Valley Milkhouse hiring Cheesemaking Intern

Berks County, Pennsylvania

Cheesemaking Intern

Valley Milkhouse artisan creamery is looking for a cheesemaking intern for the extended summer/autumn season. The position is a paid internship at $10/hour for approx. 30-40 hours per week, Wednesday through Saturday. The program will run for 8 months from May through December.

Candidates must have a passion for cheese and an interest in learning how to make it, package it, market it, sell it and distribute it. This trade involves A LOT of dishwashing, heavy lifting, and more monotonous packaging work. Candidates must be able to work weekly Saturday farmers markets as well as make wholesale deliveries around Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley.

This is a great position for someone who is interested in learning about cheesemaking, working hard and networking within this flourishing industry.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Stefanie Angstadt  at valleymilkhouse@gmail.com.

McKenzie’s Farm hiring Farmers Market Sales Associate

Milton, New Hampshire

Farmers Market Sales Associate Position June-End of September

A McKenzie’s Farm Market Sales Associate must be a friendly, energetic person who enjoys people and finds helping others rewarding and challenging. Must have enthusiasm for sharing information, our farm practices, recipes, and ideas using our produce.

Responsibilities for Farmers Market include: loading up at the farm, driving to market, setting up at market, sales, breaking down at market, and driving back to farm. Sales Associate is required to perform the duties of their position in line with both McKenzie’s Farm Core Values and Seacoast Grower’s Association policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Candidate must must demonstrate high energy and friendly demeanor. Requires quality customer care and service – responds promptly to customer needs, service and assistance.  Candidate must be able to multi-task and cope well with stressful situations including long lines and multiple transactions at once. Candidate must obtain a high attention to detail and excel in customer relations. Candidate must be efficient in organization and time management to ensure prompt set up and break down at market. Candidate must be extremely dependable and punctual. Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions. Candidate must be able to constantly take initiative and be a self starter.

Greet customers in a friendly and cordial manner. Responds to all customer requests politely and promptly – and helps educate the customer on our farm’s growing practices and other offerings we have at our farm and can direct them to our location. Candidate will be held accountable for cash made during sales transactions. Effectively manages electronic and cash sales keeping a sales report for each daily shift completed.

Responsible for dismantling the Farmers Market booth and transporting all supplies, inventory and equipment back to the farm. Maintains supplies and equipment in a neat well-organized manner for the next market. Reports all incidents that require action, are a cause for concern or may be of possible conflict of interest to Management.

Physical Demands The physical demands of performing the duties of this job are being able to regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Each market is approximately 4 hours long and candidate must be able to stand at booth for this length of time. Farmers Market Sales Representative is frequently exposed to hot, wet and/or humid weather.

Driving: Candidate must have clean driving record and currently insured and licensed.

Job Details:

Wednesday 11am-7pm Dover Farmers Market

Thursday 11am-7pm Exeter Farmers Market

Potential for Saturday Markets 6am-2pm Portsmouth Market

Compensation starts at $10 an hour depending on past experience and qualifications. Please attach current resume, cover letter on why you would be a good fit for representing our farm at market, and references and send to email below:

mckenziesfarm@gmail.com

 

 

 

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project hiring Multiple Positions

Various Locations, Massachusetts

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Lowell and Greater Boston, MA:  New Entry works to improve our local and regional food systems by training the next generation of farmers to produce food that is sustainable, nutritious and culturally appropriate and making this food accessible to individuals regardless of age, mobility, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. In doing this work, New Entry provides critical training, career development, and economic opportunity to new farmers.  We operate beginning farmer training programs, run incubator farms, manage a diverse food hub, connect producers to farmland, run a statewide beginning farmer network, and provide technical support to other food systems organizations across the US.  We are seeking two, full-time, year-round, fully benefitted positions to join New Entry’s team of professionals, see:  http://www.nesfp.org/about/employment-opportunities .   Looking to fill positions by March 1, 2016.

Technical Assistance and Incubator Farm Coordinator:  New Entry’s Technical Assistance and Incubator Farm Site Coordinator is responsible for providing year-round technical assistance (TA) and training to small-scale beginning farmers, both on and off the field, on multiple aspects of farm enterprise development.  The Coordinator will develop and deliver annual Farm Business Planning Courses (9-week training program), host field-based practical skills trainings (12 sessions during season), manage three New Entry incubator farms and equipment, determine best approach for site improvements, and facilitate crop production (emphasizing organic techniques) to achieve lease compliance.  The ideal candidate will have farm business ownership experience, be a good mentor to new producers, and be fully capable of safely operating farm equipment with various implements.  For a complete job description and to apply: http://tsne.org/technical-assistance-and-incubator-farm-site-coordinator-nesfp

Beginning Farmer Resource Coordinator:  New Entry’s Beginning Farmer Resource Coordinator will provide year-round technical assistance (TA) and training to small-scale, direct market beginning farmers, both on and off the field, on multiple aspects of farm enterprise development. This person will also manage the statewide Beginning Farmer Network of Massachusetts (bfnmass.org), and conduct farmer intake and case management/technical assistance for participants in New Entry programs and services, and teach our Explore Farming courses. Another major responsibility of this role is to support urban farmer training in collaboration with Urban Farming Institute of Boston by teaching an urban farmer training course.  For a complete job description and to apply: http://tsne.org/beginning-farmer-resource-coordinator-new-entry-sustainable-farming-project.

