We are seeking an experienced orchardist to manage our newly planted cider apple orchard in Gardiner, NY. Ideal applicant will have experience with creating, managing and executing pest and disease management schedules, crew organization, harvesting and fruit handling. Biodynamic/biointensive and cider fruit experience a huge plus. Position is part-time to begin (but could be full time for the right candidate) and pay is commensurate with experience. Off-season employment is possible.
Johnson’s Backyard Garden is an organic CSA farm located in Austin, TX. We grow over 30 different types of vegetables year round on 190 acres and sell them through our CSA, at all the Austin farmers markets and to local restaurants and grocery stores in Austin. We are currently hiring for our tomato packing crew. This is a seasonal position with full time hours. We are hiring ASAP. This position will last until the end of the tomato harvest which is typically at the beginning of August in Austin. The hours vary but work usually starts early around daylight and 10-11 hour days are normal. The pay is $9.00/hour plus a weekly share of organic vegetables ($33.00 value) and bonus pay of $1.00 per total hours worked for those completing the full season. Duties include washing, sorting and packing tomatoes at our farm location 10 minutes outside of downtown Austin. We are looking for fast-paced, detail-oriented hard-workers who can work in the heat and maintain a positive attitude. Successful candidates must be dependable and have reliable transportation. Must be able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly and experience driving a forklift is preferred but not required. If interested, please send your resume to email@example.com.
Around the world, a new generation of farmers and practitioners of regenerative agriculture are redefining our relationship with the land and are producing healthy, nutrient-dense food. In this spirit, Bio-Logical Capital seeks to train and develop the next generation of sustainable Hawai’i farmers who will impact local food production, regenerate damaged soil, and improve the overall health of the land and the people it feeds.
Bio-Logical Capital is a land investment, development, and conservation company that operates a small-diversified farm in Kula. Farm operations include bio-intensively managed fruit and vegetable crops, orchards, and the creation of a variety of value-add products. The goals of the farm are to build living soil, produce nutrient-dense food, implement innovative practices, and create a beautiful, diverse, productive landscape that will become a standard for an international brand of “beyond-organic” products.
Success on the farm is dependent on building a strong local team and we are searching for farmers, with varying levels of experience, who can demonstrate a strong work ethic and enthusiastic focus on our farm’s long-term health and productivity. Continue Reading →
via the Quivera Coalition.
Applications due this Friday.
The Battery Conservancy is seeking an enthusiastic individual with significant farming experience to assist in running Battery Urban Farm in The Battery, the public park at the southern tip of Manhattan.
Battery Urban Farm, an educational project of The Battery Conservancy, is the first farm on this site since the Dutch planted theirs in 1625. Now in its third season, Battery Urban Farm is engaging elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as local community groups and individuals, in a hands-on experience of organic farming on one acre of parkland. Our vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers are donated to school cafeterias and used in our summer Farm Share.
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Great opportunity for a greenhorn chef!
Sheepscot General Store is looking for a cook who is creative and excited about fresh food. Someone who is fast paced and ready to build systems to make a farm kitchen efficient and profitable. We are asking this person to learn the current system and then add to it. The vision for Sheepscot General’s food is to be healthy, affordable and highlight the farm or local farms. Ingredients are to be natural (not necessarily certified organic) we don’t use GMOs, MSG, high fructose corn syrup, etc. We strive to provide what our market demands; nutrient dense, fresh, satisfying, simple, affordable food from a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Check out our website www.sheepscotgeneral.com ON SITE HOUSING AVAILABLE
The Rodear Initiative (RI) is a pilot project for an innovative management system designed to improve the health, diversity, and productivity of public and private rangelands in the Northern Rockies. The RI is working in partnership with Keystone Conservation and other project partners. Project operations are conducted on a National Forest summer grazing allotment outside of McAllister, MT.
The Range Technician/Rider will be a contract, full-time, seasonal early June and ending in mid October, with the potential to become permanent seasonal. The position may be filled by an individual or couple.
