FIELD CREW – Charlotte, VT

FIELD CREW

Head Over Fields

Charlotte, VT

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Company description

Head Over Fields is a small, certified organic mixed vegetable farm located in the foothills of Mount Philo in Charlotte, Vermont. We are entering our 3rd growing season, cultivating 3+ acres with plans to expand. In 2022, we added a new propagation greenhouse, two new high tunnels and a 65hp tractor to the team. We are poised to expand our growing season and dial in production! We have established markets, including our 90 member CSA, a robust farm stand on busy Rt. 7, the Shelburne Farmers Market and wholesale accounts with local restaurants and institutions

We are looking for several hard-working and positive people to join our returning crew and help us keep growing!

*Field & retail positions available.

 

Job description

We are looking for several hard-working people to assist the Farm Manager in the day-to-day operations associated with vegetable, herb and flower production in the fields. These are seasonal, full-time positions (40 hrs/week) from April-November 2022, however experienced candidates who may be interested in part-time work should still apply. The field crew will report directly to the Owner/Farm Manager.  Ideal applicants will have the following experience and skills:

  • 1-3+ years experience in vegetable production alongside genuine interest in a career in agriculture

  • Strong physical and mental work ethic, self-awareness and sense of pace

  • Creative problem-solving skills

  • Capacity to work in all weather conditions

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Ability and willingness to collaborate and work well with others 

  • Detail-oriented

  • Organized with ability to maintain clean workspaces

  • Experience/interest in farm operations with diversified markets and outlets; specific interest in retail farm stand operations is a plus

  • Independent-worker with the maturity and drive to identify and solve challenges 

  • Desire to join a small, fast-growing team and farm business with lots of opportunity to grow with it!

  • Experience operating tractors or willingness/desire to learn

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in all aspects of vegetable, herb and flower production, from seed to sale (propagation, transplanting, weeding/hoeing, pest management, harvesting, wash/pack, post-harvest handling, distribution, etc.)

  • Weekly meeting with Farm Manager

  • Adherence to farm safety protocols demonstrating care for the land, tools and equipment

  • Record keeping: maintain accurate harvest logs, personal timesheets, etc.

  • Desire to work efficiently, openly communicate, ask questions and maintain a positive attitude

  • CSA support (packing CSA boxes, staffing weekly pick-up, deliveries, etc.)

  • Wholesale deliveries

  • Farm Stand support as needed

Compensation:

$15+/hour DOE

*Experienced individuals looking for part-time work encouraged to apply*

Benefits & Perks:

Access to fresh produce.  Work in a beautiful location with views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. 2 minutes to Mount Philo State Park and 10 minutes to the Town Beach.  Employee discount at farm stand. Field space available for personal projects.

Compensationthis position is : hourly, $15-20/hr

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