Evergreen State College hiring Organic Farmers

Olympia, Washington

Farmer 3 and Farmer 5

For complete details and to learn how to apply for this position visit: http://www.evergreen.edu/employment/staffjobs.htm                                             

The Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs. The college has a vibrant undergraduate program, graduate programs, and public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting. The college values a student-centered learning environment, a link between theory and practice, and a multicultural community of diverse faculty, students and staff working together. For more information about Evergreen, please visit our college catalog or our website: http://www.evergreen.edu.

There are two overtime-eligible positions available at the Organic Farm on the Olympia Campus of The Evergreen State College.  This is a combined recruitment for:

  • One Farmer 3 that is part-time and works 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week) year-round.
  • One Farmer 5 that is cyclic and works full-time April through December and part-time, 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week) January through March each year.

The candidate pool established from this announcement may be used to fill comparable permanent, full-time, part-time, and temporary vacancies in the future.


This position reports to and receives day-to-day direction from the Farmer 5 to implement and maintain daily, year-round operations of the organic Farm and to provide direct instructional support to the farm-based agriculture curriculum (Practice of Organic Farming).  This position leads the work of student and/or temporary employees.

Salary: $1,586.40 – $2,107.80 per month of 0.6 FTE work, plus a full state benefits package.


This position is responsible for managing a working organic farm including coordinating and overseeing all daily operations of the Farm and providing direct instructional support to the farm-based agriculture curriculum (Practice of Organic Farming).  This position consults with the faculty to develop and implement the curriculum; supervises the work of the Farm staff (classified, caretaker, student, and/or temporary); is responsible for crop and livestock production and direct marketing including Farm Stand operations; and oversees and performs maintenance of the farm infrastructure (materials and supplies, greenhouses, equipment, irrigation, etc.) and the farm grounds.

Salary: $3,187 – $4,280 per month of full time work and $1,912.20 – $2,568 per month of 0.6 FTE work, plus a full state benefits package.

Closes: September 14, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. PST

Note: The College will be closed on September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day

All requested application materials must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered.

For details on the application requirements and process visit: http://www.evergreen.edu/employment/staffjobs.htm

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

North End Community Improvement Collaborative hiring AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Mansfield, Ohio

Help Wanted!  Join NECIC’s Local Foods Team as AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Imagine Mansfield filled with abundant food gardens that nourish healthy families in a thriving community.  Visualize a vibrant local foods scene where neighbors grow for market and bring home extra spending money.  Now imagine yourself actively engaged in this work as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America).

NECIC is currently recruiting for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to join our North End Local Foods team for a year-long assignment starting November 16, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.

This position will support the startup of our North End Local Foods Initiative, with work duties focusing on three key areas:

– Develop resources for the Market Garden training program, targeting low- to moderate-income growers.
– Increase capacity by building partnerships and collaborations to support urban agriculture and healthy local foods projects.
– Increase access to fresh food by developing new outlets for local market growers.

Full job duty details are available at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=59129

Benefits of VISTA Service

In addition to professional development and networking, this VISTA position offers a modest cost of living stipend of $979/month, plus the choice of either an end of term education award or monetary stipend.  The education award results in about $5,600 or the end of term cash stipend results in about $1,500.

Other benefits include: basic health coverage (not insurance), personal and sick days, mileage reimbursement, and attendance at the Ohio CDC Association conference in October.  VISTA members may also be eligible for a relocation allowance or childcare allowance.  VISTA Members who successfully complete their service also get preferential consideration for federal job openings.

Want more info?

If you or someone you know would like more information about this position, please contact Jean Taddie at 419-525-3101 or jean@necic-ohio.org.

For more info about NECIC, see www.necic-ohio.org or www.facebook.com/NECIC1.  AmeriCorps VISTA is a program of the Corporation for National Community Service, for more details on VISTA goals and priorities see:


Apply now for NECIC’s Local Foods Initiative VISTA position at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=59129



Heron Pond Farm hiring Full-time Field Crew

South Hampton, New Hampshire

Heron Pond Farm:  Building Community through Local Agriculture

At Heron Pond Farm we produce over 250 varieties of 35 fruits and vegetables, as well as a large variety of herbs and flowers. We practice sustainable agriculture to produce healthy, fresh food for local consumption in pursuit of our commitment to building community through local agriculture. We distribute our produce through a summer and winter CSA, a farm stand, several farmer’s markets in the Seacoast of NH and the North Shore of MA, as well as wholesale marketing to area farm stands and restaurants. We strive to create a fun and supported work environment while working at an efficient pace to get the job done. We all take pride in our work and give 110% to meet our goals each week. We are seeking like minded people who can work well with others as well as be self-directed, quick learners, have a positive attitude, love to be outside and are passionate about local food!!

