School Lunch Organic Farm CSA, located on 70 acres in Northern NJ, is seeking an Assistant Farm Manager for the 2022 season. Ideal candidate is interested in having their own farm, a career in agriculture, sustainability, and environmental work. The Assistant Farm Manager position is for a highly self-motivated individual, who embraces hard work, and can work in any weather conditions. Candidate should have a minimum of 2 years experience in organic or sustainable vegetable production. The Assistant Farm Manager in partnership with the Farmer-Owner will be responsible for overseeing greenhouse work, fieldwork, and CSA distribution. The Assistant Farm Manager will help train, direct and work with apprentices, interns and volunteers.
Responsibilities will include: Soil fertility, direct seeding, transplanting, cultivation, mechanical tillage, irrigation management, disease & pest control, crop rotation, routine equipment maintenance and daily record keeping. The ideal candidate would be available to start in March/April 2022. The Assistant Farm Manager candidate should have some mechanical skills, a valid drivers license, and the ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
Greenhouse seed starting and nutrient management. Direct sowing in fields.
Bed preparation: rock picking, cultivating, back pack flaming, weeding, & working with drip irrigation
Foliar spraying of crops for feeding and pest control
Harvesting, cleaning, and storing vegetables
Tractor and implement safety, maintenance, hookup, calibration and operation
Farm Upkeep: mowing tractor ways and grass borders, weed-whacking, building, repairs, painting
Working with apprentices, interns and volunteers—adults and children
School Lunch Farm CSA
69 Stephen Park Road
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
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School Lunch Farm Concept:
School Lunch Farm is founded on the desire create healthier soil and community by growing nutrient dense organic vegetables and fruits, heirloom and specialty crops for CSA shareholders, schools, low-income community members, farm markets, and restaurants.
School Lunch Farm Vision:
School Lunch Organic Farm was started with the idea that everyone should have access to healthy organic produce…. those who can pay and those who cannot. Our vision is to help solve this disparity.
We believe everyone has the right to healthy food on their table.