This page offers job opportunities for farmers, gardeners and consumers. Listings will generally be posted for 60 days. Relistings are permitted. Email listing requests here.
Jobs in RI
Coastal Growers Market seeks a Market Support Assistant
Help run a farmers market January – October. Applications due Jan. 11, 2015. Learn more here.
Vanderscapes, Inc. seeks part-time employee, South Kingstown
They seek a motivated, courteous, detail-oriented and punctual individual who has experience in landscape construction including hardscaping, stone masonry, grading, planting, pruning and general maintenance. Must have a clean driving record, valid drivers license (cdl preferred) and transportation. Heavy equipment experience and mechanical aptitude are preferred. This is a part time position at this time but could lead into a full time job for the right individual. Learn more via email to Dave Vanderlaan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call401-265-4104.
Arcadian Fields Organic Farm Needs Farmers Market Help, Hope Street Farmers Market
Help needed on Saturday mornings starting ASAP. Help is needed in different time frames: 7:00 – 9:30 (unloading the truck and setting up), between 9:00 and 1:00 to sell the veggies, and from 12:30-2:00 to load the truck again. All work is in exchange for organic veggies. Applicants must be hard working, reliable and fast thinkers. Anyone interested in loading or unloading the truck must be strong and used to physical activity. Applicants should love fresh veggies and also like to have fun while working with other people. Apply here.
Jobs outside RI
Siena Farms seeks 2015 Apprentices, Sudbury, MA
We seekhardworking, high-energy, positive individuals who are motivated by a career interest in sustainable agriculture to join our 2015 team. Our apprentices participate in all of the farm’s daily operations, including production, harvest, and retail. This traditional, hands-on apprenticeship provides the opportunity to be an integral, productive part of our fast-paced, for-profit farm. Apprentices gain knowledge, farming skills, and professional work-experience to help them prepare for the next steps in their farming careers.
The apprentice position is seasonal, with start dates between April and June, and an end date in mid-December. Hours range from 50-60 hours per week, 5 days per week. Applicants should be prepared to lift upwards of 50lbs repeatedly and work in all weather conditions. Compensation includes hourly wage, farm veggies, and employee discounts at Siena Farms South End, Oleana, Sofra, and Sarma. We do not offer on-farm housing. To Apply, email a letter of interest and a resumé to email@example.com.
Brix Bounty Farm seeks Farmers, Apprentices & More, Dartmouth, MA
Brix Bounty Farm produces nutrient rich vegetables, providies educational opportunities and undertakes crop & soil research. Derek Christianson seeks 1 or 2 farmers for the 2015 season with a flexible start between February 1 and April 1 and through Thanksgiving. Year-round work and housing may be available for individuals considering a multi-year commitment. Learn more at brixbounty.com/about/job-opportunities.
Sharing the Harvest seeks Americorps*VISTA Farm Education Specialist, Dartmouth, MA
The position is part of a one-year capacity building project to help the farm build an education program to supplement our hunger relief initiatives. Since 2006, Sharing the Harvest Community Farm has grown and donated more than 207,000 pounds of fresh, healthy produce to be donated to our community neighbors in need. Serving the southcoast of Massachusetts from Fall River to Wareham, Sharing the Harvest hosts thousands of volunteers annually in an effort to increase our impact through higher education and more efficient production. Americorps*VISTA volunteers receive a small living stipend to cover basic costs and an education award which can be used towards student loans and other educational costs. Learn more about VISTA here. Learn more about the position and apply here.
NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC. seeks Certification Director, NY
This USDA-accredited organic certification agency, is seeking a dynamic Certification Director to lead the grassroots organization into the next decade. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to local organic agriculture as well as experience in organic certification and management. Learn more here.
Avena Botanicals seeks Drying Room Manager and Flexi-Gardener, Rockport, ME
Avena Botanicals is an herbal apothecary offering a variety of hand-crafted herbal remedies, Most products are produced and/or grown at their 3-acre certified organic, biodynamic gardens Candidates must have a rooted commitment to grow and care for medicinal plants and at least three years experience in small-scale organic farming and/or gardening. Learn more at biodynamics.com/content/gardeners-avena-botanicals-maine. Apply by November 30 to Denise DeSpirito at firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff may attend classes at Avena for free. This is not an apprenticeship position. Housing is not available to employees.
