Team Leaders

Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020
 Full Time
 Soil Health
 Small Scale
 Farming Practices
 All - Cropping

Position Description

Team leaders work together with the crew on many different farm tasks, while also taking lead responsibility for a critical area of the farm's production.

Currently we are seeking team leaders for:

  • Irrigation
  • Cultivation

The ideal candidate:

  • has at least two seasons of experience working on a farm.
  • is self-motivated to work quickly and efficiently, either alone or in a group, whether the task at hand is time sensitive or monotonous.
  • is able to take on responsibility for a major area of the farm's production independently and keep on task and on schedule.
  • is positive, enthusiastic, and has the ability to see the big picture while paying close attention to detail.
  • is able to work all day on their feet lifting heavy things whether it’s raining, sweltering or beautiful out.
  • is able to lift 50 lbs.
  • is comfortable driving a delivery box truck.

To apply:

Please e-mail the following to

  • Cover letter including the following: What is the hardest work you’ve ever done? What motivates you to work quickly and efficiently? Why is Hearty Roots a good fit for you?
  • Resume
  • Contact information for two references

If we feel that you are a good fit we will invite you out for a farm visit and interview or work day.

About Hearty Roots

Hearty Roots is a family farm using sustainable and organic practices to grow the freshest, healthiest, tastiest food for our community.

The farm is run by Ben and Lindsey Lusher Shute along with a great crew of ambitious and hard-working young farmers. Based on 70 acres in Clermont, NY, the farm currently grows about 25 acres of vegetables per year, cares for a flock of laying hens, and manages another 25 acres of pasture and fallow fields.

Our goals in farming are to create a product that is healthy for you, for our community, and for the land. Our fresh produce is certified organic by NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC.

In addition to strictly adhering to the organic standards, we also set a high standard for ourselves in other aspects of our farming. We seek to improve our soil’s health and fertility in the long term; we aim to play a positive role in our ecosystem rather than fighting against it; we hope to train a new generation of farmers who gain experience by working with us; and we pay our workers a fair wage and maintain worker-friendly employment policies.

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