New Jersey – Marchese Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Princeton, New Jersey

As a small family farm located near Princeton, New Jersey, Marchese Farm is in the process of receiving their organic certification, growing over 100 varieties of veggies on 19 acres. This year the farm is branching out into the cold-pressed juice world, offering a variety of seasonal juices that change with available produce. They currently sell produce to nine weekly farmers markets, restaurants, brick-and-mortar retail locations, and local food distributors. Now seeking individuals who want to learn about sustainable farming, wholesale, retail, and farmers markets, with positions available immediately through early November.

About the positions:

JUICING AND PRODUCE HELPER (Hopewell NJ)
compensation: Pay is commensurate with experience.
employment type: full-time

This position is for a full time person to help with our cold-pressed juice production, and to help with the preparation of freshly picked produce for wholesale and retail outlets. We are looking for someone who can be on time in the mornings and work independently on a busy family farm. You will be working in a climate controlled purpose built barn so no need to worry about the Jersey summer heat. The facilities are well maintained and new with all the necessary tools and equipment at your disposal. Currently we are juicing twice a week, we may increase this to three depending on our demand. The days and times we are not juicing we are harvesting and need the produce washed, prepped and packed into our walk-in coolers in an organized and timely manner. You will need to be able to lift at least 40lbs to do this effectively. There is a break-room and bathroom close at hand and plenty of produce to take home at the end of the day.

We are willing to train for this position so don’t worry if you have no experience in these tasks. We only ask that you have good availability during the week and that you are punctual and reliable. We are not looking for weekend availability with the position.

 FARMERS MARKET LEAD (Up to 1 hour from 08525)
compensation: Pay is commensurate with experience.
employment type: full-timeWe are in immediate need of a farmers market lead person to help with some of our 9 weekly farmers markets. This is a full time position starting NOW. We need someone who will be able to come to our farm on time, pick up the supplies and produce, go to the markets with additional staff provided by us, and return back to the farm at the end of the day. Some markets are long, 12-6, some are short 8-12. Please contact me with your resume and availability. We are willing to take a part time person with the right availability although we would prefer someone full time to take most of the markets on. We are flexible with days off, but would prefer someone who could work on Saturdays. The market vehicle will be provided for your use to and from the markets, and there will be plenty of produce and cold pressed juice for you to take home. We are a very busy small family farm and are looking for a dependable person to help us out. If you have never worked a farmers market before, we may consider training for the right individual.

You can view our Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/marchesefarm/?hl=en

California – Paradise Valley Produce hiring Multiple Positions

Bolinas, California

Paradise Valley Produce is a small scale organic row crop farm in Bolinas, CA that has been in operation for about 40 years. We use new and traditional bio intensive practices to cultivate the highest quality produce with a focus on soil health and microbial life.

Job description:

We have two positions available for seasonal employees with experience in farming, a strong work ethic and a desire to learn. The first is from July-December and the other is July-September. At Paradise Valley you will be involved with all aspects of the farm, from seeding, weeding, transplanting, building, harvesting, farmer’s markets, deliveries, etc. Farm days can be long and hard but often rewarding. We need those who join our team to have an open mind and a passion for their work. Every farm is different and Paradise Valley is especially unique in its practices, location and experience.

Paradise Valley Produce provides basic housing with a shared kitchen, bathroom, and shower. Food produced at the farm is free for consumption and the local town is 2 miles away.

Interns or employees will be involved in all aspects of growing. Starting seed, transplanting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and selling  at markets. Making microbial brews, plant extracts, compost and compost tea’s. Enjoying the food we grow and the place we live and the people we share it with.  We work five and a half days a week alternating markets on the weekends. Please send us a cover letter and a resume to paradisevalleyproduce210@gmail.com. You can also see our website www.pvpfarm.com for more information.

New York – The Center for Discovery hiring Multiple Positions

Multiple Locations, New York

The Center for Discovery is a residential facility for people with developmental disabilities, nestled in the foothills of the Catskills. Life at TCFD is centered around our Thanksgiving Farm and our Food is Medicine philosophy. For more information about what we do, please visit: www.thecenterfordiscovery.org

Vegetable Farmer

A Full-time, year-round vegetable farmer position growing certified organic/biodynamic vegetables in the southern Catskills of New York. Thanksgiving Farm is owned and operated by the Center for Discovery, a large non-profit organization, which is also the farm’s principal customer. We also run a 300 member CSA. Field production on 18 acres, 8 high tunnels for season extension and three heated greenhouses for winter greens production. Competitive salary and benefits. Eligibility for on-farm housing. 3-5 years’ experience in managing diversified, mechanized field vegetable production preferred. Conversational Spanish a plus. This is a long-term career opportunity for the right person.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Harris, NY 12742

