Seasonal Organic Farm Crew Member Husky Meadows Farm
- Date Posted January 24, 2023
- Location Norfolk, CT
- Category Agriculture
- Job type Full-Time
Husky Meadows Farm is a production-focused, certified organic, diversified crop farm. We cultivate a vibrant, diverse farm-scape using regenerative farming practices on a beautiful property surrounded by 300 acres of forest. We operate a 2-acre market garden and mushroom growing yard with a small flock of chickens, an orchard and an apiary. We grow for our CSA, farm stand market and kitchen. Our Seed & Spoon kitchen creates and sells prepared foods and hosts workshops, educational events and farm stays.
Husky Meadows Farm is looking for a seasonal farm crew member to help with vegetable production and other farm tasks from April through the end of October. This is a great position for someone who is looking to gain beginning farm experience or spend a season on a working on a farm.
Job responsibilities will include all aspects of organic production: seed starting, greenhouse management, bed preparation, direct seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing and packaging, along with working a weekly farm stand on rotation and interacting with customers. Crew will also share responsibilities for daily chicken care and will help with log-grown mushroom production.
Other activities may include small fruit production, orchard production, and food preservation.
Candidates must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, able to bend and kneel for periods of time, and able to work in all weather conditions. Candidates should be mature, responsible, self-motivated and willing to work on a team as well as individually. Attention to detail and good communication skills are required. Previous experience is helpful but not necessary. Candidate should have a passion for food, excitement to learn and a strong work ethic and willingness to engage in educational and hospitality events.
We are a growing company and there is much potential for the right candidate. Our schedule is Tuesday - Saturday once our farm stand opens in May. This position is full-time from April 17 to October 28. Exact start and end dates can be flexible if needed (to work with school schedules, etc.). Housing is not provided.
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