New Morning Farm
Organic Vegetable Apprenticeship
This is a family farm, owned and operated by Jim and Moie Kimball Crawford, located in the rural ridges and valleys of south central PA. New Morning Farm produces approximately 60 different crops, all certified organic. Crops include berries and herbs in addition to most standard garden vegetables. Produce is marketed directly to customers in Washington D.C. at farmers’ markets and via an organic growers’ cooperative. The farm employs six to eight year-round employees and approximately 25 seasonal workers and apprentices. The farming apprenticeship program is well developed and has helped many aspiring growers launch their own farming careers.
Apprenticeship Starts: April-May 2018
Apprenticeship Ends: Thanksgiving
Number of Interns: 3
App Deadline: 04-01-2018
Compensation: 1000+/mo commensurate with experience, full room and board
Skills Desired: Previous work on farms and/or outdoor physical labor is helpful but not necessary. Enthusiasm, work ethic, and willingness to work as a team are qualities that make for a successful apprenticeship.
Please visit www.newmorningfarm.net/employment for more details.
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Experienced Field Manager
New Morning Farm
Our 45-year-old certified-organic family vegetable farm in PA needs an experienced Field Mananger, responsible for equipment, soils, crop establishment, etc. Work with a great team, the best equipment, excellent soils, and incredible markets. Watch your own decisions and efforts result in high-quality, profitable, organic crops. $33-36K to start, plus profit share. Long term situation with bright future, including possibility of work-to-own; we farm with less stress and more satisfaction.
Please visit www.newmorningfarm.net/employment for more details.
Urban Tree Connection (UTC)’s mission is to work with residents in historically marginalized urban communities to revitalize their neighborhoods by transforming abandoned open spaces into safe and functional places that inspire and promote positive human interaction. We are a small non-profit in Philadelphia, focused on land reclaimation for greening/gardening community based projects.
UTC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. People of color, women, working class people, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Carversville Farm Foundation is hiring a Field Manager with significant experience growing Certified Organic vegetables, herbs, and perennials. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional grower looking for a career on the cutting edge of sustainable food production. You will have access to brand new, state-of-the art equipment and the opportunity to work with the world’s foremost consultants on soil regeneration, land planning, and crop and livestock production on an ongoing basis. Responsibilities include planning and managing farm staff and apprentices in the production of vegetables, fruit, and herbs. This position reports directly to the Farm Manager and works continuously with the Livestock Manager to plan daily, weekly, and seasonal workflow, personnel, and equipment distribution.
The ideal candidate will be willing to make a long term commitment and possess the following qualifications and experience:
- A minimum of 3 seasons managing Certified Organic vegetable production on 5+ acres.
- Perennials including herbs, small fruits, and trees.
- Utilizing a diversity of cover crops and field crops on a broad-acre scale is a plus, especially in mixes or “cocktails.”
- Pasture cropping, polycultures, companion planting, inter-seeding, and living mulches.
- No-till vegetable and crop production and a desire to be on the edge of progressing the science of no-till production systems on a broad-acre scale.
- Soil testing, re-mineralization, foliar feeding, pest and disease scouting (NOP/OMRI compliant).
- Exposure to Keyline Landscape Design, Keyline soil formation, and the Yeoman’s Plow.
- Experience and desire to work with and teach apprentices on a daily basis.
- A track record of success working in a cooperative team environment requiring a high level of planning, communication, and documentation.
- Desire and willingness to work with world-class consultants and advisors.
- Knowledge of the principles of soil biology, ecosystem function, plant science, and environmental regeneration.
- A desire to produce food of the highest nutritional, culinary, and ecological quality.
- A desire to continue to learn and grow as a person and farmer. Continuous personal development is encouraged and supported at CFF.
- Mechanical and technical ability to troubleshoot issues with equipment, irrigation, and infrastructure with the help of the farm manager, farm mechanic, and professional contractors.
Who we are:
Carversville Farm Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, produces fresh sustainable food specifically for donation to populations who lack access to a balanced diet; offers farm apprenticeships, workshops and facilitates information exchange; and nurtures organic farms through cooperative purchasing and other programs. Utilizing advanced sustainable farming methods, the farm works to provide these services while simultaneously regenerating the agro-ecosystem.
This is a salaried, full time, year round, permanent position starting immediately. You will be provided housing and a share of food from the farm. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes 100% paid health, dental, and other benefits. For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Carversville Farm Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact: Ron Moule, Farm Manager Phone: 855-228-8085
Preferred Method of Contact: Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Apprenticeship Starts: March 20, 2017
Apprenticeship Ends: Nov 24, 2017
Number of Apprentices: 3 to 4
App Deadline: Feb 1, 2017
Stipend: $9/hour plus housing, eggs and seasonal produce. $10/hr. without housing. Housing: Shared housing available for non-local apprentices (2 spaces available) Meals: Cook your own meals with our produce, eggs and meat; supplement with other foods you buy. General
Description: Carversville Farm Foundation (CFF) is a non-profit farm that combines ecological regeneration and agricultural production to serve our environment as well as our community. We currently distribute our farm products to soup kitchens and food pantries in the greater Philadelphia area to help improve access to wholesome, locally grown foods. CFF also sells some of its produce . We are in the early stages of creating a diversified farm with intensive cover cropping, multi-species grazing, and vegetable, fruit and mushroom production. Apprentices will work 40 hours/week with our full-time farmers on every aspect of production. Apprentices will also have the opportunity to attend workshops, classes, and trainings on and off the farm to support their professional development in regenerative agriculture.
