Hop Harvest Crew Members

Contact Name
Max Licker

Champlain Valley Hops is seeking Harvest Crew Members from mid-August through late September. Come join our team!


Hop harvest is kind of like launching a rocket; there is a lot of careful planning, it goes by really fast, and you only have one chance to get it right. Each of the nine hop varieties we grow has a unique harvest window.  When we determine that a variety is ready for harvest, bines are cut down in the field and brought to our own site processing facility where hop cones are picked, sorted, dried, baled, and moved into cold storage.


We're seeking hard working individuals to join our harvest crew starting mid-August. The harvest crew will assist in loading our picking and sorting machines and doing quality control on sorted hop cones. Some crew members will load and unload drying bays and will be responsible for baling dried cones. All of this work will take place in our on farm processing facility in Starksboro, VT.


Like most agricultural jobs, hop harvest requires long work days and physical, repetitive work. While farming experience is always helpful, it is not required for this position. We will consider any applicant that is hard working, has a positive attitude, and believes they have the physical ability and endurance to do the work.


Hours can vary depending on the weather and cone readiness. Work days average 10 hours (starting at 7 am) and we operate 5-6 days/week for our ~40 day harvest period.


  • Ability to perform repetitive physical tasks
  • Ability to be on feet for long periods of time
  • Desire to get your hands dirty
  • Detail oriented
  • Dedicated, positive attitude
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Adequate clothing and footwear 
  • Safety mindset: understanding and adherence to safe work practices

COMPENSATION: Hourly - $18.00


Please send a resume and explanation as to why you are interested in this position to [email protected].


Website: ChamplainValleyHops.com

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