We are always looking for qualified, dedicated people to join our team. We have the following positions open for the 2017 season:
Production Crew: Assist with all aspects of production and distribution. Tasks will include greenhouse production, transplanting, direct seeding, cultivating, irrigation. harvesting, packing, and animal husbandry. This is a physically demanding position and applicants are expected to have the ability and willingness to work at a fast pace outside in all weather conditions.
Farmers’ Market Staff: A typical day includes driving the truck the market location, unloading the truck, creating an attractive display and keeping it stocked, serving customers, and packing the truck back up at the end of the day before driving back to the farm. Great customer service, organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work in a fast paced setting are a must. Job requires ability to lift 50 lbs, good work ethic, and a positive attitude. Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record and should be comfortable driving a 14-foot box truck.
To apply, please send a resume and letter describing your experience and interest in working with us to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Farm Internships
Applications now being accepted on a rolling basis.
Description: Successful applicants will be immersed in the diversity of our 15-acre farm where we raise vegetables, cut flowers, fresh herbs, laying hens and milk goats. Interns will work with us on a variety of tasks including but not limited to the following: greenhouse production, transplanting, direct seeding, irrigation, cultivating, harvesting, washing/packing, animal husbandry, and farmers' markets. We operate as a small team so everyone participates in a variety of tasks and pitches in wherever needed. We strongly encourage interns to plan to return for a second season to continue to develop and take on greater responsibility.
Positions available with various start and end dates between March and December 2017. Interns are paid and receive a share in our CSA program. Housing is not provided but we offer assistance identifying housing near the farm.
Educational Opportunities: We recognize the important role our interns serve and strive to reciprocate their efforts by offering a strong learning experience. Our farm is growing and this is an exciting time to become involved. Interns will be given a large amount of responsibility and develop the skills necessary to contribute to the operation of an organic farm. Interns will work directly with Al Esposito, who has over 25 years of agricultural and organic farming experience and is a Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ) and Foodshed Alliance board member.
Experience / Skills Desired: All applicants are expected to have the ability and willingness to work long, physical days outside in all weather conditions. We seek individuals that are enthusiastic, have a great work ethic, and a desire to learn sustainable/organic methods. Farming is both physically and mentally demanding and applicants should be fully committed to meeting these challenges. Critical thinking and common sense are underrated but important skills to have. Being physically fit, able to lift 50 pounds and move at a quick, consistent pace are requirements. Previous agriculture experience desired but not required. Having the aforementioned characteristics can make up for any lack of prior experience.
To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references to email@example.com. In your cover letter please include a description of any prior experience, explanation of your interest in organic/sustainable agriculture, note dates of availability, and specific areas of interest.