We are hiring! We are looking for Farm Staff and Farmers' Market Staff for the 2017 growing season:
Job Description: Farm Staff
We are seeking both full time and part time Farm Staff for the 2017 growing season (April through November). Farm Staff will assist with many aspects of vegetable and flower production on the farm throughout the growing season. In the early season, focus will be on starting seeds in the greenhouse and field preparation. As summer arrives, time will be largely spent on planting, followed by crop maintenance tasks such as weeding, trellising, and pruning. Late summer is consumed with harvest, and the season concludes with clean up and preparing the farm to rest through the winter months.
Attention to detail is the most important qualification for this position. An interest in learning the many varied tasks that go into vegetable and flower production and a drive to work hard are also crucial. Experience on other vegetable or flower farms is a plus, but not required. Our schedule is often subject to weather conditions, so a willingness to be flexible and to work outdoors under varied conditions is expected. Early morning and/or evening availability is a plus. Our farm is run cooperatively by the four farmers, a structure that will require the farm staff to be able to work cooperatively with others.
Specific work hours and start/end dates for the position are flexible and open to negotiation with the right candidate.
Job Description: Farmers’ Market Staff
Farmers’ Market Staff will assist with farmers’ market sales on Friday through Sunday, in Madison and New Haven, including an hour of setup and break down before and after each market. Farming experience and an interest in the sustainable food movement are a plus. We place a strong emphasis on the aesthetics of our market stand, so an artistic eye is a benefit and attention to detail is a must. Ability to do arithmetic and make change in one’s head is required, as are punctuality and an ability to be personable in a retail setting. Position runs June through October.
Please send a description why you’re interested in this position and of your relevant experience to email@example.com. Interviews for farm staff may include an hour of farm work.