Hiring Crew Members for 2018 Season
Solid Ground Farm is seeking 1 part-time (full season) and 2 full-time (one full season, one summer-only) crew members to join the farm for the 2018 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.
We are currently seeking 3 crew members for the 2018 season. Slight flexibility exists on exact start and end dates. In general, work days are 8-10 hours per day. Current open positions are:
Mid-April to Mid-November – 2 Days/week FILLED
Mid-April to Mid-November – 5 Days/week
Mid-May to Late August – 5 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. This is not an educational internship, but you’ll definitely learn a heck of a lot over the course of the season. Work will vary from alone to working as a part of a small (4-member) farm team.
The ideal candidate has worked 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.
These positions are an hourly position at a rate of $12/hour. 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.
To apply, please email the following to email@example.com:
- What time period you are looking to work
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.