Assistant Grower – Manor Rock Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
96 Manor Rock Rd
Craryville, New York, 12521

Primary Contact: Ivy
Secondary Contact: Zachary Nussdorf

Primary Phone:
    Number: 7173802578

Secondary Phone
    Number: 5162323271



Internship information
General Farm Description: Manor Rock Farm is a small diversified farmstead located in Taghkanic NY. The 2024 season will be our first true year of commercial production. We raise specialty Mangalitsa pork, heritage poultry, and culinary vegetables primarily for Manor Rock’s Warren Street restaurant and weekend markets. We are a small, young crew of two owner operators and a field manager. The farm utilizes no-till practices, with a focus on soil health and integration of biodynamic principles. This role will tend the half acre french biointensive market garden, two caterpillar tunnels, one 30’x48’ high tunnel, one 30’ x 72’ greenhouse, as well as the livestock that we raise. Experience is not required, but preferred. We are looking for kind people, quick workflow, attention to detail, and an appetite for learning how to raise high quality culinary products. We work regardless of the weather unless it is a safety concern, with most days starting around 7am. The applicant must be physically fit, as the work entails lots of bending, lifting, broadforking, etc

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: May 2024
Internship Ends: December 2024
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Minimum Length of Stay: Six Months

Internship Details:

The Assistant Grower Position entails:

field / bed preparation


Greenhouse management

direct seeding and transplanting

cover cropping

Pest and disease identification, management

Intercropping methods



washing and packing

grain and supply pick up

tool care

trellising and pruning

farm maintenance (maintaining and organizing shared work spaces)

continued infrastructure and production space setup 

pig and poultry care (temporary fence set-up, pasture rotation, daily feeding, watering, and help with loading for the abattoir) 

help with deliveries, market set-up, and abattoir pick-ups may be necessary throughout the season



Ideally we are searching for:

Linear workflow (lean farming)

Attention to detail

Organized and orderly

Receptive to instruction and feedback

Valid drivers license

Creative perspectives

Sense of humor/positive morale

ability to lift 50lb 

Comfortable working in all types of weather (unless safety issue)

1-2 years of experience with no-till market gardening or with livestock preferred

Knowledge of small-scale agricultural systems

flexibility and self direction

excitement for learning alongside a growing project and team

Weekend availability* this position requires applicant to work chores(animal caretaking, greenhouse watering, irrigation, harvest) on at least 1-2 weekends each month, but would have the following Monday off (rotating schedule with Field Manager) 


Hours & Compensation:

Start Date Immediate Upon Hire

Hours change throughout the year, with an average of 45-60 hours per week during production season

Full time position paid weekly through payroll services

Biweekly farm crew lunches provided on farm 

Educational Opportunities: Great opportunity for someone to learn about intensive market gardening and raising quality heritage breed pork. On-site processing of charcuterie and ability to work directly with a restaurant team.

Skills Desired: Vegetable production or livestock experience

Meals: Biweekly lunch as a team

Stipend: Yes, $20/hr depending on experience

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: Email