Begins: April 1, 2019
Ends: November 27, 2019
Pay: Hourly with Paid Time Off
Housing: Housing provided as available
Description: Carversville Farm Foundation (CFF) is a non-profit farm that combines ecological regeneration and agricultural production to serve our environment as well as our community. We currently distribute our farm products to soup kitchens and food pantries in the greater Philadelphia area to help improve access to wholesome, locally grown foods. CFF also sells some of its produce to local restaurants and at our weekly farm stand. We are in the early stages of creating a diversified farm with intensive cover cropping, perennial pastures for grazing beef cattle, pasture raised poultry, mixed vegetables, and mushroom production.
Skills Desired: Our livestock crew raises grass fed beef (roughly 10 steers per year) and pastured poultry (350 turkeys, 1,000 egg-laying hens, and 3,000 meat chickens per year). We work outdoors together in all weather – hot and humid, cold and rainy, and everything in between, including plenty of beautiful sunny days. We take pride in giving the animals a good life. Daily livestock chores include setting up and taking down electric fencing to move the animals to fresh pasture daily, as well as collecting, washing and packing eggs. Twice a month, we process chickens (slaughter, eviscerate and pack them). Ability to complete all field work tasks, and a willingness to be flexible team players and contribute wherever needed throughout the season; willingness and desire to work until the job is done, working overtime if necessary throughout the peak of the season. Previous farm experience is a plus. Applicants should possess the ability and desire to sustain effort in both an independent and diverse team setting, often in adverse weather conditions. Must be able to lift up to 40lbs. Applicants should also have the self-motivation to strive towards completing tasks quickly and efficiently. Driving our delivery van into the greater Philadelphia area will be required. Participating in processing poultry on the farm will also be a part of the job. Good people skills and the willingness to work with volunteers are important. We’re seeking people who are reliable, organized, enthusiastic, have good communication skills and an attention to detail, and have an eagerness to learn the principles of organic and regenerative farming.
Carversville Farm Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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