Green Things Farm Collective
Last Updated On: enero 24th, 2022 at 10:27AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
3825 Nixon Rd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48105
Primary Contact: Hannah Weber
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Green Things Farm Collective is a community-centered, organic, and no-till farm located in Ann Arbor Township, Michigan. We specialize in the direct sale of produce, flowers, seeds, and beef to our local eaters through farm memberships, online sales, farmers markets, restaurants, and a variety of local grocery and food distribution programs. We strive to provide nourishment and quality of life to our farmers and community members, through the thoughtful production of organic produce and agricultural events. With respect for age-old traditions, practices, and economics of small-scale farming and land stewardship, this farm seeks to pioneer new successful models of regenerative agriculture that reflect the world we live in today and move us towards a healthier future.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Beginning of May 2022
Internship Ends: End of November 2022
Number of Internship Available: 5
Application Deadline: open until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: We are only looking for crew members who are interested in working for the full season.
The variety of skills and expertise needed to run our community-focused small farm are as diverse as our offerings and ever expanding as we continue to develop and structure the business. With so many facets to this farm, we are looking for farming professionals with a can-do attitude and an eye towards developing their role within our organization.
Job Description: Seasonal Full-time Production Crew
Our full-time crew members work as a team to carry out the wide range of day-to-day tasks associated with the production and sales of our produce, flowers and seeds, including but not limited to: harvest (primary work), nursery seeding, field and hoop house planting, bed prep and clearing, field tarping, weeding, seed processing and packing, post-harvest handling, trellising, harvest record-keeping, cleaning and organizing, groundskeeping, deliveries, membership distribution, seasonal animal chores, fence maintenance, and farmers market sales. They report to a returning crew member or a managing partner depending on the task at hand.
Weekly schedule, hours, and compensation:
Position starts at the beginning of May and runs through November, with optional part-time hours through December. November and December hours may vary widely depending on labor needs and weather conditions.
30-45 hours/week based on seasonal need and market schedule.
Full-time crew members are required to be available to work full days Monday through Thursday, a half day on Friday, and rotate through working a full day at the Saturday farmers market at least once a month. Extended day work hours to cover membership distribution and farm events may also be requested.
Educational Opportunities: Because our organic no-till farming methods are non-traditional we expect to train and educate new crew members in many aspects of of their position, but we do not offer educational opportunities outside of work hours at this time.
Skills Desired: For the 2022 season, we are especially interested in hiring crew members with building, construction, and/or mechanic experience, to round out our team. Required Qualifications: At least one full growing season of experience working on a vegetable farm as an intern or crew member. A deep interest in pursuing farming as a career and lifestyle. The ability to wake up early and be prepared, focused, and on time for physical and mental work. The ability to listen, take direction, and process feedback. The ability to work alone, one-on-one, or in a group with speed and precision. The ability to maintain speed and precision while working in challenging weather conditions (within reason). The ability to squat, kneel, and stand safely for periods of time while doing tasks. Clear verbal communication. The ability to carry up to 40 pounds for short periods of time. Because our business is located in a rural area and has no access to reliable public transportation, we only recommend that applicants with access to a vehicle apply. Additional Desired Qualifications: Experience and comfort operating heavy equipment. Mechanically inclined, with experience and comfort with basic construction, wiring, and equipment and infrastructure repair. Customer Service experience. Passion for home cooking with farm fresh produce.
Stipend: Pay starts at $15.50/hour for entry level crew members.
Preferred method of Contact: Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.