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Market Garden Crew Philo Ridge Farm +2 more

  • Date Posted January 23, 2023
  • Location Charlotte, VT
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Philo Ridge Farm is a beautiful regenerative agriculture farm located in the small town of Charlotte, in Vermont’s fertile Champlain Valley. Using innovative, ecologically sustainable practices, we manage four hundred acres of healthy pasture land, forests and diversified produce gardens. We rotationally graze heritage breeds of livestock and grow certified organic fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Everything we harvest is processed and sold in our kitchen and Market, where we feature a changing menu of seasonal dishes as well as grocery and specialty housewares that showcase Vermont's local artisans and farmers. Everything we do is rooted in our commitment to honoring our
natural and human environments; we strive to produce and share nutrient-dense foods, provide an exciting learning environment for our visitors and staff, and strengthen our vibrant local community,
all while honoring the integrity of the land. Food brings people together. We love welcoming visitors to our farm and to our table to share our story. Learn more at www.philoridgefarm.com. Job description Position Overview
Title: Market Garden Crew
Department: Market Garden Team
Type: Full time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt, Hourly
Report: Growing Manager
Location: Philo Ridge Farm in Charlotte, Vermont


Under the general direction of the Growing Manager, and with the rest of the Market Garden Team, this position works in many aspects of small-scale sustainable food production. Our growing
philosophy is rooted in the farm’s ecological mission to implement a regenerative agricultural system.

The Market Garden Crew will be responsible for raising organic vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit, including seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing, packing, and various farm maintenance tasks. The Market Garden Crew member will learn many facets of operating a small farm including soil fertility management, crop rotation, weed and pest management, harvest and handling protocol - all while being part of a multidisciplinary farm and food organization.
The Market Garden Crew members are dynamic thinkers, creative problem solvers, display flexibility and possess a strong work ethic. As we enter the seventh season of growth for this business, PRF is
still developing and implementing systems, working on efficiencies and always innovating. It is imperative that crew members have clear, open communication with one another and the Growing
Manager, a desire to learn, and the ability to remain engaged and motivated throughout the growing season.

Responsibilities

· Production: all aspects of organic production including but not limited to seedling propagation, high-tunnel growing, harvest and washing for on-farm Market & Kitchen
· Field work: weed, pest and disease management, planting and cultivation, irrigation
management
· Operate on-farm equipment (walk-behind tractor, gator, manual transmission truck, etc.)
· Routine care of perennials such as pollinator habitats, orchard trees, berries and flowers
· Assist team members in general maintenance and upkeep of Philo Ridge Farm
· Maintain a high level of aesthetic for all grounds and facilities on the farm
· Support other agriculture operations on the farm as needed
· Support and participate in activities run by the farm including special events, farm tours etc.
· Manage other tasks as necessary to support Market Garden and business operations,
including potential for consumer-facing sales, and general retail contributions


Qualifications

· One full season of production farm experience required
· Two professional references, including one from farm experience encouraged
· Comfort and adaptability in nurturing interpersonal relationships
· Willingness to be open about what skills or concepts are being learned for the first time
· Strong work ethic and the aptitude to keep a consistent pace throughout each day
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Ability and willingness to do hard physical labor in all weather conditions, remain active
throughout the day and work weekends as coordinated with team
· Possess strong organizational skills, pay attention to details and efficiencies, and work to
improve processes and pace of tasks as appropriate
· Maintain a positive attitude and respect for all members of farm team and farm
collaborators, as well as farm guests and members of the public
· Accepting of the repetitive nature of farming and willing to do certain tasks (such as
extensive weeding) as necessary
· Self-starter who is able to work independently to solve problems creatively, but also not
hesitant to ask for help when needed
· Reliable, on time, proactive and prepared - daily. Will communicate if late, sick, or needing
to be absent from work with as much advance notice as possible.
· Open to learning new skills, to providing and receiving feedback, and enabling the growth of
others as well as the self
· Flexible and adaptable in a highly dynamic and collaborative work environment
· Valid driver’s license Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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