Hiring Crew Members for 2019 Season

Solid Ground Farm is seeking 2 full-time and 1 part-time experienced crew members to join the farm for the 2019 growing season.

SGF is a a small diversified veggie farm on the outskirts of Kingston focusing on vegetable CSA, wholesale, microgreens, and pastured chicken. We use all organic practices on our 6 acres of production, and focus on producing high-quality produce for our members and customers. The farm is located in a picturesque valley in the Hurley Flats, backing up to the scenic Esopus Creek. Crew members can expect to be involved in all aspects of production and marketing, and will gain an in-depth perspective on small-scale sustainable agriculture.

Description

We are currently seeking 3 additional crew members for the 2019 season. Slight flexibility exists on exact start and end dates.  In general, work days are 8-10 hours per day, and the work week is Monday to Friday.  Current open positions are:

Early-April to Mid-November – 5 days/week

Mid-April to Mid-November – 5 days/week

Early-May to Late October – 2 days/week

Day to day tasks will shift over the course of the season: you’ll be involved in greenhouse operations, planting and weeding, harvesting, post-harvest handling, deliveries, and more. Most days involve a variety of tasks, and you should expect to have a broad experience while also delving deeply into specific projects. We start each morning with a quick meeting to discuss plans for the day and go over new elements.  Work will vary from alone to working as a part of a small (4-member) farm team.  All crew members will have areas of responsibility, and we are happy to develop work that addresses specific areas of interest.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has at least one season of farming experience.

We are seeking crew members who are positive, self-motivated, curious, and driven to work efficiently, even through monotonous tasks and unpleasant weather.

Compensation

These positions are an hourly position at a rate of $13/hour.  Pay rate negotiable for those with extensive experience.  Returning employees will receive an annual raise.  You are also welcome to harvest veggies for personal use from the farm.

We do not currently have housing available on-farm, but we are close to Kingston, a vibrant small city with plenty of housing options.

Application

To apply, please email the following to solidgroundfarm@gmail.com:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that includes: why you want to work at Solid Ground Farm, your favorite past farming experiences, and what your future farming goals are
  • Contact info for two work references

You can also email solidgroundfarm@gmail.com or call (518) 528-9382 for more information.

This is a rolling application process – applicants will be accepted until the positions are filled. Potential employees will be asked to interview in-person.

Solid Ground Farm does not discriminate against any employee or prospective employee, in hiring, wages, benefits, or any other capacity, on the basis of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, nationality, gender, gender identity, age, handicap or disability (including HIV status), union or political activity, immigration status, citizenship status, marital status, or sexual orientation.