Looking forward to our 2023 season we have the following positions open:
FIELD WORKER (FT/PT)
- Plants, maintains and harvests a variety of vegetable crops in the field and greenhouse
- Communicates with staff on daily basis for labor needs (planting, weed control and harvest)
- Maintains a safe working environment for self around equipment, tools and weather.
- Manages harvest schedule and logs as appropriate
- Completes daily harvest of required needs and transports to wash house in timely manner to be cleaned and prepared for sale
- Cleans and cares for all tools and supplies related to position on a daily basis
- Works as needed to complete tasks around farm
- Manages required supplies relevant to job (seed, plastic, tools etc)
- Provides support in Pack-House as required.
- Has working familiarity of different types of crops
- Performs any other task related to the operation of the farm.
GREENHOUSE MANAGER (year round)-FILLED
This position is integral to the operation of our farm. This is a year round position. A key position that requires fast learning and self-motivation. Ideal candidate will have previous experience working on an organic vegetable farm and is ready for more responsibility, ability to be a decision-maker, and to participate in farm direction. Primary tasks of this position include: management of 6 greenhouses, seeding, harvesting (winter and summer), watering, integration with field crew, greenhouse maintenance and supply inventory. Rate of pay will be commensurate with experience. Please complete online application or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FARM STAND MANAGER-FILLED
This is a great position for someone who is motivated, loves produce and enjoys working with the public. We are offering a base salary with a generous percentage of sales, for the right candidate. Responsibilities include; complete operation of stand, staffing 6 days a week, inventory management, attractive display, public education, advertising (daily postings, signage, weekly newsletter), and other farm activities.
Candidate will have good communication skills, ability to lift produce boxes (#40), sales experience, knowledge of social media, experience/knowledge of produce and vegetables. Position begins late May until mid October.
FARMSTAND WORKER (FT/PT)
This position reports to the Farmstand Manager and shares many of the following tasks. Responsibilities include; complete operation of stand, includes weekends, inventory management, attractive display, public education, advertising (daily postings, signage, weekly newsletter), and other farm activities.
Candidate will have good communication skills, ability to lift produce boxes (#40), sales experience, knowledge of social media, experience/knowledge of produce and vegetables. Position begins late June until mid October. Compensation is based on an hourly rate.
This is a great position for someone who is very organized, enjoys a fast-pace environment, and has an interest in the distribution of Organic Vegetables. Responsibilities include, washing, sorting and packing fresh produce. Oversight of wholesale orders, packing CSA boxes, and setting up for Farmers Markets. Activities will also include some field work, seeding, watering, greenhouse maintenance and farm stand coverage.
Candidate will have good communication skills, ability to lift produce boxes (#40), meticulous organization, and, experience/knowledge of produce and vegetables. Position begins May and potentially into January.
DELIVERY DRIVER (PT)-FILLED
Must have valid and clean license. Delivery days are Tuesday and Friday. Employee will assist with packing and loading of product. Participate in pack-house activities to insure timely deliveries. Have knowledge of region and receiving docks. Able to lift #50 boxes and physically healthy. Knowledge of produce varieties is helpful. Experience with pallet jacks and hand trucks essential. Position is part-time but additional days can be included with Pack-House responsibilities.
FARMERS MARKET ASSISTANT (PT)
This position can be either full time with other responsibilities or part time, to include Friday evenings and Saturdays. Employee will assist in the preparation, packing and loading for farmers markets. Must be able to lift #50 boxes and use a hand truck. Responsibilities include; help in loading and unloading truck, set-up at market, assisting with customers, replenishing product, maintaining display, some sales. Good math skills helpful. Desire to learn. Position is ideal for part time summer work or student. Position is Part Time, but can be expanded to full time with other positions.
Preference will be given to individuals living within the local area
Please note: most positions do not begin until late April at the earliest
The Real Dirt
The goal of Deep Meadow Farm is to grow and sell food, herbs, plants, and flowers in harmony with the ecosystem; To have a positive interaction with the public through the Farm Stand, and Farmers’ Markets; To educate those who are interested about local agriculture in Vermont and develop a successful, sustainable, farm business. Farming is hard work. The rewards are often not financial, but personal, and of greater meaning. Individuals who pursue an internship in farming should be prepared to work hard and at times make personal sacrifices. We who chose a career in Organic farming do so out of a deeper sense of our role as beings in a complex ecosystem.
We look forward to sharing this great journey with those who spend the season with us. The work is hard and the days can be long. Taking sufficient breaks (to the nearest swimming hole) and pacing oneself through a task is very important. If one is unsure of what exactly they have been asked to do, please, do not hesitate to ask for further instruction. Everything is done with one another working together or in succession. So many hands are involved with even the smallest project. Again, learning is part of this job and that includes learning to work with each other as we take a river bottom field and create a blend of colors, smells and tastes beyond your imagination!
Employees may do any of the following: Work with soil (amend, dig, tests), work with plants (transplant, prune, trellis, harvest), irrigation, greenhouse work, field work, hand tools, machine tools, harvesting of produce/fruit, cleaning/preparing produce, packaging product, value added production, marketing & distributing product, data entry, record keeping, and any other odd chores that are needed to enable the fluid running of the agricultural business called Deep Meadow Farm.