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Jobs in RI
Arcadian Fields seeks Farm Workers, Hope Valley
The workers will be transplanting, hoeing, some hand weeding and other random farm activities.This is a great position for anyone who feels just about ready to start their own farm, but who wants just one more experience working on a small farm with an experienced and successful farmer. the applicant should have a surfeit of energy, likes to work hard and be an avid reader… (Intelligent conversation matters). They should appreciates beauty and strives for perfection in at least one aspect of his or her life. The farm is beautiful; it is situated in the middle of Arcadia State Park.
Starting salary is $12/ hour plus veggies and seedlings to take home. Help is needed either two or three days a week (Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays). Work starts at 7:00 AM, earlier if is going to be really hot and lasts until about 1:00 PM. There is one position from May through September and another one for the months of June, July and August. Other options are available as well.
Experience is not necessary, but you must be strong, have a great work ethic, like to work, be able to do things like transplant by hand for hours. In other words, you must be tough. You must also be efficient and quick. You must really want this opportunity and you must want to have fun even if it is ninety-nine degrees outside. You must have an incredible amount of energy and be able to focus it in a productive way.
Arcadian Fields, established in 1999 is a three-acre organic vegetable farm in Hope Valley, RI. The work gets done by owner Diana Kushner and by a core group of volunteers and a few part time, totally amazing, incredibly hard working workers who think nothing of crawling around on the ground all day transplanting little seedlings, hoeing for hours or picking tomatoes forever, all the while becoming expert farmers themselves.
Half of the farm is allocated to greens, both cooking and salad. The other half is a mix of herbs, heirloom tomatoes and crops suitable to a small acreage. Beautiful tasty veggies are sold through the Saturday Hope Street Farmers Market in Providence and to various excellent restaurants throughout the state. Attention to quality is paramount. To apply, send a letter to email@example.com telling about yourself and why you would like to work at Arcadian Fields.
Big Train Farm seeks Intern, Cranston, RI
- On-farm experience (working side by side with manager) and training in year-round farm management skills including: planning, planting, harvesting, packing, marketing, and employee management
- Full and complete records and explanations for: seeding schedules, planting schedules, field plan, previous year field records, fertility plans and crop analysis
- Monthly off-farm teach-ins in March, April, May, September, and October. These educational work-shops cover Soil Science and Structure, Plant Nutrition and Fertility, Crop Rotation and Organic Theory, Understanding and Keeping Farm Records and Marketing Opportunities
- Free access to 3-session Advanced Market Grower Series taught by BTF manager John Kenny in Providence in March, April
- Part-time work in March, April and May at reduced pay-scale
- Full-time work in June through November at stipend pay
- The equivalent to a full-share of vegetables in the CSA
- Good times and great people
Big Train Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm on Pippin Orchard Road in Cranston RI (20 minutes from Providence, RI). We run a tight, high-energy, high-humor vegetable business which supplies a sizable CSA and wholesale clients. Interns learn on-farm and off-farm skills to operate and sustain a farm. Farmers seek to work with and train individuals who will fully utilize their internship experience and serve their communities as farmers or citizens. Learn more here.
Wild Harmony Farm seeks Apprentice, Exeter, RI
This diversied farm in Exeter, RI has a focus on environmental stewardship. They use no chemicals, drugs or GMO ingredients on the farm. The Farm raises beef cattle, pigs, dairy sheep, chickens and turkeys. Animals are grazed using intensive rotational system to maximize benefits to the animals’ health and the land. Vegetables grow on 1/10 of an acre; there is a 2-acre apple orchard. The farm keeps honeybees and tap maple trees for syrup. Meat and eggs sell through a 15-member CSA and a farm store. There may soon be a draft horse to help with timber and firewood harvest.
The apprentice will help with all aspects of vegetable and fruit production as well as animal husbandry. This will include daily chores, pasture management and rotation, breeding, sheep milking, animal health care and slaughter. At least one day each week will be spent working in the woods, felling trees, pulling out logs, milling lumber or splitting firewood. Significant time will be spent problem solving, repairing, constructing and cleaning. Staff will be canning and freezing fruit and vegetables for winter consumption. The apprentice will help with CSA share packing and pick-up as well as farm store operation. Every effort will be made to educate and include Apprentice in every task. Educational opportunities will be tailored to the Apprentice’s needs.
