Flocktown Farm is an organic fruit and vegetable farm located in Pittstown, NJ, an hour form NYC and Philadelphia, growing produce for our 1500 member CSA on 40 acres of our 120 acre farm. We are seeking hardworking farmers to join our young and energetic team and become part of our rapidly growing business.
Learn more about us by visiting our website and watch a short video about who we are at https://www.flocktownfarm.com/meet-the-farmers
About the Job
We are hiring crew members for the 2020 season and beyond. Starting at $13/hr. Being on the Flocktown Crew is incredibly rewarding. Farming is a profession that cuts through all aspects of life; incorporating good food, community, fun, and lots of sun. And so, for an all-too-brief summer, we come together to work, play, eat, and learn side by side in the great outdoors. The farm crew is involved in all aspects of the Farm's day-to-day operation.
Some previous farming experience preferred but not required. While we often work together, all applicants must have the ability to work and think independently and possess strong problem solving skills. Farm work is inherently variable and multifaceted, requiring that farmers be flexible, creative, motivated about the task at hand, and positive in the face of changing conditions. All applicants must possess good communication skills, ability to follow direction, attention to detail, and a good work ethic. Farm work is physically demanding and dirty, requiring crew members work quickly and efficiently in conditions that are often muddy, dusty, wet, hot, cold, sunny, and windy.
Work week is Monday-Friday, approximately 45 hours. Free produce available. Full crew season runs beginning of March through end of December. Housing may be available. RV/tiny home hookups available. Camping on the farm is also an option.
All qualified candidates for this position will be asked to participate in a trial day. During the trial day applicants will work with the farm crew and the farm manager and will meet with the head farmer. Trial day participants should come prepared to get dirty and expect to work up to 8 hours. All trial day participants will receive $50 (must stay for the whole day). Applicants that are subsequently hired will be paid in full for their trial day at the regular rate.