Missouri – EarthDance Organic Farm School hiring Farm Manager

Ferguson, Missouri

Farm Manager

EarthDance Organic Farm School is seeking a seasoned and dynamic farmer to serve as a mentor and educator to beginner farmers while optimizing mixed vegetable, fruit, and livestock production on our 14 acre historic farm in Ferguson, Missouri, in a residential area in a close suburb of St. Louis. The Farm Manager will design and implement innovative systems to maximize production, educate 25-35 part-time apprentices through field walks and classes, and contribute to long-term visioning and planning for a nationally-recognized non-profit organization combining food production, agroecology education, and community development.

A significant part of the Farm Manager’s responsibilities will be carrying out on-farm education for EarthDance apprentices and volunteers. The Farm Manager will work closely with the Program Director, Farm Manager & Founding Director to ensure that the training objectives of the EarthDance Farm & Garden Apprenticeship are being met.  To read more about the position, find the full Farm Manager Job Description at http://www.earthdancefarms.org/contact/join-our-team/.

Our farm site is designed with permaculture principles at its core.  It has 6 tillable acres, 7,980 sq ft of high tunnels,a 30’x96’ greenhouse, farmhouse office,  a 36’x40’ harvest house, a 200 tree mixed perennial orchard planted on berms and swales with our annual crops alley cropped between, along with pastured poultry, mushrooms, herbs, cut flowers, a small pasture, prairie, and mixed woodlot.  In 2017 we are focusing our production from 4 acres to 1 acre under intensive no-till management.

EarthDance Organic Farm School runs a variety of programs to educate all ages about organic farming and gardening, permaculture and sustainability.  Our flagship program is our Farm & Garden Apprenticeship program, in which 25-35 adults take classes and do 8 hours a week of hands-on education and training on the farm.  We run a paid job training program for Ferguson teens, engage students in a vocational program from the school district, host field trips and volunteers, and host neighborhood children in summer programs with seniors to encourage healthy habits.  We also collaborate on research projects with nearby universities and research institutions.


Vermont – High Mowing Organic Seeds hiring Customer Service Associate

Wolcott, Vermont

Customer Service Associate

Come join our team of talented employees, in a fast paced, growing, mission-based company located in Vermont’s beautiful Northeast Kingdom.  High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently owned leader in the non-GMO seed, farming and food community, committed to providing high quality organic seeds to our customers.  We care about the earth, each other and what we do and are seeking an experienced full-time, seasonal Customer Service Associate that shares our vision.

 The Customer Service Associate is primarily focused on processing incoming orders and providing customer service.  He/she will learn and maintain proficiency in order-taking processes to ensure smooth fulfillment of customer orders.  This position will provide general support for the sales team, including data entry, filing, mail sorting and other office duties as needed.  The successful candidate will have strong computer skills and an ability to learn new programs quickly.  This person must possess excellent organizational skills, solid written and oral communication skills, and have the desire to work independently and execute complicated tasks without intensive supervision.  Knowledge and experience with commercial vegetable production methods preferred.

A complete job description can be obtained on our website: www.highmowingseeds.com/job-opportunities.html.

Please email your resume, cover letter, and references to jobs@highmowingseeds.com.  Please put the job title in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  No phone calls please.



California – Apricot Lane Farms hiring Garden Assistant

Moorpark, California

Posted by Joy Joyce  |  Apricot Lane Farms  |  Moorpark, CA

Headline: Garden Assistant

We are looking for dedicated, detail oriented vegetable garden assistant. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning shears, and knives. Use of larger equipment, such as rototiller, jack hammer and walk behind tractor. Duties may include tilling soil and applying amendments; transplanting, weeding, thinning, removing oand pruning crops; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair/build fences, participate in irrigation activities and assist in crop rotation planning. This is a physically demanding job. CSA/ farmers market + row cropping experience is preferred.

Please e-mail resume to joy@apricotlanefarms.com

Farm or Business Name: Apricot Lane Farms

Location: 10700 Broadway Rd, Moorpark, CA, 93021

Fulfilled by: 12/31/2016

Massachusetts – Natick Community Organic Farm hiring Cut Flower Manager

Natick, Massachusetts

Natick Community Organic Farm Cut Flower Manager

An exciting opportunity to contribute to a community-based organic farm growing, arranging and marketing flowers through CSAs, business shares, local stores (Brothers Market, Whole Foods) and Farmers’ market. Applicants must have experience growing from seed to harvest, beauty and speed in arranging, be able to work with a very diverse employee/volume base, and be skilled at spontaneous decision-making and farm community activities. Position includes record keeping, and computer skills. Inviting personality a plus.

This is a 40 hour/week job from April through November, and a 20 hours/week one November through March, with opportunities to pick up additional hours teaching and through other involvement.

Pay is $14 to $16 per hour with no benefits.

Send resume and cover letter by November 10 to Executive Director Lynda Simkins atlynda@natickfarm.org No phone calls please.

Maine – Nature’s Miracle hiring Farm Worker (horticulture)

South Berwick, Maine

Farm experience or gardening experience is preferred.
Must be able to go through the work patiently, paying attention to detail and able to be delicate with plants.
And lifting 30 lbs or more is a must.
You will be asked to do an array of things. Watering plants will be one of those things. Cleaning water barrels and filling them with reverse osmosis water, spraying plants with vitamins among other things.

This job pays 12 dollars an hour but we will quickly move you up to 15 dollars an hour once you get the hang of it and have a good idea of how out business runs.

If you have a resume, do send it over. If not, you will be asked about past experiences and you will need at least one reference.
Interested aplicants should email Brittney at brittneygrisolia@gmail.com and just tell a bit about themselves and experience with gardening or farming

Maine – Start-Up Farm hiring Farmer/Rancher

York, Maine

Full time Farmer/Rancher position available.

We are looking to start/expand a farm in York Maine.  This will include planting crops, managing livestock and a possible small scale dairy operation. Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and abilities:

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience farming
  • 5+ years of experience handling livestock, calving cows
  • Rotational Grazing
  • Irrigation systems
  • Planting, Maintaining, Harvesting food crops
  • Repairing/Planning/Building farm buildings and fences
  • Supervising seasonal workers
  • A Valid state Driver’s License
  • Haying
  • Equipment operation (bobcat, tractors, excavators, etc)

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Organic farming practices: Applying Organic Pesticides, Herbicides & Fertilizer

Please send a cover letter describing why this is the perfect opportunity for you, along with your resume.



Maine – TideLine Greens hiring Farm Manager

Harpswell, Maine

TideLine Greens is a small organic vegetable operation located in Harpswell, Maine at Two Coves Farm. Currently, TideLine Greens operates a seasonal CSA, sells to a few local restaurants, supplies its partner public charter school, Harpswell Coastal Academy, with fresh seasonal produce, and sells direct at the Two Coves Farm Stand from May through November.

We are seeking a responsible farm manager who can take the reins and further develop the operation into an economically and ecologically sustainable business.
This position is salaried, requiring upwards of 40 hours/week June through September, and greatly reduced hours in the off season, with a ramp up period in May and a slow down period in October.
If interested in this position, please send a resume, letter of interest, and two references to Henry Gilbert at tidelinegreens@gmail.com.