The ideal candidate will be an avid learner, a considerate and respectful housemate, self-motivated, able to work independently and contribute thoughtfully in a team. The candidate will be able to work 50+ hours/week with a good attitude, able to lift 75 lbs, willing to get dirty and passionate about food. Staff will share some meals as well as cook independently. A personal vehicle is a must, as there is no immediate access to public transportation. The apprentice will have two days off during the week and will be expected to work most weekends. A site visit prior to acceptance is greatly preferred. Candidates must be non-smokers. Start date is flexible. Apprentice should be avaialble June, July and August, with potential extension into the fall.
- Housing on-site
- Vegetables, meat, eggs, milk and fruit from the farm
- $50/week living stipend
Blue Moon Farm Perennial Nursery seeking Nursery & Garden Help, Wakefield
Full and part-time positions are open for planting, maintenance and sales. Knowledge of plants helpful, but interest and willingness to learn are essential. Must feel comfortable working with the public. Positions also available for planting and maintenance at private homes and gardens. Must have own transportation. Learn about the farm here. Apply to or send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jane at 401-284-2369.
Jobs outside RI
Medway Community Farm seeks Part-time Education Assistant, Medway, MA
The Assistant is needed this April and May. Shifts are: April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.. The Assistant will help the Education Coordinator with a new program called “Homeschoolers on the Farm.” The program will involve working with 15 homeschooled children between the ages of 5-13. Programs will include animal chores, greenhouse work, nature walks, art & crafts and other farm-based education curriculum. This is a great opportunity for an individual who may be interested in farm-based education on a working farm or someone looking for part-time work between seasons. Apply via email to Tracy Jenkins, Education Coordinator, at email@example.com or write Medway Community Farm, 50 Winthrop Street, Medway, MA 02053
NOFA-VT seeks Summer Interns
Several motivated, articulate students are sought who are passionate about local, organic agriculture and food systems – and who like to have summer fun. All interns will:
- Participate in summer outreach program by staffing the NOFA-VT pizza oven at statewide farm and food events, providing Vermonters with an opportunity to learn about NOFA-VT and organic/local foods.
- Participate in the field in a CSA research project.
1. Direct Marketing Intern
Reporting to the Direct Marketing & Community Food Security Coordinator, the Direct Marketing intern will assist with farmers’ market and CSA-related projects, including coordinating a statewide CSA pricing study. Click here for full job description.
Local students learn in the NOFA-VT garden, coordinated by our garden intern.
2. Garden Intern
The garden intern assists with all aspects of caring for the NOFA-VT raised-bed garden, and will be responsible for coordinating educational activities and communicating with food pantries regarding harvest, needs and deliveries. Click here for full job description.
3. VT FEED/SNA-VT Intern
Reporting to Amy Gifford, the VT Food Education Every Day/School Nutrition Association of Vermont intern will assist with the development and implementation of marketing materials that highlight and promote local foods in school meal programs. In addition, the intern will assist in the planning and conducting of farm to school workshops at the Child Nutrition Programs Summer Institute. Click here for full job description.
4. Organic Certification Marketing Intern
The Marketing intern will help expand our local & organic marketing campaign to retail locations.
This internship will focus on increasing consumer demand for local, certified organic food by targeting promotional efforts at retail locations. Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF), the certification program of NOFA-VT, is looking for assistance with the development and implementation of a promotional program with one or more food coops to highlight the VOF logo and the benefits of certified organic. The retail promotion will focus on National Organic Month (September). Click here for a full job description.
5. Organic Certification Mapping Intern
This internship will assist Vermont Organic Farmers (the certification program of NOFA-VT) in geospatially locating certified organic farm fields in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties. This project involves working with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to collect shape files for farms that are currently or recently enrolled in FSA or NRCS programs. In addition, this internship will include locating and mapping the fields of organic farms not enrolled in these programs. Please note, this project does not involve fieldwork; most of the work is office-based using records and documents provided by organic farmers. Ideal candidates will be familiar with working with ARCGIS or similar programs. Click here for a full job description.
NOFA-NH seeks Finance Coordinator, Concord, NH
The part-time, hourly Finance Coordinator will ensure that financial, insurance and tax records are collected, recorded and reported in accurate, reliable, relevant and retrievable detail and format. The Finance Coordinator also provides basic office support and generates reports as requested for the Treasurer and Executive Director.Learn more here.
The Community School seeks Assistant Farm Manager, S. Tamworth, NH
This small, independent day school for students in grades 6-12 runs a diversified farm with 2.5 acres of certified-organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers for a 30-40 member CSA, farmers markets and wholesale accounts. The Assistant Farm Manager to work with the current farm manager in the 2014 season before assuming the position of farm manager in 2015. The position is will run April 2014 through October 31, 2014. Learn more here.
