We are a beautiful small farm (3 acres) that produces a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits. We keep bees, laying hens and broiler chickens and turkeys.
The Vegetable fields occupy 1/2 acre and are managed on a low tillage, permanent, bed system (almost all cultivation is done with a broad-fork). The remaining land is planted with fruit trees, berry bushes, and ornamental trees and shrubs.
We also process a significant portion of our harvests through drying, canning, fermenting and smoking to make pickles, krauts, chutneys, jams, jellies, salves and the like.
We are excited to be hiring a full-time Farm Crew/ Houseperson. This position covers the roles of: Houseman (November-March) and Farm Crew (April-October).
At VF we offer a great working environment and a beautiful place to learn and develop agricultural/culinary skills and the opportunity to grow and evolve professionally within our company.
The Farm Crew will work closely with the Farm Assistant and the Farm Manager to carry out the work of the growing season. Experience is a plus but not required. The ideal candidate will share the farmer's love of nature and interest in learning from and about it as well as one of our main goals: to produce high quality foods through regenerative agriculture practices. They must be organized, detail oriented, have a positive work attitude, great work ethic and a sense of pride about the work they accomplish. They must be ready to work on a myriad of tasks that make up our unique farm operation, keep a good work pace, follow directions, work as a team as well as independently and unsupervised.
This individual must maintain good health, be able to sit, stand, kneel, squat, for extended periods of time, lift 50 pounds, and work outdoors under all weather conditions.
As houseman/woman they should be someone that is handy and feels comfortable making minor fixes within the home.
This person may be required to work some weekends and holidays as needed.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Carry out all agricultural tasks: Preparing soil, planting, tending to crops, harvesting, weeding, washing, processing, storing and packing produce
Care for livestock: Feed the chickens, collect and wash eggs, clean the coop, move fence, help with slaughter
Operate and maintain farm tools and equipment clean and organized
Keep records and work with farm software (Tend)
Participate in food processing.
Help build and repair simple structures
Assist with making sure all things are in their rightful spot.
Making sure the garage is kept neat and tidy and toys and sports equipment put away.
Assist with running errands, clean family vehicles and refuel vehicles.
Assist with projects or heavy lifting within the interior of the home.
This position is PAID: hourly, varies DOE, $15.00 - $20.00. We offer overtime pay and a great full benefit package.
HOW TO APPLY
Must have a clean criminal record and a valid driver's license.
Interested applicants please submit CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org