Groundworks Farm in Pittsford, VT (15 minutes north of Rutland, VT) is seeking a highly motivated, experienced, efficient, and self-starting member to join the farm team. We are a young couple running a year-round farm, growing 10 acres of vegetables, pastured chicken, pastured eggs, and pastured pork for our expanding Summer and Winter CSA membership.
This position starts April 2nd 2012 and ends November 20th 2012. 40-50 plus hours, 5 days per week. One week vacation.
Responsibilities of this position include:
All aspects of year-round organic vegetable production and distribution, including winter storage, growing winter greens, and winter preservation. All aspects of care, management, and butchering of poultry, and care and management of pigs. Management of our on-farm and delivered CSA distributions.
The successful candidate will be timely, very efficient, able to self-motivate while working alone, comfortable driving a pickup truck, tractor and delivery van, able to lift 50lbs, willing to work 50-plus hour weeks at peak season, have a car, be generally handy, and have at least 1 season of vegetable-growing experience.
This is a fast-paced work environment and there is room for the right person to take on lots of responsibility. Pay will be commensurate with experience, starting at $800/month. Vegetable Share, Eggs, Chicken Share, and Pork/Beef Share included. Nice RV trailer with kitchen, bathroom, available for housing if desired.
There are ample opportunities to attend NOFA VT Summer Workshops, as well as the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link New Farmer Workshop Series during the season.
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