Skills Desired: At least 1 year of experience working on a farm. Previous tractor experience or basic mechanical and/or carpentry skills are a plus. Applicants should possess the ability and desire to work hard in both an independent and diverse team setting, often in adverse weather conditions. Must be able to lift up to 40lbs. Must have a valid driver’s license. Applicants should also have the self-motivation to strive towards completing tasks quickly and efficiently. Good people skills and the willingness to work with volunteers are important. We’re seeking people who are reliable, organized, enthusiastic, have good communication skills and an attention to detail, and have an eagerness to learn the principles of organic and regenerative farming.
Educational Opportunities: Farm safety training; first aid certification; keyline design/reading contour; how to use a laser level; cover crop field walks; introduction to environmental monitoring; introduction to soil food web, soil sampling and microscope training; “Exploring The Small Farm Dream” course or similar introductory farm business planning education.
Apprenticeship Details: Our apprenticeship program is designed as an introduction to regenerative land management. This includes learning to see the land holistically, beginning with an in-depth assessment of our ecological and cultural context. Apprentices will participate in farm enterprise development while simultaneously supporting ecosystem services. Apprentices will learn to analyze contour maps, use a laser level to understand how water moves across the landscape, and think through various strategies for managing storm water as a resource for production. In addition to thinking about the farm as an integrated system, apprentices will have the opportunity to discover the aspects of farming they like best, and hone in on the personal niches they see for themselves moving forward.
Day-to-day activities will be highly varied, and apprentices will work with all farm departments to achieve the skills required for diversified farming, including but not limited to: learning and protecting yourself from the biggest farm hazards; understand service and safety of as many machines as possible; proper use and care of hand/power/shop tools; food handling safety standards and facility maintenance; fencing, feeding and moving animals; direct seeding, transplanting, packing and storing mixed vegetables; propagating/harvesting mushrooms; cover crop timing, seeding and nutrient management.
Carversville Farm Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Camp Ballibay is looking for a gardener, gardening instructor, and cook to work at a children’s summer camp.
Camp Ballibay is a residential performing and fine arts camp for children 8-16 located on a 200-acre mountaintop campus in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Ballibay was in established 1964, and is American Camping Association accredited.
Vegetarian preferred, but all are welcome to apply. The position runs from mid June to mid August. Camp Ballibay is a fine and performing arts camp with a world-class foodservice directed by Chefs Alex and Kate Erdmann. For the last 5 years, Ballibay has been the #1 rated arts camp in North America on the CampRatingz website. In 2012 Ballibay’s foodservice was featured in the New York Times food and wine section. Ballibay serves 21 scratch-cooked meals a week using locally-sourced, sustainably-produced ingredients to a community of 200 campers and staff. Our beautiful garden, steps from the camp kitchen, is an integral part of the foodservice, and many campers come to our garden daily to assist and learn. Our vegetarian cook helps the chef to design daily vegetarian options. Join a fun and friendly community of hard-working artists and foodies this summer at Ballibay!
Lower School Food Leader
Friends’ Central School, an independent, coeducational, Quaker day school and founded in 1845 and serving 800 students in Nursery through grade 12, seeks a 12 month Lower School Food Leader who supervises and coordinates food service for grades N-5 in accordance with the School’s nutrition and education goals, including ensuring proper nutrition of students, staff and visitors, sourcing local, organic, and when possible seasonal, foods, and creating a sustainable, environmentally-conscious kitchen environment. The position requires dedication to the School’s Quaker heritage, the ability to collaborate and inspire, and a sense of humor.
Essential functions include:
- Supervise, coordinate, and partake in food sourcing and production creating fresh, tasty, nutritionally balanced lunch and snacks that appeal to students in Nursery to Grade 5 as well as faculty and guests.
- Create evolving plan for the kitchen to continue to explore new ways to be environmentally conscious, including local sourcing, composting, water reuse, etc.
- Develop the annual budget for the food services program and track profit and loss
- Ensure that all activities conform to appropriate health and safety guidelines.
- Collaborate and coordinate with Lower School gardener and teachers to promote farm to table eating and education.
- Source local and organic ingredients
- Manage two additional employees and volunteers including training, scheduling, daily supervision, and time and attendance tracking.
- Establish and implement an effective method of meal count forecasting.
- Supervise the preparation and service of meals for special functions and community activities.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Experience in catering, restaurant, or school food production
- An avid belief and demonstrated interest in local, sustainable eating. Such an interest may be from coursework, volunteerism, or professional experience.
- Knowledge of basic math applications and computations.
- Experience producing allergen-free tasty food choices.
- Must share the School’s passion for its new food service vision which includes sustainable healthy eating, closing students’ gap between food production and dining, and increasing nutritional understanding among our students.
- Must have a warm and welcoming personality
- Must be interested in working with elementary-aged students
- Must be open to learning and continued growth in the areas nutrition, local food production, food storage, and education
- Must be interested in helping to market this new vision to the school community
- Must be willing to work with teachers to create student opportunities for food tasting and production
Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:
- Requires physical exertion, including prolonged sitting or standing. stooping, bending, lifting, and reaching.
- Must be able to work in noisy and crowded environments.
- Must be able to work in and around fumes and odors.
- Must be willing to work outdoors
Salary is competitive with top independent schools in the region and commensurate with experience. Friends’ Central School offers an excellent benefits package, including four weeks vacation.
Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Friends’ Central School seeks candidates with a commitment to fostering an inclusive learning community, who will address issues of diversity, as well as enhance the Philosophy of Inclusivity and Awareness articulated in our Diversity Statement.