If you are intersted in working for produce, see our Worker Shares page for information on working in exchange for a CSA share.
We seek hardworking, eager to learn individuals for employment and apprenticehips/internships. Please read over the information below before submitting the application.
2014 season note: If you are interested in becoming a part of our crew for 2014, send in your application and/or resume early. We begin accepting applications in November.
- Crew Leader:
- This is a full-time seasonal position beginning in March and ending mid-November. Work days and hours are Monday through Friday, approximately 40-45 hours per week. Expect the hours in March to be less and gradually increase into April when full-time will be reached. As Crew Leader, expect to begin the day between 6:00 and 7:00 am, depending on the time of the season, and end around 3:00 or 4:00. We
take a half hour to an hour lunch late morning or around Noon. Breaks are taken as needed.
- Type of work: The Crew Leader will lead, oversee, and work with interns, worker shares, and other employees on a daily basis. The Crew Leader assists the farmer in organizing daily tasks and sets and maintains the crew's pace in the field. Other work includes field work and maintenance, planting, weeding,
harvesting, washing, packing, and greenhouse work. Early in the season a majority of work will be in the greenhouse. Managing time and quality control of the produce being harvested is expected.
- Experience & Skills: This is a leadership position and would be ideal for an experienced intern or someone who has worked in sustainable or organic farming. Organization, communication, and good people skills are necessary. Overall good health is important as the work is very physical. Lifting will be
part of the work and you must be able to lift 50 pounds.
- Compensation: This is a salaried position. In addition to this salary, farm produce including bread and three lunches per week are included.
- Housing: Housing is not provided.
We offer full and part-time employment on our crew. These are seasonal positions offered May through early/mid-November. Work is available Monday through Friday; we prefer that part-time workers work a minimum of 3 days a week. Full time workers can expect a 35 - 40 hour work week (not including lunch time). We typically begin the day at 7:00 am, occasionally 6:00, depending on the time of
the season, and end around 3:00 or 4:00. We take a half hour to an hour lunch late morning or around Noon (lunch time is unpaid time). Breaks are taken as needed. Please note that weather plays a significant role in our work. We strive to provide a consistent schedule, but are dependent on the weather. There may be times that we need the crew to stay later, start earlier, or end the day earlier due to the weather.
Type of work: Work may include field work and maintenance, planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, packing, and greenhouse work.
Experience & Skills: Being able to work well with others and as part of a group is necessary, as well as being able to work independently. Agricultural experience is benefitial but not necessary. Overall good health is important as the work
is very physical. Lifting will be part of the work and you must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Compensation: This is an hourly or weekly wage position. Some lunches may be included depending on which days are worked.
- Internship-Apprenticeship: Gain experience from hands-on learning.
- An internship/Apprenticeship allows a more in depth involvement with the farm and the opportunity to learn by working. This is a hands-on position to learn-by-doing on a working farm. Gain skills and knowledge to strengthen future involvement in agriculture. Opportunities to attend CRAFT events are available.
- Available time frame for interns: mid/late April through early/mid-November, 3 months (minimum) up to 7 months. We would prefer interns who are available the entire 7 months but will consider applicants who are available for less time.
- To gain the most knowledge and insight about how our farm works and what we do, interns work Monday through Thursday. We have found this allows our interns to experience many aspects of a vegetable and CSA farm, from harvest to delivery, planting to weeding, and everything in between.
- A typical work week for an intern would be about 25-30 hours (not including lunch time). We typically begin the day around 7:00 am or occasionally 6:00 depending on the time of the season. Interns will stay until 2:00 or 3:00. We take a half hour to an hour lunch late morning or around Noon. Breaks are taken as needed.
- Experience: No experience necessary, only a williness to learn and work hard along with the farmers and the crew.
- Housing: We currently do not offer housing.
- Food: Farm produce including bread plus three lunches per week will be provided.
- Compensation/Stipend: Paid weekly ~ please inquire.
- Are you right for the job?: Because the right fit is so important for our season, there will be a one month trial period at the beginning of your internship, at the end of which either you or the farm may terminate the internship. Within that month's time we will meet to discuss how things are going.
should expect to work outside in all weather conditions. There may be times when work hours vary due to weather.
Qualified applicants should be ready for leadership responsibilities, organized, flexible, and able to work well with a diverse group of people.
We are in search of individuals who are hard-working, reliable, able to work independently, and able to stay on through the agreed upon dates. We also appreciate fun individuals with an easy going nature that have a good sense of humor. They must also have a good sense of humor.
We are currently accepting applicants now until all positions are filled. Most positions are filled by mid-March, so send us your inquiries now.
Still Interested?: If interested and qualified, please send an email of interest (or cover letter), along with the completed application, and your resume (if you have one), via email to the farm. This application is an opportunity for both you and the farmers to determine if your expectations are a good match
for our farm.
Good Earth Farm Application
If you have any trouble opening the Word document, please email us and we will email the form to you.
Upon receiving your application, we will contact you within a week.