Middletown, Rhode Island
Big Black Dog Farm (BBDF) is a boutique artisanal grower of flowers, micro greens and vegetables located on Aquidneck Island in Middletown, R.I. Our focus is on providing local naturally grown seasonally aligned products that are driven by the food community. Big Black Dog Farm’s unique assortment of products is a key differentiator of the Farm. We work in close collaboration with our clients, which include some of the leading restaurants on the Island, to identify and grow an unusual variety of the highest quality products.
We are looking for a Farm Assistant to begin immediately and work through the season, five days a week for at least four hours a day. The right candidate for the job will be a hard, energetic worker with high personal integrity, a can do attitude and a passion for agriculture. This role requires significant manual labor in all weather conditions. The Assistant will work with the farm owner planting, maintaining and harvesting a unique variety of flowers, micro-greens and vegetables in a beautiful setting. Farming/gardening experience preferred.
Interested candidates should send their contact details and a brief description of their background to email@example.com
Farm Store Manager
Berea College is currently recruiting for an individual to serve as the Farm Store Manager. The Farm Store Manager will be the primary staff member responsible for operating the Berea College Farm Store as a retail space for selling raw and value-added products from the Berea College Farm and as an educational laboratory to support active and engaged student learning about agriculture and food. The manager’s responsibilities will include operation of the retail store, development and production of value-added products, training and supervision of student workers, and coordinating with the faculty and staff of the Berea College Farm and Agriculture and Natural Resources program. This person could also be involved periodically in teaching or team-teaching a course in value-added food production if they have the appropriate credentials. More information about the academic department, degree program, and educational farm can be found at http://www.berea.edu/anr.
Candidates should have the following: BA or BS in agriculture, food science, business, marketing, or a related area is required, MS, preferred; experience in grocery marketing and sales or restaurant operations, retail business management, and supervision and training of employees who handle food and conduct retail sales. All applicants must have knowledge of food safety, HACCP, POS systems, inventory and record-keeping for retail business with a broad understanding of agricultural sustainability and food systems. Also required is experience in MS Excel; web-based social media and a valid KY driver’s license; GAP training and a food manager/handler certification are desirable. (For a complete position description, please visit our website at: http://www.berea.edu/people-services/staff-positions/) Continue reading
Seasonal: April 1 – Nov. 30
Reports to: Cambridge Program Director, Liz Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org
CitySprouts is a nonprofit school garden organization that partners with public schools to integrate academic and environmental education in the schools and neighborhood. CitySprouts provides every Cambridge Public School, elementary through 8th grade, with on-site gardens that function as outdoor classrooms; on-going maintenance and development of these outdoor classroom gardens; support to teachers in integrating their classroom curricula outside to the school garden; and a summer internship program for youth ages 11-14.
The Garden Coordinator is a seasonal position, spring through fall. The Garden Coordinator maintains the physical space, supports teachers’ use of the garden for teaching during the school year, and leads one section of the 8-week summer youth internship program.
- Experience teaching children in a public school setting, preferably outdoor education
- Experience working with middle school-aged youth
- Experience managing a food-growing garden
- Working knowledge of organic gardening practices
- Strong communication and organizational skills
- Ability to do physical work outside
- Access to a car or truck for occasional use Continue reading
Various locations, Maine
Greetings from MOFGA, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Our apprentice program is over 30 years old, is very well established, and is considered a model for other programs like it across the country. Typically, students and recent graduates have made up the bulk of the apprentice ranks. With over 100 mentor host farms, the program offers a range of learning opportunities.
In addition, our journeyperson program provides a much needed bridge for those moving from apprenticing on a farm to working land of their own. This 2 year program of support is aimed at beginning farmers who want to make Maine their home, have at least one season of farming experience and are looking to farm for a living. The program offers mentorship, whole farm planning and access to all of MOFGA’s educational programs.
Please see the New Farmer Programs Brochure for more information.
About Norwell Farms, a nonprofit community farm at the historic Jacobs Farm Homestead:
Located in Norwell, Massachusetts, Norwell Farms is a community-supported farm that strives to bring our community together through nutritious seasonal produce, engaging volunteer opportunities, and local outreach. This season, we will actively crop 5 of our 7.5 acres, with the remainder of the acreage in soil-building cover crops. We focus on growing high quality heirloom and open-pollinated produce for an 85-member CSA, a retail farm stand, and local farmer’s markets. We farm without the use of chemical herbicides, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers and are taking steps to achieve organic certification.
Field Assistant Description:
Norwell Farms is looking for two Field Assistants who are passionate about hands-on, fast-paced farm work. If you are interested in learning about sustainable agriculture from minestrone soup to tractor nuts, we are interested in hearing from you. Field Assistants will work directly with the Farm Manager to grow and harvest high quality produce for our CSA, farm stand, and farmer’s markets. These positions are full-time* seasonal jobs from May until October—only hard working and reliable applicants need apply.
Field Assistant Responsibilities:
- Production: Production tasks include greenhouse seeding, propagation, and watering. Field production tasks include transplanting, irrigation, and cultivation of weeds.
- Harvest: Daily harvest of crops to meet CSA, farm stand, and market needs. Harvest also includes post-harvest washing, packing, and storage of crops. Continue reading
Gaining Ground farm is looking for a full-time seasonal assistant farmer. We are an 5 acre nonprofit farm in Concord, MA. Our mission is to grow organic food for hunger relief with the help of volunteers of all ages and abilities. All of our produce goes to food pantries and meal programs in the metro-West & Boston area.
- Average of 40 hours per week throughout the season, April through October
- Includes greenhouse work, transplanting, weeding, harvesting
- Managing volunteer groups of varying numbers, ages, and abilities
-Answering questions/informal education about the farm with all visitors
-Use of tractor and rototiller
-Basic carpentry and farm upkeep
Position Title: Farm-Based Education and Development Coordinator
Year-Round, Full-Time, At-will employee
Supervisor/Reports to: Education Director and Executive Director
Founded in 1980, Land’s Sake is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to responsible stewardship of suburban farmland and forests. By combining ecologically sound land management with experiential farm-based education, we provide a powerful model of how public open space can be effectively used and enjoyed by the community. We operate three interdependent branches: (1) sustainable land management and open space preservation, (2) farm-based education, and (3) a community farm. The education department serves our community through group/school programs, after school programs, adult education workshops and summer programs. Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions. To learn more about this unique nonprofit please visit: www.landssake.org.
This is a split position designed to be an integral part of both the Education program and Development operations. Time will be split approximately 50-50 between the two programs, although it will vary depending on the season and the program calendar. The successful candidate in this position will have a substantial impact on the delivery of Land’s Sake’s Educational programs and its ability to thrive as an organization. Collaboration and effective communication with the other branches of the organization are vital to this job. Along with all staff, the Education and Development Coordinator works diligently to carry out mission oriented goals and objectives. Continue reading