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Freedom Food Farm Hiring a Livestock Manager & Assistant Vegetable Grower

Freedom Food FarmABOUT THE FARM & CREW

Freedom Food Farm is an 88 acre, four season, diversified vegetable and livestock farm. We produce a wide-range of products year-round, including: over 100 varieties of vegetables, fruit, grains, medicinal herbs, honey, pasture-raised meat, heritage eggs, flowers, plant starts, hay and value-added products. Our goal is to add additional products over the next few years and eventually produce a full diet from our farm. We are committed to regenerative agriculture and never use any pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, antibiotics, hormones, or other chemicals at our farm.

Our crew is made up of friendly, motivated, hard working individuals who are passionate about our mission of producing healthy food for the whole community. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome anyone to apply.

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LIVESTOCK MANAGER

Full-time year-round position 50-60 hours/week peak season, 40 hours off season. Start date – flexible November-February.

Qualifications:

– 2-3 years livestock farming experience and/or degree in related agricultural field preferred, minimum one year livestock farming experience

-Basic knowledge of livestock handling and husbandry including cows, sheep, chickens, hogs, goats, and turkeys

-Basic knowledge of livestock fencing set up, repair, and maintenance

-Basic tractor operation skills, experience making hay and maintaining equipment preferred

-Punctual and reliable

-Able to lift 50lbs

-Desire to accomplish farm-wide goals by communicating and working with other members of our team in a quick and efficient manner

Responsibilities:

-Implement yearly livestock plan created by farm manager

-Perform daily livestock care tasks such as feeding, watering, moving fences and livestock

-Assist in lambing, kidding, calving, farrowing, and castrating of farm livestock

-Assist in on farm hay production

-Assist in portable and permanent high tensile fence repair and maintenance

-Assist with other farm tasks such as field transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing, deliveries, farmers markets, and value-added production during off peak seasons

Compensation:

-Position starts at $12-15/hr depending on experience. Free farm vegetables and grains. Discount on meat, eggs, and value added products.

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ASSISTANT VEGETABLE GROWER OR HARVEST MANAGER

Seasonal or full-time year-round position for the right farmer. 50-60 hours/week peak season, 40 hours offseason. Start date – flexible.

Qualifications:

– 2-3 years farming experience and/or degree in related agricultural field preferred, minimum one year farming experience. Experience on a mid-size organic/sustainable vegetable farm preferred.

-Punctual and reliable

-Able to lift 50lbs

-Tractor operation skills are preferred

-Desire to accomplish farm-wide goals by communicating and working with other members of our team in a quick and efficient manner

Responsibilities: 

Job description will vary depending on skills and experience

-Help implement yearly vegetable plan created by farm manager

-Potentially lead crew of 5-10 people in harvesting ~12 acres of diverse crops

-Harvesting, hand weeding, cultivating, field transplanting, washing, deliveries, greenhouse building, farmers markets’ and value-added production during off-peak seasons

Compensation:

-Position starts at $12-15/hr depending on experience. Free farm vegetables and grains. Discount on meat, eggs, and value-added products.

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

All our employees get free produce and a discount on our other farm products. We also have weekly crew lunches, provide educational opportunities and work to create a positive, healthy work environment.

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HOW TO APPLY

If you think you would be a good fit at the farm, email  freedomfoodfarm@gmail.com  with a letter of interest and resume.

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