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We are currently hiring our farm crew for the 2021 season.

If you are interested in joining our farm work & harvest crew, please send us a resume to commonhandsfarm@gmail.com and a cover letter outlining your farm & gardening experience, goals in working on an organic farm, tools & qualities that you think will help you in working on a vegetable farm, any setbacks you may have, as well as your current availability & employment status.

We are also hiring two specific assistant management positions, a harvest assistant manager & a greenhouse assistant manager. Please read the job descriptions and application directions below:

GREENHOUSE ASSITANT MANAGER:

Our farm is in its 10th year of production as an organically grown, biodynamic vegetable farm.  We grow over 100 crop varieties of vegetables, herbs, microgreens, & seasonal fruit.  We attend 4-5 farmers markets weekly, run a 120 person local CSA, and sell to many wholesale & retail outlets.  We also have a value-added food production program, and utilize the Philmont Coop’s licensed kitchen to produce some delicious products with our crops. 

From 2012-2019 we ran a full-season long apprenticeship program, teaching novice farmers about biodynamics & production farming all in one.  We are currently on a hiatus with our education program, though we always welcome visitors & volunteers who want to join us here and there, help out, and learn.  We will reintroduce this program in the future. 

We ask applicants to commit to living full-time in the area in a stable situation upon the start date of this job.  We feel the need to say this, as affordable housing in our area has been in high demand with the Hudson Valley real estate market booming.  Mostly, we are looking for someone who is committed for the full 2021 season, and having a stable living situation allows that to take place. Applicants must have a clean driver’s license.

The greenhouse manager ideally has a minimum of 1-2 years experience working at a production farm with a seedling greenhouse.  Attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to self-manage are crucial for this position.  

The main duties include:

  • Follow a crop planting schedule daily for roughly 100+ crop varieties
  • Track and organize the planting of microgreens & shoots
  • Keeping clear records of greenhouse work done
  • Watering, organizing, and other greenhouse maintenance
  • Harvesting

This job is full-time and the ideal person will have some weekend hours.  

Please email us a cover letter outlining: 

  • Your experience relating to organic farming and gardening
  • Relevant knowledge of planting and maintaining seedlings
  • Any experience or knowledge related to growing microgreens
  • Your greatest strengths you bring to the workplace
  • Any setbacks you think you may encounter with this job
  • Why you are choosing to apply to a job in organic farming and the path you find yourself on in relation to the food system
  • Your availability 

HARVEST ASSISTANT MANAGER

Our farm is in its 10th year of production as an organically grown, biodynamic vegetable farm.  We grow over 100 crop varieties of vegetables, herbs, microgreens, & seasonal fruit.  We attend 4-5 farmers markets weekly, run a 120 person local CSA, and sell to many wholesale & retail outlets.  We also have a value-added food production program, and utilize the Philmont Coop’s licensed kitchen to produce some delicious products with our crops. 

From 2012-2019 we ran a full-season long apprenticeship program, teaching novice farmers about biodynamics & production farming all in one.  We are currently on a hiatus with our education program, though we always welcome visitors & volunteers who want to join us here and there, help out, and learn.  We will reintroduce this program in the future. 

We ask applicants to commit to living full-time in the area in a stable situation upon the start date of this job.  We feel the need to say this, as affordable housing in our area has been in high demand with the Hudson Valley real estate market booming.  Mostly, we are looking for someone who is committed for the full 2021 season, and having a stable living situation allows that to take place.  Applicants must have a clean driver’s license.

The harvest manager ideally has a minimum of 1 full season experience working on a vegetable production farm leading harvests, processing crops, and filling orders for markets, wholesale, and CSA.  The ability to multitask, attention to detail, consistent reliability, and organizational skills are crucial for this position.

The main duties include:

– Creating harvest lists in the morning together with the management team

– Doing daily inventory of our walk-in cooler and keeping records of inventory

– Consistent knowledge of crop locations & field mapping

– Weekly field walks to check on crops and update the head farmers

– Harvest crew management (focusing on time management and harvest technique, ensuring team efficiency)

-Work farmers markets often

This job is full-time and the ideal person will have occasional weekend hours. 

Please email us a cover letter outlining: 

  • Your knowledge relating to organic farming and gardening
  • Relevant experience with harvesting, processing and packaging crops
  • Any management experience and how you handle delegating work to others
  • Your greatest strengths you bring to the workplace
  • Any setbacks you think you may encounter with this job
  • Why you are choosing to apply to a job in organic farming and the path you find yourself on in relation to the food system
  • Your availability 

Thank you & we look forward to hearing from you.

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