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Job Title: Farm crew member
Hours: Full time, 5 days per week, 40-45 hours per week
Length: April 2022- October 2022
Compensation: $13-$16 per hour, depending on experience
Experience: 1-2 seasons on a vegetable operation, outside manual labor experience

About the Farm
We are a small, certified organic farm located in New Hope, PA. We grow high quality produce, specializing in heirloom varieties and year-round production for a CSA, farmer’s markets, and restaurants. We offer custom box shares, which in addition to vegetables includes our own canned goods, bread from our on-farm bakery, and other local specialties. In 2022 we have plans to open a new space where CSA members can pick up their shares, and the community can experience cooking and eating local, sustainable food right at the source. We will be producing artisanal aperitivo using herbs and vegetables grown on the farm and offering on-farm dinners.

Job Description
The farm crew member will participate in all main farm operations, including greenhouse work, field work, harvesting, and pack-out. We are looking for a skilled farmer with a strong work ethic, a good sense of humor and a positive attitude. We believe strongly that getting sh*t done can happen in a fun and compassionate work environment.

We are a small team of dedicated farmers who share a love for working with the land and growing some damn tasty food. We enjoy the work we do, but it requires a commitment to hard work and a positive attitude through all weather conditions and situations. We expect everyone to work quickly while paying attention to detail, stay on task, and keep momentum in order to accomplish our daily goals. We have established certain farm systems and procedures, and we expect all crew members to follow these systems and instructions in order to maintain workflow. Good communication is key!

As a small crew, everyone has an important role, so reliability is a must. The work schedule is generally 7am – 4pm, Monday through Friday, allowing for flexibility due to weather and time of year. During the summer, harvest is on Wednesdays and Fridays. CSA pack-out and distribution is on Thursdays.

Responsibilities

  • Greenhouse work (seeding, potting up, watering, etc.)
  • Field work (planting, cultivation, weed management)
  • Harvesting for CSA and bulk orders
  • Tractor work (mainly mechanical cultivation and mowing)
  • Pack-out (washing and packing produce for CSA boxes)
  • Building projects, such as hoop house construction
  • Deliveries, if possible

Qualifications

  • 1-2 seasons on a vegetable operation
  • Tractor experience preffered
  • Valid driver’s license

Skills

  • Positive attitude and readiness to work in all weather conditions
  • Work independently and on a team
  • Receptive to feedback and a willingness to learn
  • Creative problem solving
  • Proficient in tractor use, including use of various cultivation implements
  • Able to regularly lift 50 lbs

Compensation

  • $14-$16 per hour, depending on experience
  • Delicious vegetables from the farm
  • Chance to work with a fun, passionate crew in a supportive environment
  • As a member of our small team, there are opportunities for greater responsibility

If you would like to apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and references to rootstoriverfarm@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Contact Name : Malaika Spencer
3211 N Sugan Rd, New Hope PA,18963,PA