New York – Unadilla Community Farm hiring Organic Farm Interns

Organic Farming & Natural Building Internship (May-September 2018)

Unadilla Community Farm, West Edmeston, NY

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.

We grow a diversity of annual and perennial vegetables, mushrooms, herbs, and fruits to sustain us throughout the year. Our orchard consists of over 40 varieties of cold-hardy fruit and nut trees and berries. We also forage for wild foods, and raise chickens for eggs. We follow a whole foods, plant-based diet and supplement our produce with organic American-grown grains, beans, and other staples.

We are using natural building methods, as well as local and salvaged materials when possible, to construct our farm’s infrastructure. Our completed projects include a mobile chicken tractor and a self-sufficient tiny home with rainwater harvesting and wood-burning stove. We are in the process of completing a traditional New England timber framed barn on a rammed tire “Earthship” foundation.

Interns will be required to work 6 hours/day, 5 days/week in exchange for room and board, and participate in tasks such as gardening, landscaping, natural building, food preservation, and firewood. Projects for the 2018 season include: building a stone wall with lime-based mortar, building a ram pump for our spring-fed creek, installing a rainwater catchment and drip irrigation system, and expanding our edible forest garden with additional fruit and nut trees and berries. We offer monthly workshops for our interns throughout the season, such as soap making, lotions and salves, compost building, food preservation 101 (including canning, fermentation, and dehydration), and gourd craft.

Email us at unadillacommunityfarm@gmail.com for more information and an application form. We are asking our interns to commit to a 1 month minimum stay, with preference given to those who can commit to a longer stay. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Maine – Clovercrest Farm hiring Full-Time Employee

Charleston, Maine

Clovercrest Farm is a MOFGA-Certified organic dairy located in Charleston, ME. Our pastures, hay, and crop land span 500 acres. We milk 90 Jerseys and sell to Organic Valley. We use rotational grazing and feed a low-grain ration. If you have a strong work ethic, interest in grass-based dairying, and experience with equipment operation please consider applying for the position.

Timeframe:  We are seeking to hire a full-time year-round employee for a minimum of two years. We are Master Graziers through the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program and can offer DGA mentoring. Please see the DGA website for more information.

Work description:

  • Milking and dairy barn chores
  • Management of our rotational grazing program
  • Management of our winter feed program
  • Equipment operation- bucket loader, TMR mixing wagon, bale spear, in-line baleage wrapper, sickle bar mower, disc mower, manure spreader

Hours:  40-50 hours per week. Longer hours during forage season.

Compensation:  Hourly pay is commensurate with capability level.   Housing may be available.

Qualifications:

  • Livestock experience preferred
  • Equipment aptitude
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Attention to detail
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work independently and offer leadership

How to apply:

No phone calls, please.  We are accepting applications until the position is filled. Please e-mail  sjheyckme@gmail.com with a letter introducing yourself and your interests and capabilities. A job application will be required as well.

 

New York – Hawthorne Valley Organic Bakery hiring Multiple Positions

Ghent, New York

Each staff member is asked to help create an environment which encourages respect, honesty and trust amongst all co-workers and also offers the highest degree of quality products to our customers.  Each staff member is asked to help maintain the bakery as an ethical and positive place to work.  In addition the Hawthorne Valley Bakery is committed to being an educational resource to the community on ecological, environmental and food related issues.

FULL TIME BAKER POSITON

PURPOSE:     To assist the bakery manager and co-workers in the production of products to meet sales, margin and labor goals.

STATUS:      Reports to Bakery Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Bread production including mixing, caring for pre-ferments, scaling, kneading and shaping, proofing and baking of dough’s as well as milling of grains.
  • Producer of laminated products
  • Proficiency at pastry cart set up
  • A capability to produce all bakery formulas
  • Participate in lot tracking and stocking of inventory including flours and grains
  • Participate in packing and invoicing orders
  • Participate in cleaning, maintaining and sanitation of equipment and work spaces
  • Participate in educational endeavors that support Hawthorne Valley Farm missions

GENERAL

  • Attend department meetings
  • Perform other tasks assigned by Bakery Manager or designated staff trainer

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Well-organized, pays attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands
  • Ability to do manual work in a production environment, be able to lift 50lbs., move pallets with a pallet jack, stand for an 8 hour shift
  • Good communication skills
  • Regular, predictable attendance
  • Willingness and ability to learn and grow to meet the changing requirements of the job
  • Minimum of five years of professional baking experience, or a culinary degree in Baking and Pastry Arts

COMPENSATION

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Full Hawthorne Valley Association benefits package

To apply, visit: http://hawthornevalley.org/about/employment/#store

BAKERY ASSISTANT POSITON

PURPOSE:     To assist all bakery staff in the production and operation of the bakery

STATUS:      Reports to Bakery Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Bread production including mixing, caring for pre-ferments, scaling, kneading and shaping, proofing and baking of dough’s as well as milling of grains.
  • Producer of laminated products
  • Proficiency at pastry cart set up
  • A desire to learn all bakery formulas
  • Participate in lot tracking and stocking of inventory including flours and grains
  • Participate in packing and invoicing orders
  • Participate in cleaning, maintaining and sanitation of equipment and work spaces

GENERAL

  • Attend department meetings
  • Perform other tasks assigned by Bakery Manager or designated staff trainer

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Well-organized, pays attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands
  • Ability to do manual work in a production environment, be able to lift 50lbs., move pallets with a pallet jack, stand for an 8 hour shift
  • Good communication skills
  • Regular, predictable attendance
  • Willingness and ability to learn and grow to meet the changing requirements of the job

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive hourly wage

To apply, visit: http://hawthornevalley.org/about/employment/#store

California – Long Meadow Ranch hiring Team Members

Rutherford, California

Long Meadow Ranch is a family owned and operated producer and purveyor of world-class wine and food that is economically successful and socially responsible using diversified, sustainable, and organic farming methods. We produce award-winning wines, handcrafted extra virgin olive oils, grass-fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables.