Position: Full-time Field Crew (2)

Start Date: Immediately through early November

Duties include: harvesting and washing of vegetables; hand weeding and transplanting. Candidates must be able to repeatedly lift crates of veggies weighing as much as 50 lbs. We look for applicants who can work well with others even under adverse weather conditions.

Pay: $9.50 to $11 an hour (based upon experience).

Benefits: fresh air, sunshine and lots of free veggies.

Please send all inquiries by e-mail to greg@heronpondfarm.com



North End Community Improvement Collaborative hiring Teaching Garden Coordinator

Mansfield, Ohio

Position Opening: Teaching Garden Coordinator

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) is seeking a full-time Teaching Garden Coordinator to oversee production, produce sales, and classes at our 1/3 acre teaching garden.  The goals of the Teaching Garden are to increase fresh food access and economic opportunity in the North End by demonstrating and teaching urban food production to home, community, and market growers of all ages.

Position Description:

Oversee production and marketing of produce at the Teaching Garden:

  • Coordinate year-round production at Teaching Garden, maximizing productivity of raised garden beds and hoop house (currently 1/3 acre)
  • Assess potential customer demands to target plant selection
  • Coordinate seed starting, plant propagation, seasonal rotation of crops, garden maintenance, etc.
  • Develop a system to effectively harvest & store produce for freshness and marketability, utilizing best practices for food safety
  • Design and staff a safe and attractive farmers market stand for selling Teaching Garden produce
  • Manage budget and track expenses, harvests, sales, etc.
  • Obtain quotes and coordinate purchases and partnerships to assist in the completed development of the garden
  • Oversee site improvements, including designing and constructing raised garden beds and other structures
  • Assess potential expansion opportunities
  • Coordinate activities of volunteers at the Teaching Garden

Promote urban garden education and support market growers:

  • Plan, organize and host classes, activities, workshops, and tours for both youth and adults
  • Teach group classes on gardening topics for children and adults
  • Teach advanced production techniques to market growers
  • Develop and/or assess garden curriculum for youth
  • Provide 1-on-1 technical assistance to market growers
  • Assess new market opportunities

Collaborate with local partners to promote the Teaching Garden:

  • Conduct outreach and engagement to build partnerships with local businesses, agencies and organizations
  • Recruit and train volunteers and interns
  • Develop promotional materials, write press releases, and outreach via social media

Assist with North End Farmers Market coordination


The top candidate will have a mix of agricultural, educational, and entrepreneurial skills and experience.

Minimum qualifications for this position:

  • Successful track record of raising produce, especially in an urban setting
  • Ability to perform physical garden maintenance, including lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to use garden and construction tools and equipment
  • Entrepreneurial skills, including marketing, planning, and customer service
  • Teaching and/or training experience, including developing class content for adults and children
  • Strong communications skills, including writing, interpersonal, and public speaking
  • Proven ability to work well with diverse populations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Computer skills, including Excel & Word, photo editing, email, Facebook, etc.
  • Ability to work independently within a team environment to achieve objectives
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes days, evenings and/or occasional weekends
  • College degree – or equivalent experience – in agriculture, business/marketing, education or related field

The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • Expertise in growing produce for market and selling at farmers market
  • Knowledge of organic growing principles
  • Experience raising produce in a hoop house / high tunnel
  • Experience utilizing season extension and labor saving production methods
  • Knowledge of garden design and experience building garden structures
  • Experience designing an effective market stand and marketing materials
  • Experience recruiting & training volunteers
  • Track record of building community partnerships
  • Interest in and passion for promoting local foods
  • Familiarity with food safety and safe production and food handling requirements
  • Knowledge of Mansfield, especially the North End

To apply for this position, forward your resume/cover letter, including salary requirements, to Jean Taddie at NECIC, 199 N. Main Street, Mansfield 44902, or jean@necic-ohio.org

NECIC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community development organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for North End residents.  For more info, check out our website and Facebook pages: necic-ohio.org or facebook.com/NECIC1

Jordan’s Farm hiring Various Positions

Cape Elizabeth, Maine


Great Option for People in their “Third Act” of life or students taking a “gap year”!

A dynamic and diverse work environment


Seeking people who like a fast pace and know how to get work done. If you like to work hard, are creative, a logical thinker/problem solver, are willing to learn to love and care for beautiful vegetables, like talking with people about food, see the beauty in vegetables, can balance a multitude of tasks and like to sweat during the heat of the summer, get wet when it rains and knows the value of boots and laying cloths – then we have a JOB for you!

