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While we will post specific job opportunities here as they arise, we are always happy to hear from hard-working, passionate individuals and to consider finding you a place at our farm. If you are interested in working with us, please send a resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Job Openings
We are seeking a highly motivated and responsible individual with significant diversified farming experience who will work closely with the head farmer to ensure the success of our farm business. The Production Manager will take lead roles in greenhouse work, vegetable planting, cultivation and harvest for our CSA, as well as animal care, pasture management, chicken processing, orchard care, and hay production. The Production Manager is an essential part of our core farm team and is expected to think and work like a professional farmer; attention to detail, an efficient and strong work ethic, the ability to identify and carry out big-picture projects, the skills to operate and maintain a range of tractors and implements, an inquisitive nature about improved methods, great communication skills, and the capacity to operate with autonomy or effectively lead a small crew are essential attributes.
As we look ahead to the 2018 season we are in search of hard-working, dedicated and fun people to join our field crew. Field crew staff at Sweetland play an important role in helping us realize our mission of building the soil while providing fresh local food for our community. Sweetland field crew get their hands dirty planting, cultivating, harvesting and packing over 100 different vegetable crops throughout the growing season, and have the opportunity to learn basic animal care and general farm skills like carpentry, fruit tree pruning and soil building techniques. A season on the Sweetland field crew will leave you stronger, smarter, happier and healthier than before!
Sweetland Field Crew
Mid-May through Mid-October 2018
Half- or Full-time positions available
Starting wage $10/hour plus vegetable CSA share
To apply please email Norah at email@example.com with a letter of interest and 2 references
Physical strength and stamina (Must be able to lift 50 pounds, bend and squat, and work outdoors in all weather conditions)
Problem-solving skills (Identify and solve or communicate problems to management)
The ability to use one’s own initiative and work independently on some tasks
The ability to work well as part of a team, communicate well with other crew, and maintain a positive attitude
Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
Field Crew: Basic responsibilities
Planting, caring for and harvesting diversified vegetable crops
Caring for animals, including feeding, watering, rotational grazing
Assist on poultry processing days
Assist during haying, 1st and 2nd cuts
Assist with carpentry or other infrastructure projects
Uphold high standards for production and presentation of produce
Working at Sweetland
Sweetland Farm is a diversified family farm in Norwich, Vermont. Started in 2012 on conserved prime agricultural soils on the banks of the Ompompanoosuc River, Sweetland currently crops 9+ acres of sustainably grown vegetables, which supply a 200-member CSA. The rest of the 200 acres of farmland consists of actively managed hay fields, pastures for livestock, a young orchard, actively maintained forest, and perennial fruit and vegetable crops. In the course of the next few years on the land we will be growing our CSA and wholesale vegetable business, bringing new land into production, expanding our hay-making capacity, and increasing our pastured meat production. Sweetland Farm is known for its high quality and bountiful vegetable CSA, healthy animals, thoughtful care of the land, and commitment to creating meaningful agrarian experiences for customers and employees alike. We aim to create a stimulating, interesting, and upbeat workplace for our farm team.