Colorado – Cure Organic Farm; Harvest Crew Leader & Field Crew
Cure Organic Farm is a commercial family farm located six miles east of Boulder, Colorado. We grow 100 different varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs and flowers on 15 acres. All of the crops we grow are distributed within 50 miles of the farm through a CSA program, to local restaurants, farmers markets and our farm store on site. The farm is also home to several honey bee hives, a laying flock of chickens and ducks, and heritage Berkshire and Mangalitsa pigs.
Harvest Crew Leader:
Cure Organic Farm is a growing family farm that is currently looking to hire a Harvest Crew Leader beginning February 2018. This position is responsible for leading and overseeing daily harvest and distribution schedule of the farm. This includes working daily with the farm crew consisting of full & part-time employees, and volunteers. Animal management, produce distribution, field work, farmers’ market sales, and other responsibilities are detailed below.
Successful Harvest Crew Leader applicants will be committed to commercial organic vegetable production and have a minimum of two years previous farm experience. Previous experience must include a minimum of two full seasons of field work on a farm with cultivating, harvesting, and post-harvest handling experience. The successful applicant will have the physical ability to work daily with hands, wrists and back, and ability to lift 50 pounds regularly. Applicants should expect to work in all weather conditions including, rain, snow, and daily summer heat of 90-100 degrees. Qualified candidates are positive, emotionally mature, strong role models and leaders. You need to be flexible and organized, and able to work well with a diverse group of people. This position will begin in February or March and continue through December and could grow into a year round, salaried position for the right person. This is a full time position; 5 days a week, Tuesday–Saturday, 40-65 hrs/wk. Compensation for the 2018 season is $12/hr and includes weekly produce.
Our Farm Crew is responsible for all daily farm operations. The majority of work requires the physical capability to contribute daily in a rigorous, fast paced agricultural setting, creating an incredibly rewarding, yet demanding work environment and life experience. A positive attitude and attention to detail is critical. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to the full growing season of Mid-March or April-October or November. Please consider this commitment before applying. Pay is hourly, $10/hr, with a weekly produce share and a discount on our meat. Weekly schedule includes 5 days a week, 40-65 hours a week; Monday–Friday Farm Crew or Tuesday –Saturday Farm Crew. Both full and part time positions are available. Limited affordable housing on site is available, please ask if interested.
Crew members are responsible for all daily farm operations. Field work schedule includes:
- Green house & field seeding, transplanting, hand weeding, setting up irrigation, trellising, harvesting, washing and packing produce.
- Planting and harvesting flowers. Making bouquets for CSA and Farmers Market.
- For candidates with more experience opportunities for mechanical cultivation, and field prep is also available.
- General animal care including feeding, watering, collecting eggs and moving portable fences as needed.
- Farmers Market sales and CSA distribution.
Full time positions are 5 days a week, either Monday–Friday or Tuesday–Saturday.(40-65 hrs/wk)
Part time positions are available Monday, Tuesday and Friday. (20-30 hrs/wk)
We will also be hiring for Farmers Market staff.
Post-Harvest Handling, Packing & Distribution Crew Members
Cure Organic Farm is currently hiring Post-Harvest Handling, Packing & Distribution Crew Members. The Post- Harvest Handling Crew is responsible for receiving, washing, packing and preparing for distribution our produce for markets including CSA, restaurants, farm store and farmers markets. Deliveries may be included in this position based on applicant’s interest. This is seasonal employment from April-October. The schedule for this position is Monday–Friday and hours vary seasonally between 25-40 hours a week. This is an hourly position starting at $10/hr. and includes weekly produce.
Daily responsibilities include:
- Preparing the packing shed to receive produce directly from the field.
- Work closely with Harvest Crew Leader to complete daily harvest.
- Walk in cooler inventory.
- Washing, packing and labeling produce based on orders.
- Documenting and working with in Cure Organic Farm’s Food Safety Plan.
- Cleaning post-harvest equipment and packing shed.
- Assist in maintaining harvest and packing records.
- Assist in deliveries and distribution as needed and as interested.
- Organize walk-in cooler.
We are looking for positive, reliable, responsible, and hardworking individuals who have a great sense of humor and are able to follow directions and communicate well with others. Attention to detail is critical and a passion for growing food essential. You must also be a team player, punctual and be able to work in all weather conditions. Be prepared for rain, hail, snow, intense sun, wind, cold and heat each day in the field. Previous farm or landscape experience is required. Must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 pounds (squash and potatoes are heavy!). A valid driver’s license, clean driving record and reliable transportation to and from the farm are required. The farm is a no smoking and drug free environment.