Responsible for the coordination and implementation of Tomato Mountain Farm’s 10-acre production field with sales and distribution to CSA, farmers markets, and in-house kitchen. This is a full-time, salaried position beginning immediately.
Tomato Mountain Farm, LLC is a certified-organic, produce farm located in Brooklyn, WI. Specializing in high-quality tomato production, TMF grows a wide variety of organic produce for sale at markets, through our CSA program, and for use in value-added jarred products including salsa, preserves, soup, pasta sauce, and more. Particularly committed to fostering healthy soil life, TMF strives to farm in ways that do not merely reduce environmental degradation but increase organic matter, adding value back to the land. You can visit www.tomatomountain.com
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– Experience: 1 year prior experience in sustainable production farming or similarly transferable experience; priority given to candidates with experience in managing daily operations and field staff.
– Education: Background in biology, agricultural, or consumer sciences preferred.
– Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal, supervisory, planning, and training skills; excellent organizational skills.
– Capabilities: High energy and enthusiasm; work well with a wide range of people; work well under pressure; handle multiple tasks at once; adapt to changing situations on a daily basis.
Manage 10-acre production field & greenhouse operation. Includes crop planning, supply ordering, tillage, fertility, care, harvest and handling, irrigation, crop rotation; Train, supervise, evaluate field workers (4-5); Facilitate participation in Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee area farmers’ markets throughout growing season; Manage harvest, packing, and distribution of CSA orders June 1 – December 21; Supervise and coordinate care, maintenance, cleanliness and organization of production fields, greenhouses, irrigation, equipment, tools, stations, sheds and related spaces.
Minimum expectation of 50-60 hrs/week.
$1000-2000/month to start; commensurate with experience.
It is much preferred that the Field Manager lives on-site in the farm house along with most of our other full-time employees. Irregular hours are common and much easier to accommodate for on-site employees. We work toward a regular schedule as much as possible, but dancing around weather systems does not often afford the luxury of a 20-minute commute.
On-site, salaried employees are provided with room and board as part of their compensation. Rooms are private with shared bath and include usual amenities – wireless internet, washer and dryer, access to all common areas. Board includes produce from harvest, a monthly grocery stipend, and group lunches.
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