Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
05/06/19
Position Title
Assistant Farmer
Position Description
About: Stonewood Farm is a small, certified organic vegetable and flower farm in Millbrook, New York. We till minimally and rely on cover cropping, compost, crop rotation, and other environmentally conscious ways of growing. We sell locally to retailers and restaurants, at our nearby farmers market, and sponsor a local food pantry. For more information about the Farm, please visit www.stonewoodny.com, facebook.com/stonewoodny, and instagram.com/stonewoodny.

Description: We are looking for one or two full and/or part-time Assistant Farmers to assist with most aspects of production and distribution. Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following: greenhouse production, transplanting, direct seeding, irrigation, fertility management, cultivation, harvesting, washing/packing, attending our farmers market, and maintaining chickens for eggs. We operate as a small team so everyone participates in a variety of tasks and pitches in wherever needed. Opportunity for advancement as experience is gained and proficiency is demonstrated. Pay rate is $15/hr. Housing may be available.

Experience/Skills Desired: All applicants are expected to have the ability and willingness to work long days outside in all weather conditions. Some weekend hours will be required. We seek individuals who are enthusiastic and have a great work ethic and a desire to learn organic and sustainable growing methods one-on-one with an experienced farmer. Farming is both physically and mentally challenging. Critical thinking and common sense are underrated but important skills to have. Previous agriculture experience, particularly with flower growing, is desired but not required. Having the aforementioned characteristics can make up for any lack of prior experience.
County
Dutchess
Farm Name
Stonewood Farm
How to Apply
The ideal candidate will be available to start immediately and work until the end of October 2019 or longer. To apply, please send your resume, letter of interest, and references to ken@stonewoodny.com. In your cover letter, please include a description of any prior experience, an explanation of your interest in Stonewood Farm, whether you desire full or part-time work, and note dates of availability.
Farm or Organization Website
www.stonewoodny.com