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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
2017 Job Openings
We are seeking a highly motivated and responsible individual with significant diversified farming experience who will work closely with the head farmer and farm manager to ensure the success of our business. The Assistant Farmer is trained to take a lead role in greenhouse work, vegetable planting, cultivation and harvest for our 200-member CSA, as well as animal care, pasture management, chicken processing, orchard care, and hay production. The Assistant Farmer is an essential part of the 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, and the capacity to operate with autonomy or effectively lead a small crew are essential attributes.
About Our Farm
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.