short-term and long-term goals; and any other  skills that you have that might be useful on the farm. Email to: farmer@foggyriverfarm.org

Duties & Responsibilities
The farmer will participate in all phases  of the farm, including seed starting, greenhouse management and  transplanting, weeding and pest management, harvesting and marketing of  produce. We are looking for dedicated, hardworking, and outgoing  individuals who will be an integral part of our farm team, not only to  work the fields but also to interact with customers at the farmers’  market and farm members at CSA pick-up. The farmer will participate in  crop planning and production, twice-a-week harvest days, sell at a  weekly weekend farmers’ market, and work together with other farmers and/or  volunteers.

Education & Experience
We are looking for a  farmer with a strong commitment to sustainable, community-based  agriculture.  We appreciate a willingness to work hard and the ability  to also have fun while doing it. Some prior experience with CSA farms is  a big plus. Being handy with basic farm repairs (irrigation, fences,  gates, barns) or carpentry are pluses. Good communication skills are  essential in our fluid farming landscape that changes day-to-day. We  also value an openness to try new things, a focused and dedicated work  ethic with attention to detail, an easygoing attitude, the flexibility  to adjust to a fluid work environment, and–of course–an enthusiasm for  plant and animal life!

Specifically, we’re looking for experience in at least some of the following areas:
-Organic growing techniques for a wide variety of vegetables from seed to harvest;
-Seed starting, propagation and greenhouse management;
-Harvesting and marketing a wide variety produce;
-Farmers’ market sales or other retail sales;
-Participation in a CSA program;
-Tending livestock, such as chickens and goats;
-What the rhythm of life is like on a small, diversified farm!

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