2019 Employment

WE ARE HIRING!

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 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.

Farm Crew Member:

For the 2019 season we are seeking two people 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 all aspects of our farm, from greenhouse trellising to mushroom harvesting and packing, to wash station, weeding and field harvest. You will be held responsible for keeping records of what you harvest, pack, wash etc through out the season.

These positions are from approximately April 15 – November 1 with 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday.

Job Duties outline:

Seeding:

  • Making sure seeding is carried out in a timely manner
  • Maintaining seeding records

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
  • Willing to learn and/or drive a tractor with forks

Compensation:

  • Hourly Pay: $13 – 16 more experience will receive higher pay
  • Farm lunch provided/shared
  • Farm CSA included! (Small share for every week) and treats from Market (bread/cheese)!

 

Greenhouse Manager

Overview:

The Greenhouse manager’s main focus is on the production and maintenance of the greenhouses and caterpillar tunnels throughout the year. They are responsible for coordinating seeding, transplanting, records, and harvesting dates; soil fertility and plant heath; weeding and temperature regulation with the farm manager. This position is from April 15 – November 1 with 40 hours a week expected, Monday-Friday with hours depending on the season. Year round position will be offered to the right person.

 

Job Duties outline:

Trellising:

  • Making sure trellising is carried out on time each week

Harvesting:

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

Soil fertility and plant health:

  • Maintaining fertility and plant health records
  • Collaborating with farm manager on fertility plans as well as plant health issues.
  • Executing/delegating help needed to carry out fertility plans and plant health solutions.

Weeding:

  • Keeping greenhouse free of weeds
  • Keeping edges of greenhouses mowed

Helping the crew to complete other farm tasks as needed through out the week.

Compensation:

  • Hourly Pay: $13 – 16 more experience will receive higher pay
  • Farm lunch provided/shared
  • Farm CSA included! (Small share for every week) and treats from Market (bread/cheese)!

Mushroom Production Manager

The Mushroom Production Manager’s main focus is on the production and maintenance of the mushroom fruiting chamber. They are responsible for all harvesting, packing, labeling, cleaning, keeping records and maintaining the chamber as needed. In addition they will help the farm with field work and the join the crew as needed each week. This position is from April 1 – November 1 with 40 hours a week expected, Monday-Friday with hours depending on the season. Year round position will be offered to the right person.

Compensation:

Hourly Pay: $13 – 16 more experience will receive higher pay
Farm lunch provided/shared
Farm CSA included! (Small share for every week) and treats from Market (bread/cheese)!

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