Minnesota – Wozupi Organic Farm hiring Farm Laborer

Prior Lake, Minnesota

Farm Laborer – Wozupi- Organic Farm

2041 140th Street NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372

Position Type: Seasonal
Shift/ Hours: First
Days: TBD – based on business needs
Salary Range: $13/hr

Requirements:

  • One year crop production experience, to include organic farming experience.
  • Ability to operate farm machinery.
  • Valid driver’s license required with a good driving record.
  • On feet or standing 90% of time.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Outside work 90% of time. As related to climate conditions. May work in excessive heat in the summer in a non-climate controlled environment.

**Will need to pass Pre-employment Drug test/Physical and extensive background check.

**We are currently looking for 1 – seasonal Full time Farm Laborers. We are looking for a Farm Laborer to work in our Vegetable garden.

We are also looking for 1 part time Farm Laborers to work as an Orchard Assistant.

Job Summary: Plants, cultivates, and harvests field crops. Assist with honey collection and maple syrup operations. Works with volunteers and youth.

Job Duties:
Performs one or more of the following duties:

  • Assist in planting and cultivating edible fruits and vegetables for a farm to market operation including greenhouse work, installation of a fruit orchard and working in a high tunnel.
  • Assist in farm operations by: hand cultivation of produce, operating tractors, implements, and other machinery; harvesting and storing vegetables in preparation for delivery to market; packing and delivering produce orders.
  • Assist to collect and process maple sap for the production of maple syrup. Bottle maple syrup. Deliver maple syrup to vendors at the direction of supervisory staff.
  • Manage honeybee colonies for the production of honey. Harvest and bottle honey. Deliver honey to vendors at the direction of supervisory staff.
  • Assist in farm-related record keeping and documentation.
  • Assist with volunteers and youth groups.

How to apply
Go to http://www.mysticlake.com/employment

Deadline will be posted until filled

Missouri – EarthDance Organic Farm School hiring AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

Ferguson, Missouri

EarthDance Organic Farm School is now hiring for two AmeriCorps VISTA positions!

EarthDance Organic Farm School is a nationally-recognized non-profit organization combining food production, agroecology education, and community development.  EarthDance manages 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 while engaging all ages in programs on sustainable living, farming, and gardening.

Serving at our farm through the AmeriCorps VISTA program is a great way to gain career experience, build community relationships, and give back through a year of service. VISTA’s are paid a monthly stipend, have access to healthcare enrollment, and are awarded up to $5,815.00 at the end of their year of service to be used towards education expenses or to pay back federal student loans. Learn more about becoming anAmeriCorps VISTA here!

Volunteer Coordinator.  Build community and capacity at EarthDance by leading diverse groups in service at EarthDance.  The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit, train, and manage volunteers on the farm, for special events, and in the office. Download the full job description here.

Complete the AmeriCorps Application HERE.

Videography Associate.  Create videos documenting the impact of EarthDance’s programs.  Utilize your creativity and skills to grow the good food movement and make Ferguson a better place to eat for all. Download the full job description here.

Complete the AmeriCorps Application HERE.

Positions start in early July. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 

To Apply:

  1. Fill out EarthDance’s AmeriCorps VISTA Application here.
  2. Submit your resume and cover letter to work@earthdancefarms.org

Michigan – UnderToe Farm hiring Farm Assistant

Kewadin, Michian

UnderToe Farm is seeking a dedicate and hardworking farm assistant for the 2017 growing season.

UnderToe Farm is a small scale community supported farm serving the greater Elk Rapids region. We seek through our community supported Farm Share program, a farmers market, direct retail grocers, and a local wholesale distributor.

We need a seasonal and part-time farm hand to help us with all tasks on the farm to help us grow our operation. This is a physical and emotionally rewarding position in which you get to grow organic food for the local community. Pay rate is $10.00/hr.

Please contact Adam with inquiries, interest, or questions
231.676.4813
Info@undertoefarm.com

Indiana – Living Roots hiring Assistant Farm Manager

French Lick, Indiana

Living Roots is a farming community and more specifically an ecovillage. Our primary focus is food (growing it, processing it, cooking it, and distributing it to others). We also focus on healing arts, natural building, off-the-grid living, and generally personal and community growth. Our vision is to create an integrated village where all residents can live in a holistic and empowered way.

Job Description

One Assistant Farm Manager position to begin immediately to work alongside other managers and farm team.

Specific responsibilities for this position:

– Field Supervisor (working alongside farm manager)

Saturday Farmers Market Manager

– Working closely with Apprentices and rest of farm team

General Description of Farm and apprenticeship program (that you will be working with): The EcoVillage operates a 75 acre farm, including a 4.5 acre market farm, 0.5 acre community garden, and a U-Pick strawberry patch. Our farm program is centered around permaculture gardening and organic farming and is for those who are committed to their education in these areas. We balance this farm work with the healing arts, which includes mentoring, massage and healing arts, yoga, and group process. Much time is also spent cooking, doing food fermentation, food processing, and eating directly from the land. We operate according to environmentally sustainable farming practices and also within a model that promotes personal sustainability and health. There are also options to study small business and sustainable living skills. We have four sessions each year and an option to work for the entire growing season, including during the winter. Please see our website for more info. Sometimes volunteers are needed for shorter periods or year round. Please inquire for availability.

Educational Opportunities: All aspects of market gardening: plant propagation, tending, harvesting, sales, marketing, delivery, farmers markets. Opportunities to work with EcoVillage animals: grass fed beef, chickens, or pigs. Also, permaculture and season extension. Sustainable living skills, including off the grid living, wholesome cooking, food fermentation/preservation, beer/mead making, cheese making, and solar oven cooking just to name a few. Learn how to make cheese, yogurt, and bread. Anyone on the farm team will also be able to learn massage and other healing arts such as energy work, yoga, and meditation (no prior experience needed in these areas). This will be incorporated into the program to give a more balanced approach to working with the earth.

