Farmers Market Assistant Wild Hope Farm +2 more
- Date Posted November 29, 2023
- Location Chester, SC
- Category Agriculture
- Job type Full-Time
We seek strong, efficient people with experience and passion who aspire to manage a production farm one day. All employees are integral members of our 10-17 person team at Wild Hope Farm. During the season you will be exposed to all aspects of organic farming and deepen your knowledge of our organic farming methods, produce and operations, season extension, cover cropping, reduced-tillage methods, composting, soil quality, harvesting and packing, customer delivery, and selling. We will assess your development and coach you towards operating independently over the time with us.
As a part of our goal in hiring career farmers, you are eligible to participate in our company’s 401k with 3% matching and receive a $150/mo healthcare stipend after a year of employment. Other benefits include free vegetables, 5 paid vacation days, 2 paid personal days and 5 paid sick days.
- Crew members will mainly participate in harvest, wash and pack for CSA and markets throughout the season
- Additional crew tasks will include transplanting, hoeing, hand weeding, greenhouse seeding, bin washing, trellising and flower harvesting
- Other activities could include weed whacking, mowing, basic drip irrigation setup and removal, sheet mulching and various farm or property maintenance tasks
- Crew members are expected to maintain focus and mental engagement in the task at hand
MARKET RESPONSIBILITIES With an expanding CSA program and busy market booth, the farmers markets are significant sales channels for the farm. The farmers market crew member is responsible for all aspects of running our booth at the farmers market booth late April through November.
- Assist in planning, preparing and packing for the Farmers Market on Fridays
- Driving the truck and trailer or cargo van to Market every Saturday
- Set-up and break-down of the market booth on Saturday
- Record keeping of market sales using the Square App
- Ability (and confidence) to learn how to drive a truck and refrigerated trailer
- Saturday market recap emails