Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
06/25/19
Position Title
Head Vegetable Grower
Position Description
We are looking for a Vegetable Grower to serve as the manager of the vegetable operation as soon as possible for the remainder of the growing season. Produce would go mainly to a small family, with surplus going to a work site in Manhattan as an informal CSA. Working in coordination with the family chef, the grower would harvest, wash/pack, plant, cultivate, and maintain successions, as well as keep the growing areas orderly.

Compensation is competitive and can be negotiated as salary or hourly pay. Potential housing provided, as well as use of farm vehicle for work-related purposes.

This is not a position for someone without production experience (at least 1 full year on a production farm is required). Knowledge of small-scale market gardening systems, crop rotations, soil health, and general good farming practices is required.

About the farm:
Shekomeko Farms is a private farm in Pine Plains, NY (Dutchess County) growing vegetables, flowers, and perennial fruit crops. We grow organically and take pride in high-quality products.

There are two ~3,000 sq.ft heated greenhouses. One is a propagation house and the other is a soil-based house currently with fruiting crops (tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers).

The growing space for vegetables consists of 3 blocks, a total of ~1 acre, situated inside a fenced 3 acres. Automated irrigation systems are in place. Tools include several tractors, a BCS and implements, and an assortment of hand tools.

Currently, half the space is cropped, with plans for successions in place. Ability to competently step in and transition with the current grower in the next few weeks is a must.
County
Dutchess
Farm Name
Shekomeko Farms
How to Apply
To apply, email danny@shekomekofarms.com
In email body, please include your availability, resume with professional references, and a brief letter explaining your background in farming and why you would be a good fit. Please feel free to ask for more details on the job.
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