SUMMARY We are looking for someone ready to take on the day-to-day responsibilities of vegetable production so that we may look toward growing the farm in other areas. There will be an extended training period, ensuring that you are comfortable in taking over responsibilities and the expectations are clear.
Minimum of 1-year experience on a commercial farm
Strong leadership skills
Be helpful, kind, and courteous to co-workers and customers
Be able to lift up to 50 lbs. regularly, bend at the knees and back, and walk throughout the day
Be able to work on your feet outdoors, in hot and cold weather, at least 8 hours
Maintain a steady work pace
Ability to see jobs through to completion
Enjoy cooking and talking about it
Good communication skills
Be adaptable, conditions are often changing on a farm
Spanish language skills are a plus!
DUTIES Initially, these will be tasks that you help with. Once you have gained full competency, we will turn them over to you.
Greenhouse planting and maintenance
Planting, irrigating, cultivating, and harvesting crops
Washing, sorting, weighing, and packing produce
Leave work areas clean at the end of each day
Vend at farmer’s markets
Eventually be able to manage staff
WORK RELATIONSHIPS You will work closely with the farm owners during the training period.
HOURS The schedule for the majority of the year looks like this:
M-F 7am-3pm (flexible start and end times, depending on the season) Saturday 6am – 1pm
5-day work weeks are an option during the slower months
START DATE Early to mid-January, though training could begin sooner
COMPENSATION Farm Manager position starts at $32,000/year Two weeks paid vacation (not contiguous and preferably during the slower months) Access to an abundance of produce
Ideally, when someone new comes to work on Snow's Bend we would like for it to be the beginning of a 3-year track, longer would be even better! The first year would be an introduction to our farm and farming systems. In the second year, more responsibilities would be given, and in the third year full management responsibilities of some areas would be handed over.