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 starlingyards.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kimberley at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and two references to email@example.com with “Vegetable Crew” in the subject line.