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Part-time seasonal farm employee wanted

Cobblestone Farm is a small-scale mixed vegetable farm in Mansfield Center, CT, near UConn. We grow primarily for our CSA program, and the Storrs Farmers Market. Our members and market customers value our commitment to high-quality produce, our community involvement, and our tomatoes! We follow organic practices, but are not certified.

I am looking for a farm employee for the full growing season, starting at the beginning of May if possible, weekdays only. Needing help for the full season is a last-minute change of plans; I can be flexible with start date. Days, hours, and flexibility vary over the season, from 16-24 hrs per week in the spring and fall, to 24+ hrs per week during the harvest season:

May16-24 hrs/weekflexible days & hrs
June – mid-OctoberMondays & Thursdays, 8 hrs/daynot flexible
June – mid-October8+ additional hrs/weekflexible days & hrs
mid-October – November16-24 hrs/weekflexible days & hrs

Job Description:

I am looking for help with all aspects of vegetable production and harvest. A typical work-week would include starting seedling trays, bed prep and field planting, cultivation, and harvest and prep for CSA pick ups on Mondays and Thursdays during the harvest season.

Farming experience is helpful but not a requirement for this job. I am happy to train the right person, but am looking for demonstrated ability to be comfortable working long hours outdoors. An ideal candidate for this job will be able to agreeably work in all weather conditions, be engaged in learning about vegetable production, find satisfaction in physical work, and value being part of our local food ecosystem.

Requirements:

  • Able to work in all weather
  • Repeatedly lift 50 lbs
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Interested in learning
  • Able to move quickly and be detail-oriented
  • Conscientious & dependable

Compensation:

$15/hour. Individual membership in CT NOFA. In conjunction with the job, there is also the possibility of independent research credits with Dr. Gerry Berkowitz, Plant Science, UConn. This could be useful to UConn students or anyone seeking college credits.

Email a letter of interest and relevant experience to dianedorfer@gmail.com.

To learn more about the farm, check out cobblestonefarmcsa.com and facebook.com/cobblestonefarmcsa