2020 Employment

Now Hiring! Full and Part-time Positions

Mushroom production manager and fall farm crew positions!

Please email Kyle@1000stonefarm.com with resume and letter of intent to apply!

Farm Overview:

We are a small organic farm up in the hills of Brookfield, Vermont, Exit 5 of I-89 and about 15-20 minutes south of Montpelier. We focus on growing high quality wholesome healthy food and are excited about it! We sell wholesale throughout central Vermont and the Burlington area, as well our Farm CSA Program and we are at the Burlington Farmers Market. Our main focus is on vegetables and mushrooms, however fruit and egg production are in the works.  We run a small crew of four people during our main season May-November.

Full-Time/year round –

Mushroom Production Manager:

We are seeking one person to join our farm team to primarily work with our mushroom production aspects of the farm. We are looking for folks who are passionate about a healthy local food system as we are! The ideal candidates are detail orientated, a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and are reliable.

As a member of our team you will learn and work in many aspects of our farm, not only mushrooms, but depending on the time of year you may also be asked to help out with vegetable tasks as well.

This position is year round with approximately 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday.

Job Duties outline:

  • Harvesting Mushrooms
  • Packaging Mushrooms for Sale
  • Cleaning equipment and fruiting chamber
  • Monitoring conditions in chamber for highest level of productivity
  • Identifying issues as they arise

Qualifications:

  • MUST WANT TO GROW FOOD!
  • Honest, hard working, reliable, positive attitude
  • Able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly
  • Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions
  • Reliable transportation

Compensation:

  • Minimum Pay: $14/hr higher pay based on experience.
  • Farm lunch provided with farm produce
  • Farm CSA included! and treats from Market!
  • Discounted pricing at our farm store

Part-Time Fall Farm Crew Member:

For the fall 2020 season we are seeking one person to join our team! We are looking for folks who are passionate about a healthy local food system as we are! The ideal candidates have vegetable growing knowledge, a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and are reliable.

As a member of our team you will learn and work in many aspects of our farm, from greenhouse trellising, harvesting, weeding and field harvest.

This position starts immediately through – the beginning of November with approximately 2-3 days a week. Schedule can be flexible.

Job Duties outline:

Greenhouse Work:

  • Trellising and harvesting tomatoes
  • Trellising and harvesting cucumbers

Transplanting:

  • Working with other crew members to coordinate timing of transplanting and amount of help needed.
  • Managing preparatory and post-transplant work (ex; bed prep, row cover, irrigation, foliar feeding, or side dressing)
  • Maintaining transplant records

Harvesting:

  • Understanding our client’s preferences and quantity demands and working with the Harvest and Farm manager to meet and increase farm sales.
  • Coordinating with other crew members for all harvest needs.
  • Maintaining harvest records

Soil fertility and plant health:

  • Observing fertility and plant health
  • Collaborating with Farm Manager and Harvest Manager on fertility plans as well as plant health issues.
  • Assist when needed in executing fertility plans and plant health solutions.

Weeding:

  • Keeping weeds to a minimum
  • Using innovative techniques to control weed pressure
  • Keeping edges of greenhouses and fields mowed

Qualifications:

  • MUST WANT TO GROW FOOD!
  • Honest, hard working, reliable, positive attitude
  • Able to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions
  • Reliable transportation

Compensation:

  • Minimum Pay: $13/hr higher pay based on experience.
  • Farm lunch provided with farm produce
  • Farm CSA included! and treats from Market!
  • Discounted pricing at our farm store

 Please email Kyle@1000stonefarm.com with resume, references and letter of intent to apply!