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Farm Assistant Verdant Hollow Farms

  • Date Posted April 01, 2024
  • Location Buchanan, MI
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Summer Job
Company description

Verdant Hollow Farms is located in the heart of Southwest Michigan and is proud to be part of a dynamic food and agriculture scene that is ever expanding in our little corner of the state.  We are a certified organic farming operation restoring soils, water, and woodlands using permaculture and regenerative practices.  We celebrate the natural features of the land as a working farm with multi species livestock and an organic seasonal garden.   We also invite individuals and groups to visit the farm for exploration and education through hands-on workshops, goat hikes, tours, and a popular airbnb farm stay.  Spring of 2024 also brings the opening of our state licensed farmstead goat milk creamery and farm store.

Job description

Our Ideal Candidate:

-Aligns with our overall farm vision and goals

-Is a clear communicator, flexible, has a positive work attitude & seeks solutions out of problems

-Possesses a strong knowledge base, formal education, or work history in sustainable farming practices

-Can regularly lift 50+ lbs above the waist or higher

-Willing to work in all weather conditions

-Will be a welcoming host to visitors in the garden and farm


Primary Responsibilities:

-Maintain farm store inventory: Restocking, rotation, pricing, order fulfillment

-On going organization and cleaning of the farm store

-Farm store POS system management

-Daily goat milking (3-4 days/week)

-Assist in cheesemaking, packaging, cleaning, and organization of the dairy plant

-Assist in sales record keeping and reporting

-Deliver wholesale and retail orders locally

-Develop local connections for wholesale and customer direct sales

-Maintain soap and other apothecary inventory (will be trained on both “makes”)

-Wash, package, and stock farmstead eggs (keep egg records)

-Ongoing organization and cleaning of apothecary area


Secondary Responsibilities:

-Garden inventory and harvest record keeping

-Assist in the garden with weeding, harvesting, bouquet arranging, etc.

-Preserve garden herbs and flowers by dehydrating, etc.

-Assist farm team in various agritourism events, ie concerts, goat hikes, workshops

-Post airbnb guest turnover (stripping beds, running laundry, prepping for cleaners)

-Livestock care

What we can offer:

Full time, seasonal (April-November) salaried position with competitive pay

Part Time Winter (December-March) 24 hours/week

10 paid days off (vacation, illness, or personal)

Healthy, positive work environment

Be part of a fun and hard working team

Opportunity for learning and growth both personally and farm related

On site farm managers and engaged owner


Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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