Holcomb Farm seeks Hiring Farm Manager & Crew, West Granby. CT
Holcomb Farm is a non-profit mixed-vegetable production farm in West Granby CT, (just south of the Massachusetts border by RT 91). The farm grows on 26 acres of town-owned property for a 450 member Summer CSA, 75-member Winter CSA, wholesale customers, anon-farm farm stand and a food donation program called Fresh Access. The farm uses organic methods but is not certified organic. See openings and job descriptions here. Compensation is competitive and includes health insurance and on-farm housing. Compensation is commensurate based upon experience. Please send resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. 2014 until mid-November 2014.
Siena Farms seeking farm staff, 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 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 www.sienafarms.com. Send a letter of interest and a resumé to Susan Turner, CSA Coordinator at email@example.com.
Sustainable Nantucket seeks Development Intern, Nantucket, MA
Sustainable Nantucket, a small grassroots organization that is working to build a more locally-based and self-reliant food system on the island of Nantucket seeks a part-time, summer Development Intern to assist with various fundraising initiatives. 5-20 hours/week. Must be able to work Saturdays. Learn more here. Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anderson Acres Farm seeks seeks Assistant Growers, Kent, CT
Four-season organic/permaculture vegetable and fruit farm in rural northwest CT seeks two full-time seasonal assistant growers to begin in February. The 5-acre farm grows annual vegetables, in high and low tunnels, apples, and are developing perennial fruit and vegetable production areas and a forest garden.
Land’s Sake Farm seeks Assistant Farm Manager, Weston, MA
This educational community farm and land stewardship organization seeks a full-time Assistant Farm Manager to assist in managing all aspects of organic vegetable, herb, flower and fruit production on 20-acres. The Assistant Farm Manager will support the Farm Manager in meeting the farm’s financial, ecological and educational goals. Learn more here. Send a thoughtful cover letter, resume and three relevant professional references to email@example.com.
Littleton Community Farm seeks Farm Manager, Littleton, MA
Application deadline: March 14, 2014
Entrepreneurial, community-oriented candidates should have at least four years farming experience. Position will be part-time starting in July or August and become full-time at the start of 2015. Experience in organic methods (farm is non-certified), farm business planning, greenhouse production, use and maintenance of equipment, and seed saving are required. Experience in teaching, non-profits, volunteer coordination and planning and execution of small building projects are desired. The ideal candidate will also possess a clean driver’s license, strong communication and leadership skills, patience, enthusiasm and an upbeat positive attitude. This Spring the fields will be plowed, amended and cover-cropped. For the balance of 2014, Farm Manager will participate in community events, create a farm plan and proposed budget and propose infrastructure improvements to the barn, irrigation and fields. The year 2015 will be our first growing season.
Prospective applicants can sign up for a tour of the farm site on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 1:00 pm, at the New England Forestry Foundation, 32 Foster Street Littleton, MA. (RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.) View the complete job description at farm website at www.littletoncommunityfarm.com. Email applications to the attention of Brittany Sidway-Overshiner at email@example.com. Applications should include a letter of intent, a resume, at least 2 references and your vision of a farm plan for Littleton Community Farm.
Holly Hill Farm seeks Farm Workers & Farm Store Assistant, Cohasset MA
This 3-acre certified organic diversified farm needs a Farm Worker April – October and a second May – September. The part-time Farm Store Assistant is needed March – December. Pay and responsibility based on experience. Housing is included and the pay reflects that benefit. Workers will participate in every aspect of farm operation from soil to seed to harvest to sale. Learn more here. Compensation includes board on the farm in the historic farmhouse, as well as a weekly monetary pay. Past communal living experiences are a plus.
Holly Hill Farm grows diverse crops for sale on-site in our farm stand and at a weekly market. We sell organic garden plants that we grow from seed and hold three plant sales each year, the largest held over two weekends in May, during which we sell more than 25,000 plants. We also sell locally made goods and organic produce from other farmers in our stand, making Holly Hill Farm the go-to for locals seeking local! Please send resume and letter of interest to the Farm Manager, Dee Levanti, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eva’s Garden seeks Crew Leader, South Dartmouth, MA
Organic farm seeks capable and motivated crew leader for the 2014 season. Job involves leading a crew of 3-4 picker/packers on harvesting, packing and shipping weekly deliveries. Responsibilities will manage/coordinate the crew, picking and packing herbs and greens, providing quality control, loading the delivery truck, processing order paperwork accurately and promptly. Basic farm duties such as weeding, mulching are also required. This position requires close coordination with the Farm Manager on prioritization, harvesting assignments, weekly harvest planning and crew efficiency. The farm is a small tight-knit crew and seeks an applicant interested in growing herbs and greens with an exceptional attitude and work ethic.
