We are hiring for two part-time positions. Both positions have the potential for additional hours depending on the applicants skills and interests.
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. Since 2010, we have sold 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, Jean- George, ABC, and Craft.
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.
Market Driver- May through December, opportunity for year-round employment
Tamarack Hollow is seeking a truck driver to transport our vehicle from the farm in Plainfield, Vermont to our farmers’ market in New York City once a week, four times a month. The drive is six hours down, then the driver will assist with market set up for one- two hours as needed. The driver then has the day off in New York City, returning to the market at 5:30 to assist with market breakdown and return to Vermont. Markets are on Wednesday and Saturday, driver will leave the farm at 12:30 AM in the morning. The truck has a bed, so the driver can sleep after market is set up. Please note- we are seeking a driver for Wednesdays OR Saturdays, not both. Schedule is flexible for ideal applicant.
Requirements: Clean driving record and valid driver’s license, ability to lift 40 lbs, and experience driving a box truck and/or driving in a dense urban environment. Knowledge of farming and familiarity with farmers’ markets is a plus.
Compensation: $15/ hour starting wage, plus $25 meal stipend
Wash/Pack Coordinator– May through December, opportunity for year-round employment
Tamarack Hollow is seeking a wash room coordinator for Tuesdays and Fridays. Applicant must be interested in participating in seeding, transplanting, harvesting and general farm work at least one additional day per week. Wash coordinator arrives at 7 am on harvest days to prep wash room, meet with field crew to go over the harvest list, and may participate in harvest as well. Employee will be trained in the wash room standard operating procedures (SOPs), food safety standards, quality control standards, and record keeping. We expect you to work smart and efficiently, while staying on your feet in a wet environment (bibs and gloves provided).
Requirements: Applicant must be able to lift 40 lbs, to prioritize and execute wash according to food safety standards (training will be provided), keep harvest records, and maintain a comfortable and respectful work environment throughout an eight to ten hour wash day with other farm workers coming and going, dropping off vegetables and assisting in the wash station. Some vegetable farming experience required, familiarity with food safety standards a plus.
Compensation: $12.50/ hour
To apply for either 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?
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?
4. What is your ideal work environment?