New York – The Abode hiring Food Service Positions

New Lebanon, New York

The Abode
5 Abode Rd, New Lebanon NY 1212
https://www.theabode.org/

The Abode of the Message is a Sufi Interfaith community and retreat center with focuses on Spirituallity, Philosophy, Cultural/Religious Diversity, Ecology and and Environmental Activism.

The Abode has positions open in its food services operations, beginning in May 2018.  If you are interested in helping nourish our visitors, guests and community, or know someone who might be, please let us know!

Abode Program Kitchen

The Abode Kitchen is a community-focused, predominantly organic and locally-sourced operation.  During events, the Kitchen serves between 25-150 guests at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Weekend availability is mandatory. Paid or Volunteer/Work Exchange positions available.

Head Cook

The Programs Kitchen Head Cook manages food preparation and service for event programs in two kitchens: one on our Main Campus and one as part of our Mountain Retreat Center. The Head Cook works closely with the Kitchen Manager planning schedules, menus and projects for volunteers, while acting as our primary Head cook for programs.

  • Ability to cater large events for up to 175 people
  • Ability to create and implement healthy, vegetarian menu plans utilizing local, seasonal produce.
  • Ability to manage kitchen staff in conjunction with kitchen manager.
  • Ability to communicate in a friendly and professional manner with Abode community, staff and program guests.
  • Paid or work-exchange positions for room and board are available

Abode Café

The Village Café’ located at the Abode of the Message is looking for a few good men/women!  We are a spiritual community nestled in the mountains on New Lebanon NY and recently opened an exciting new coffee house and café.

Café Manager

The café’ manager is responsible for leading a team in an efficient and profitable operation at The Village Café’ for the Abode. He/she is responsible for managing the day-to-day store operations, maintaining sanitary standards and conditions, and fostering a positive environment, which provides friendly service and a welcoming experience for both our residents and guests.

  • Maintains a clean well-merchandised café’ following visual presentation plans and food quality standards.
  • Must be able to work weekends, evenings and special events if needed.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Must have effective problem solving/decision making abilities
  • Friendly, positive and a can-do attitude a MUST!
  • Accountable for growing sales and controlling costs of goods, inventory levels, labor, supplies and expenses.
  • Ensures proper team coverage by scheduling according to the needs of business especially during peak season and major events.
  • Trains and on-boards all new associates with daily functions of the POS system, café’ house policy and procedures. Ensures each team member can provide a welcoming environment and customer service.

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New Jersey – School Lunch Farm hiring Apprentices/Interns

Hackettstown, New Jersey

Job Description – Organic Farm Apprentice/Intern
2018 Season

Start Date: Spring 2018

Work schedule: 45 1/2 days a week

College Credits: We will fill out paperwork for college credit

Salary: Weekly Stipend

Website: http://www.schoollunchfarm.com

Positions: Apprenticeships/Internships

School Lunch Organic Farm & CSA, located on 70 acres in Northern NJ, is seeking apprentices/interns for the full 2018 season. This job begins in the spring and ends in late fall. The apprenticeship is for individuals have a desire to fully immerse themselves in farming. We ask for up to 5 1/2 days of work per week. Apprentices will learn all aspects of vegetable production and marketing, including weeding, harvesting, washing, CSA distribution helper, greenhouse management, seeding, transplanting, etc. We require a valid drivers license and the ability to lift at least 50lbs. We provide all the vegetables you need.

Educational Opportunities:
Daily activities will include

  • Seed starting in greenhouse, thinning seedlings, and feeding. Direct sowing in fields.
  • Record keeping
  • Bed preparation: rock picking, cultivating, back pack flaming, weeding, and working with drip irrigation
  • Foliar spraying of crops for feeding and pest control
  • Specific techniques for harvesting, cleaning, and storing different vegetables
  • Tractor and implement safety, maintenance, hookup, calibration and operation
  • Farm Upkeep: mowing tractor ways and grass borders, weed-whacking, building, repairs, painting
  • Working with volunteers—adults and children

Internship Starts: 04-15-2018

Internship Ends: 11-20-2018

Number of Apprentices: 2

App Deadline: when all positions are filled

Minimum Length of Stay: 8 months, but will consider shorter commitments

Meals: We will eat a shared vegetarian/vegan potluck lunch together at least once a week with vegetables from the farm.

