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Seasonal Vegetable Production Farmer

Reports to: Farm Manager

Compensation: $15 per hour

Benefits: Housing available, PTO

Schedule: March 13 – November 22, 5 days per week, 40 – 50 hours per week

Carversville Farm Foundation (CFF) is a non-profit that runs a philanthropic, diversified, regenerative, certified organic farm. We grow produce, eggs and meat to the highest standards and donate 100% of our harvests to Philadelphia-area soup kitchens, year-round. Want to join a talented, committed crew in beautiful Bucks County, PA and improve your farming skills while raising chef-quality harvests to give away to communities in need ? Join us!

To learn more about the farm read our feature in the NY Times.

 

About the position:

Our vegetable team raises top-quality organic produce from seed to harvest + seedlings for urban farms. We have +12 acres in production, + two high tunnels for year-round production + a new wash-and-pack facility + a log-grown shiitake operation. We use cultivating tractors, water wheel transplanters, root harvesters and other equipment that help maximize efficiency. Cover cropping, soil tests and a fertility program helps keep our soils healthy and balanced.

 

Requirements

  • 1 year vegetable production experience preferred
  • Demonstrate record keeping ability
  • Proficient at harvesting, weeding and planting
  • Ability to handle product from harvest to packaging while maintaining food safety (FSMA) standards

 

Responsibilities

Working with our team to execute daily tasks including:

  • Greenhouse watering and seeding, transplanting, crop maintenance
  • Pest and disease management
  • Implement and maintain irrigation
  • Harvest vegetables according to farm’s standards
  • Contribute to a safe and orderly working environment
  • Support record keeping

Skills

We are looking for people committed to our mission and procedures with these abilities:

  • Work independently and on a team
  • Dependable and organized
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Readiness to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Detail oriented and able to multitask
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Desire to learn
  • Flexible in schedule and tasks

 

This job description covers key responsibilities but does not capture all job duties. We work as a team and there are times we need all hands on deck to accomplish a task. A willingness to participate in poultry processing is desired. Flexibility is key to joining our dynamic team.

 

Carversville Farm Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. 

 

To apply: 

Send a resume and cover letter with three references to info@carversvillefarm.org

 

 

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