Required experience:

  • farming: 3 years

Required language:

  • Spanish

To apply please email your resume with “Vegetable Farmer” in the subject line to swallcarty@tcfd.org

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Cheesemaker Wanted for New Goat Dairy

Ready to make amazing cheese? Fantastic full time, year round opportunity for an experienced cheesemaker to join our team at Thanksgiving Farm at The Center for Discovery in Sullivan County, New York. We are a certified organic and Demeter certified biodynamic farm in the foothills of the Catskills.

The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of cheese making and be responsible for our entire goat dairy program. Looking for someone with great energy and enthusiasm for making high quality products. We provide all of the infrastructure – you just make fabulous cheese!

Housing will be provided. Benefits include health and dental insurance, 401K, onsite gym, and many more.

Qualifications

  • Cheese making experience
  • Knowledge of equipment, safety and handling procedures, as well as finishing including ageing.
  • Experience with animal husbandry especially with goats
  • Works well autonomously as well as within a team environment.
  • Experience with product development a plus
  • Flexibility
  • Great attitude

Responsibilities

  • Goat management in conjunction with our livestock team
  • Handling and milking of livestock
  • Cleaning and sanitizing all equipment.
  • Proper holding and storage of milk for cheese.
  • Help create and follow all cheese recipes.
  • Product safety and following HACCP style food safety program.
  • Production quality from beginning through packaging and delivery.
  • Follow state and federal cheese making regulations.
  • Light office work.
  • Some teaching and interaction with individuals with special needs (experience not required).

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Harris, NY

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Cheese Making: 1 year

To apply please email your resume with “Cheesemaker” in the subject line to swallcarty@tcfd.org

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Registered Dietician

A fantastic opportunity for a Registered Dietitian who is interested in working within our “Food is Medicine” model. Located on a certified organic and biodynamic farm, The Center for Discovery is home to a food program that focuses on providing optimal nutrition to individuals with developmental disabilities. Work with chefs, farmers, and other clinicians to maximize the therapeutic use of whole foods.

Requirements:

  • Must be a registered dietitian with at least 2 years clinical experience.
  • Knowledge/expertise in autism a plus
  • Research background/interest also helpful

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Monticello, NY 12701

Required experience:

  • Registered Dietitian: 2 years

To apply please email your resume with “Dietitian” in the subject line to swallcarty@tcfd.org

Washington – Center for Natural Lands Management hiring Seed Production Technician

Rochester, Washington

Field Crew Member (Seed Production Technician)

Center for Natural Lands Management, Seed Production Farm

For immediate hire! 

BACKGROUND

The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is a nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization, created in 1990, whose mission is the perpetual stewardship of natural and created conservation lands, sensitive species, and their resident ecosystems. Stewardship activities are currently divided between California and Washington. In the State of Washington, CNLM’s South Puget Sound Program focuses on conservation of one of the rarest ecosystems in the United States, the prairie and oak woodlands of Cascadia, especially those lands and habitats within the South Sound Region. In that Region, the Program aims to protect, restore habitats, and support recovery of rare species that are candidates for federal listing.

CNLM’s Seed Production/Nursery team produces native seed with the goal of filling the seed needs of our restoration partners throughout Washington and Oregon.  We produce seed of nearly 100 native plant species (including rare and endangered species) on 4 production sites, totaling 19 acres.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Field Crew Member (Seed Production Technician) will have the opportunity to step into an exciting and unique agricultural system that has grown significantly over the past few years.   We are looking for candidates with a positive attitude who are motivated, communicative, and hardworking and ready to jump in.  Ideal candidates have experience in an agriculture, nursery, or conservation capacity.  This person will join a diverse crew in performing tasks which include, but are not limited to weeding, harvesting seed, transplanting.  Must be comfortable doing repetitive tasks over prolonged periods of time, adhering to proper tool use and body mechanics.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to do repetitive tasks over prolonged periods of time
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to ask for direction as needed
  • Comfortable working with minimal direct supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work with a diverse group of people
  • Positive attitude in all types of weather
  • Sense of humor
  • Willingness to use herbicide as needed (minimally)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Farm experience and/or seed production experience
  • Experience operating tractors and/or other farm machinery
  • Knowledge of Washington native plant species

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

  • Position to begin immediately.
  • Season duration: 4 months
  • Working Hours: This is an hourly position, generally Monday-Friday from 8-4:30.  No more than 40 hours/week.
  • Compensation: $15 – 16.50 DOE plus benefits.  Benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance; paid holidays; vacation and sick time accrual.

