Oregon – 47th Ave Farm hiring Harvest Manager

Portland, Oregon

47th Ave Farm

The Farm:

The 47th Ave Farm has 20 years of experience running a year-round 200 member CSA and selling to award winning Portland restaurants. We are hard working, committed to continuous improvement & serious about growing great food sustainably and profitably.

We farm at two different locations:

  • On Grand Island, an agricultural oasis just south of Dayton, Oregon we have 38 acres of beautiful river bottom soils. The farm is very close to the Willamette river and we grow a mix of vegetables, cover crops and pasture there. The crew at this farm lives in the Salem, Newberg, McMinnville area.
  • At Luscher Farmwe partner with the Lake Oswego Parks & Rec Dept to manage 12 acres on the edge of the urban growth boundary. This historic dairy is now an amazing urban farm on slightly sloping clay loam soils. We grow a mix of vegetables and cover crops there. The crew at this farm lives in the Portland metro area.

All of our farm properties are managed sustainably using cover crops between vegetable rotations, beneficial insects, organic fertilizers, drip irrigation,  conservation tillage techniques and no synthetic chemicals. This holistic farming system improves the tilth and fertility of the farmland. It also protects the woods, wetlands and communities that surround our farms.

Job Description:

We’re hiring for our Portland-based Harvest Manager position! This job requires at least 2 years of experience working on organic vegetable farms, and we will prioritize applicants with management experience who are interested in joining us for the long run. If you want to spend the next few years managing harvest on and learning from one of the most experienced CSA farms in Portland, Oregon – then this is the job for you!

The Harvest Manager will lead the crew during harvest, washing & processing of crops on the farm. To do this they work with the Farm Manager to develop a list of crops that may be harvested each week, help manage the harvest schedule, and set goals for harvest & washing times for all crops. They will be responsible for all the equipment related to harvest & washing and they will manage the loading of produce and equipment back and forth to the pickup sites. The Harvest Manager will lead the primary harvest and/or washing crew and coordinate with other harvest and/or washing crews when necessary. The Harvest Manager will be responsible for quality control, time tracking, and record keeping related to harvest. The Harvest Manager may also be responsible for receiving orders, packing & delivering to the restaurant accounts.

Year-round vegetable production involves many hours of repetitive work in all kinds of weather and can be challenging. We are looking for folks who are serious about farming and know from experience that they enjoy this kind of work!

Desired Experience/Qualifications:

  • 2 years working on organic vegetable farms, or equivalent
  • Management experience
  • We will prioritize applicants who are interested in joining us for 3+ seasons.
  • Disciplined, hard working, organized, responsible, independent and positive
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Clean Drivers License


  • May to Sept: Monday–Friday 6:15am – 5:30pm
  • Oct to April: Monday–Friday 6:15am – 4:30pm (Includes loading & unloading from pickup sites and driving back & forth to Luscher Farm)
  • CSA pickups on 4 evenings per month: Tuesday & Thursday, 5pm – 7:30pm
  • Occasional Saturdays in the summer for work parties


  • $11-$13/hr DOE
  • 1 Whole CSA share
  • 1 week paid family leave
  • Unpaid time off: 5 days, May – Oct. Flexible time off in the winter months Nov – April.
  • Room and board not included

The farm is a fertile learning ground for those who are willing to work hard. If you are a person with tremendous energy and enthusiasm for farming and you’re looking to take the next step forward in your farming career, we look forward to hearing from you!


Massachusetts – Powisset Farm hiring Assistant CSA Manager

Dover, Massachusetts

About the Farm:

Powisset Farm has a long history of agricultural enterprises, from a dairy farm many years ago, to Amelia Peabody’s legendary farm, famous for its breed stock of Hereford cattle and Yorkshire pigs. Many visitors remember fondly the glowing green pastures dotted with cattle and framed by beautiful barns.

Today, our farm is better known for its CSA (community supported agriculture) operation. In 2007, we began a CSA operation with 100 shares, and are currently growing for 350 Summer CSA members and 100 Winter CSA members. By purchasing a share at Powisset Farm, CSA members help to create community around our farm and their commitment to locally grown produce. They receive vegetables each week throughout the growing season, and participate in our pick-your-own crops as well, like fruits, flowers, and herbs. We also host an on-site Farm Stand three days per week during the summer and fall, so that members of the public have access to Powisset produce. In addition to these outlets, our farm donates produce to local hunger relief partners and serves our Mobile Market program in Boston, in order to make sure that our produce reaches as many people as possible.

