Vegetable and Garden Crew Member Liberty Farms
- Date Posted March 18, 2023
- Location Ghent, NY
- Category Agriculture
- Job type Full-Time
The Garden Crew Member position is a wonderful opportunity for someone interested in learning about all of the different aspects of running a small organic vegetable farm, from seeding to sales.
Under the direction of the Vegetable and Garden Manager and Assistant Garden Manager, Garden Crewmembers will seed, plant, and cultivate crops while learning about the organic production of vegetables, mushrooms, and flowers. At the height of the season, the Crewmember’s primary responsibilities will include harvest, washing, and packing vegetables, mushrooms, and flowers for our weekly CSA and markets alongside the Managers and a team of fellow Crewmembers and Interns. Crewmembers will also interact with our customer base and learn about the distribution of all our food and flowers by chipping in with CSA delivery runs and learning to help run our various farmers market stands, including those in NYC.
Although a season or two of experience in commercial organic or biodynamic vegetable growing is preferred, we encourage farmers of all experience levels to apply and will be very happy to train even those who are brand new to the profession.
Other skills greatly appreciated include:
An interest in and an enthusiasm for learning more about organic vegetable growing practices.
Excellent listening, critical thinking, and communication skills.
A strong work ethic and the ability to work well with others – a sense of humor is always helpful!
The ability to lift 50 lbs.
A willingness to sometimes drive farm delivery vehicles to, from, and within NYC.
Because we are in a rural area with no public transportation, a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle are required.
Spanish speaking is a plus.
The position is open from May through October 2023, with about 45 hrs of work each week including some weekend hours required, with the possibility of winter work after the season wraps up.
Compensation is $15.00/hour, plus a bounty of organic vegetables and eggs.
Housing may also be available if needed – please mention your needs in your application.
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