Job Description: We are looking for hard working and passionate team members to work on the certified organic vegetable farm and fruit orchards at Long Meadow Ranch. Duties will primarily include harvesting, planting, weeding, and general fieldwork. This is a great opportunity to further one’s farming career by being intimately involved in all aspects of an intensive and inventive organic farming and ranching operation. Come gain experience and knowledge, while doing the hard yet gratifying work of farming.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 1 to 2 seasons of organic farming experience, specifically planting, harvesting, and post harvest handling of diverse vegetable crops.
  • Experience with farmers markets and/or other direct to consumer sales.
  • Experience with drip irrigation.
  • Experience in the safe operation of small engine equipment (weedeaters, chainsaws, etc.).
  • Spanish language skills are a plus
  • Positive outlook, happy, and energetic.
  • Passionate about organic farming, local food production, cooking, and eating.
  • Detail oriented, tidy, and organized.
  • Able to learn quickly and follow instructions.
  • Self motivated with the ability to work unsupervised and within a small team.
  • Interest in pursuing a career in organic farming.

Duties:

  • The primary duties will initially be harvesting, planting, and weeding. A successful candidate will be happy doing the same daily repetitive tasks.
  • Work on all aspects of diversified vegetable operation: greenhouse transplant production, direct seeding, laying plastic mulch and amendments, installing and maintaining drip irrigation, planting, weeding, harvesting, and post harvest handling.
  • Assist with organic certification record keeping.
  • Work in orchards: pruning, thinning, and harvesting
  • Direct to consumer sales: Farmers Markets, deliveries to restaurants, and wholesalers.
  • This is a physically taxing job and is suitable for someone who enjoys hard work, long hours, and being outdoors.

The Details:

Schedule: Job will start immediately. 40-60 hours per week peak season. Schedule may vary depending on the workload.

Location: Long Meadow Ranch has multiple growing locations in Saint Helena and Rutherford, CA.

To apply, visit https://boards.greenhouse.io/lmr/jobs/681663?gh_jid=681663 and click “apply now.” This position is listed as garden worker on the company’s career webpage.

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

Utah – Sweetwater Kitchen hiring Head Organic Grower

Boulder, Utah

Sweetwater Kitchen is located inside Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch and we are located in one of the most beautiful portions of Southern Utah. We are seeking 1 full time, year round position for food, herbs, flower and plant production that will supply our restaurant with fresh organic ingredients.

Food production mainly will focus on a Farm to Table aspect for our commercial restaurant. Additional food production will include staff, personal, and for Farmers Market production in Boulder, UT during summer/Fall.

We are looking for an experienced, passionate, creative, personable, organized, hard-working head gardener to spearhead our food production division of our ranch.

This position will require management of an assistant.

This position will also encompass other sources of food production through assistance in food forest implementation and maintenance, chickens and duck care and future honey harvesting.

Qualifications: Requirements:

  • Must have at least 2 years of experience growing a productive organic 1/16 acre-1 acre plots.
  • Or Master Gardening certification with 6 months experience
  • Must prescribe to 100% organic garden
  • Must have experience with successfully growing in greenhouses
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs or more
  • Must be able to perform physical tasks
  • Valid drivers license
  • Minimum of a 1 year commitment
  • Ability to live in remote area

Any of the below beneficial knowledge is desirable. If lacking in the knowledge or skills, BMGR will provide the educational opportunities

  • On hands Biodynamic farming techniques
  • Soil remediation and compost building
  • Seed saving
  • Food preserving through dehydration or canning
  • Permaculture Design Course
  • Tree Pruning
  • Wild edible plant identification and harvesting (foraging)
  • Companion planting

Compensation: Salary will depend on experience. Housing provided iwth subsequent meals provided by Sweetwater Kitchen
*How to Apply: Please send your resume in PDF format to sweetwaterboulder@gmail.com.

To be considered please include a few paragraphs speaking about your personal experience, a bit about your personality, and how and why you would like to thrive in this remote and beautiful environment. This truly is a special opportunity reserved for a special and capable person. Look forward to hearing from you.

New Hampshire – Fat Peach Farm seeking Tenant Farmer

Madbury, New Hampshire

Small farmstead seeking experienced tenant farmer

Land owners seeking an experienced tenant farmer to farm existing organically managed farmstead. Unique opportunity to grow on roughly one half acre of permanent raised beds with excellent, well-drained soil; drip irrigation; very low weed pressure; geodesic dome greenhouse for starting seedlings; farm equipment and storage on site; and potential to expand production area, including constructing a hoop house. Many local market opportunities with restaurants, cafes, and juice bars, as well as farmers’ markets are within a 10-mile radius of farm location.

Potential opportunity to help start and manage events (e.g., weddings) on site for supplemental income.

Please send a letter of interest, describing your farming experience along with three references who can speak to your farm skills and expertise. Visit our website www.FatPeach.weebly.com for more information about the farmstead. Experienced farmers only please.

Contact Jennifer and Micum at FatPeachFarmers@gmail.com.