Skills Desired: Farming requires a strong work ethic. The work is physical and challenging but growing food for families can be a very uplifting experience. We require a valid drivers license and the ability to lift at least 50lbs.

Location:

School Lunch Organic Farm & CSA
69 Stephen Park Road
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Contact Info:

Margaret Noon

Please use email contact first!

margaretmnoon@gmail.com

908-451-0051

 

School Lunch Farm Vision:

School Lunch Farm is founded on the desire create healthier soil and community by growing nutrient dense organic vegetables and fruits, heirloom and specialty crops for community supported agriculture shareholders, schools, low-income community members, farm markets, and restaurants.

School Lunch Farm offers programs to educate children and adults to be stewards of the earth through organic growing, understanding of where food comes from, how it’s grown, healthy eating, and the effects of food production on the environment.

New Jersey – School Lunch Farm hiring Assistant Farm Manager

Hackettstown, New Jersey

Job Description – Organic Farm Assistant Farm Manager
Start Date: April/May 2018
Work schedule:
51/2 days a week
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position: Assistant Farm Manager

School Lunch Organic Farm & CSA, located on a 70 acres in Northern NJ, is seeking an Assistant Farm Manager from Spring to late Fall of the 2018 season. Ideal candidates are highly self-motivated with a minimum of 2 years experience in organic vegetable production. The Assistant Farm Manager in partnership with the Farmer-Owner will be responsible for greenhouse work, fieldwork, and CSA distribution. Assistant Farm Manager will train, direct and work with apprentices, interns and volunteers.

Skills Desired:
Responsibilities will include: Soil fertility, direct seeding, transplanting, cultivation, mechanical tillage, irrigation management, disease & pest control, crop rotation, routine equipment maintenance and daily record keeping. The ideal candidate would be available to start in April/May 2018 and have some mechanical skills, a valid drivers license, and the ability to lift at least 50 lbs.

Educational Opportunities:
Daily Responsibilities:

  • Seed starting in greenhouse, thinning seedlings, and nutrient application. Direct sowing in fields.
  • Bed preparation: rock picking, cultivating, back pack flaming, weeding, and working with drip irrigation
  • Record keeping
  • Foliar spraying of crops for feeding and pest control
  • harvesting, cleaning, and storing vegetables
  • Tractor and implement safety, maintenance, hookup, calibration and operation
  • Farm Upkeep: mowing tractor ways and grass borders, weed-whacking, building, repairs, painting
  • Working with apprentices, interns and volunteers—adults and children

Meals: We will eat a shared vegetarian/vegan potluck lunch together at least once a week with vegetables from the farm.

We also provide all the vegetables you need.

Location:
School Lunch Farm & CSA
69 Stephen Park Road
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Contact Info:
Please email cover letter and resume to:
Margaret Noon
Please use email contact first!
margaretmnoon@gmail.com
908-451-0051

School Lunch Farm Vision:

School Lunch Farm is founded on the desire create healthier soil and community by growing nutrient dense organic vegetables and fruits, heirloom and specialty crops for community supported agriculture shareholders, schools, low-income community members, farm markets, and restaurants.
School Lunch Farm offers programs to educate children and adults to be stewards of the earth through organic growing, understanding of where food comes from, how it’s grown, healthy eating, and the effects of food production on the environment.

 

New York – Unadilla Community Farm hiring Organic Farming & Natural Building Interns

West Edmeston, New York
Organic Farming & Natural Building Internship (May-September)

Unadilla Community Farm

Seeking interns for the 2018 season at Unadilla Community Farm. We are building an off-the-grid homestead and education center following the principles of organic agriculture and permaculture design. We are situated on 12 acres of field and forest land in the rural hamlet of West Edmeston in the heart of Amish country in central New York.

Interns will gain hands-on experience in organic gardening, natural building, and food preservation. We are seeking interns interested in disconnecting from the mainstream, learning to support ourselves by growing our own organic produce, utilizing natural building methods to construct our barn and dwelling structures, making our own household products like soap and shampoo, reviving traditional agricultural and lifestyle practices, and living in community.

For more info, check out our website, message us on Facebook, or email us at unadillacommunityfarm@gmail.com.

New York – 9 Miles East Farm hiring Farm Crew Member and Manager Trainee

Schuylerville, New York

We (9 Miles East Farm) are a rapidly growing vegetable farm, commercial kitchen & wellness company in Saratoga County looking for a motivated individual for the 2018 growing season and beyond.

