Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center is a nonprofit, certified organic farm located on over 50 acres of conserved land along the Connecticut River in East Thetford, Vermont. Our organization has a deep commitment to developing regenerative agriculture systems for our annual vegetable and flower production and to educating others about the importance of supporting farms who are committed to growing food in a manner that improves and nourishes our natural resources.
Our farm is a community hub with a farmstand, retail greenhouses, a farm kitchen, a coffee shop, a cut flower garden, education programs, and unique CSA options. It’s a place where folks can learn about and deepen their appreciation for organic regenerative agriculture.
Our staff is a reflection of our community and is the most essential aspect of our farm. When you join our dynamic team, you’ll have the opportunity to make valuable contributions to our greater mission of promoting organic, regenerative farming and the transition to a localized food economy!
FULL SEASON PRODUCTION CREW
ABOUT THE POSITION
As a member of our full season production crew member, you will join us for a full growing season and work within all aspects of our farming operation to further Cedar Circle Farm’s mission promoting organic, regenerative farming and a localized food economy. While cultivating our production fields and high tunnels, your responsibilities include propagation house work, hand weeding and hoeing, transplanting, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and field work with appropriate implements. You will have the opportunity to learn about commercial berry production, hothouse tomato growing, no-till agriculture and more as part of our welcoming community!
Vegetable Crop Production
Prepare fields for planting, manage cover cropped areas, and control weeds in field crops and fallow areas
Cultivate vegetable crops efficiently, using appropriate hand tools
Assist in the setup, operation, and maintenance of Cedar Circle’s irrigation system
Oversee greenhouse and field planting projects, including construction of necessary field infrastructure to support appropriate crop growth
Contribute to pest management efforts through row cover management and release of beneficial insects
Support production systems for specific specialty crops (e.g., strawberries, tomatoes)
Harvest, Post-Harvest Handling, and processing
Harvest of produce efficiently and consistently for a variety of market needs
Maintain a high standard for food safety at all steps of harvest and post-harvest handling
Work in the processing area, including receiving and processing produce
General Farm Team Responsibilities
Track project time and communicating with farm leads if forecast can’t be met
Participate in crop plan development throughout the season
Work in compliance with food safety regulations and worker safety protocols
Maintain production records
Maintain a smooth, timely flow with team members while working through projects
Make sound judgment calls on product grading and time management
Perform other tasks, as needed and assigned by the Leadership Team
Participate in educational activities or events as required and pre-arranged by Education Program Manager
At least one season previous vegetable farm experience preferred (other work experience welcomed!)
Small engine operation (e.g. string trimmers, irrigation pumps) experience preferred (willing to train!)
Excellent time management skills
Consistent attention to detail
Positive, energetic interpersonal skills
Clear, consistent communication skills
Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity, and give/accept constructive feedback on work and technique
Ability to work independently and within a team
Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
Ability to work for long durations in inclement weather – standing, sitting, bending over, or kneeling
This is a seasonal position, full-time April through October (other time commitments considered). The full season crew member is an hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, fresh produce, and discount to our farm stand. Salary range is $14-17, depending on qualifications.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references on our website: cedarcirclefarm.org
Or feel free to email us your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: [email protected]
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date until the team is fully staffed.