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Hiring: Tomato and Cucumber Production Focus – Old Friends Farm

Tomato and Cucumber Production Focus
March 14-November 18
5d/wk

This position oversees the general production and maintenance of our greenhouse tomato and cucumber crops. This includes selectively pruning to maintain adequate air flow, optimize production and to make sure our harvests can be efficient. This position also keeps an eye out for disease or pest pressure.  This position will also allow time working with co-workers on the vegetable harvest, field projects, and other farm tasks. Ideal candidate has prior experience with tomato and cucumber production and maintenance, is able to do solo work efficiently, has an eye for details, excellent communication and record keeping skills, and a love for tomatoes and cukes!

General Details for all positions:

Pay is commensurable with applicant’s experience and skill set.  Our minimum starting rate is $15/hr.  Workers must work the complete time commitment.  Full time positions have the option of taking five days off during the season, unpaid.  We do not offer housing for any position.  There are many farm perks, including delicious salads, veggies and flowers, as well as a fun and productive work experience!

Our farm thrives on a sustainable work model.  If you love farming, working hard, being on a high quality/high production farm, being part of a dynamic and fun team, and also having time to enjoy your non-farm life, our farm may be a good fit for you.  We want to cultivate ‘farmers for life’, and have no interest in having a farm that only can exist by having its employees give up their lives for its success.  That isn’t sustainable farming to us!  All of our full time workers work 36-45 hour weeks and can rely on work day hours starting and ending on time.

Interested applicants should be enthusiastic about local organic agriculture, have a minimum of two complete growing seasons of farming experience, be energetic, be able to work in all weather, be self-motivated, work well with others and independently, and have excellent quality control while working quickly and efficiently.  Must be trustworthy, reliable and responsible.

Apply via email with a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references.  Please specify which position(s) you’re applying for.

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