You’ll spend most of your time on routine farm tasks with a crew of 2-4. As part of a small crew working with the current farm manager, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to hone your skills and interests. We’re especially looking for someone who would like to make farming his or her career and grow with our company, and we’re willing to invest the time and effort to train the right person.

As an applicant, you should possess the following capabilities and characteristics:
-be keenly interested in all aspects of vegetable farming
-be willing to work in all types of weather
-be open to feedback and willing to work on your speed and efficiency in performing farm tasks
-have some experience growing vegetables–farm experience is strongly preferred but not absolutely required
-a sense of humor, team spirit and positive attitude are always helpful

Our pay is very competitive at $15/hour. Other benefits are farm-made lunches and vegetables. As a year-round business, we are uniquely positioned to offer winter employment in our kitchen and delivery services if you are interested, although winter availability is not required.

Expect to work about 40 hours per week May-October, with some part-time hours in April and November. We generally like to start early and end early, although it’s helpful to us (and you’ll learn more) if you can be somewhat flexible and work the occasional late afternoon/evening, as certain farm tasks are better accomplished at this time.

Please direct all inquiries to me (the farm manager) at byron@9mileseast.com. If you send a resume/work history with at least two work-related references, it will make a good impression and show you’re a serious applicant. Feel free to ask me any questions as well.

Thank for reading and best of luck in your pursuits!

New York – Sprout Creek Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Poughkeepsie, New York

Encompassing 200 acres in Dutchess County, NY, Sprout Creek Farm is a working farm, creamery, creek, and education center. Students have the opportunity to work, discover, explore, and learn in each of these environments. You will find no textbooks, calculators or PowerPoints on the farm. Our teaching tools are shovels, seeds, and the more than 250 individual animals that call Sprout Creek Farm home. We offer programs that help connect young people to the land, the seasons, and the plants and animals that coexist here in harmony.

Our Education Philosophy:

At Sprout Creek Farm, we strive to offer year-round programs that will teach the importance of hard work in the context of a real working dairy farm. The farm expands classroom walls and our educators impart life-long skills and tangible subject matter to meet the needs of all our students. Through work and play that tests limits and expands horizons, participants develop self-confidence, the ability to work through challenges, and a broader sense of responsibility and commitment. Our aim is to teach a love for our fragile earth, to understand our connectedness to it, and thus develop a passion for protecting its integrity.

Open positions include:

Educator Position Description

Manager of Curriculum and Programs

Summer Education Manager

Summer Camp Educator

SCF Educator In Training

New York – New Leaf Farm hiring Field Crew Member

New Lebanon, New York

Diversified, sustainable farm seeks a part time field crew member to join our small team. New Leaf Farm grows 3+ acres of organic vegetables and cut flowers in New Lebanon, NY. Field Crew member will assist in all aspects of vegetable and cut flower production including but not limited to greenhouse propagation, harvest and post harvest handling, field work, planting & attending farmers markets. Ideal candidates are self motivated, flexible, interested in local agriculture, open to receiving feedback, and willing to work & laugh in rain, frost, heat, or mud.   

Duties &Responsibilities

  • Plant, weed, water, mulch, trellis, tend, prep beds for all field and greenhouse crops
  • Harvest, wash, and pack vegetables for CSA and Farmers Markets
  • Harvest and processes cut flowers
  • Make Market Bouquets (Optional: For those with an eye for color or creative side)
  • Help maintain a clean, safe work environment
  • Maintain efficiency in all aspects of day to day farming
  • Attend Farmers Market, actively engage and assist customers, set up and break down display
  • Help maintain fence line and living mulches with weed whacker and lawnmower
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications                   

  • Able to lift 50lbs repeatedly and prepared to work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to maintain our standards of high quality produce and customer service while working as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • A good sense of humor!
  • Ability to adapt to changing plans and tasks
  • Clear communication skills
  • Punctuality & Reliable transportation to the farm
  • Previous farm experience preferred but not required.

Schedule & Compensation

This is a seasonal, part time position. The position runs April through Thanksgiving, 15-25hours/week

Compensation starts at $10-12/hour based on experience plus farm vegetables and flowers.

To Apply

Send Resume, Cover letter, and at least two references to nynewleaffarm@gmail.com