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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.
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: email@example.com
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!