2021 Annual Crop Harvest manager
Ironbound Farm located in Hunterdon County is a 108 Acre preserved farm in the Highlands region of New Jersey. Our farm is a diversified operation which practices Regenerative Agriculture. The property consists of 45 acres of forest and wetlands and 50 Acres of Silvopastured orchards integrated with annual crops, livestock, infusion fruits, herbs and flowers. Additionally, we have about half an acre of high tunnels and low tunnels for year-round production of salad greens and roots. Our farm is also the home of Ironbound Hard Cider and a tasting room where we are producing ciders year-round, have lunch and dinner service seasonally, private and public events and educational activities. For the 2021 Farming season we are looking for a group of hardworking and eager to learn individuals to join our team. The individuals we hope to hire are team players, good communicators, critical thinkers and problem solvers. Willing to work rain or shine and in some cases from sunup to sundown. Annual Crop Harvest Manager (Farm hand) Prerequisites: 1. 2+ years of experience growing vegetables 2. Ability to lead and manage a crew 3. Strong organizational skills 4. All around team player We are looking for an individual to join our field crop team and participate in all aspects of field and greenhouse production while oversees coordination and management of our harvests. This person will be working closely with other managers to establish what crops are available in the field for harvest, what will be available soon. Taking orders from our wash and pack crew and leading the field team in our harvest. This person will be monitoring crop and harvest quality and will be responsible for field logs and record keeping. This role involves the following: 1. 35-50 hours a week March – November 2. Seed starting 3. Transplanting 4. Tractor operating 5. Setting up and moving Irrigation 6. Field clearing and turning over 7. Harvesting a. Crew leading b. Knowledge of how to harvest all crops and when 8. Post-harvest washing and handling 9. Packing orders 10. Ability to work with a team 11. Speaking Spanish (not required but a plus). 12. Willingness to work in all conditions 13. Ability to haul heavy materials in and out of fields on uneven terrain.