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Employment Opportunities 
 

Farmers looking for help and folks interested in apprenticeships or farm work are also encouraged to use our Apprentice & Farm Worker Directory.


High Mowing Organic Seeds Seeks Inventory & Purchasing Manager - This position has responsibility for planning for and purchasing seed, managing seed packing, and managing inventory levels. The position is a full-time year-round position in Wolcott, VT. Click here to view the full job description. Submit your resume and cover letter to meredith@highmowingseeds.com. (7/12/11)

Farmer Wanted - To transition into eventual ownership of a 138 acres, SE VT conserved farm with 20 acres of Christmas trees, an acre of organic rhubarb, 4-5 acres of organic certifiable land, and 100 acres of managed woodland with a working sugarbush. Other crops possible including vegetables, small fruits, and speciality crops. Housing available. For info. and application contact 802/257-0233 or elysian2@sover.net. (7/8/11)

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Program Director will manage our local food distribution system, develop, implement and evaluate Farm to School program activities such as taste tests, farm field trips, nutrition education, and supervise the day to day operations of the Farm-to-School Coordinator team. Start date: August 1, 2011.

Assistant Education Director will develop, grow, and deliver GMFTS' educational programs including school gardening, taste tests, farm field trips and in-class workshops and support and supervise the day to day operations of the educational team. Start date: August 1, 2011.

Complete job descriptions are available at http://greenmountainfarmtoschool.org/employment.php

To apply, Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (non-fiction, 3 pages or less) to jobs@gmfts.org. Position opened until filled. EOE. (7/1/11) 

UVM Extension Grazing and Agronomy Positions - UVM has created two new outreach specialist positions to work with farmers in the Lake Champlain watershed. Applications are now being accepted for immediate work in the region as part of a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Strategic Watershed Action Team initiative. The SWAT Specialists will be stationed in the Middlebury Extension office and work with farmers throughout the lake region. These full-time positions will be funded for three years and include a benefits package and travel funds.

For more details and to apply for these positions, please visit the UVM employment web site at www.uvmjobs.com under job posting #0040042 for the Agronomy position or job posting #0040043 for the Grazing Specialist position.

For more information, contact Jeff Carter, UVM Extension field crops and nutrient management specialist, at (802) 388-4969, ext. 332, or by e-mail at jeff.carter@uvm.edu. (6/21/11)

Diversified Farm Seeks Workers – Lovejoy Brook Farm is a sustainable diversified livestock farm in Chester, VT. We've been in business for 40 years, and we distribute meat through Fancy Meats from Vermont. We’re seeking help with all aspects of the farm - haying, animal handling and health care, milking, machine maintenance, vegetable gardening, etc. - from now until at least October 1. Experience in some area of livestock farming preferred. We’re especially eager to help aspiring farmers with some hands-on experience to exercise and hone their skills. Stipend ($100 - $150/wk depending on experience) and room and board. For more details, please call Lydia at 875-3159 between 9-12 a.m. (6/9/11)

Retail Positions Available - Foote Brook Farm is looking for farm stand employees for both the Johnson and Stowe locations. We are looking for folks with retail experience, familiarity with vegetables/gardening and the ability to work independently. MUST HAVE cash register experience and be able to lift 50 lbs. The Stowe location requires a wagon-type vehicle or a truck for transporting veggies from Johnson. Must be available to work end of June through October 31st. If interested please email/telephone Joie Lehouillier at joie@footebrookfarm.com or 802-635-1775. (6/1/11)

Chef/Restauranteur Partnerships Sought - We are seeking chefs and restauranteurs for potential partnerships for on-farm dining and a farm-based restaurant/"farmstand diner". For more information visit www.ProspectRock.org or email Keith@ProspectRock.org. (5/26/11)

Permaculture Design/Build/Grow/Teach Internship - Prospect Rock Permaculture seeks 1-2 interns/ apprentices or couple for intensive and varied Permaculture design, build, and education experience. We offer eggs, veggies, rustic housing, travel to projects and events, and countless structured and unstructured learning opportunities in exchange for 20-50 hours a week (it will vary and we try to keep a human pace). There may also be stipends for skilled labour and expertise. Strong preference for Permaculture Design Course (PDC) graduates or equivalent. Couples and non-traditional couples encouraged to apply singly or jointly. Some child care may be available (or we can at least share!) College Credit may be available through home institution. Visit here for a very detailed job description, or email Keith@ProspectRock.org. (5/26/11)