TO APPLY

Hiring immediately.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  Contact for official position description.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.  For consideration, submit application materials to: careers-nursery@cnlm.org

Questions? Contact Kathryn Donovan, Seed Production Project Manager,kdonovan@cnlm.org

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

New Hampshire – D Acres hiring Gardener

Dorchester, New Hampshire

Gardener – 2017 growing season

D Acres of New Hampshire, a nonprofit Organic Farm & Educational Homestead located in rural Dorchester, NH, seeks a gardener for the 2017 growing season. The gardener will work with D Acres staff, residents and volunteers as a manager to care for the gardens. First and foremost, we are looking for a person that enjoys gardening. We appreciate a strong work ethic and a high level of motivation & self direction. Due to the nature of the position, applicants must have experience working with plants. Full growing season experience is necessary. The applicant should also have a willingness to commit to employment at least until November 2017.

Duties will include care and maintenance of 2 acre vegetable no till concept hand tool powered annual garden and 2 acres of forest garden in process. Specifically there will be seeding, irrigating, weeding and harvesting responsibilities. Also harvesting and dehydrating tea plants and herbs; sheet mulching, and division in the perennial gardens. Our farm consists of 180 acres of land, mostly forest. The farm serves as an educational center, offering workshops, residencies, a film series, and community events designed to promote sustainable living alternatives. We grow a nice variety of annual vegetables, mainly for onsite consumption. Our largest crops are garlic, potatoes, squash and apples. The gardener will be responsible for providing food to the kitchen and also coordinate the workers whether volunteers or residents.

The goal is to provide a demonstration of a community farm system which maximizes food production with minimal inputs and strategic use of resources. Although we will always have substantial annual gardens, we are committed to creating areas throughout the farm that produce food, medicine and craft materials perpetually with less and less maintenance throughout the years. Our investment in plants and labor now are designed to serve the community well into the future.

We seek a person that understands this vision. We have a no-till system and prefer to design garden beds that flow with the contours of the land. Our gardening philosophy is inspired by permaculture, French intensive, biodynamic and lasagna gardening. A salary of $750 per month plus room and board is available for this position. In addition to 40+ hours of gardening per week, the gardener will also be asked to participate in the communal contract, which entails one night of cooking per week, 2-4 hours of household chores, and community meetings once a week. Accommodations vary, but generally residents live in treehouses in the woods. To learn more about D Acres of New Hampshire, please visit our website at HYPERLINK “http://www.dacres.orgwww.dacres.org. An online application form is available on the Opportunities page.

 PS: If you’d like to come by to visit, we are always open to the public and we host 3 monthly events: Farm Feast Breakfast from 10-1 on the first Sunday of each month and Pizza and a Movie night (6 pm) on the second Friday of each month and Potluck & Open Mic (6 pm) the last Friday of each month!

Massachusetts – Meadowbrook Farm hiring Farm Equipment Operator

East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Farm Equipment Operator

Meadowbrook Farm is a wholesale and retail farm operation located in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Meadowbrook Farm raises 300 acres of vegetables including sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, squash, pumpkins and more. Meadowbrook Farm’s retail location allows local customers to buy directly from the farm. Major items are greenhouse crops (hanging baskets, bedding plants, perennials, etc.), fresh fruits and vegetables and Christmas trees.

You can visit the farm online at www.meadowbrookfarmma.com.

We are currently seeking a full-time Farm Equipment Operator. Primary job responsibilities include operating, maintaining and repairing farm equipment, setting up irrigation delivering produce and other general farm duties. Applicants should have the flexibility to work in a variety of roles dependent on the season and needs of the farm. Prior farm experience and an interest in agriculture is desired. An opportunity for a management position exists at Meadowbrook Farm for a qualified candidate.

This is an hourly position and compensation is dependent on prior experience. Apply in person at 185 Meadowbrook Rd, East Longmeadow, MA, by calling 413-525-9080 or via email at mehmeadowbrook@gmail.com.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate farm equipment
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on farm equipment
  • Delivery of produce
  • Irrigation set-up
  • Variety of other farming tasks dependent on season

Required Skills:

  • Prior experience as an equipment operator
  • Prefer a candidate with previous farming, construction or agricultural experience
  • A valid driver’s license. CDL a plus.
  • Ability to work extended hours during peak season (May-September)