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This job expired on November 28, 2022

Farm Manager Treiber Farms

  • Date Posted September 29, 2022
  • Location Peconic, NY
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Treiber Farms grows a wide variety of fruits and vegetables on about 15 acres on Long Island’s East End. One acre is a no-till market garden, there are three 1/2 acre plots (two are planted, one is in cover crop) and the rest is divided amongst blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples, pears, ND peaches. We make our own compost.  Our farming practices reflect our values of simplicity, sustainability and resourcefulness. We do not use synthetic sprays on any of our produce and seek to minimize the use of organic sprays, choosing to work with nature rather than against it. Most of our work is done by hand. It is at this level that we can be most attentive to the needs of the plants. Our produce is sold through a small CSA, farm stand and local wholesale accounts. We also enjoy opportunities to cross-pollinate agriculture and the arts through collaborations and events in the field and at our Old Barn. To date we have worked with: an ice cream company, tea maker, distillers, brewers, film makers, chefs, dye artists, educators, performers, art galleries, musicians, healers and more! Check out our website and instagram @treiberfarms to see what we've been up to.

Job description Treiber Farms is looking for a new manager to start as early as this fall for the upcoming 2023 season and beyond! Ideally we find someone that is well versed in small scale, low/no till, human powered farming systems. Bonus if this candidate has some experience with perennial fruit management, but not required. It is important to us that this person have interest in growing with us for years to come. We are a unique, small team on a small farm with big creative energy and room for a lot of growth. There is always an emphasis on keeping waste to an absolute minimum. We have managed to build a beautiful farm from scratch, but are always dreaming of how to be better, more efficient and sustaining. We want the land and the humans to flourish!

Candidate must have:
-Farm management experience of at least 1 year
-Positive attitude
-Willingness to learn
-Strong work ethic
-Great attention to detail
-Strong organizational skills
-Great interpersonal skills
-Ability to clearly communicate and lead in a concise, thoughtful manner
-Be physically fit and able to lift, transfer, move up to 50lbs 

This position is full-time, year round. Average of 40-50 hrs/week, with hours potentially longer in peak season and shorter in the shoulder months.

The manager will be in charge of but not limited to:
-creating a comprehensive crop plan with wholesale and retail in mind
-soil testing and ammending
-delegating daily tasks to the farm crew: seeding, weeding, cultivating, transplanting, pruning, washing/packing, watering/irrigation
-sending out a weekly wholesale availability list
-creating a harvest plan for fulfilling wholesale orders and filling our on-site retail space
-working with the owners to create and realize bigger farm projects 

We aim to provide a comfortable work environment where we lead with understanding, positivity and patience. We like to get the job done and also live a balanced life!

Pay starts at $51,480

  Compensation this position is : salaried Application instructions
This job expired on November 28, 2022
DeadlineJanuary 01, 2023

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