Tamarack Hollow Farm is a mixed organic vegetable and pastured poultry farm located on twenty acres in Plainfield, Vermont. Since 2010, we have sold our produce at New York City’s flagship farmers’ market—the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City. As the only Vermont produce farm in the Greenmarket system, Tamarack Hollow is the face of Vermont agriculture for the +60,000 people who pass through Union Square on a market day. Furthermore, through our Wednesday and Saturday market presence we have built wholesale relationships with innovate food companies, like Natoora, and world class restaurants, like Blue Hill, Contra, Jean- George, Eleven Madison Park, and the Dutch.
A hot lunch is provided every work day; crew members eat together and often make important plans and decisions during meals. Employees may also take home farm-produced vegetables and eggs.
Skilled Vegetable Crew with Market Driving and Tractor Operation Full time May through December, opportunity for year-round employment.
We are seeking one person or a two-person team to fill this position. Applicant(s) must have experience with seeding, transplanting, manual weeding, irrigation, and harvesting. Ideal applicant(s) have experience operating tractors for field prep and cultivating crops, and/or have previous farmers’ market experience.
The key part of this position is driving from the farm in Plainfield, Vermont to our farmers’ market in New York City once a week throughout the growing season. The market run is a twenty-four hour commitment, but you will have a half-day off before the market run and two consecutive days off following market. Please note, we are looking for someone to cover the Wednesday OR Saturday markets, schedule is flexible for ideal applicant and you will never be asked to do both market runs.
Requirements: Farming experience, clean driving record and valid driver’s license, ability to lift 40 lbs, work smart and hard for 8-10 hours a day, and willingness to safely drive a box truck in a dense urban environment (training provided).
Compensation: Competitive depending upon experience, $15/ hour starting wage for tractor operation and market run. These positions are ideal for a person(s) who are ready to take the next step up from field worker, but not ready to take the leap into farm ownership. Working here you will get extensive experience at the country’s busiest farmers’ market, build wholesale relationships with the city’s finest restaurants, and learn the ins and outs of running a joint retail and wholesale vegetable operation. After your first season, the opportunity exists for profit sharing at the winter farmers’ markets, should you choose to stay on.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “job applicant” in the subject line. Please explain your previous agricultural experience, why you are interested in this position, and provide two references. The farm is able to provide references from current employees as well.