Stipend:
Stipend of $1000/month depending on experience. And in addition to housing (listed below), farm leaders also receive food (for all 21 meals).

Housing: Accommodation in bunkhouse, camper, or small cabin – depending on availability.

Please see our website for more info.

Apply Online: http://www.indianacommunity.org/apprentice.htm

Ohio – Bluebird Organic Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Cadiz, Ohio

Bluebird Organic Farm – Farm Manager

Full time

Start Date: Immediate

Compensation: $15/hr, produce

Join the team at Bluebird Farm, work beside and learn organic farming from OEFFA founding member and 40-year organic farming veteran Mick Luber.  Manage the production and harvest of apples, vegetables, and wild crops (including ramps, berries, and mushrooms) on a 65-acre certified organic farm. This full-time position will be responsible for all daily activities including (but not limited to) seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, setting up irrigation, and washing and packing vegetables. Candidates should be physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs., and expect to work on their feet for 10+ hours a day. Occasionally longer hours may be required on market days, during high harvest periods, episodes of drought, etc. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Mick Luber at bluebirdorganicfarm@gmail.com.

Bluebird Organic Farm – Farm Hand

Cadiz, OH

Full Time

Start Date: Immediate

Compensation: $8/hr, produce

Join the Bluebird Farm team and apprentice with OEFFA founding member and 40-year organic farming veteran Mick Luber.  Assist in the production and harvest of apples, vegetables, and wild crops (including ramps, berries, and mushrooms) on a 65-acre certified organic farm. This full-time position will assist with all daily activities including (but not limited to) seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, setting up irrigation, and washing and packing vegetables. Candidates should be physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs., and expect to work on their feet for 10+ hours a day. Occasionally longer hours may be required on market days, during high harvest periods, episodes of drought, etc. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Mick Luber at bluebirdorganicfarm@gmail.com.

Illinois – Fresh Picks Farmer Alliance hiring Sales Representative

Niles, Illinois

Fresh Picks Farmer Alliance Sales Representative

Call on wholesale prospects to sell local farm products.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify prospects
  • Make sales calls and visits
  • Open Wholesale Accounts and increase sales.
  • Assess potential needs and interest
  • Maintain relationships and good communications
  • Demonstrate product knowledge including pricing and availability and enthusiasm
  • Take orders and communicate with buyers. Prepare contracts, invoices and availability sheets
  • Organize system for tracking and follow-up

Qualifications:

  • Outgoing and upbeat personality
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Highly motivated, innovative and persistent
  • Good organization and attention to detail
  • Excited about growing the supply of organic foods from local farmers
  • Sales experience. Knowledge of and experience working with vegetables and fruits a plus

Compensation and Benefits: $35,000 to $45,000 annually plus commission based upon experience. 1 week vacation, paid holidays, employee discount of 20% on our local organic foods.

Hours and Location: Full-time. Meetings at headquarters in Niles. Can be home-based. Service clients throughout Chicago region.

About Fresh Picks:

The mission of Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks is to make healthy food accessible to more people in urban areas through connection and support of local farmers. Since 2006, we have worked to help build a local food infrastructure, increase the supply of local organic food and connect people in the Chicago region with sustainable farmers that work to protect our health and the environment. (www.freshpicks.com)

Fresh Picks offers internet ordering and delivery of local and organic fresh foods to individual households, businesses and institutions in the Chicago region. The Sales Representative will work to increase sales for farmers in the newly formed Fresh Picks Farmer Alliance http://tinyurl.com/oktlg3a. The Fresh Picks warehouse successfully operates as a Food Hub for local food aggregation operating the necessary logistics for ordering, cold storage, handling, packing and delivering product.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to:
Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks
5625 W Howard St
Niles, IL 60714
Recruiting@freshpicks.com

Ohio – Gorman Farm hiring Farm Assistant

Evendale, Ohio

www.gormanfarm.org
Job Title: Farm Assistant

Category:  Seasonal, April – November. Part time, 25-35 hours/week.
Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Farm Manager
Pay Scale: $12 – $14/ hour, based on education and experience.

Purpose:

Working under the direction of the Farm Manager to care for livestock and poultry, grounds and building maintenance, and assist with management of Volunteers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Daily correspondence with and oversight of Farmyard Volunteers.

  • Inventory and purchasing supplies as needed.

  • Work with Education Team to educate visitors and groups, including all prep for groups.

  • Manage Volunteer groups to maximize efficiency of work in Farmyard.

  • Feeding, watering, cleaning, basic medical care and pasture rotation for livestock and poultry

  • Maintain all records including but not limited to animal inventory, health, feeding and pasture rotation, volunteer tasks, daily tasks, etc.

  • Grounds maintenance including mowing, trimming and snow removal as needed

  • Maintenance and upkeep of buildings, fences, gates, latches and other property and equipment

  • Attend and take notes at weekly farmyard meeting

  • Deliver livestock to processing facility

  • Assist with meat sales at Farm Shop.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Skills: Bachelor’s Degree preferred, High School Diploma/GED and relevant work experience required. Basic knowledge of livestock care as well as grain crops. Good communications skills. Positive attitude. Passion for the mission of Gorman Heritage Farm.

Physical demands: This position requires very strenuous physical activities. The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Equipment operated: Tractors, truck with trailer, utility vehicles, hand tools, power tools, computer, printer/copier, and other equipment found in office, farm and teaching environment.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to aatkinson@gormanfarm.org by 5pm on 3/31/17.

Gorman Heritage Farm
10052 Reading Rd.
Evendale, OH 45241