At Powisset Farm we are committed to growing our community by connecting people to food and the land on which it grows. We host farm events, volunteer opportunities, grassroots workshops, farm tours, and work-for-share opportunities.

Position Summary:

The Assistant CSA Manager works with the CSA Manager to grow vegetables for shareholders, our farm stand that is open to the public, our Mobile Market program, donations to hunger relief agencies and wholesale accounts. The Assistant reports directly to the CSA Manager and also works with property colleagues from education, stewardship, and livestock programs as needed. The position is salaried and year-round with a seasonally variable work schedule.


  • Participate in leadership of all day-to-day operations, including field preparation, planting, cultivating, irrigating and harvesting.
  • Assist the CSA manager in supervising apprentices, part-time workers and volunteers in all field work, and in demonstrating appropriate pace and best practices in carrying out these tasks.
  • Help foster a positive and friendly work atmosphere.
  • Work with the CSA Manager to monitor field conditions and soils, evaluate and improve soil health and fertility, control for pests, diseases, and weed pressure, and develop annual crop plans and rotations.
  • Help manage and maintain CSA equipment, infrastructure and facilities including tractors, implements, trucks, greenhouse and hoophouse, barn, coolers and root cellar, fencing and irrigation systems.
  • With the CSA Manager, help train seasonal CSA staff in safe tractor operation and use of equipment and facilities.
  • Help recruit and hire seasonal staff, including posting jobs and participating in screening and interviews.
  • Help manage and encourage public involvement in the CSA operation where appropriate.
  • At least 3 years of direct, hands-on experience on a production–scale vegetable farm.
  • Experience operating and maintaining tractors and other farm equipment.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision or as a member of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills.
  • Experience supervising other staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to work long hours and perform physically strenuous farm tasks including repeatedly lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Strong work ethic, willingness to be flexible and a positive attitude.
  • Current drivers’ license and clean driving record.

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position provides an excellent benefits package which includes group health and dental insurance, vacation and sick pay and after one year, a defined contribution pension plan. Housing is not available with this position.

Additional Benefits:

  • CSA vegetables;
  • A modest education stipend for agricultural-based trainings/conferences/workshops;
  • An annual membership to the Trustees.

Apply here: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=19340&clientkey=A116ACB81F47E0050535F1FC4DA6EE15

About The Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 116 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 50,000 members.

The Trustees offers competitive compensation, as well as the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Massachusetts – Community Harvest Project hiring Farm Manager

North Grafton, Massachusetts

Job Summary

Community Harvest Project (CHP), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to improving access to healthy foods for those experiencing food insecurity through volunteer farming and nutrition education. Through our programs and partnerships we bring thousands of community members together each year to build an engaged and healthier Worcester County. In 2017, thanks to over 8,000 volunteer visits, CHP grew and donated over 270,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to organizations including the Worcester County Food Bank’s partner agencies, Community Servings, and other area hunger relief agencies.

We are seeking a Farm Manager to join our team this season and oversee our 12 acre vegetable and PYO flower operation. This position focuses on growing high quality produce best suited for donation to area hunger relief agencies. In addition to overseeing the agricultural operations, the Farm Manager will ensure a positive volunteer experience. The Farm Manager is supported by the Farm Coordinator, Farm Assistant, summer interns, and Volunteer Manager.

Responsibilities and Duties

Management of all farming operations:

Planning, monitoring, and modifying the daily agricultural duties
Planning, monitoring, and modifying the daily produce distributions
Monitoring of equipment and executing related repairs/replacements
Monitoring of safety plan and ensuring its execution
Execution of skilled/restricted farm activities-Oversight of basic property maintenance (mowing, limbs, etc)
Management of the farm volunteer experience:

Working with and training volunteers
Ensuring a positive volunteer experience
Developing and overseeing additional volunteer projects
Management of all farm staff:

Hiring, scheduling, and training
Assigning duties and priorities
Communicating with the Orchard Manager on shared agriculture needs
Management of the volunteer experience:

Assigning duties and priorities to the Farm Coordinator
Assisting the Farm Coordinator in meeting volunteer needs
Working with volunteers as needed
Fiscal management of the Grafton agriculture budget:

