Hiring: 2022 Vegetable Manager – Slip Away Farm
Slip Away Farm is a small-scale vegetable and flower farm located on Chappaquiddick Island on Martha’s Vineyard. We are proud to be growing entirely on conservation lands, continuing a long history of agriculture on the Island. Our mission is to grow high-quality vegetables and flowers with reduced-tillage and organic (non-certified) practices while also building community for our island neighbors. We strive to maintain a financially, environmentally, and personally sustainable business.
In the 2021 season, our tenth year, we supplied a 90-member vegetable CSA and a 55-member flower CSA. We also run a small, but busy, weekend farm stand.
For the 2022 farm season, we are looking for an individual to manage our vegetable production. This position is full time, five days a week April through September with some day-off watering and greenhouse responsibilities. This individual must have a solid understanding of vegetable production and ideally some knowledge of reduced or no-till practices. The vegetable manager will be working in close partnership with our flower manager and will be asked at times to assist in the flower production. He or she will also be responsible for leading any additional field crew.
We are a very small team so emphasis is placed on finding individuals who work well with others and will contribute to a positive work environment. We like to work hard and have fun doing it!
Requirements for this position include:
– A valid driver’s license.
– Ability to lift 50 pounds and willingness to work in all weather conditions.
– A positive attitude, flexibility, eagerness to learn, and good team spirit.
– Ability to work efficiently alone or with others, maintaining a set pace.
– Prior farming experience of 3+ seasons.
– Some basic tractor experience.
An ideal candidate would also have the following characteristics, although these are not required:
– Other outdoor work experience.
– Housing on Martha’s Vineyard or Chappaquiddick.
– Experience in no-till or reduced-till agriculture.
Salary: $18 – $20 per hour
To apply, send a current resume, list of three work references, and a letter outlining your interest in this position and your agricultural experience to Lily at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application period will remain open until the position is filled.