Type of Work AvailableVegetable Prep, Washing and Packing, Farm Stand, Customer Service, Harvesting and Field Maintenance (weeding/hoeing).

Additional Information:

  • We operate 7 days per week (7:00 am – 6:00 pm)
  • Ability to work weekends as needed
  • Most schedules are 30-40 hrs/week
  • Driver’s license a must (ability to drive a standard a plus)
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs is needed for most jobs
  • Reliable transportation a must
  • Must be able to tolerate heat, rain and cold

Contact Penny for Details (pennyjordan@jordansfarm.com) or call 207-671-5341


Land’s Sake Farm hiring Full Time and Part Time Positions

Weston, Massachusetts

Land’s Sake Farm is seeking to fill a Full Time Farm position immediately, as well as Part Time Farm positions for the fall.  We are a busy and complex community farm operation that grows for a good sized CSA program, a very busy farmstand, and a donations contract with the town of Weston. We also work with our education program to create opportunities for volunteers and young community members to have experiences on the farm. We strive to make Land’s Sake a welcoming, community-centered farm for all involved, including customers, shareholders, campers and staff. Learn more at www.landssake.org.

Full Time Position Details

We are a seeking a positive, dependable, hard-working, and fun individual to join our farm team as soon as possible. Responsibilities and tasks will include everything from harvesting,  to field chores such as fencing and irrigating, to weeding, to readying the farm for the winter. A typical full time week is 45-50 hours in the height of summer. Depending on ability and experience, this position may take on more advanced tasks like tractor work, project management and crew leadership.

Applicants should be enthusiastic about learning, communication, having fun and working hard, and must be able to work independently as well as with a team. You can expect to work long hours in all weather conditions, and a can-do attitude is a must.

Compensation is negotiable and dependent on experience. Other employee benefits include all the free produce you can eat and discounts at the Farmstand.

Qualifications include at least two years of farm experience (demonstrated leadership a plus), a sincere interest in vegetable production, a driver’s license and a clean driving record, and the ability to lift 50 lbs.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and two references to jobs@landssake.org

Part Time Position Details

We are a seeking dedicated individuals to join our Farm Team for the fall season (end of August/early September). Responsibilities and tasks will focus on harvesting and other field crew responsibilities, as well as fall specific tasks to prepare the farm for winter.

Applicants should be enthusiastic about learning, communication, having fun and working hard, and must be able to work with a team. You can expect to work long hours in all weather conditions, and a can-do attitude is a must.

Compensation is negotiable and dependent on experience. Other employee benefits include all the free produce you can eat and discounts at the Farmstand.

Qualifications include a sincere interest in vegetable production, a driver’s license and a clean driving record, and the ability to lift 50 lbs.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and two references to jobs@landssake.org

Positions open until filled.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have!

Trustees of Reservations hiring Appleton Farms Cheese Maker

Ipswich, Massachusetts

Cheese Maker
Appleton Farms
About The Organization:

The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 40,000 members.

Founded in 1638, Appleton Farms is the oldest continuously operating farm in America.  In 1998, the Appleton family donated the 1,000-acre farm to The Trustees of Reservations, a leading land conservation organization in Massachusetts.  Now a flagship agricultural property for The Trustees, Appleton Farms is home to pasture-raised dairy and beef herds, a 650 share community-supported agriculture program, hundreds of acres of pastures and forest, and volunteer- and staff-led programs that educate the public about small scale, sustainable agriculture.

Position Summary:

The Cheese Maker (CM) at Appleton Farms is a key member of the farm’s full-time staff.  The CM reports to the Property Superintendent and must work closely with other employees of the farm staff and The Trustees of Reservations. The position’s work schedule is variable, may include work on weekends and holidays, and is based on an average 5 day work week.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in development and management of the annual cheese plant budget and operate within that budget.
  • Develop product recipes, as needed, and operate all processing equipment to pasteurize and produce dairy products from Appleton Farms raw milk.
  • Employ best-practices and procedures for the dairy to ensure regulatory compliance, food safety, employee safety, product quality, efficiency, and cost control.
  • Develop and ensure compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all aspects of the operation.
  • Supervise any part-time assistant cheese makers and volunteers.
  • Ensure accurate record keeping that meets management goals and regulations.
  • Cut, wrap, pack, label and prepare dairy products for sale and shipping.
  • Support TTOR efforts to make Appleton a carbon-neutral facility by minimizing energy consumption wherever feasible.
  • Work closely with our Engagement Manager and Farm Educator to provide support for farm programming and tours.
  • Collaborate/network with other value-added dairy operations, cheese makers and farms to share best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

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