Work Opportunities at Good Work Farm We are looking for two individuals to join our farm crew in the 2016 season! Vegetable Assistant Grower & Beginning Vegetable Grower
Good Work Farm is a draft-powered vegetable farm which markets primarily through our 110-member CSA. We are situated on 18 acres in Zionsville, PA where we grow 3.5 acres of bio-extensive mixed vegetables and strawberries, along with cover crops, and pasture. We are entering our third year farming on this land, and our sixth season running a vegetable CSA. We are committed to growing high quality vegetables using sustainable practices to build fertile soil and resilient community. We keep a flock of layer-hens for egg production.
We are looking for two individuals to join our farm crew in the 2016 season! We are seeking candidates who have a keen interest in organic/ biodynamic vegetable production and a willingness to work with and around draft horses and livestock.
If you are flexible, organized, tidy, hard-working, and positive, please join us in growing plants, caring for animals, and building community on our farm.
Ideally, our Vegetable Assistant Grower will have a minimum of two full seasons working on a sustainable production-vegetable farm or comparable experience, an interest in a farming career path, a physical aptitude, and an interest in gaining management experience in a medium-paced, supportive environment. Preference will be given to those with Draft Horse and/or Management Experience. We are looking for an individual who fits well into our farming crew and who has an interest in harnessing a particular skill-set to further their career in sustainable agriculture. Specific Management Duties are based on experience and interest, but may include greenhouse, irrigation, pasture, or transplanting management. The Vegetable Assistant Grower will regularly work with the farm crew to participate in greenhouse seeding, transplanting, and hand-weeding, as well as harvesting, washing, and packing vegetables. Work may also include a wider diversity of farm tasks, from animal chores and CSA pick-up room management. Times and days of the week can be flexible, but will ideally be 5 days per week, including Tuesdays and Fridays and early-morning hours. No regular Sunday work. This is a seasonal, full-time, hourly position, 40-50 hours/ week, from mid-March through mid-November. Compensation based on experience.
Ideally, our Beginning Vegetable Grower will have some experience farming, gardening, and/or working with plants and animals, an interest in learning, a physical aptitude, and a strong work ethic. The bulk of the work will include greenhouse production, transplanting, and hand-weeding/ hand-cultivation, as well as harvesting, washing, and packing vegetables. Other jobs may also include anything from building/ construction projects to trellising tomatoes to farm organization and clean-up to CSA pick-up room management. Work may also include animal chores (feeding, mucking, etc.), horse harnessing, and pasture management/ fencing. This is an entry-level position, and those without prior experience in production vegetable production are welcome to apply. Times/ days of the week can be flexible, but will ideally be 2-3 days per week, including early-morning hours. No Sunday work. This is a part-time, hourly position, 20-25 hours/ week, from May through mid-October. Compensation based on experience.
If interested, please be in touch. Please tell us a bit about yourself, including your background experience, interests, passions, & long-range plans. Please tell us why you have an interest in working at Good Work Farm, and the date you are available to begin work. Additionally, include a resume and a minimum of 2 professional references. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct any questions to Lisa at 215-804-7352 or email@example.com. Compensation for both positions is based on experience and additionally includes a share of farm produce & eggs.
Housing is not available at this time, though we are happy to help folks find local housing if this is a need.