Rhode Island – Robin Hollow Farm hiring Farm Worker

Saunderstown, Rhode Island

Farm worker(s) for 2018 season: Robin Hollow Farm

Robin Hollow Farm is a fast-paced, diverse flower farm. The farm uses sustainable and/or organic methods on about five acres in Saunderstown, RI. We grow in the field, in high tunnels and utilize three heated greenhouses. We produce a wide variety of cut flowers and plants for three farmers’ markets, on-farm sales and floral design for weddings and events. 

Our family farm is successful, with well developed systems for all aspects of production. We focus on being very efficient while maintaining a high quality product. The opportunity to learn the skills to run your own farm is available to motivated employees. Cut flowers are a complex and exciting niche for a small-scale farm. 

Farm Worker Duties: 

  • Assist with greenhouse production, including scouting for pests and diseases, propagation and
    watering. 
  • Harvest crops, using proper harvest systems and post-harvest treatments and labeling. 
  • Contribute to weed and disease management, transplanting, tunnel and field work. 
  • Operate tractors, delivery vans and other equipment as needed, based on experience. 
  • Work at farmers’ markets, on-farm sales, or wedding flower set-up/delivery as needed. 
  • Assist with cooler management, farmers’ market set up (bouquet making, etc.) or getting ready for events as needed. 


Qualifications 
Positive attitude, enjoying good communication with customers and volunteers. 

Punctual and reliable. 

Self-motivated to work independently and in groups of workers quickly and efficiently.

Able and willing to work full days of physically demanding tasks. These may be repetitive and
strenuous, with occasional heavy lifting (up to 50lbs) and bending, kneeling, etc. 

Experience with farming or horticulture work is preferred but not required. 

Inquisitive minds are strongly encouraged. 


Work period and Compensation:
Mid March through November, 2018. Tuesday-Saturday for the majority of the season, with slightly less for the ends of the season. Hourly wage based on experience. Bonus based on performance and farm productivity. Farm produce (veg, herbs, fruit, flowers) provided in season, and a generous employee discount.

Contact:
Mike Hutchison: mike@robinhollowfarm.comWe will respond to emails with an attached resume and a cover letter stating what you’ll bring to the team.

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Family Farm Seeks Manager

Little Compton, Rhode Island
Seeking an experienced farmer looking to establish themselves as a leader on our family farm. A skilled laborer who is enthusiastic, creative and hard-working. Livestock experience a big plus – esp. beef cattle. Knowledge about organic farming, crop rotation and best use for lands encouraged. Ability to multi-task, manage a team and work with others is essential.
Compensation is an hourly rate commensurate with experience and Room & Board – available but not required.
Applicants must provide a description of their experience and have the ability to provide references. Applications must also have a reliable form of transportation.
Applications expected by email only: nimbyinlc@gmail.com

Newport Vineyards hiring Executive Chef

Newport, Rhode Island

Executive Chef

NEWPORT VINEYARDS, New England’s premier vineyard destination, is looking for a passionate and dedicated candidate that is interested in joining one of Newport County’s most unique destinations

Newport Vineyards is looking for an Executive Chef for our on-site restaurants Brix, The Vineyard Cafe and our in-house catering department.

We are looking for a bright, driven, positive candidate to manage to our Back of House teams and create inspiring food. Must have a passion for food, beverage and farm to table dining with a focus on sustainability and using locally sourced ingredients.  Candidate must be able to meet and exceed our goal of customer expectations and satisfaction during their visit with us.

Tasks include but are not limited to menu creation, staff retention & maintaining labor cost, purchasing, food costing, providing direction to other members of the kitchen team, maintaining the highest level of cleanliness and organization and produce a quality product our guests will enjoy.

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs
  • Work in a fast paced, sometimes stressful environment
  • Work a flexible schedule including holidays and weekends
  • Protects establishment and guests by adhering to sanitation, safety, and alcohol beverage control policies

General Skills and Qualifications:

Math Skills, Communication, Resolving Conflict, Teamwork, Persistence, Energy Level, Thoroughness, Professionalism, Client Relationships

Please send cover letter and resume.  Tell us about what you love about food! No walk-ins.  Full-time position

Big Black Dog Farm hiring Farm Assistant

Middletown, Rhode Island

Big Black Dog Farm (BBDF) is a boutique artisanal grower of flowers, micro greens and vegetables located on Aquidneck Island in Middletown, R.I. Our focus is on providing local naturally grown seasonally aligned products that are driven by the food community. Big Black Dog Farm’s unique assortment of products is a key differentiator of the Farm. We work in close collaboration with our clients, which include some of the leading restaurants on the Island, to identify and grow an unusual variety of the highest quality products.

We are looking for a Farm Assistant to begin immediately and work through the season.  The right candidate for the job will be a dependable, energetic worker with high personal integrity, a can do attitude and a passion for agriculture.  This role requires significant manual labor in all weather conditions.  The Assistant will work with the farm owner planting, maintaining, harvesting and delivering a unique variety of flowers, micro-greens and vegetables in a beautiful setting. Farming/gardening experience preferred.

Interested candidates should send their contact details and a brief description of their background to jeff@bigblackdogfarm.com

Knight Farm hiring Farm Manager

Glocester, Rhode Island

Knight Farm located in Glocester, RI is in search of a Farm Manager.

BACKGROUND – Knight Farm is a 40 acre, mostly, apple orchard. It was owned by the Knight Family for more than 150 years until it was purchased by the current owner in 2004. The current owner is a real estate developer and purchased the farm with the intention to develop the land but fell in love with it. Early in 2008 it was decided we must make every effort to preserve such as a historic farm. It was at that time a breakfast restaurant and ice cream parlor were added at Knight Farm. It took 3 years to get the 100 year old trees back in shape. Currently the farm is a Pick Your Own/ U-Pick Orchard.

