Letterbox is seeking to fill two positions for the 2019 season. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

CREW MEMBER - WHOLE FARM, VEGETABLE FOCUS

Our 2.5 acre market garden is managed and maintained as a three- to four-person team. The Whole Farm crew member will spend 60% of their week of their week working independently and/or as a crew on producing and harvesting vegetables, greens, herbs, and flowers. The other 40% may include livestock chores, grounds maintenance tasks or other projects.

Responsibilites:

  • Participate in 3 main harvest days per week (15-20 hours)

  • Perform all tasks related to vegetable production: Operating BCS walk-behind tractor, transplanting by hand or with paper pot transplanter, direct seeding in the field, hand cultivation, irrigating, greenhouse seeding and watering, logging production records, crop care and pest prevention practices (20-25 hours)

  • Assume responsibility for one or more production-related tasks

  • Staff one of our weekend farmers markets or CSA distribution

  • Assist in pack-out for wholesale, CSA and markets

  • Occasional livestock chores, which including feeding and watering pigs, chickens, rabbits.

  • Closing in the animals at night, on a rotating schedule

 

This position begins immediately and runs through the end of September, with the possibility of staying on through November.

DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong work ethic and an eye for both quality and efficiency

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills; patience, flexibility, and emotional maturity.

  • Applicants should have a strong understanding of the physical requirements of working on a farm and being outside in all kinds of weather.

  • The ability to lift 50 lbs, repeatedly

  • Serious commitment to staying for the entire season

  • A valid US drivers license and a clean driving record

COMPENSATION & EXPECTATIONS

Compensation is $10.50/hour plus a full-diet CSA share (meat, eggs, vegetables, a $1000+ value). Work weeks range from 36 to 46 hours per week, variably over the season.  Each crew member will have two consecutive days off including one weekend day. Housing is not included; having personal transportation is necessary. However, we are within two miles of downtown Hudson, with good local housing options available. Employees will receive 2 days of paid sick leave/vacation time during the season.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send an introduction, a resume, and two farm-related references to letterboxcollective@gmail.com. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.