Reports to: Farm Manager
Compensation: $16 - $18 per hour, based on experience
Benefits: Health, dental and vision, PTO, housing possibly available
Schedule: 5 days per week, 40 - 50 hours per week, year round
Carversville Farm Foundation (CFF) is a non-profit farm that combines ecological regeneration and organic agricultural production to serve our environment as well as our community. We are a diversified farm with intensive cover cropping, grazing, hay, vegetable, poultry, beef and mushroom production. We currently distribute our farm products to soup kitchens and food pantries in the greater Philadelphia area to help improve access to wholesome, locally grown foods. To learn more about the farm read our feature in the NY Times.
About the position:
The vegetable production farmer will join a dedicated team of farmers to participate in raising vegetables from seed to harvest. We have over 12 acres in production, two high tunnels for year round production and a new wash and packing facility. We use cultivating tractors, water wheel transplanters, root harvesters and other equipment that helps us remain efficient. Cover cropping, soil tests and a fertility program helps keep our soils healthy and balanced. We are striving to create the most healthful food we can donate to those in need.
2 years vegetable production experience
Demonstrate record keeping ability
Proficient at harvesting, weeding and planting
Ability to delegate responsibilities
Excellent record keeping skills
Ability to handle product from harvest to packaging while maintaining food safety (FSMA) standards
Working with our team of apprentices and staff to execute daily tasks including:
Greenhouse watering and seeding, transplanting, crop maintenance
Pest and disease management
Implement and maintain irrigation
Harvest vegetables according to farm’s standards
Operate and maintain farm equipment as needed
Contribute to a safe and orderly working environment
Support record keeping
We are looking for people committed to our mission and procedures with these abilities:
Work independently and on a team
Dependable and organized
Positive attitude and strong work ethic
Readiness to work outside in all weather conditions
Detail oriented and able to multitask
Ability to lift 50 lbs
Desire to learn
Flexible in schedule and tasks
This job description covers key responsibilities but does not capture all job duties. We work as a team and there are times we need all hands on deck to accomplish a task. A willingness to participate in poultry processing is desired. Flexibility is key to joining our dynamic team.
Carversville Farm Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.
Send a resume and cover letter with three references to [email protected]