Founded in 2003, Balsam Farms is located on the South Fork of the beautiful East End of Long Island. We started farming with ten rented acres, one tractor, and a small roadside Farm Stand. We’ve learned and grown a lot since then, and today we farm approximately 200 acres of vegetables, flowers and herbs between the villages of Amagansett and Sagaponack, and an additional 60 acres of grain and straw. We also have four greenhouses: two for seedlings, and two for spring tomatoes and winter greens. As our farm has grown, so has our equipment collection and our staff. We now have over 30 tractors, many specialized implements, along with professional and skilled farm and field crews that make it all run. We feel very lucky to farm in such a beautiful place, on some of the most productive land in the world, and we are grateful for the support of our community that makes it all possible.
We currently operate one open-air farm stand in Amagansett, one retail market in Montauk, as well as offering year-round home delivery and wholesale options to local restaurants and businesses.
We strive to provide our community with a diverse selection of the freshest, highest quality produce grown in a responsible, sustainable manner. While we are not a certified organic farm, we are committed to growing in accordance with the organic principles set forth by the governing bodies in farming. We take care of our soils and use inputs and amendments that have been approved for organic production by the Organic Materials Review Institute. Sweet corn, pumpkins, and basil are the only conventionally grown crops we grow, in fields separate from the rest of our crops. We do not grow any genetically engineered (GE) or genetically modified (GMO) crops at all, including our corn varieties.
We believe knowing and being able to talk to the people that grow your food is one of the best parts about local agriculture. If you have any questions, please ask us, we’re happy to share our knowledge with you.
Who You Are:
Balsam Farms is seeking a CSA coordinator/manager to join our growing team! The CSA manager will be the main customer point of contact between our farmstand and CSA members. The right candidate possesses qualities such as efficiency, good communication skills and the ability to manage a small team of 1 to 3 people. This position reports directly to the Farmstand managers, and coordinates weekly with the CSA admin.
Balsam Farms CSA members receive a weekly share of the freshest, in-season produce grown by Balsam Farms, with additional add-on options from Balsam Farms and other quality local food producers (fruit, prepared foods, fresh mozzarella, cheese, eggs, bread, beef, and flowers). The farmers choose a delicious selection of fresh vegetables, greens, herbs and fruit depending on what’s in season and being harvested at the time. Each week, the shares are different and interesting and include helpful information like recipes, storage tips, and preservation techniques.
The CSA Manager is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the Balsam Farms CSA program. Work for CSA begins on Wednesday each week when farmers harvest CSA produce from the fields. With help from the farm stand team, the CSA manager is responsible for washing and packing produce for shares as well as keeping inventory/stock of necessary produce. CSA pick-ups occur every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: May through November and require the CSA manager to be on-site and present. During this time, the CSA manager assists CSA members with their shares and distributes any CSA add-ons. The CSA manager is also responsible for keeping updated data on the number of shares and add-ons required for each week. The CSA manager may use this data to confirm vendor orders with farm stand general managers. On Saturday, once CSA is finished for the week, the CSA manager is accountable for cleaning up CSA areas and placing remaining produce back into rotation for sale. Other duties of the CSA manager may include administrative tasks such as emailing/calling CSA members and keeping visual records of shares.
Start Date: Mid-late May 2023; End Date: Late November 2023; (Opportunity could extend for more than one season, and year round work for the right candidate. )
Part time (25 hours/week) or full time (40 hours/week) work available
- Overseeing the washing and packing of CSA items
- Packing and distributing CSA shares and add-ons to members
- Communicating with admin and fellow managers on customer concerns and questions
- Complete and assist in administrative tasks pertaining to the CSA program.
- Experience working on a farm or a wide knowledge and love of fresh fruits and vegetables
- Experience managing a program/department preferred but not required
- Strong time management skills, detailed oriented, and ability to plan ahead
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills; friendly demeanor; positive attitude
- Reliable and trustworthy; responsible
- Ability to lift 40+ lbs, stand for extended periods of time, and work outside (rain or shine)
- Ability to work Wednesday – Saturday from late May 2023 to November 2023
All are encouraged to apply.
Compensationthis position is : hourly, varies DOE, $16.00 – $20.00
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