Vendor management and ordering of supplies
Management of all planning activities:*

Yearly crop plan
Yearly planning of acreage rotation
Yearly planning of equipment needs
Yearly pest and weed management plan
*Crop planning has been completed for 2018, with the new Farm Manager taking on crop planning in 2019

Qualifications and Skills

2-4 years of farm leadership experience
2-4 years of tractor and related equipment experience
Experience working with groups of volunteers
Excellent communication skills
Positive, self-starting attitude
Knowledge of IPM and a Pesticide Applicator License a plus
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Ability to work in all types of weather including rain and snow

This is a 40 hour per week, full time, year-round position. Salary and benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience
4 weeks of paid vacation, 2 weeks of paid holidays, and 1 week of sick time
Health insurance with 50% of the premium paid by Community Harvest Project
401k access
Professional development and staff engagement opportunities

All interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to cordelia@community-harvest.org

Missouri – Black Gold Farm hiring Farm Manager

Arbyrd, Missouri

Farm Manager – Black Gold Farms has a Farm Manager position available at its Arbyrd, MO location. Responsibilities include: Coordinating & leading employees; compiling records on the crops; procuring quality land; creating schedules for planting, crop input applications, irrigation, equipment readiness & harvesting; directing harvest operations, conducting off-season activities, and managing the farms budget.

Production agriculture & management experience is required. A bachelor’s degree in ag or related field is desired, as well as experience in equipment management, irrigation, basic agronomy, budgeting, record keeping & Microsoft software programs. Potato experience is not necessary.

Black Gold has an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life insurance, a company funded health savings account, short term disability, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, a 401(k) program with company match, paid time off, paid holidays, retirement bonus, and an incentive bonus. A company vehicle is also provided with this position. Relocation assistance may be provided if necessary.

Apply online at www.blackgoldfarms.com/employment.php or email resume to employment@blackgoldfarms.com

New Hampshire – Brasen Hill Farm hiring Farm Manager

Barrington, New Hampshire

Brasen Hill Farm in Barrington, NH (www.brasenhillfarm.com) is hiring a manager for our vegetable operation for the 2018 season.  We are seeking a motivated, energetic, and hardworking person with a strong interest in local, sustainable, and diversified vegetable production to join our team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the propagation, seeding, transplanting, cultivation, and harvest on our 3.5 acres and 2 hoophouses
  • Overseeing of our 150 member CSA, restaurant, and wholesale accounts
  • Implementing our sustainable vegetable production practices, which include IPM, cover cropping, a mixture of till and no-till production, no-spray standards, crop rotation, and the transition to attaining organic certification
  • The organization and supervision of the field crew
  • Quality control and customer satisfaction in our farm store

An ideal candidate would be enthusiastic about working outdoors and as part of a larger team.  Applicants should possess a strong knowledge and comfort with production vegetable operations and prior experience working in a managerial position is preferred.

This position will also act as a liaison with our Animal Manager as well as both farm owners to oversee general farm operations.  This includes some work and oversight of our grassfed sheep, goat, and beef operation, as well as our pastured pork, poultry, and rabbits.  Prior experience in these areas is not necessary.

This is a full time position that will begin in early spring 2018 and run through December 2018.  A full time, year round salaried position is available, dependent on a successful completion of the 2018 season. We do not currently have housing for this position, though affordable housing options are available nearby.

We offer competitive hourly pay based on experience, a CSA share, and a discount on our other products.  Applicants must be willing to work weekends and some holidays.

To apply, please send an email stating why you would like to work for Brasen Hill Farm as well as a resume with relevant skills and experience to eleanor@brasenhillfarm.com.


Massachusetts – Brookwood Community Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Canton, Massachusetts

Brookwood Community Farm in Canton/Milton, MA

Brookwood Community Farm is a non-profit farming operation and education center in Canton and Milton, MA. Brookwood Community Farm (BCF) was founded in 2006 with the goals of restoring underutilized farmland near Boston, strengthening the local food system, and addressing the urgent need for access to healthy food in low-income neighborhoods of Boston. From one acre of land under cultivation in 2006, the farm has expanded to cultivate eight acres using organic practices and operate a 300-person Community Supported Agriculture program. We are seeking an Assistant Farm Manager, Apprentices and Field Crew.


