River Berry Farm is hiring for general farm crew members and potential Management positions. Our farm is a 30 min. drive from Burlington. The work includes field and greenhouse work. Positions start as early as March. A great farm to learn about organic vegetable, bedding plant and small fruit production.
Our farm consists of pyo strawberry operation, wholesale vegetables that are marketed into Burlington, at the farm and through our COOP the Deep Root Organic Truck Farmers Cooperativeand a retail and wholesale bedding plant business that is marketed at the farm. We have been in business for 31 years. A great place to learn the plusses and minuses of multiple marketing methods. We also do small teaching sessions ranging from soil fertility to plant and insect diseases and other production topics. We farm approximately 50 acres of crops and have 20,000 sq. ft. of greenhouses.
Tasks include, seeding, transplanting , hoeing weeding, harvesting. We work from 7:30 to 4:00. The day is divided into thirds. 7:30 to 10, then a break where we provide coffee, tea and homemade bread every day, work till lunch at 1 and then 1:30 to 4. You can count on stopping at 4 so you can pursue other things.
Competitive pay starting in the $15 range with zero experience and up from there. Benefits include unlimited vegetables, free strawberries, and paid sic time.