La Veta, Colorado
Year-Round Farm Manager for 2.5 Acre Biodynamic Market Farm in Beautiful Mountain Town in Southern Colorado
La Veta Farm to Table is a business dedicated to the local good food movement in the beautiful, mountain town of La Veta in rural South Central Colorado. We are looking for a farm manager for our new 2.5 acre biodynamic farm that uses biodynamic, “deep organic”, no-till, permaculture methods to grow vibrant, super nutritious produce, free-range chicken, eggs and pastured pork. The farm supports our popular farm to table bakery and café where we prepare and serve creative, delicious food. We call our project “love in action” and we have been instrumental in creating a thriving local food movement in our area. Our mission is to restore the earth and culture through biodynamic agricultural practices by tapping into the universal wisdom that feeds the human body and spirit, increasing the health and well-being of the land, plants, animals, ourselves and our community.
Our goals for the 2016 season are to provide 80% of all the food for our café from our farm, create a 40 to 50 member CSA (we have had a 50 member CSA in the past), and to have a successful market stand at our local farmer’s market. The farm manager is responsible for running all aspects of the farm, CSA and farmer’s market stand. In the past the farm was run by interns that we trained through our Farm to Table Educational Internship Program, which the farm manager can continue to offer, as the budget does not include any other paid farm workers. A WOOFER program could also be implemented if the farm manager wishes. There is ample housing for interns or WOOFERS at the farm house and we always have an abundance of good food!
Our ideal farm manager has been trained by the bio-dynamic community, is familiar with deep organic and permaculture principles, wants to have a biodynamic market farm of their own one day, has at least two years’ experience growing produce for market, has a background in raising poultry and pork and has a passion to make a difference in the world by farming, living and serving the community with a consciousness that honors all life. Compensation package includes a salary and farm-based profit sharing, plus all living expenses including shared housing on the farm, utilities, internet and food from our farm and café. This is a year-round position with a February 2016 start date. To apply, please complete the application at www.LaVetaFarmtoTable.com and click on “Our Farm”.