Farmer-to-Farmer program seeks Farm Trainers, East Africa
USAID-funded program sends US farmers on 3-4 week volunteer assignment in East Africa regarding training in many different areas, including: business management, record keeping, barley production, greenhouse management, etc. We operate in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya. The trips are expenses paid. Learn more at farmertofarmer.crs.org.
Siena Farms seeking Crop Production Assistant and Farm Apprenticeship, Sudbury, MA
Siena Farms is a 70-acre, award-winning market farm located in Sudbury, MA with a year-round CSA. The farm sells produce at farmers’ markets, a farm store and to Boston restaurants. The farm uses only sustainable farming practices without chemical pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers to grow the highest-quality produce, provide great customer service and strengthen community ties. Open positions include: Farm Apprentices, Harvest Manager, Crop Production Assistant, Crop Production Manager. Learn more about the farm and openings at sienafarms.com. Send a letter of interest and a resumé to Susan Turner, CSA Coordinator at email@example.com.
Biodynamic Association seeks Apprentices
The North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program (NABDAP) is for beginning biodynamic and organic farmers. NABDAP combines two years of structured on-farm training and mentoring with a course of classroom study in biodynamics. NABDAP apprentices benefit from a comprehensive training curriculum, carefully selected mentor farms, and access to networking, support, and educational resources. Graduates of NABDAP are awarded a certificate in biodynamic farming from the Biodynamic Association. Download the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program brochure (PDF).
Learn more at biodynamics.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (262) 649-9212 ext. 5.
CT Agritourism Business seeks Manager
Progressive Connecticut Agritourism Business with 30-acre Apple & Peach PYO Orchard, 5-acre Petting Zoo, Country Market with Florist and Gift Shop seeking manager with possible long-term lease when owner retires. Learn more at silvermansfarm.com and email email@example.com.
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture seeks Farm Staff, Tarrytown, NY
Gain knowledge and hands-on experience to create an economically viable and ecologically resilient farm-business enterprise. Stone Barns Center is accepting applications for the following positions:
Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WWOOF seeks New and Experienced Farmers
World Wide Opportunites on Organic Farms for apprentices, volunteers, etc. Learn more here.
North East Workers On Organic Farms (NEWOOF)
Apprenticeship opportunities on North East organic farms. Learn more here.
NGOabroad seeks Volunteer Farmers, Africa & Caribbean
- GHANA or UGANDA: Teachers needed at Agricultural College. No teaching or university experience required. Farmers needed with a strong background in organic farming, perma-culture and/or sustainable agriculture.
- CAMEROON or INDONESIA: Organic Farmers needed in rural villages to teach organic farming and sustainable agriculture. Residents are eager to learn about composting, rainwater harvesting, drip irrigation, soil improvement and crop rotation. Improved yields can pay for mosquito nets.
- RWANDA: Cooperative Management guidance needed to help Hutus and Tutsis work side by side running and managing a cooperative.
- UGANDA: Experienced dairy farmers needed to improve production and milk yield. Heifer International launched dairy program 10 years ago. Floundering dairy farmers need guidance on feed other best practices to improve yield.
- UGANDA: Poultry farming experience needed for 3,000 laying hens that will support a Domestic Violence program plans. They need disease prevention and best practices advising.
- ANTIGUA: Agritourism: Farmers barely eke out a living on Antigua. The government has launched an initiative to build alternative livelihoods for the farmers. Share your creative mind and entrepreneurial spirit. Help farmers build alternative enterprises to attract tourists with live music, local food, history tours or steel drums production demos.
- KENYA: Field help needed for farm that feeds children at Help the Children’s Center for AIDS orphans.
These are volunteer opportunities. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more at www.ngoabroad.com. Send questions or completed Questionnaire (see here) and resume to Ann McLaughlin, Director of NGOabroad at info@NGOabroad.com.