CSA Farmer Job at Sola Gratia Farm, LLC in Urbana, Illinois
Start date: January – February 2016
Duration: 9 – 12 months
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
CSA Farmer Job:
We seek a farmer to manage a 4-acre Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. Infrastructure on the farm already includes a greenhouse, walk-in cooler, water well and irrigation system, BCS tractor and other supplies. Responsibilities will include:
developing a yearly organic fruit/vegetable crop rotation plan including cover crops
planting, weeding, watering, managing fertilizers, pesticides and other inputs, and harvesting produce
promoting the farm, helping to solicit annual shareholders and maintaining shareholder, client and Board relationships
managing a 100 – 120 member CSA including the weekly distribution and pickup for shareholders and donated produce
overseeing work of seasonal staff, volunteers, seasonal interns, and community outreach programs
working with farm board to develop responsible and realistic annual budget
retail and wholesale sales of produce.
Experience in working on a Community Supported Agriculture farm or vegetable farm in the Midwest is important. Preference is given to candidates who have expertise and experience running comparable farm operations. Also important is the ability to demonstrate being able to work with Board of Directors, developing a yearly growing plan, managing budgeted money, maintaining a focus on the farm mission and achieving shareholder goals.
SOLA GRATIA FARM, LLC:
Sola Gratia Farm is a Community Supported Agricultural organization affiliated with St. Matthew Lutheran Church. The Farm is dedicated to producing locally-grown, high-quality, natural foods for its shareholders. The Farm promotes healthy living in our community through education, service and outreach programs. Responding to the Gospel, St. Matthew Lutheran Church and the Farm have committed to leveraging at least 10% of its produce to support regional hunger programs. There’s more at www.solagratiacsa.org
To apply for the CSA Farmer Job send cover letter and resume no later than close of business December 15, 2015 to Tod Satterthwaite, Sola Gratia Farm, 2200 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL 61802 or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Early applications encouraged. Call 217-3674-1189 with any questions.