Employment Offered

Employment Offered

Date Submitted
08/02/18
Position Title
Head of Vegetable Production
Position Description
Kretschmann Family Organic Farm is seeking a Head of Vegetable Production with minimum of 3 years’ experience on mid-sized organic vegetable and fruit farm. Unique opportunity.

About the Farm:
We’ve had a passion for growing organic foods in Western PA from the beginning-one of the original and leading certified organic farms in the East. It’s a mature and stable business; profitable, and diverse. For 40 years we have been pioneers not only in organic vegetable production but also a small disease resistant apple orchard. We operate a large CSA and do our own distribution. This is an established business, however with new hands on deck, we are open to evolving the current model.
In addition to half dozen locals, our current crew employs several H2A field workers.
Diversity is our strong suit-- veggies/fruit, country/city, Anglo/Hispanic, and mature/innovative. We have seasons, year round rainfall, and varied terrain.

Overview: We are attempting a generational transfer. Daughter, Maria, plans on continuing farm, developing an estate cidery, and would cooperatively manage and develop an updated farm plan. While this is a managerial position, with a small crew there will be multiple hats to wear including field work. This is especially true while learning the scope and detail of existing practices. HVP will take primary responsibility for vegetable production while Maria will do so for the apple operation.

Living: The farm is located 10 min. away from Zelienople, a charming walkable small town. Farm is 20 min. from very affordable-to-buy housing in Ohio River valley. We’re rural, but uniquely located well within an hour of Pittsburgh, PA, with great cultural venues, higher educational institutions, museums, and a burgeoning dining/food scene.

Start: Ideally, Jan. 2019. Could start immediately. Fall would be a great time to see the full scope. Interviews until the ideal candidate has been identified. The Head of Vegetable Production position is a unique opportunity for an individual with a calling and passion for mid-scale organic produce production.

Salaried full time position. Compensation commensurate with experience and responsibility.

Only those with experience, passionate about sustainable agriculture need apply. Email a letter indicating your interest, a resume, and complete application from our website. Send to don@kretschmannfarm.com Visit www.kretschmannfarm.com Call 724-452-7189 with further questions.
County
Out Of State
Your Name
Don Kretschmann