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Baker Wanted

Organic bakery is looking for a full-time baker to join its team. HAWTHORNE VALLEY FARM BAKERY is an established and growing bakery that mills organic and/or biodynamic flours daily to produce fresh, hand-formed loaves and baked goods. Located in mid-upstate New York, HVF sells its diverse line of yeasted and sourdough breads and assorted pastries locally, at its stand at New York City’s renowned Union Square Green Market, and through markets in the Berkshire and Albany areas.

Although some baking experience is preferred, we will train the right candidate. The qualities that are essential are a willingness to be part of a team, the desire to learn, careful attention to detail, a strong work ethic, high standards, and the desire to create delicious and attractive products that reflect our respect for food and our commitment to quality. (A sense of humor and a good nature are also appreciated!) We are seeking an enthusiastic and inspired individual to help develop the bakery’s product line and outlets and strengthen our current and future positions.

Hawthorne Valley Farm is part of a dynamic and exciting organization that includes a full-line natural foods and grocery store, an on-site dairy processing plant, a market garden, a dairy herd, and a Community Supported Agriculture program. The bakery facility was built in 2004 and features a Bongaard oven, modern equipment and an east wall of windows to capture the morning sun. It is attached to the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store, built at the same time as the bakery and incorporating the same green technology. (For information on HVF, please go to www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org.)

Located in the hamlet of Harlemville, HVF is about 35 miles southeast of Albany. It is twenty minutes from Hudson, New York; a half-hour from the Berkshires of Massachusetts (well-known for its cultural, arts, and outdoor offerings); 2.5 hours from New York City; and 3 hours from Boston. The area offers the combination of a quiet and beauty of a rural setting, accessible outdoor activities, and the amenities and attractions of metropolitan areas.

This is a full-time position that offers an excellent benefits package; salary is commensurate with experience. Please send your resume to Chris Stearn or Caroline Gordon at bakery@hawthornevalleyfarm.org or fax to 518.672.4887 (to the attention of Chris and Caroline), or call 518.672.7500 ext 114.

2.5 hours from NYC
3 hours from Boston
¾ hour from Albany
½-hour from the Berkshires