2016 Farm Crew Positions at Turtle Creek Gardens
Turtle Creek Gardens is a community supported farm located in South Eastern Wisconsin. Turtle Creek Gardens is a certified organic farm with Biodynamic applications. We also market direct to grocery stores, restaurants and farmers market and uphold a high quality standard to our customers. We are seeking passionate candidates who are interested in advancing their training and experience in vegetable farming, work harmoniously in teams and have great attitudes that enhance our farm culture.
Positions Include: Field and Harvest Crew Leader, Post Harvest and Handling Assistant, and Farm Laborers
Field and Harvest Crew Leader must have experience in harvesting vegetables, high tunnel production, field preparation and clean up, operating tractors and basic vegetable equipment and managing crews.
This is a full time seasonal position with a two year commitment.
Skills include familiarity with vegetables in judging for ripeness, quality, horticultural aptitude, industry standards, pest and weed management and work efficiencies. Applicants will have experience leading other farm laborers in harvesting and other field work requirements, setting a pace, instructing others and will assist the farm operator for field preparation and scheduled sprays. Leadership aptitude a must.
The right candidate will have the opportunity for a long term co-management position.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience. $10-$12/hr. Benefits include vegetables, fruit and meat.
Post Harvest and Handling Assistant works with our pack shed crew in a co-leadership role with our current leader. This is a 40hr/week position June-November. Our pack shed crew has the opportunity to rotate in and out of the pack shed to work with our field crew. Experience with industry standards and quality control desired.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience. $8-$9/hr. Benefits include vegetables, fruit and meat.
Farm Laborers will be part of a harvest and field team responsible for weekly CSA and wholesale harvests, weeding, staking tomatoes, and cleaning fields at the end of the season. Candidates will have experience working in teams and are open and willing in following directions. No experience necessary for the right fit to our farm culture. These positions are flexible with start and finish times during the season and are part time 30-35hrs/week.
Compenstaion: Commensurate with experience. $8-$9/hr. Benefits include vegetables, fruit and meat.
To apply for the 2016 farm crew positions please submit a cover letter of interest, 3 professional references and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org