Crop Production Supervisor Rolling Hills Farm
Last Updated On: septiembre 26th, 2022 at 07:30AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
133 Seabrook Rd
Lambertville, New Jersey, 08530
Primary Contact: Stephanie
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: We are expanding! With the purchase of our new property in 2021 we are gearing up for an incredible 2023! With 20,000 more square feet in high tunnel production we are expanding our Winter green production, Summer green production, microgreen production and tomato production. We farm organically on 3 acres of land and grow over 100 varieties of vegetables for 2 Summer farmer's markets, 1 Winter Farmer's market and many wholesale accounts. We use intensive growing techniques to get the most out of our "market garden" including a wide range of small, efficient farm tools and techniques that we have perfected over the years. We specialize in season extension including high and low tunnels to grow Winter, early and late crops. We also focus on growing a lot of bagged greens and microgreens. We turn over our beds very rapidly and grow a lot of high quality produce on our small acreage.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: 12/1/22
Internship Ends: 12/1/23
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 10/31/22
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 year
Crop Production Supervisor
Minimum one year on a production farm is required for all applicants.
During the main farmer’s market season the schedule is: Sunday-Thursday one week and Monday-Friday the next. This means there is one day off one week and three days off the next. Work days are usually 8 hours long, and there are weekend chores from time to time as needed. During the height of the season, extra hours/days are available. Every other weekend is spent working at a Sunday farmer’s market.
We are looking for the right person who has a drive and passion for farming, can take constructive criticism, aims to work efficiently as well as get those around them motivated to work efficiently, has a positive attitude, can take initiative, and is willing to learn! Ability to work at a fast pace and lift 50 lbs to chest level is required.
Pay starting at $18/hour, and increasing once systems are learned.
The crop production supervisor will assist in overseeing crops grown in tunnels, stale seed bedding, weed pressure, fertigation, irrigation, bed preparation, field activity logging, and more. With twice as much tunnel growing space next year as this year we are increasing production of our greens. Beyond overseeing production, this position is also part of the field crew and will participate in daily farm tasks with the rest of the crew. This includes planting, weeding, bed preparation, wash/pack, and more. High tunnel and tractor experience preferred.
To apply please send resume AND cover letter letting us know why this position is ideal for YOU to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Educational Opportunities: Employees are encouraged to come to the farm with aspects of farming/business that they would like to know more about and we will do our best to cover them. There will be a few hours dedicated to crop planning/crop rotation and we have a healthy library of resources for you to read. Our area has monthly tours of different farms where you will learn many new skills. Apprentices are highly encouraged to participate in the tours.
Skills Desired: Someone who has a passion to learn more about small scale, sustainable agriculture and has a strong work ethic. Ability to work at a fast pace with a positive attitude.
Stipend: paid hourly.
Preferred method of Contact: email