Employment Offered

Date Submitted:
01/15/21


Farm Name:
Root Down Farm


County:
Erie


Position Title:
Farm Crew Member+ Greenhouse/High Tunnel Manager


Position Description:

Root Down Farm is a 300 member CSA farm serving greater Buffalo. We are entering our 11th season this year. We farm around 12 acres of mixed vegetables, herbs, melons, and cut flowers on land protected by the WNY Land Conservancy. We also deliver to wholesale accounts that include local restaurants, grocery stores, and other farms.
Farm Crew Members are involved in multiple aspects of the farm including transplanting, hand weeding, hoeing, harvesting, washing and packing produce. There is also greenhouse and high tunnel work including seeding, watering, trellising and turning beds by hand. We also have wholesale accounts which require harvest, packing and delivering for. If you have interest in or experience with tractors then you would also be helping with field prep, bed forming, transplanting, cultivating, and cover cropping.
Greenhouse and High Tunnel Production Head is in charge of the care and management of the greenhouse and high tunnels. They are in charge of carrying out the seed and tunnel plans as laid out by farm managers. The Greenhouse Head will also be expected to work along with the crew during regular field work and harvest as needed.‚Äč Tasks include greenhouse maintenance and inventory, seeding by hand and with the vacuum seeder in cell trays following the seed plan, water and irrigation management, managing other employees assisting in the tasks, bed prep by hand in the tunnels, seeding with a push seeder following the high tunnel field plan, pest management, trellising and pruning, transplanting, row cover management, grafting, and management of market garden beds at the homestead.
Looking for people who love to take ownership in their work and improve upon our processes. Both positions pay $14.50 for people with real farm experience.


How to Apply:
Please visit our "Jobs" page on our website for expanded descriptions of these positions http://www.therootdownfarm.com/Employment-Volunteer.html. Send your resume and pertinent info to us via email. You must be able to visit the farm for an interview in order to be considered.


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