As the Assistant Manager on our farm, your role will vary throughout the season but will primarily focus on the seeding, transplanting, cultivating and harvest of the crops, both in the field and in our high tunnels. You will observe and interact with other areas of the farm as well, but this is your primary area. You will also be involved with preparing for our CSA shares each week as well as preparing for farmer’s markets.
Due to the nature of farming, hours may vary over the course of the season. At times, longer days than usual may be required in order to complete all the necessary tasks. The Assistant Manager must be willing to be somewhat flexible in scheduling, to ensure the needs of the farm are met.
While experience working on a vegetable farm is absolutely necessary, enthusiasm, passion, can-do spirit, and proven ability to tough-it-out are just as important as that experience. Being able to regularly lift 50 lbs., work fast, and keep up the pace is required. Willingness to work long hours in the heat or cold or rain, and the ability to work independently are important characteristics. Being willing to stick with a chore until it is completed is highly valued. Applicants must be in good health, physically fit, and a desire to learn about and practice sustainable agriculture is a must. A valid driver’s license is also necessary.
Hourly pay begins at $18.00/hr and is paid on the books with NY-mandated Workers Compensation insurance coverage. Applicants with prior experience may be able to negotiate a higher rate.
A cozy camping trailer is available on our property if needed. The camper is suitable for one person or a couple (it only has one bedroom) and is self-contained with shower and full kitchen. Please let us know if this is something you would be interested in. Use of the camper is considered an addition to the standard compensation package.
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