Employment

Currently hiring for 2020! 

About the Farm

Seeds Farm is a 50-acre organic farm in Northfield, Minnesota which grows 15 acres of certified organic and GAP vegetables for wholesale accounts, including food coops, restaurants, distributors, cafeterias, public schools, and food shelves. We are two miles south from downtown Northfield, a town of 20,000 people, and 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities. Seeds Farm is woman owned and managed by Becca Carlson and has been in operation since 2010. We strive for the triple bottom line of sustainability; social, environmental, and financial.

 

Work Schedule

Generally, we start our day at 8 and work until 5, with a 45 minute unpaid lunch, Monday through Friday. There will be days we start earlier, or work later, depending on weather (for example, starting earlier on extra hot days or working later if tasks needs to get done before a rain).

 

The Crew

Our six person crew is managed by farmer Becca. The three open positions posted (two full season crew and one harvest lead) will work together with the packshed manager and field manager during the 2020 growing season.

 

Positions available Full Season crew (2) Harvest lead (1):

 

Full season Crew (2 positions available) April-November

 

Summary

This position runs the entire season and spans a diverse range of roles and responsibilities. This team member will be involved in greenhouse seeding, transplanting, weeding, cultivation, bed prep, transplanting, harvesting, washing, packing, sorting, irrigation, and tasks in between. The ideal candidate has the following qualities and abilities:​

-Punctuality

-Strong work ethic

-Perform manual monotonous tasks: example harvest peppers all day long

-Interest in wholesale production systems

-Accountable

-Attention to detail

-Take feedback

-Working in adverse weather conditions

-Willingness to learn

-Work on a team

-Dedication to tasks and completion with strong follow through

-Self motivated

-Work efficiently while still paying attention to details and quality of work

 

Compensation

-$13-15/hr, depending on experience

-Vegetables when in season

*Rustic on farm housing available for one crew member

 

Harvest Crew Lead (1 position available) April-November

In addition to full season crew roles this team member will be in charge of organizing the harvest crew. Qualities and roles of an ideal candidate include:

-Strong leadership skills

-Strong communication skills

-Time management skills

-Flexibility

-Vegetable farming experience at production scale

-Interest in sustainable agriculture

-Strong attention to detail

-Ability to provide feedback while overseeing the harvest crew

-Positive attitude

-Ability to set pace for the crew

-Ability to anticipate the next task, creating a fluid work environment

-Prepare harvest activities ahead of time

-Leadership experience preferred

 

Compensation

-$14-16/hr, depending on experience

-Vegetables when in season

*Rustic on farm housing available for one crew member

How to Apply

If interested, please send a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 relevant references to seedsfarm at gmail.com.

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