Contact informationFarm Address:
258 Quarry Rd
Salem, New York , 12865
Primary Contact: Mike or Jennifer Palulis
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Echo Creek Farm is a small certified organic vegetable farm in upstate New York. Our produce is sold at several New York City Farmers Markets twice a week. We grow a diverse range of vegetables but have a strong focus on greens. We use both tilling and no-till practices based on crop and field placement. The majority of our work is done by hand. Our farm produces from both fields and tunnels. We strive toward our farm system having a highly intensive cash crop rotation balanced with healthy soil and farm practices.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: May 2020
Internship Ends: December 2020
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
Minimum Length of Stay: Full season
We are seeking to fill two field hand positions for the 2020 farm season. As a field worker, you would assist with all operations of vegetable field production including, but not limited to, field preparation, planting, field and crop maintenance (weeding, pruning, etc), and harvesting.
Five workdays a week minimum, but Mondays and Fridays are a requirement. We welcome questions by phone at 518-854-7736.
Great position for a self-starter. Someone who is motivated to work in the food system and glean from our farm operations. We aim to create a working environment with ample opportunities to learn the skills and practices necessary for the stewardship of a small farm.
A resume, 2-3 references, and a brief description of why you want to work on our farm can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Opportunities: In addition to offering hands-on education, we want to connect you with what our area has to offer. It is steeped in a rich agricultural history and has a lot of exceptional farmers and farms in the area you can network with. Our farm gives tours to requesting local groups and we also tour local area farms with our sustainable agriculture networking group. We are located in an unspoiled rural community not far from the Adirondacks in New York or the Green Mountains of Vermont for the outdoor adventurer. Or we are an easy drive to Saratoga Springs or Glens Falls.
Skills Desired: Profile of the ideal applicant: Speed and efficiency are critical to our success. Therefore, you need to be able to take our teachings and be willing to get faster and improve. Have the flexibility to either work alone or cooperatively with others in a team. Someone who pays attention to details and is self-motivated to solve the problem at hand. They can communicate in a productive way, have a positive attitude, are punctual, and not mind some long hard days. We are a small family farm environment, so we are looking for someone that can be respectful of family pets and children. Requirements: Willing and prepared to work outside, and in inclement weather. Must have physical ability to perform fieldwork- bend, crouch, squat, reach, lift heavy things, and work with hands. Own transportation. No cigarette smokers.
Meals: No, but you have free access to excess vegetables.
Housing: No. Welcome to bring your own tow behind camper or we will assist you in locating area apartments.
Preferred method of Contact: phone or e-mail