New York – Shekomeko Farms hiring Farm Crew Members

Shekomeko, New York

FARM DESCRIPTION

Shekomeko Farms is a new and expanding small-scale diversified organic farm in the hamlet of Shekomeko, NY, between Millbrook and Millerton. We produce a diverse array of certified-organic vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, edible flowers, micro-greens, berries, fruit and honey. The primary goal of Shekomeko Farms is to provide delicious and thoughtfully curated produce and flowers directly to consumers both locally and in New York City. This season we will sell to restaurants locally and in New York City, and through an online store. We are also experimenting with advanced value-added processing and food preservation techniques in our on-site facility.

POSITION

Shekomeko Farms is looking for individuals to join our farm crew for the season. We are looking for self-motivated individuals to join our farm team who are passionate about growing food and want to quickly take on management responsibilities. Given the start up nature of our operation, farmers will need to be able to efficiently perform a variety of job functions with high energy and a good sense of humor in all weather conditions alone or in a small group. Areas of work and responsibility will primarily be in production and may include:

  • propagation

  • planting

  • direct seeding

  • field prep

  • tractor work

  • equipment maintenance

  • cultivation

  • irrigation

  • trellising and

  • harvest

In addition, motivated crew members will have the opportunity to expand into sales through delivery, both locally and to New York City.

We are seeking individuals who

  • possess strong organizational skills

  • are detail oriented

  • able to streamline workflow

  • able to follow all operational procedures to ensure we maintain quality and consistent production.

  • able to lift and carry 50 lbs

  • have experience in a fast paced work environment such as a farm or restaurant

  • availability to occasionally work weekends for markets and farm chores

  • experience with tractors, equipment maintenance, construction and/or fruit production are all pluses.

Applicants must have reliable transportation to and from the farm and have appropriate workwear for all weather conditions and seasons. Work is seasonal, full time from April to early November, with longer work hours in the high season. There may be opportunities for year-round employment.

COMPENSATION

Pay scale starts at $13-15/hour for less experienced crew member positions. Higher pay scale available for more experienced individuals. Part time applicants may be considered. Housing is not included.

TO APPLY

Please send a letter of interest and resume to eh@shekomekofarms.com. If you are contacted for an interview, please have three professional references available.

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