Tamarack Hollow is hiring!
- Farmers’ Market Driver
- Skilled Vegetable Crew
Tamarack Hollow Farm is hiring for multiple positions! Part-time positions have the potential for additional hours depending on the applicant’s interests and skills. If this posting is active, the position is still available.
Tamarack Hollow Farm is a mixed vegetable and pastured poultry farm located on twenty acres in Plainfield, Vermont. We grow certified organic vegetables and raise turkeys and laying hens on pasture. We sell our produce at New York City’s flagship farmers’ market—the Union Square Greenmarket. 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 and world class restaurants. By working at our farm, you can learn what it takes to vend at the country’s busiest farmers’ market, build wholesale relationships with New York’s finest restaurants, and learn the ins and outs of running a retail and wholesale vegetable operation.
Skilled Vegetable Production Crew
Tuesday-Thursday May through December, opportunity for full time work after July. Opportunity for year-round employment.
We are seeking one person, ideally with some experience on an organic vegetable farm. Position will involve seeding, transplanting, manual weeding, and especially harvesting. Ideal applicant has experience operating tractors for field prep and cultivating crops, but this is not necessary. Must be hard working, detail oriented, and able respond to feedback while learning our systems. We work Monday through Friday from 8- 5, with an hour break for lunch. Harvest days start earlier in peak season.
Compensation: $12.50+ hourly starting wage, depending upon experience. Seasonal produce available as well. After your first season, the opportunity exists for winter work.
Farmers’ Market Driver
30-40 hours per week, April- December. Opportunity for year-round work.
We are looking for a truck driver to safely drive from our farm in Plainfield, Vermont to our market in New York City. Two market runs available (Wednesday and Saturday markets), do one (approx. 20 hours per week) or both (approx. 40 hours per week)! Driver will leave our farm between 6 pm – 11 pm Tuesday and/or Friday evenings to arrive at Union Square Greenmarket between 5:30-6 am Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Ideal applicant will be willing to assist with unloading the market truck and facilitating early morning wholesale pickups (5:30 am- 10 am), then return to market at the end of the day to assist with market breakdown and packing the truck (4:30 pm -6:30 pm). During the day, driver can explore NYC or relax in a hotel room provided by farm. Truck and driver may stay overnight in the city, but must be back to the farm by 3 pm the day after market.
Preference given to applicants with experience driving a truck with a 16-foot box or similar vehicle in an urban environment. Ideal applicant is interested in food, farmers’ markets or agriculture, but farming experience is not required. CDL not required. Clean driving record and valid driver’s license required.
Compensation: $15-17 hour (depending on experience) hourly wage paid for driving and set up time. Market driver can work the farmers’ market for additional hours, possibility for on farm work for interested candidate. Seasonal produce available as well.