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, like Natoora, and world class restaurants, like Blue Hill, Contra, Momofuku Ko, Eleven Madison, and Untitled. 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.
We are expanding production in 2019 and looking for a few more smart, fun folks to join our crew! 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 Production Crew Full time May through December, opportunity for year-round employment.
We are seeking one person with at least 2 years of experience on an organic vegetable farm. Position will involve seeding, transplanting, manual weeding, tractor cultivation, tunnel crop management, irrigation, 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- $15 hourly starting wage, depending upon experience. This position is ideal for a person who is ready to take the next step up from field worker, but not ready to take the leap into owning their own farm. After your first season, the opportunity exists for winter work.
Vegetable Field Crew Part time position (three eight-hour work days per week), May through Thanksgiving. Must be available September- November.
We are seeking two people for part time vegetable production work. Agricultural experience not necessary for applicant that can demonstrate a good work ethic, eagerness to learn, and a great attitude. Main position responsibilities will be greenhouse seeding, harvesting and assisting in the wash-pack room.
Compensation: $11- $12.50 hour depending on experience. Opportunity for this to become a full time position July- Thanksgiving.
Market Driver 30-40 hours per week, May- 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 twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday markets). Driver will leave our farm between 6 pm – 11 pm Tuesday and Friday evenings to arrive at Union Square Greenmarket by 5:30 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), and 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 required.
Compensation: $15- $17 hour (depending on experience) hourly wage paid for driving and set up time, hotel room provided for market day and evening.
To apply for any of the above positions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put the position in the subject line. Please include at least two references, a resume, and answer the questions listed below. An in-person interview is a requirement.
1. How did you find this position (craigslist, nofa, etc)?
2. Why do you want to work for a vegetable farm? If you have worked in agriculture before, what do you find challenging and rewarding about farming?
3. What do you find rewarding or challenging about working and making decisions as part of a cooperative team? What is your ideal work environment?