Snow’s Bend Farm Manager Job

Snow's Bend Farm
Snow’s Bend Farm is a diversified, Certified Organic, family farm where we grow 50 plus vegetables (encompassing over 250 varieties), flowers, herbs, a few fruits, and pastured pork... We are currently hiring a Farm Manager for the 2017 season. SNOW'S BEND FARM MANAGER JOB SUMMARY  The farm manager is active in all aspects of crop production as well as being responsible for CSA deliveries, restaurant deliveries, and vending at farmer’s markets.  The farm manager will also lead the crew in harvest, washing, and packing the produces, as well as transplanting and other field tasks.  We will fully train all employees and ensure that they are comfortable with their responsibilities. REQUIREMENTS              
  • A passion for farming
  • Strong work ethic
  • Be a critical thinker
  • Minimum of 1 year experience on a commercial farm
  • Ability to handle the many physical challenges such as lifting up to 50 lbs. regularly, standing for long periods of time, bending at the knees and back, etc.
  • Be helpful, kind, and courteous to co-workers and customers
  • Enjoy cooking and talking about it
  • Clean driving record
DUTIES
  • Help with and eventually lead planting, harvesting, and cultivating field crops
  • Help with and eventually lead washing, sorting, weighing, and packing produce
  • Deliver produce to CSA drop-off points and restaurants
  • Vend at farmer’s market
  • Other farm jobs
WORK RELATIONSHIPS Works closely with Snow's Bend Farm owners (David and Margaret Ann Snow) and other farm workers (a mix of full-time, H2A workers, and summer interns).  Once well trained will be given sole responsibility of some tasks. HOURS Tentative Schedule January through mid-April: Monday               9- 4; field work Tuesday               9-4; field work Wednesday        9-4; field and packing shed work Thursday             9-2; deliveries Friday                    9-4; field work Saturday              6-1; Tuscaloosa farmer’s market Tentative Schedule April 2017 through December: Tuesday               12 - 5; Tuscaloosa CSA deliveries 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 More hours available if needed during peak months COMPENSATION Starting at $15/hour; opportunity for performance-based raise after 6 weeks Access to an abundance of high quality, delicious produce Access to our vast library and educational resources Opportunity for advancement SNOW'S BEND FARM CONTACT INFORMATION Snow’s Bend Farm 1719 Ridgedale Drive Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 205-394-3561 margaretann@snowsbendfarm.com

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