New England farm hiring Farming Production Manager

Suffield, Connecticut

This 5-year old farm seeks a farming production manager to grow the business. Who is needed? Someone with at least 3-5 years of vegetable farming experience (that’s a must!) and is ready for the next step in their farming career. This person will run the farm’s vegetable and fruit production, reporting to the farm’s owner and working closely with the sales and marketing department. Responsibilities will include crop planning (crop/acreage allocation and seed forecasting), planting and harvesting scheduling, and also the hiring and management temporary laborers. Off season will include analyzing prior year results, researching new crops and methods for improvement in the upcoming year, and general cleaning and maintenance for the upcoming season.

This is a stable, fully-funded, and salaried position. The production manager will be expected to work year round, with reduced hours in the winter BUT NO SALARY REDUCTION.

An outstanding candidate should be someone who loves farming as much as the owners do, is passionate about organic and sustainable farming, has the technical experience to know what’s working and what isn’t, and is responsible enough to manage themselves and a temporary labor force on a day to day basis. A degree in sustainable agriculture is a plus, but not required.

Qualified candidates should send a current resume to Dorrie Boyd at dboyd@msi1.com, or call 413-233-5485.

Rolling Hills Farm hiring Workers

Westport, New York

Champlain Valley NY Vegetable Production Job Opportunities for 2016 Season

Heirloom Vegetable Production:

You will be involved in all facets of mostly-heirloom vegetable production from seed to storage for a wide variety of heirloom vegetables, fruits, berries, herbs and flowers as well as hops, grains and vinifera grapes.  Interest in organic/sustainable practices a must.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Limited group housing may be available.

Ideal candidates are reliable, self-motivated and enjoy working in a team environment. Must be able to lift 50-75 lbs. and enjoy working outdoors.

Rolling Hills Farm is a highly diversified farm in Westport, New York with a focus on producing clean and natural food using organic and sustainable practices.

Please email your resume and cover letter to: jobs@rollinghillsfarmny(dot)com.

Sheepscot General Store hiring Prep-Cook

Whitfield, Maine

Sheepscot General: Job description for Prep-Cook

Starting at $9 per hour starting at 20 hrs a week up to 40 in summer season

We are looking to hire immediately. Send us a resume and we’ll schedule an interview.

Sheepscot General Store is looking for a prep-cook who has basic kitchen experience. Someone who is fast paced and ready to assist in building systems to make a farm kitchen efficient and profitable. The vision for Sheepscot General’s food is to be healthy, affordable and highlight the farm or local farms. Ingredients are to be natural (not necessarily certified organic) we don’t use GMOs, MSG, high fructose corn syrup, etc. We strive to provide what our market demands; nutrient dense, fresh, satisfying, simple, affordable food from a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Check out our website http://www.sheepscotgeneral.com

Our performance expectations are:

  • Makes menu items to meet quality, portion and time standards
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work space
  • Practices good personal hygiene
  • Timely and accurately completes prep list including stocking, rotating and clean-up
  • Meets quality and time standards for trimming & slicing meat and bread
  • Maintains line cleanliness and sanitation (includes cutting boards, floor, trash, slicer and bread areas)
  • Assists co-workers with anything that is necessary or requested
  • Prepares dough for baking, Works the ovens and Hand-shapes dough
  • Prepares ingredients and do set-up
  • Makes soups, sandwich ingredients

Successful Candidates will have the following Personal Characteristics:

  • Feels passionate about cooking and giving great service to internal and external guests
  • Enjoys the countryside and small town lifestyle (THIS IS NOT A DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT JOB) we are located in rural Mid-Coast Maine
  • Takes pride in being consistent
  • Enjoys a challenge and creating something new
  • Positive, upbeat attitude

CONTACT: Taryn Hammer
207-549-5185
sheepscotgeneral@gmail.com
98 Townhouse Rd. Whitefield ME

 

Troika Drafts hiring Barn Manager

Hebron, Maine
Gardening & Draft Horse Barn Manager – Partnership opportunity for entrepreneurial professional(s) with versatile barn/farm manager & gardening skills for our private 150 acre draft horse farm in western Maine. Duties include daily chores, basic farm maintenance, and gardening. Added income includes garden produce, small livestock, training and schooling of horses, sales commission, and lessons. We have several local restaurants interested in fresh garden products and are expanding our high-tunnel garden selections for the 2016 season. Lodging and utilities provided. Experience with horses preferred. Must enjoy and have a dedication to working with horses, gardening, and the outdoors. This is a comfortable farm, an insulated barn, and 12 exceptionally well mannered drafts. Looking for mature team players. Opportunity for future lease/work-to-own also an option. Non-smokers only.
Please email resume’ with references to horses@troikadrafts.com or call 207-890-4590 FMI
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