Job will begin in April and end in November, 40 hours/week. Need ability to work in all weather conditions – hot or cold – and able to lift 50lbs. Flexibility to work long hours under challenging conditions is a must. Pay commensurate with experience. Please send a resume to email@example.com.
NOFA-NY seeks Certification Director, Binghamton, NY
NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC, a 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 and experience in organic certification and management. NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC is a subsidiary of NOFA-NY, Inc, premier statewide organization growing a strong organic and sustainable agriculture movement in New York State. NOFA-NY has been certifying local organic farms for the past 30 years and NOFA-NY, LLC has been accredited by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) since April 29, 2002. The Certification Director oversees a high-integrity certification agency that provides organic certification services to more than 650 organic farmers and handlers throughout New York State and surrounding areas. Learn more here.
The Inn at Little Washington Seeks a Farm Manager, near Washington DC
This Inn is just 67 miles west of Washington D.C., a renowned 5 Star / 5 Diamond Relais & Chateaux country house hotel and internationally renowned for its Chef/Proprietor’s pioneering of Refined Regional American Cuisine. A Farm Manager is needed for their on-site 1/2-acre organically-managed farm.
The Farm Manager will oversee a diverse market garden, a greenhouse, a hoop house and 18 raised, covered beds. The garden provides vegetables and fruit to the restaurant and is located on the property. Learn more at TheInnAtLittleWashington.com/job-details-Organic-Farm-Manager. Please e-mail your resume (in .pdf or .doc format ONLY, please–NOT zipped) to HR@TheInnAtLittleWashington.com or mail to: Gregg Rosentreter, Director of Human Resources, The Inn at Little Washington, P.O. Box 300, Washington, VA 22747.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture seeks Farm Camp 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 email@example.com.
Farm Estate seeks experienced Farm Manager, Long Valley, NJ
Farm Manager sought to grow existing successful 30 member “Health CSA” to 150 members for the 2014 season. The farm manager will be in charge of all farm operations and collaborate with primary care MD to prevent and reverse illness using a plant-based whole foods diet. MD is farm owner and will provide funding for capital expenditures. Farm is 342 preserved acres consisting of prime soils in Long Valley, NJ one hour drive from NYC.
Applicant should have extensive vegetable growing experience, some experience with grains and small fruits, basic construction skills, and good management competence. Farmer’s compensation consists of salary plus profit sharing and rent-free farmhouse. Please send letter of interest and resume to Ron Weiss, M.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 UVM Farmer Training Program seeks Sustainable Farming & Food Systems Education Trainees
The UVM Farmer Training Program is a 6-month intensive program (May 5 -October 31, 2014) for aspiring farmers and food systems advocates that provides a hands-on, skills-based education in sustainable agriculture. This full-time program offers participants the unique opportunity to manage their own growing site, take classes from professors and expert farmers and rotate as workers and learners on successful, diverse farms in the Burlington area. This program will provide an intense, supportive experience where participants leave with a Certificate in Sustainable Farming, a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming and the entrepreneurial skills to start their own operation.
Community Garden seeks Volunteers, Glocester
Learn more by contacting Linda Nichols, Chair of the Community Resource and Waste Water Advisory Commission, via email or call 401-309-8349.
Featherstone Farm seeks Organic Vegetable Horticulturist, Rushford, Minnesota
This is a full time, year-round position with significant responsibility for the planning and management of vegetable plantings from early spring through late fall. Minimum 2-season commitment required. Qualified applicants should have a minimum of 2 full seasons experience in field production of organic vegetables. Academic background in horticulture, agronomy or related agricultural science a major plus. Demonstrated ability to operate farm equipment (tillage, seeding, cultivating and harvesting equipment, among others) also a significant benefit. Conversational Spanish very desirable. Featherstone Farm highly values good communication and team-work skills for all employees. Learn more here.
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WWOOF seeks New and Experienced Farmers
World Wide Opportunites on Organic Farms for apprentices, volunteers, etc. 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.