Share the Harvest Farm
Last Updated On: octubre 25th, 2021 at 03:12PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
55 Long Lane
East Hampton, New York, 11937
Primary Contact: Jess Tonn
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Founded in 2010, Share the Harvest Farm is a 501c(3) non-profit with a mission to fight food insecurity on the East End of Long Island, NY, by growing and donating high-quality produce to local food pantries, charitable organizations, and community partners.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: n/a
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: n/a
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 year
The Farm Manager is primarily responsible for the successful planning, coordination, and implementation of the six acres of organic mixed vegetable field production, 3,000sq/ft greenhouse, and two covered hoop houses. This includes managing: staff; field plans; planting; cultivation; harvesting; sustainable pest, disease, and weed control practices; irrigation systems; post-harvest cleaning and storage; and quality control measures. This year-round position reports directly to Share the Harvest’s (SHF’s) Board of Directors.
An ideal candidate will share our dedication to ecological, social, and economic sustainability and will actively engage in our mission to “Share the Harvest” with all.
CANDIDATES MUST HAVE:
Minimum of three years full-season farming experience, preferably organic mixed vegetable production in the Northeast or zone 7.
At least 50 hours of tractor operation and experience with a range of implements and hand tools.
Experience managing groups of people that include staff, interns, and volunteers.
Ability to communicate effectively and work with a team.
Strong organizational and time-management skills.
Spanish language skills a plus.
SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage and develop field staff with a wide range of experience including full-time employees, interns, community service workers, and volunteers.
Produce detailed yearly schedules that include seed ordering, field layouts, planting schedule, and labor allocation, and estimated yields for donation and farm stand planning. Implement and track plans throughout growing season.
Prepare greenhouse, hoop houses, and fields for planting. Maintain all areas of farm for optimal plant production, plant health, and harvest ease.
Plan the harvest schedule and associated resources to maximize donations and ensure farm stand is well-stocked.
Develop and manage soil building program, including cover cropping, crop rotation, and composting. Must regularly observe fields to monitor soil and plant health and production.
Maintain farm infrastructure, equipment, and landscape.
Manage irrigation planning, installation, monitoring, and maintenances.
Implement sustainable pest-, disease-, and weed-control practices.
Ensure compliance with government labor regulations and health and safety standards.
Assist with marketing, fundraising, and networking efforts on behalf of the farm.
Produce regular reports to the Board of Directors and participate in regular board meetings and planning for long-term farm development.
Be physically able to stand, kneel, and walk outdoors for long periods of time in all weather conditions and able to lift 50+ lbs on a regular basis.
Educational Opportunities: CRAFT tours, local and regional conferences, online learning opportunities
Skills Desired: Minimum of three years full-season farming experience, preferably organic mixed vegetable production in the Northeast or zone 7. At least 50 hours of tractor operation and experience with a range of implements and hand tools. Experience managing groups of people that include staff, interns, and volunteers. Ability to communicate effectively and work with a team. Strong organizational and time-management skills. Spanish language skills a plus.
Preferred method of Contact: email