The Assistant Farm Manager will work closely with the Farm Manager to help assist in all aspects of vegetable production including staff training and management, market and CSA management, greenhouse management, planting, cultivation, irrigation management, harvest, wash and packing, and tractor work. Managing and training staff, as directed by the Farm Manager, will be a key part of this position.

The ideal candidate has three or more seasons of vegetable growing experience, knowledge of tractors and equipment, management experience with staff and volunteers, and a commitment to BCF’s mission and purpose. A clean driving record, driver’s license, ability to safely lift and carry 50 lbs, a positive attitude, attention to detail, and ability to work efficiently are essential.

Duration: March through November, Tuesday through Saturday, with rotating weekend greenhouse duty. Hours are 7 am -5 pm at the peak of the season, with fewer hours in spring and fall.

Compensation: $15-18/hr depending on experience from March through November, 5 paid vacation days, 3 personal/sick days, and farm produce.


Apprentices will assist in all aspects of vegetable production including greenhouse management, planting, cultivation, irrigation management, harvest, wash and packing, CSA and/or markets management, and tractor work. Additional responsibilities, such as small project management, will be delegated depending on need and abilities.

The ideal candidate has 0-2 years of farming experience, interest in developing their farming and leadership skills, and commitment to BCF’s mission and purpose. A clean driving record, driver’s license, ability to safely lift and carry 50 lbs, a positive attitude, attention to detail, and ability to work efficiently are essential.

Duration: April through October/November (depending on availability), Tuesday through Saturday, with rotating weekend greenhouse duty. Hours are 7 am -5 pm at the peak of the season, with fewer hours in spring and fall.

Compensation: Starts at $12/hr depending on experience from April/March to October/November (depending on availability), 5 paid vacation days, 3 personal/sick days, farm produce, participation in bi-weekly CRAFT sessions, and a $250 educational stipend for use during the season.


Field Crew will help with multiple aspects of vegetable production, including planting, weeding, harvest, and wash. Candidates need the ability to work long hours in all types of weather, must enjoy working alone and in a group, have an interest in farming, and commitment to BCF’s mission and purpose. The ability to safely lift and carry 50 lbs, attention to detail, a positive attitude, and ability to work efficiently are essential.

Duration: April/May through August/September/October (depending on availability), Tuesday through Saturday. Hours are 7 am -5 pm at the peak of the season, with fewer hours in spring and fall. Both full and part-time positions may be available.

Compensation: Starts at $11/hr depending on experience, sick leave as mandated by MA law, and farm produce.


 To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to the Farm Manager, Sara Rostampour, at sara@brookwoodcommunityfarm.org.

California – Pasture 42 hiring Dairy Manager

Capay Valley, California

Pasture 42 is a family run, 100-acre, direct-to-consumer, regenerative farm located in the Capay Valley in Yolo County, California. We specialize in pastured livestock including cattle, sheep, chickens, and pigs and also grow olives, hay, wheat, orchard fruit, and nuts.


Dairy Manager

Reporting to the farm owners, the dairy manager is responsible for most operational aspects of our small-scale, 100% grass-fed, raw Jersey cow dairy.

The dairy manager is a full-time, year-round position. Work hours may fluctuate and are dependent on the time of year and farm needs. Our work is rooted in organic, regenerative agricultural practices, so the dairy manager should have a philosophical and operational agreement with such methods.


Responsible for:

  • Once-a-day milking of cows.
  • Daily pasture rotation and supplemental feeding of cow herd.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of milking and dairy facilities.
  • Ensuring product safety.
  • Cleaning milking equipment and milk jars.
  • Bottling milk.
  • Making yogurt and separating cream.
  • Managing separation and feeding of calves.
  • Planning cow breeding schedules.
  • Overseeing birthing.
  • Maintaining cattle health.


  • Some knowledge of and experience with cattle and dairy.
  • Knowledge of organic, pasture-based livestock husbandry.
  • A valid drivers license and clean driving record.
  • Must be a motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude
  • Must be detail-oriented and food safety conscious.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and
  • Exceptional multi-tasking, organizational and time management skills.
  • Must love cows.

Applicant must be comfortable working outside in physically demanding
environments, including extreme heat. Applicant must be able to lift 50 (+) pounds regularly.


Compensation includes hourly pay and the possibility of profit sharing. On-farm housing is available.


Please email your resume to farmers@pasture42.com.  Please submit a cover letter, resume and references.