2019 mountain roots Produce farm jobs
Mountain Roots Produce is currently hiring two Farm Crew Members for the 2019 growing season. We are a small, diversified vegetable farm located in the Mancos Valley in Southwest Colorado. We are passionate about soil health, agricultural policy and our community. We enjoy growing produce for our 100 member CSA, wholesale accounts, and our farm stand in the region.
Job Description: The Farm Crew Members will participate in many aspects of the daily farm operations including, but not limited to the following: seed starting, transplanting, irrigation, weeding, greenhouse management (pruning/trellising, bed prep), harvesting, post harvest handling, record keeping, CSA distribution and market setup and sales. We are looking for two full-time (40 hours/week) Farm Crew Members during the 2019 growing season (May-October).
This is an entry level position with opportunity to move into a management position in 2020.
**We do not provide housing at the farm. Farm Crew Members are responsible for securing their own housing outside of the farm and have reliable transportation to and from the farm.**
Qualifications: Due to the very demanding physical nature of farm work, comfort with kneeling, squatting, heavy lifting, and repetitive tasks is a must. Applicants will need to be able to lift 50 lbs and be able to work in all types of weather (snow, heat, rain, wind, etc). Experience on a production farm is not required, but definitely a plus. *Please note: Applicants must be available to begin work the first week of May and commit to staying through the growing season which ends the last week of October. Depending on our production year, opportunities for continued employment through November and December may be a possibility.
Passionate about agriculture and have a positive attitude.
Contemplating a career in farming/agriculture.
Have good communication skills. Comfortable asking questions.
Team player but also able to work independently.
Responsible and reliable.
Must be able to follow directions and receive feedback/critiques.
Self motivated, observant, good with deadlines and time management.
Valid drivers license and reliable transportation.
Benefits – We unfortunately do not offer health insurance, but carry workmans compensation and offer one paid week of vacation during the growing season to be taken at once at an agreed upon time.
Meals: We will eat lunch together Monday through Friday and rotate making lunch with ingredients from the farm. Lunch is included for employees.
Compensation: Paid hourly at 12.00/hour + fresh produce
Application: To apply, please submit your resume, 3 references with contact information and a cover letter answering the following questions:
Why you are interested in working at Mountain Roots Produce?
When are you available to start? Are you able to commit to the farm for the entire growing season, May 1st thru October 31st?
What previous experience do you have in agriculture? Please describe your experience with the farm, community, and it’s owners / managers.
What sort of expectations do you have of those who you work for?
What are your personal goals related to agriculture?
Anything that will help us get to know you.
Please submit application via email to Mindy Perkovich at email@example.com attn: Farm Crew 2019
If your qualifications meet our standards we will contact you for an initial interview here at the farm. If the initial interview goes well, we will invite you for a paid working interview. Applicants from other areas or regions will start with an interview over the phone.