Farm Job – Farm Assistant in Alabama

Farm Job - Farm Assistant in Alabama
Farm Job: Snow’s Bend Farm is a family-owned and operated certified organic vegetable farm with some fruit and livestock as well.  They produce around 50 different vegetables and market them primarily to a 200 member CSA, but also attend 3 farmer’s markets and sell to 10 plus local restaurants.   The farm is located on a beautiful bend in the Black Warrior River just outside of Tuscaloosa.  More information about the farm is available at www.snowsbendfarm.com   FARM JOB TITLE Farm Assistant Begins March 1st, 2016   SUMMARY  The farm assistant helps with crop production as well as distribution and marketing.  They will be responsible for CSA and restaurant deliveries, vending at farmer’s markets, and assisting with all aspects of crop production and distribution.   QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. regularly, bend at the knees and back, and walk throughout the day
  • Accurately follow directions
  • Be friendly and helpful with customers
  • Enjoy cooking and talking about it
  • Ability to work outdoors for 6 to 8 hours at a time
  • Spanish not required, but helpful
DUTIES
  • Help with planting, harvesting, and cultivating field crops
  • Help with washing, sorting, weighing, and packing produce
  • Deliver produce to CSA drop-off points and restaurants
  • Vend at farmer’s market
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned by supervisor
  WORK RELATIONSHIPS Supervised by farm owners and a farm manager.  Works closely with farm owners and other farm workers.  Once well trained will be given sole responsibility of some tasks.   HOURS Tentative Schedule: Tuesday           7-3; Field and packing shed work Wednesday     7-3; Field and packing shed work Thursday         8-4; Birmingham deliveries Friday              7-3; Field and packing shed work Saturday          5 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Birmingham farmer’s market   COMPENSATION Starting at $14/hour Access to an abundance of high quality, delicious produce   Requests for applications can be sent to margaretann@snowsbendfarm.com Snow’s Bend Farm 1719 Ridgedale Drive Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 205-394-3561

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