Vegetable Grower

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga County)

Term: Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal, Year round

Salary/Pay: $15+ per hour

Deadline to Apply: 05/01/2021

How to Apply: http://www.9mileseast.com  [email protected]

9 Miles East Farm

9 Miles East Farm is on a mission to make it easy for busy people to enjoy healthy food. We have a 29 acre vegetable farm, a commercial catering kitchen, and a diversified model for making healthy locally sourced prepared food convenient and accessible for new audiences.

Job Description

9 Miles East Farm is a 29-acre vegetable farm in Schuylerville, NY. We have one year-round high tunnel and an acre of Haygrove three-season tunnels. Fertile but heavy clay loam soils.

 

9 Miles East Farm’s mission is expanding the audience for healthy local food by making it convenient and accessible to new audiences. So our vegetables are sold primarily in the workplace to the employees of ~100 companies in Upstate NY and another ~100 companies in the metro Boston area. The farm also has a dining room and award-winning sourdough pizza operation in nearby Saratoga Springs.

 

Grower responsibilities:

Participate in vegetable growing process to produce as many high-quality vegetables as we can sell through for the farm’s marketing channels:

GO Bags and other vegetable sales in the workplace
GO Bags for home delivery
Skidmore CSA
Ingredients for kitchen use
Other projects as mutually agreed

Maintain safe, orderly farm environment
Learn about record keeping related to growing practices
Serve internal clients in the workplace wellness, subscription meal delivery, and pizza operations
Build positive work environment and team culture focused on mutual respect, accountability, continuous improvement, and pride in workmanship
 

Responsibilities:

Learn all aspects of vegetable production
Manage succession plantings to ensure consistent supply of veg, herbs and greens
Maintain cultivation, pest control, and harvesting programs
Assist kitchen and workplace wellness operation periodically during off-season

Qualifications
At least one season of hands-on vegetable production in a high-volume organic setting
Self-direction
Planning and problem-solving skills
Strong work ethic
Plenty of energy and resourcefulness

Full-time and part-time opportunities are available.

About the Area
Schuylerville is near Saratoga Springs, NY, a great little city with easy access to Boston and New York. Reasonable cost of living, lots of support for local agriculture.