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Assistant Vegetable Production Manager

Compensation: 45 – 55k salary, based on experience

Benefits: Health, dental and vision, housing possibly available

Schedule: 5 days per week, 45 – 55 hours per week

Reports to: Vegetable Production Manager

Carversville Farm Foundation (CFF) is a non-profit farm that combines ecological regeneration and organic agricultural production to serve our environment as well as our community. We are a diversified farm with intensive cover cropping, grazing, hay, vegetable, poultry, beef and mushroom production.  We currently distribute our farm products to soup kitchens and food pantries in the greater Philadelphia area to help improve access to wholesome, locally grown foods. To learn more about the farm read our feature in the NY Times.

 

About the position:

The assistant vegetable production manager will join a dedicated team of farmers to participate in raising vegetables from seed to harvest. We have 12 acres in production, two high tunnels for year round production and a new wash and packing facility. We use cultivating tractors, water wheel transplanters, root harvesters and other equipment that helps us remain efficient.  Cover cropping, soil tests and a fertility program helps keep our soils healthy and balanced.  The assistant vegetable production manager will work with the vegetable production manager to lead the vegetable production team. Experience in managing people and taking on independent work is desired, as well as, a strong understanding of organic production methods and requirements. We are striving to create the most healthful food we can donate to those in need.

 

Requirements

  • 5 years vegetable production experience
  • Strong understanding of organic growing practices
  • Ability to develop and execute soil fertility plan based on soil test results
  • Strong understanding of cover crops and crop rotation
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities
  • Strong employee management skills
  • Excellent record keeping skills
  • Ability to handle product from harvest to packaging while maintaining food safety (FSMA) standards

 

Responsibilities

Working with our team of apprentices, staff and the vegetable production manager to execute daily tasks including:

  • Greenhouse watering and seeding, transplanting, crop maintenance
  • Pest and disease management
  • Implement and maintain irrigation
  • Harvest vegetables according to farm’s standards
  • Operate and maintain farm equipment as needed
  • Contribute to a safe and orderly working environment

 

Skills

We are looking for people committed to our mission and procedures with these abilities:

  • Work independently and on a team
  • Manage people and work flow
  • Dependable and organized
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Readiness to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Detail oriented and able to multitask
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Desire to learn
  • Flexible in schedule and tasks

 

This job description covers key responsibilities but does not capture all job duties. We work as a team and there are times we need all hands on deck to accomplish a task. A willingness to participate in poultry processing is desired. Flexibility is key to joining our dynamic team.

Carversville Farm Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. 

To apply: 

Send a resume and cover letter with three references to info@carversvillefarm.org

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