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POSITION: Regional Sales Manager for the Dallas/Houston area
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THE COMPANY: Estancia Beef sells the highest quality grass-fed beef on the market and is expanding distribution across the US. Consumer demand for truly natural, grass-fed beef is growing quickly and Estancia leads the category. The beef is sold into the top restaurants in the Western US alongside high quality retailers and specialty accounts. Estancia Beef truly is natural: It is produced without the use of feed-lots, growth-promoting antibiotics or hormones. Grass-fed beef has well-documented health benefits and Estancia sets the gold standard for center of the plate quality. Estancia works with a cooperative of 140 ranches in Uruguay following strict protocols and the company is currently developing complementary US production to supply 50% of company sales. Consumer interests, health trends and global beef pricing are all perfectly positioned for Estancia’s success and we expect to grow to $50 million in sales over the next 5 years.
Sales managers at Estancia build regional businesses by converting new retail and restaurant accounts; additionally the person is responsible for managing them successfully. The manager must work closely with chefs and buyers to ensure customer satisfaction and product fit. The manager must also help develop business through new and existing partnerships like distributors, brokers or affiliate programs. The success and growth of the region sit firmly on their shoulders. Beyond sales and distribution, the manager helps manage local marketing efforts, planned events, distribution and logistics, pricing and all aspects of the regional business.
New Pond Farm’s Summer Camp in West Redding, CT is looking for a few exceptional staff with camp & farm experience for this summer. The camp serves a diverse group of local and urban youth from neighboring cities. The nature center has acres of forest and a functioning farm with mixed livestock and gardens, many opportunities for adventure. Most importantly the camper population is small and close knit so the connections that can be made are deep and long lasting.
ASSISTANT MANAGER FARM POSITION OPEN
Assistant Farm Manager job newly created. We are a retired couple seeking help with sheep, goats, laying hens, and land management. Housing, food, and monthly stipend to be negotiated based upon initiative and experience. Mail cover letter and resume, with background and experience to Dharma Farm, 7955 Horn Road, Gambier, OH, 43022. Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in Norwell, Massachusetts, Norwell Farms is a community-supported farm that strives to bring our community together through nutritious seasonal produce, engaging volunteer opportunities, and local outreach.
This season, we will actively crop 5 of our 7.5 acres, with the remainder of the acreage in soil-building cover crops. We focus on growing high quality heirloom and open-pollinated produce for an 85-member CSA, a retail farm stand, and local farmer’s markets. We farm without the use of chemical herbicides, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers and are taking steps to achieve organic certification.
Field Assistant Description:
Norwell Farms is looking for two Field Assistants who are passionate about hands-on, fast-paced farm work. Continue Reading →
The Hickories (www.thehickories.org) is looking for a part-time intern to work in all aspects of our farm: field crops, greenhouses, livestock, and especially harvesting. We offer diversified production experiences and introduction level training to farm management. As with all working farms, some days are full of varied tasks and others are more monotonous (for example, lots of hand weeding.) Interns must be able to work quickly and efficiently, whether it is sunny and warm or cold and rainy, whether working with a crew or working on one’s own. An idea candidate: is self motivated to quickly and efficiently complete each task at hand; is able to work all day on your feet, sometimes lifting heavy things (up to 50 lb); has some experience working on farms.
The Queens County Farm Museum is seeking a Director of Education.
About the Queens County Farm Museum
The Queens County Farm Museum is a 47-acre working farm dating back to 1697. We are a public resource, visited by over 400,000 people each year. The site includes a landmark farmhouse, glass greenhouse, and restored barns which provide us with a glimpse into our agrarian past. Its rich glacial soil–which attracted European settlers in the 17th century–is cultivated today using sustainable practices, providing people with the freshest food. We are a New York City treasure where historic structures, productive fields, livestock and busy beehives bring agricultural history to life.
Job Description: Director of Education
Queens Farm is seeking a full-time Director of Education. Supervised by the Executive Director, the Director of Education will have primary responsibility for management of Queens Farm’s Education Department, which hosts over 40,000 New York City students each year. The Director of Education will have the opportunity to enliven existing programs as well as develop new curriculum in order to deepen the public’s engagement with this growing organization.
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