Farm Worker Position
About Harvest Tide: We are a 60 acre, MOFGA Certified Organic, vegetable farm that grows about 15 acres of vegetables for our CSA, farmstand, and wholesale customers. We are in our fourth year of production and are growing fast.
Description: Farm Assistant job is an all-purpose job supporting the vegetable operation at Harvest Tide. The responsibilities are seasonal and vary daily depending on tasks at hand. The work is physical, requires close attention, and open communication and teamwork.
Work to include per season -
Spring: Seeding in greenhouse, transplanting, bed and fertilizer prep, field clean up, GH maintenance
Summer: Harvesting, transplanting, GH work, weeding, wash and pack of produce, irrigation work
Fall: Most of summer activities, large scale bulk harvest, winter prep, fall planting
Employees are expected to be team players, and be comfortable taking direction from both Beth and Eric and from each other. Further, it is expected that workers approach this work with a learners mind and are comfortable accepting constructive criticism that improves the job being done. Employees are expected to be respectful and kind to one another. Employees are expected to have attention to detail and follow standards for product set by the farm, as well as participate in all record keeping tasks.
Hours: 40-45 hours per week. 6:00 or 7:00 AM until 3:30 or 4:30 Pm Monday - Friday Lunch is an unpaid ½ hour, and employees can expect a paid 15 minute break mid-morning.
Season: Late April/Mid-May - Mid-November (it is expected that all employees, unless otherwise determined complete the season)
Pay: Starting pay $12.00/hr with commercial farm experience. All employees receive an $0.50/hr worked bonus at the end of the season, if they complete the season through scheduled time of November 15th. Employees who end employment early will not receive bonus.
Benefits: All full-time employees receive 2 paid days. We encourage you to save these for sick days as employees who arrive sick to work will not be permitted to work. Unpaid sick days also available. Vegetable seconds are included for free with pay.
To Apply: Email a resume and a brief cover letter detailing any farm experience or why you are interested in working with us, to email@example.com. Feel free to email any questions as well. Thanks!