Farm Production Worker

Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
 Full Time
 Small Scale
 Farming Practices
 Vegetables
 Other

Position Description

Wild Woods Farm is a sustainable vegetable farm following organic practices located in Iowa City, Iowa. The farm is owned and operated by Farmer Kate. The farm grows vegetables for 200 area families. 

Come join our sustainable farm crew! We are seeking candidates who want to work outside for a summer or who are interested in starting their own farm. The farm is located near Iowa City, a vibrant college town in the heart of the Midwest. 

Wild Woods Farm (www.wildwoodscsa.com) is seeking candidates to work for the 2020 growing season. Wild Woods is a CSA-centered vegetable farm following organic practices. The farm is located 2 miles north of Iowa City.

The position averages 30-40 hours per week from May through August. Work after mid-august is possible depending on farm needs and worker availability. Responsibilities include involvement in all aspects of our diverse farm operation with an emphasis on vegetable production: weeding, planting, harvesting, soil preparation, pest management, and irrigation.

Desired Skills:

  • To be successful at this job you must be hardworking and dependable.
  • You must have a fun-loving attitude and the ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • You must be an energetic and efficient worker.
  • You must be able to work outside in summer conditions.
  • You must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Hours:

Monday through Friday (generally 7:00am-1:00pm), Sundays morning or afternoon depending on the season and one Saturday per month. Mondays and Thursdays are delivery days and may require more hours than other weekdays, especially if you are assigned a CSA dropsite.

The Farmer: 

Farmer Kate who owns and operates Wild Woods Farm was recently featured as a Farm Hero by Farm Aid you can read about her here: https://www.farmaid.org/blog/farmer-heroes/kate-edwards-growing-food-building-community/ 

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