2024 Seasonal Crew Member- FULL OR PART TIME AVAILABLE

We are seeking a motivated Seasonal Crew Members for the 2024 growing season. This role will join the Farm Manager, Assistant Farm Manager, and one to two other crew members in the daily work of vegetable production. Working with the sheep, chickens, and bees may be included, but vegetable production will be the primary task.Efficiency and economy of movement in daily work is critical. We also want to have fun and ensure both staff and customers have a good experience.


Please send resume to:  Info@Forgehillfarms.com

Hours:

· This position is seasonal, and we are open to flexible start dates.

· Ideally, the full-time position will include approximately 40 hours per week Monday-Friday beginning by mid-May and ending early October (some optional Saturday hours a possibility).

· The part-time positions will include approximately 24 hours/3 days per week, Monday-Friday beginning by mid-May and ending early October (some optional Saturday hours a possibility).

· Given the nature of farm work, some seasonal flexibility must be expected. This may mean fewer hours in the tail ends of the season and more hours in the summer and making sure critical tasks are accomplished before clocking out. We do try to avoid excessive hours. We welcome college students and those with other seasonal schedules to apply.

Experience Required:

· One year of any farming experience is preferred and prior vegetable production experience is highly desirable.

Pay and Benefits:

· Hourly wage based on experience level starting at $15/hour.

· Simple IRA: 3% employer match

· Access to weekly half size share

· 10% discount on farm store items

Description of duties:

· Vegetable Production and Garden Maintenance (sowing cell trays in the greenhouse; hand transplanting seedling plugs; routine mechanical cultivation using wheel hoes, stirrup hoes, etc.; deploying tarps, row cover, and insect netting; occasional hand weeding; push mowing; weed whacking; UTV operation; etc.)

· Harvesting (processing, washing, weighing, and packaging of vegetables)

· Opportunities for tractor/walk-behind tractor may be available for the right candidate.

· Assist with other farm related duties (cleaning equipment and facilities, care for sheep and chickens)

· Opportunities to assist with our pickup days (when customers visit the farm to pick up vegetables) may be available but will be strictly optional.

· You will receive training (to varying degrees of formality) on details or tasks that you may be unfamiliar with. The farm manager will always be available to clarify instructions and assist you if you have questions.