Montalbano Farms, a diversified organic farm in Sandwich, Illinois, about 60 miles west of Chicago is offering two farm manager jobs for the 2012 Growing Seasion. They have a medium-sized (and growing) CSA program as well as farmers market stands. They are working with their organic certifier and will be a certified organic farm in 2013. Learn more about their operation and growing practices at www.montalbanofarms.com.
Managers for the 2012 growing season will oversee harvest for their markets, csa, and wholesale accounts as well as general field work (includes crop planning, planting, cultivating, and irrigating). These are full time, year round positions. Pay is based on qualifications and previous experience. All employees receive produce from our farm. 3 years of previous experience working on vegetable and csa farms is required.
Responsibilities for the field manager include: developing a yearly fruit/vegetable growing plan; planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting produce; and overseeing work of volunteers and seasonal employees.
Harvest manager responsibilities include: harvesting produce to provide our CSA, markets, and wholesale accounts with high quality, fresh vegetables; accurate and timely recordkeeping; helping with field duties on the farm as required; and overseeing work of volunteers and seasonal employees.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2012 (the sooner, the better).