Employment Offered

Date Submitted:
03/18/24


Farm Name:
Abode Farm


County:
Columbia


Position Title:
PT Farmer


Position Description:

Abode Farm is looking for a PART TIME FARMER for 2024

Abode Farm is a diversified queer-run, NOFA-NY certified organic vegetable farm located in New Lebanon, New York just over the Massachusetts border. We work on 7 acres to supply fresh produce to our CSA members, three farmers markets, schools, food pantries, restaurants, and distributors. Our farm leases land from a spiritual retreat center and a residential high school, and we work in close partnership with the Mount Lebanon Artist Residency, so we are often interacting with and working alongside students, artists, and the public. We also work with a local farm-based youth development program, Roots Rising. Check out our website for more info: www.abodefarm.com .

Part-time Farmer
We’re looking for a part time farmer to assist in all aspects of growing including greenhouse propagation, weeding, harvesting, cultivating, distribution, and marketing our produce. Investment in sustainable agriculture, good communication and self-direction is a must. Position is flexible and can potentially become full-time.

Schedule & Compensation
Length: Mid April - November (option to start earlier and/or continue later in the season)
Compensation: $16-20, DOE, plus vegetables

The work schedule is 3-4 days a week 8:00am-5pm, with an hour-long paid lunch break. You must be able to commit through November, as we do our large root harvests in late October/early November. Weekend chores will be expected intermittently. Interest in working farmers markets is a plus and potential additional hours!

Job Requirements
-At least one full season of vegetable farming experience at a scale of 3+ acres
-Excellent work ethic and ability to work outside in all weather conditions
-Able to work independently and take initiative
-Punctuality and flexibility to shift schedule when the need arises
-Willingness to ask for help when needed
-Physically fit and able to lift up to 50lbs
-Good communication skills; comfortable sharing and receiving feedback
-Enjoy being part of a team and interacting with others (including potential volunteers) throughout the work day
-Drivers license and tractor experience


How to Apply:
Send 2 references, a resume, and a cover letter describing yourself to abodecsa@gmail.com. Please include your farming experience, your personal interests in farming, any management and organizing experience, tractor/machining skills, strengths and weaknesses, and why you’re interested in Abode Farm.


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