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Hiring: Vegetable Hiring Leader – Old Friends Farm

Vegetable Harvest Leader
March 7th through December 16th
5d/wk (This position has the potential for full year TBD based on candidate.)

This position oversees the harvest part of our vegetable production.  Our Veggie Leader scouts, estimates crop yields, recognizes the harvest windows/stages for each crop, and communicates this to our Wholesale Manager.  The Veggie Leader runs the Veggie Harvest, setting up, guiding the flow, and actively leading the harvest team.  This position will also include field projects and involvement in miscellaneous other arenas.  Ideal candidate has prior experience with diversified vegetable production and crew leadership. Must be a clear communicator with an eye for quality and efficiency.  Must be organized, motivated, and keep good records.  This position is great for someone that likes the fun of leading with a crew, the details of solo scouting and planning, and enjoys working outdoors!

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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