FT Vegetable Grower Love Grows
- Date Posted September 22, 2022
- Location Feasterville-Trevose, PA
- Category Agriculture
- Job type Full-Time
Blessed and plagued as we both are with thoroughly contemplative dispositions, we seek to use peaceful, sustainable, resourceful, and respectful practices in all aspects of our lives.
Although we are not certified organic, our vegetables are grown with standards surpassing USDA "Organic". We believe that healthy land grows healthy food and healthy people. We are a pair of ecologically sensitive growers with respect for biology both in mind and practice. We do not spray any synthetic inputs in or around any of our growing fields. Compost, cover crops and rotational grazing feed our soil and our food.
We are a 3.25 acre operation going into our 8th season, growing for 3 farmer’s markets. We focus on greens, roots and all things fresh for market while also producing a fair amount of longer-storing produce. We emphasize human power over fuel and petroleum-product use and we are especially keen to close our resource loops. This work is our calling and we aim to protect it and our souls from a heartsick capitalist system while making, like, a decent living. Job description Full-time Vegetable Growers will work in the field just as Ailsa or Brad would. This position involves all of the fun aspects of running a vegetable operation: sowing, planting, hand and hand-tool cultivation, harvest, wash/pack and slinging veggies at the markets. Ability to lead 1 or 2 other crew members is a plus but not required. The ability to do consistent, quality work at a brisk pace is essential. Applicants should be content and able to do demanding and repetitive physical labor in heat, rain or cold, either alone or with other employees. The ideal candidates will have a zeal for hitting the targets of quality and speed and enjoy knocking down that to-do list.
Prerequisites: 1 full season’s experience on a vegetable production farm. At least 6 weeks of preseason functional fitness training- even informally like youtube workouts every other day. We all have to shake out the cobwebs! Review of small-scale organic vegetable production methods if unfamiliar.
Time commitment: Ranges from 30-40 hours per week. Flexible start/end dates between May and October
Perks: Most of the things you need for good health: fresh air, sunshine, nutrient-rich food, routine, and purpose! Weekly vegetable share ($440 value). End-of-season and 2024 returning bonuses. 2 days vacation. Free snacks and drinks. Housing may be available.
Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $15.00 - $18.00 Application instructions