Ghent, New York
FARM JOB POSTING: Ironwood Farm
Ironwood Farm is hiring for the 2016 Season!
We are a 7 acre, certified organic vegetable farm located in Ghent, NY. Our farm is run by the three women owners; we are a tight knit crew of managers, working side by side with our employees. We are all in our early thirties, and entering our 3rd year of operation. We have a 125 member CSA, sell at the Rhinebeck Farmers Market year round, and partner with several large wholesalers in the region. We focus on season extension, and specialize in growing shoots and greens through the winter. Our employees gain knowledge of agriculture through work experience at Ironwood.
Because we are still a young farm, there are opportunities to help us in several infrastructure building projects this year. We will be constructing a 3 acre deer fence, a new cooler/coolbot, and a 96’ greenhouse for ginger and mushroom production.
We are looking for two crew members for 2016.
Compensation is $10-12 per hour, depending on experience.
Dates: April 11 – November 22nd.
No on farm housing.
Tasks include harvesting, weeding, processing, propagation, irrigation work, transplanting some tractor work, and construction. Must be able to lift 50 lbs
1 PART TIME:
35-40 hours per week, Tuesday – Friday
Prior experience in farming helpful, but not required.
1 FULL TIME:
40-50 hours per week; 5 days per week: Tuesday – Friday, plus one weekend day either at market or managing our Westchester CSA.
Preferred full time candidate will have previous experience farming, is capable of speed and efficiency, and has a positive attitude. Experience with tractor work would be wonderful, but we are willing to teach basics – rough tillage, bed prep, mowing, driving harvest cart. Candidate must be comfortable driving our delivery box truck.
We would love for this position to become a managerial role in 2017, and are open to discussing longer term working commitments as the season progresses.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with resume and cover letter.