Employment Offered

Date Submitted:
02/28/24


Farm Name:
full and by farm


County:
Essex


Position Title:
Summer farm worker


Position Description:

Full and By Farm is a small draft-powered farm producing vegetables, dry beans, beef, pork, chicken, eggs, and maple syrup for our 70 year-round local CSA members. We are entering our 16th year in business and are excited about turning our focus more fully towards climate resiliency and early succession planning. We are looking for team members who share our love of farming with old techniques in modern times and who are looking to possibly take on a bigger role in their next farm job. In 2024 we are beginning a transition away from tillage and towards permanent beds for our roughly 2 acres of vegetables. We’ll work on improving our animal compost and green manure systems to keep nutrients cycling optimally on the farm, while continuing to provide great care for our pastured livestock and the best possible quality in our produce.

At Full and By Farm we strive to produce the tastiest food with the most sustainable organic methods—minimizing petroleum inputs like plastic mulches, raising animals in as humane and natural a setting as possible, limiting packaging and transit, and keeping medication and pesticides out of our food and our environment. We farm holistically—believing that all aspects of the farm are connected—minimizing outside inputs and producing food for our livestock, "fuel" for the draft animals, and compost for our fruits, vegetables and grains.

We are looking for a Summer Farm employee who will spend the majority of their time in the vegetable fields and will also jump in on animal chores and other farm wide work as needed. Tasks include transplanting, weeding, cultivating, harvesting and post-harvest handling with some animal chores and haymaking. This position offers a great opportunity to work with a team, experiencing the range of work of a diversified farm while also requiring the ability to stay on task—working independently and efficiently at repetitive tasks.

Starting date between May-early June and working through August or September. Ideally this is a 40 hour/week position but we're open to part time work. There is a opportunity for on-farm housing and for some winter hours for a candidate who signs on for the following season.


How to Apply:
Email fullandbyfarm@gmail.com or call 518-420-9335. Please include a resume, 2 work references and the dates you are available. Include in your email why you are interested in farming and specifically why you would like to join the team at Full and By.


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