Farm Job Near Red Hook New York

Barn and FlowersStarling Yards is a family-operated vegetable farm based on 104 acres just outside the village of Red Hook, New York.  They currently grow 6 acres of vegetables using organic methods for a 75 member CSA, a local farmers market and 10 regional restaurants. The farm produces a wide array of vegetables from CSA staples to specialty crops like crosnes and peanuts. Starling Yards is currently looking to hire two Vegetable Crew Members for the 2015 season. 2015 Job Description: Crewmembers will participate in every aspect of vegetable production, including greenhouse work, planting, hand and tractor cultivation, irrigation, disease and pest management, harvesting, washing and packing, CSA distribution and occasional stints at the farmers market. We are looking for one of the crew positions to be filled by someone who is exceptionally detailed oriented, with at least a full seasons greenhouse experience, who can help manage the propagation greenhouse. Schedule: These are seasonal, full-time positions beginning in April 2015 and ending the last week of November 2015.  Work hours are 40-50 per week, plus rotating weekends. We work 8-11 hours a day so scheduling flexibility is expected. For the right person, this could become a multi-year position.

Compensation: $400/week, plus produce and eggs from the farm. While this is a field crew position rather than an apprenticeship, crew members are encouraged to participate in area CRAFT meetings and workshops. Crew members are responsible for housing, reliable transportation to the farm, and appropriate farm clothes/shoes/gloves/raingear.

Qualifications:  They are looking for applicants who are open to experimentation, inspired by the complexities of farming and dedicated to delivering exceptional produce. The ideal candidates are mature individuals who are responsible, able to work independently as well as in a group, communicate well with others and enjoy hard work.  They must have the ability and interest to perform physically challenging and repetitive tasks quickly and efficiently in all weather conditions. They must be able to comfortably and safely lift and carry 50 lbs.  Applicants should be reliable, detail-oriented and ready to take on the demanding schedule, pace, weather, and inevitable challenges of a farming season with consistency and good humor. They are looking for people who are enthusiastic about organic agriculture and considering a career in farming. A minimum of one full season on a production farm is required. Building experience and a general handiness are preferred.

For more information and background on the farm and farmers, please visit our website If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kimberley at  To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and two references to with “Vegetable Crew” in the subject line.

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