Job: Organic Farm Hand in Illinois, 2012

Wild Goose Farm LogoSeasonal Job: organic farm hand at Wild Goose Farm in Illinois, 2012 Excellent opportunity for those who desire to work outside, work with their hands and learn how to grow healthy, organic vegetables! Wild Goose Farm is a small organic farm located within the Prairie Crossing Farm in Grayslake, IL. We grow a wide variety of vegetables for a farmers’ market in the northern Chicago suburbs and our CSA program. We are looking for a employees to join in the satisfying work of raising healthy, organic vegetables.  The season runs from April through the end of October, possibly into November. Applications are due in March Responsibilities: Greenhouse Seeding and Watering; Transplanting; Cultivating/weeding; Harvesting; Washing & Packing; CSA Packing; Farmers’ Market Qualifications: Team Player; Dependable; Hardworking, willing to work in all types of weather; Able to work well alone or in groups; Flexible; Good physical condition (able to lift 50 lb, able to kneel or stand for extended periods of time); Able to communicate clearly and follow directions; Detail oriented; Reliable transportation Hours: There are two positions available. You will be involved in all aspects of the farm from working in the fields to selling produce at a farmers market. Positions are 30 hours/week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday are on the farm, working from 6 am-3:00 pm. Either Thursday or Friday will be at a farmers market from 6:00 am-12:00 pm. Compensation: Hourly pay for the position is at $9/hr. Additional benefits includes fresh organic vegetables for personal consumption and hands on learning about sustainable agriculture. Apply: Please send a letter of intent indicating which position you are interested in, resume and three references to Meg Runyan at wildgoose.farm@yahoo.com. Email any questions as well.

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