Creek Farm Job Opening
Vegetable Growing and Marketing
Requirements Special Consideration Scheduling and Flexibility Individual Responsibilities and Team Effort Your Experience Physically Demanding Compensation Commitment to the Season How to Apply
Growing and Marketing:
There's are a wide variety of jobs involved in growing and marketing vegetables. As member of this crew, you'll do everything from seeding the crops on the farm, to selling them at the farmers' market. You'll have both your own specific responsibilities and join the greater crew with other jobs as part of the team effort of getting great fresh food to our customers. This is meaningful physical work with a good mix of autonomy, team work and flexibility.
Special Consideration will be given to those who:
Scheduling and Flexibility:
There's a lot of work to do and we're looking for full time employees. Many employees even put in considerable amounts of overtime, though it's not required. That's said, we have a lot of flexibility with scheduling.
When you are working weekend days, we can give you weekdays off in exchange.
Sometimes you just need a weekday off to get some personal business done during normal business hours. We can accommodate that.
Individual Responsibilities and Team Effort:
It's a real team effort here. Each person has individual responsibilities, and many of the bigger jobs are shared by the whole crew. The jobs we need to do change as the season progresses. You'll participate in most of them. Your personal responsibilities can be shaped by your areas of interest, and your skills.
Here's a sampling of the range of jobs you could be involved in over the course of the season.
If you have previous experience, great! We really want to hear from you.
If you haven't done much farming or vegetable work, we can teach you.
The more experience you have doing the things we need to do here, the more different things you'll end up doing.
There are many opportunities for motivated individuals to take on more responsibilities.
Whether you are experienced or new to farming, we'll teach you something new, and we think you'll find it interesting and rewarding.
You need to have a strong work ethic, a strong back, and a lot of energy. There is a great deal of bending and lifting, and it requires athletic level of output. We work in all kinds of weather from 95 degrees and sunny to 35 degrees and raining.
This is hard work.
Commitment to the Season:
This is a seasonal position, but we need a commitment from you through November 17, 2017(the Friday before Thanksgiving). If you are going back to school in the fall, or have some other previous commitment that will prevent you from working the full season, this probably won't work out. For the right person we do have a couple of winter positions that will be filled from the summer crew. But we're getting ahead of ourselves.
How to Apply