Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
11/25/19
Position Title
Vegetable Crewmember
Position Description
Liberty Farms, www.libertyfarmsny.com, a NOFA NY certified organic farm in Columbia County NY, is hiring for its vegetable crew for the 2020 season. Liberty Farms is supported by a 150 member CSA and weekly farmers’ market, and grows on about 12 acres.
A vegetable crewmember’s primary responsibilities would include harvest, washing and packing vegetables for the weekly CSA and market under the direction of the Vegetable Manager and Assistant Manager. Crewmembers would also work with the managers to seed, plant, and cultivate crops while learning about the organic production of vegetables. They would also help run the farm stand at the Stuyvesant Town Greenmarket in NYC on Sundays, including transporting produce down to the market. This is a good opportunity for someone interested in learning about all of the different aspects of running a small organic vegetable farm, from seeding to sales.
An ideal candidate would have at least one season experience in commercial Organic or Biodynamic vegetable growing. Experience and prior skills greatly appreciated include:
-An ability to think independently and follow directions
-Excellent communication skills
-An interest in and enthusiasm for learning more about organic vegetable growing practices
-An ability to work well with others and with a strong work ethic. A sense of humor is always useful.
-An ability to lift 50 pounds
-A valid driver’s license and willingness to sometimes drive farm delivery vehicles within NYC
-Reliable transportation to and from the farm.

The position is open from mid May through October, 2020, with about 40 hrs of work each week, with some weekend hours required. Compensation is hourly, depending on experience. Crewmembers will get weekly vegetables and eggs from our pasture raised chickens. Housing may be available.
County
Columbia
Farm Name
Liberty Farms
How to Apply
Please send inquiries with resumes to librtyfarmsveg@gmail.com
Farm or Organization Website
www.libertyfarmsny.com