Produce Manager Hickory Hill Farms
- Date Posted May 14, 2018
- Location Carlton, GA
- Category Agriculture
- Job type Full-Time
Garry and Susan Shaw own Hickory Hill Farm along with their daughter and son in law Jennifer and Josh Johns. Hickory Hill Farm is a generational family farm and Josh and Jennifer are the sixth generation to farm the land. The farm is a 204-acre tract of land located in Oglethorpe County in North East Georgia in a community known to the locals as “The” Glade. The land, now known as Hickory Hill Farm, was given to Susan’s family as a land grant by the State of Georgia in 1852.
In 2009, the family made the decision to move the farm into an organic, sustainable, four season, intensive vegetable operation and at that time Hickory Hill Farm was established. It has been a lot of work but worth every minute of it. It is definitely a lifestyle and we love it.
Hickory Hill currently has eight acres under USDA Organic Certification and is growing fruit and vegetables year-round for the Freedom Farmers’ Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta and Athens Farmers Market Bishop Park and Creature Comforts in Athens, as well as, Collective Harvest CSA and local restaurants.
Garry, Susan, Jennifer and Josh are attempting to recover a way of life for their family and save their generational heritage in farming. Garry and Susan are most excited to introduce their grandchildren to sustainable farming and land management. Josh and Jennifer now have two children, and their hope is to pass healthy, viable land on to them one day to own and manage their own farming endeavors.
We believe deeply in healthy local organic food, being a good steward of the land, educating consumers about their food, as well as, creating change in the “Food Movement” in our country.
“The land is important to us and how we treat it is what will determine if it can produce healthy food for generations to come.”Job description If you are interested in organic, sustainable farming and love food this job is for you!
Benefits: Your grocery bill will be considerably less if you love veggies! Opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a certified organic operation.
Job Description: Hickory Hill Farm is looking for a Produce Manager. We package produce for Retail Markets, CSAs and Restaurants Monday thru Friday. We grow a wide range of produce and have specific guidelines for packaging. You would need to be able to handle several tasks at once. Harvesters are bringing in produce that will need to be weighed in and logged into a harvest record and then packaged and recorded for various Markets, CSAs and Restaurants.
This job requires:
- Organizational Skills
- Understanding of Weights and Measurements
- Ability to Handle Multiple Tasks at One Time
- A Self Motivated Personality
- Ability to Work Well With Others and Different Cultures of People
- Ability to Take Direction and Move from Task to Task with Ease
- Ability to Lift up to 40lbs
- Ability to Work on Your Feet for 8 Hours a Day
- Record Keeping Skills