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Posted: Mon, May 2, 2022

Starting $13/hr Downingtown job

Phone Number: 6107242413

Email: jennifer@forgehillfarms.com

LOOKING FOR FULL TIME AND PART TIME Seasonal Crew Members

Forge Hill Farms is a 75-member, family owned veggie CSA, utilizing organic growing practices. We operate an on-site farm store that offers our own honey, eggs and lamb, our sister company’s meat products, and other aggregate food products.

We are seeking a motivated Vegetable Production Assistant for the 2022 growing season to join our crew of a farm manager and farm manager assistant. At least one season of experience in vegetable production or related farming is highly preferred.Approximately 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The ideal candidate would be available mid-May through October, but we are willing to consider other timeframes and both full time and part time. Wage based on experience level starting at $13/hour.

Description of duties:

*Vegetable Production and Garden Maintenance (sowing cell trays in the greenhouse; hand transplanting seedling plugs; routine mechanical cultivation using wheel hoes, stirrup hoes, etc.; occasional hand weeding; push mowing; weed whacking; UTV operation)

*Harvesting (processing, washing, weighing, and packaging of vegetables)

*Opportunities for tractor and heavy equipment work (full-size tractor, walk-behind tractor, skid steer) may be available for the right candidate

*Assist with other farm related duties (cleaning equipment and facilities, care for sheep and

chickens)

Position requirements:

*Self motivated with an attention to detail

*One season of vegetable production, related farm work, or other horticultural experience highly preferred

*Experience running small power equipment (push mower, weed whacker, leaf blower, UTV, etc.)

*Experience operating heavy equipment preferred (full-size tractor, skid steer, walk-behind tractor)

*Ability to lift 30 lbs frequently and 50 lbs occasionally

*Willingness to maintain positive interactions with our CSA and farm store customers

*Physically fit (bending at the waist or kneeling for long periods of time is common)

*Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions