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


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 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

New York – Capital Roots hiring Community Garden Organizer

Troy, New York

Community Garden Organizer

 About Capital Roots – Capital Roots is striving to create a more vibrant and equitable food system in New York’s Capital Region. We work to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, and offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh healthy foods and green space for all.

Capital Roots’ Community Gardening Program makes community food plots available to hundreds of gardening families across four counties in our 54 community gardens.  The Garden Organizer will work directly with participating gardeners throughout the seasons. The Community Garden Organizer operates under the supervision of the Community Gardening Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree and community organizing or gardening experience preferred. Excellent communication skills are essential with attention to detail. Must have a clean driving record, positive attitude, ability to problem solve, high energy level, enjoy working outdoors, and possess a genuine interest in the mission of our organization.


  • Organize and lead work parties in community gardens
  • Site preparation and new garden development
  • Offer support to gardeners to facilitate successful gardening experiences and fruitful harvests
  • Foster greater gardener involvement in gardening program
  • Maintain working inventory of resources available to gardeners
  • Generate and distribute materials for program participants
  • Host registration and orientation sessions
  • Garden maintenance and landscaping
  • Keep extremely well-organized, accurate records for all matters connected to the gardening program
  • Promote participation in our programming as a whole


  • This position is a full-time position (40 hours per week) paid at an hourly rate of $12.00/hr.
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with fully covered employee premiums and low-cost co-pays and deductibles.
  • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, vacation & sick time, and personal days.
  • Employer funded pension plan – company contributions begin after 2 years of employment
  • Eligibility for the federal government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness program
  • Flexible work environment.

To learn more about Capital Roots, go to Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position, especially candidates of color. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.


Send cover letter and resume to:

Tara Quackenbush, Community Gardening Program Manager

Capital Roots, 594 River Street, Troy NY 12180


New York – Produce Project hiring Farm Assistant

Troy, New York

Produce Project Farm Assistant

Looking for more from a seasonal farm position? Join us at the Produce Project, a two acre organically managed farm in downtown Troy, NY. Since 2009 we have been using its high tunnels, market garden, flower border, and small orchard to transmit valuable life and job skills to high school youth. Join our committed staff, interns, and youth leaders as we bring our harvest to market, build community, and help chart a new path for 20 students this summer. This seasonal position runs for 30 weeks from April through October, with regular shifts Tuesday through Saturday and a 40 hour week. The Farm Assistant reports to the Produce Project Farm Manager.

Salary and Benefits: Resources and time are committed to professional development and we are interested in playing to the strengths of the applicant and encouraging their interests, with the intent of improving their experience and continuing the evolution of our program. Pay is $12 hourly and includes a weekly produce share as well as snacks and communal meals during the summer session. Although Troy is a vibrant up and coming city, it remains quite affordable and our parent organization, Capital Roots, has 40 years of contacts useful in assisting with housing and making you feel at home if you are new to the area. Within this growing organization there are many paths to advancement.

Qualifications and Skills: The applicant must be a problem-solver capable of working hard on their own, as well as cooperatively with others. Although training is thorough, we prefer at least one season of farm experience. Youth experience, familiarity with small engines, carpentry etc. are all appreciated, as are enthusiasm, communication, and a sunny disposition!  Applicants need a Driver’s License with a clean record and the ability to lift 40 pounds.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with and taking instruction from the Produce Project Farmer, in sowing, transplanting, harvesting etc., to maximize production and farm income
  • Working with staff, interns, and student leaders to help mentor and provide oversight to youth
  • Maintaining and using farm infrastructure, equipment and necessary records, including our high tunnels, BCS tractor, and information related to GAP certification
  • Preparing for and managing groups during weekly volunteer hours

About Capital Roots

Since 1975, Capital Roots has worked to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages, and coordinating urban greening programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and southern Saratoga Counties. To learn more, go to Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a multicultural workplace and will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Matthew Schueler, Grow Center Planner

Capital Roots

594 River Street, Troy NY 12180



New York – SPACE hiring Resident Chefs

Brewster, New York
SPACE on Ryder Farm seeking resident chefs
SPACE on Ryder Farm, a residency program housed on a working 130-acre organic farm in Brewster, New York (90 minutes north of NYC), is seeking to engage experienced chefs for a minimum of two consecutive work weeks over the course of  SPACE’s 2018 season, which runs June through October.
About SPACE:
SPACE’s philosophy is simple: artists and social activists need the time and space to do what they do best–create. Residencies at SPACE are self-determined to meet the needs of each individual resident or group. The only requirements at SPACE are that residents attend three communal meals daily prepared by the chef-in-residence, share what they’ve developed over their time at the farm at the culmination of their residency and give back two hours to Ryder Farm. The relationships that are forged at SPACE offer radiating benefits to the artistic and activist communities. The collaborations that are sparked, relationships that are built, ideas that are challenged and curiosities that are piqued last for years to come.
Overview of Chef Responsibilities:
  • Prepare and serve three meals daily for residents, interns, staff and guests. Meals serves 12-24 people. The average weekly food budget is approximately $900.
  • Craft menus inspired by the seasonal organic produce from Ryder Farm and other local vendors that meet the specifications of any dietary restrictions, exhibit the Chef’s own personal style and incorporate SPACE’s farm-fresh brand.
  • Prepare product orders and pick up orders from local suppliers, do weekly grocery shopping, and utilize the Ryder Farm CSA and farming operation for fresh ingredients for all meals prepared.
  • Mentor and train the intern corps (who assist in the kitchen and function as sous chefs).
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary kitchen, pantry and fridge.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Comfortable with and inspired by seasonal farm-to-table style of cooking.
  • An enthusiasm and passion for cooking and sharing food with large groups of people (Chefs will eat and live alongside SPACE residents, in a creative atmosphere).
  • Ability and interest in educating and mentoring the SPACE intern corps on meal planning and cooking.
  • Comfortable and excited to cook for a variety of dietary restrictions including, but not limited to: vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan.
  • Ideal candidates will have at minimum 1 year restaurant experience (FOH or BOH).
More about the Position:
Compensation is $675.00 a week, payable according to all federal/state payroll practices.
To apply please email a résumé along with the following materials by March 14th, 2018:
Please answer the following questions:
(maximum 250 words per question)

  • What is your food philosophy?
  • Describe how you would host a dinner party in your home.
  • What does being a Food Citizen mean to you?
  • How do you respond to living and working in communal environments?

Please submit a two day sample menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner each day) which includes at least one meal with a gluten free option and one meal with a vegan option.
SPACE is deeply committed to the belief that inclusion, equity, support and radical hospitality are not only important to creating art, but are vital in creating dialogue that leads to lasting change. SPACE on Ryder Farm is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.