Employment Offered

Date Submitted:
01/29/21


Farm Name:
Abode Farm


County:
Columbia


Position Title:
Full Time Farm Crew


Position Description:

Abode Farm is looking for full-time and part-time employees to join our farm crew!

Abode Farm is a diversified, NOFA-NY certified organic vegetable farm located in New Lebanon, New York just over the Massachusetts border. Our amazing 5-8 member farm crew (and 2 farm dogs!) works together to provide accessible local food throughout the region. We work with draft horses and tractors on 20 acres to supply fresh produce to our 180+ 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 (in non-pandemic times), we are often interacting with and working alongside students, artists, and the public. We also work with a local farm-based youth development program. Check out our website for more info: www.abodefarm.com.

Full-time Farm Crew Member
We’re looking for a new full time farmer to assist in all aspects of growing including greenhouse propagation, weeding, harvesting, cultivating, distribution, and marketing our produce.

Schedule & Compensation
Length: May - November (option to start earlier and/or continue later in the season)
Compensation: $14/hr, plus vegetables and a discount on our farm store items.

We work 7:30am-5pm Monday through Friday, with an hour-long paid lunch break. CSA harvest days are Tuesdays and Fridays. Someone who’s interested in working weekend markets is a plus! In which case your weekly schedule would be adjusted. We run our CSA through the winter and participate in winter farmers markets, so there’s an opportunity for year-around work. We do need someone who can commit through November, as we do our large root harvests in late October/early November.

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 any experience with tractors is a plus!


How to Apply:
To Apply Please send a resume and a cover letter describing yourself, your farming experience, strengths and weaknesses, and what you’re interested in learning this season to abodecsa@gmail.com. Make sure you include if you’re applying for a full or part time farm crew.


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