Knight Farm is looking for a FARM MANAGER with a passion to continue to revitalize the most well known and iconic farms in Northern Rhode Island.

The candidate must have minimum a BA degree or extensive (more than 5 years) experience in full time farming, Apple farming is most preferred. We are looking for the manager to work with the owner in implementing many of the following list of items. Not necessarily all at once but over time with a plan.

  • Candidate must move to Knight Farm. Housing will be provided. We have the original Farm home vacant and ready for our first Farm Manager.
    Apple Tree spray regiment/program – This is first and foremost the most important item on the list.
  • Designing and ordering new block of tall spindle system Apple Trees
  • Planting Pumpkin, Gourd, Sugar Pumpkin Patch with effective spray program and opening a Large Scale Pumpkin patch for 2015.
  • Help to prepare fields and plant Corn for Maze to open fall 2015
  • Working with local restaurants to plant and maintain a summer garden for sale and use at their establishments. We currently have an approximately 8000 sf garden to produce fresh vegetables for our breakfast restaurant during the growing season. Candidate will be responsible for planting, spraying and harvesting the produce.
  • Co-coordinating the purchase of produce not grown at Knight Farm for sale in our produce stand during season. So we may offer a variety of produce for our customers
  • Fall Season – Co-coordinating purchase of fall items if not grown at Knight Farm such as Hay, Pumpkins, Sugar Pumpkins, gourds, Mums, Corn Stalks.
  • Contacting many local schools to book school tours for the Spring and Fall seasons.
  • Having basic knowledge of Farm equipment and to be resourceful while maintaining and fixing equipment as necessary.
  • Contacting local vendors to provide sale for early apples
  • Identify new Local and Federal grants that may benefit Knight Farm and we hopefully can take advantage of.
  • Help to purchase Cider press and Cider Donut making machine. Implement these products into the produce stand

Knight Farm has the ambition and resources to complete all tasks listed above but will need the help of that one special person.

Candidate will have freedom to express ideas while working with the owner to expand the business of farming at Knight Farm. The owner will provide guidance and whatever is necessary to give the best chance for success. You must bring knowledge, passion, common sense and a strong work ethic to the job.

As compensation the candidate will receive housing, breakfast and lunch daily along with an agreed salary. This is not an hourly job. Candidate must be able to manage time effectively to maintain and grow the orchard according to the short and long term plans.

If you love farming, have a passion for what you do, and would like to find a long term home this just might be the place for you.

Please send resume and or qualifications via email to KnightFarm@outlook.com

Knight Farm LLC

1 Snake Hill Road

Glocester, RI 02857

www.KnightFarm.com

Borders Farm hiring Farm Manger

Resident Farm Manager Position Available

Borders Farm is seeking a Resident Farm Manager to operate our working farm in Foster, Rhode Island.  Duties include operating a small working livestock/vegetable farm and maintaining the farm buildings and grounds.  The Farm Manager would be expected to coordinate farming, forestry and caretaking plans with the Board of Directors and its committees.

Compensation will include:

  • Use of the Allen House, a restored 1780’s farmhouse
  • Negotiable financial compensation and/or the manager farming on their own behalf

For more information, please contact Holly Howard, Secretary BFPI

bordersfarm@gmail.com

Borders Farm Preservation, Inc. (BFPI) is a non-profit (501(c)(3) organization with a 210 acre farm in Foster, Rhode Island. It is listed as a Historical District in the National Historic Registry.

Robin Hollow Farm hiring Farm Workers

Saunderstown, Rhode Island

Farm worker(s) for 2014 season: Robin Hollow Farm

About the Farm:

Robin Hollow Farm is a fast-paced, diverse flower farm. The farm uses sustainable and/or organic methods on about five acres in Saunderstown, RI. We grow in the field, in high tunnels and utilize three heated greenhouses. We produce a wide variety of cut flowers and plants for three farmers’ markets, on-farm sales and weddings & events. We also do floral design for events.

Our family farm is highly successful, with well developed systems for all aspects of production. We focus on being very efficient while maintaining a high quality product. The opportunity to learn the skills to run your own farm is available to motivated employees. Cut flowers are a complex and exciting niche for a small-scale farm.

Farm Worker Duties:
• Assist with greenhouse production, including scouting for pests and diseases, propagation and watering.
• Harvest crops, using proper harvest systems and post-harvest treatments and labeling.
• Assist with weed and disease management, transplanting, tunnel and field work.
• Operate tractors, delivery vans and other equipment as needed, based on experience.
• Assist at farmers’ markets, on-farm sales, or wedding flower set-up as needed.
• Assist with cooler management, farmers’ market set up (bouquet making, etc.) or event preparations as needed.

Qualifications
• Positive attitude, enjoying good communication with customers and volunteers.
• Punctual and reliable.
• Able to work independently and in groups of workers.
• Able and willing to work full days of physically demanding tasks. These may be repetitive and strenuous, with occasional heavy lifting (up to 50lbs) and bending, kneeling, etc.
• Able to and interested in working efficiently and quickly.
• Experience with farming or horticulture work is preferred but not required.
• Inquisitive minds are strongly encouraged.

Work period and Compensation:
Mid April thru November, 2013. Tuesday-Saturday for the majority of the season, with slightly less for the ends of the season. Hourly wage based on experience. Bonus based on performance and farm productivity. Farm produce (veg, herbs, fruit, flowers) provided in season.

Contact:
Mike Hutchison: flowerfarmjob@gmail.com
Please include a resume and a cover letter stating why you’d like to work with us.