Farm Crew Job Description

Stoneboat farm is a sustainable vegetable and poultry farm.  We hire a farm crew through the farming season (roughly March through October) each year.  The work is physical and outside 90% of the time, it’s fulfilling and satisfying about 100% of the time.  We sometimes spend all day bent over a row planting little plants or harvesting so much salad but, by the end of the season you can see the thousands of plants producing wonderful food for our community. 

Responsibilities:

As a whole, the farm crew is responsible for doing most of the hand work on the farm.  You will be a part clean up, seeding, transplanting, irrigation, harvest, post harvest, clearing out the fields, and just about everything we do on the farm.  You might work by yourself with some direction at the beginning of the task or you might work with a crew to get a larger task done.

Requirements:
Must be able to work with others to cooperatively finish tasks

Must be able to lift and carry 35 pound bins over dirt paths

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on occasion

Must be willing to work outside in the weather every day you are here

Must be willing to follow directions and learn from other crew members and leaders

Compensation:

Starts at twelve to thirteen dollars per hour, depending on experience and willingness to take on responsibilities

As many veggies as you’d like! 

Two meals a week (they’re pretty good)!

 

Experience required:

Experience on a farm is preferred.  We have space for all sorts of skills on the crew each year and will hire people with no farm experience if you are willing to learn and especially if you have other skills to share (garden experience, maintenance experience, experience with physical labor, experience selling veggies, or anything else related).

Some farm crew jobs may include added responsibilities.  We look for people with more experience for these jobs.