Farm Manager - Larson Farm in southwest VT seeks a manager for our 25-cow Jersey herd, 40-head Angus/Devon herd, free range layers, and horse boarding business. We intensely rotate, focusing on quality grass production as our best solar conversion. We supply a local high-end cheese maker, and sell raw milk, eggs, and beef in farm store. Goal is to provide high quality foods to expanding local market.

Primary responsibility is to manage the grass-fed dairy and beef herds, milking, herd health, rotational grazing (dairy and beef herds), and sharing chores with interns. Qualities needed are attention to detail, organization, experience with dairy cattle, tractors and fence building/repair, and the ability to work with interns. Salary and housing options available.

Other interests on the farm besides this salaried position include a desire to work with others with their own enterprises, perhaps horse-powered vegetables, milk processing, orchard restoration, or poultry, sharing resources and marketing together. Rich and Cynthia Larson, Wells, 802-645-1957, www.Larsonfarmvt.com. (5/18/11)

Vermont Intern Program Open to Food and Farm Businesses - this program of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibilities (VBSR) is ready to work for you and you dont need to be a VBSR member to participate. The program can help you attract new talent, complete short term projects, and evaluate long term employment potential. VBSR will post your intern project and recruit the best interns throughout the state. (These are paid internships). Students get to explore opportunities, learn socially responsible business practices, and gain valuable work experience. The Vermont Intern Program has already placed about 100 interns and has a 98% successful retention rate.To learn more about the program, please visit our Website. (3/24/11)

Partnerships & Alternative Land Tenure
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Agricultural Land Available - We live on a 46-acre lot in Essex (town) near Essex Elementary School. Several acres that of relatively flat and likely tillable behind our house that receive full sun all day. Sheep were grazed here some time ago. We have never used any chemicals anywhere on the property. The soil is clay, and wet in spots. We have a well, so water is limited. It may be possible to divert water from a culvert. Outbuilding/s, fencing can be constructed on the property.

We are very interested in having bees raised here, and would be willing to help with some of the costs involved. We would be open to other agricultural purposes as well, but would not be able to raise livestock. We would consider a small share of the harvest in lieu of payment initially, and are open to very flexible terms beyond that.

Essex Junction and Westford farmer's markets are located within a 15 minute drive, 30 minute drive to Burlington or Richmond. We are within 5 miles of Sweet Clover Market which supports local growers. If interested, please contact Iris and Mark Banks at iris97@gmail.com. (6/15/11)

 

Land & Housing For Sale/Lease
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Woods House avaialble August 1 - A spacious, private, streamside two-story house. Off-grid all-wood building in a walk-in location on the edge of the farm. Perfect for the right couple, group or family. Wood heat and propane for lights and cooking. Wired for generator hook up. $500 per month including propane. Four Springs Farm, Royalton, VT. Jinny 802 763 7296 or clelands@valley.net (7/12/11)

Apartment for Rent - One bedroom apartment in beautiful country setting only 2.5 miles from downtown Montpelier, situated on the pristine Dog River, apartment has new bathroom with shower, new kitchen, dishwasher, full-sized stove and new cabinets. Rent includes electricity, heat, laundry, and some other great amenities. We are looking for a single person who enjoys sharing work on perennial gardens as part of rental agreement. There is also excellent river bottom land for vegetable gardening. $750.00/month. One-month deposit requested. Call 223-7911. (7/5/11)

Pastureland Available - In Johnson, VT along the Lamoille River. Organically managed for over 10 years, though not currently certified. Has water access. It's getting increasingly weedy and needs grazing! Would require your own solar fencing. Keith@ProspectRock.org (6/1/11)

Farm for Sale - Historic 20-acre farm in West Burke, Vermont: twenty south-facing acres with gravity-fed pure spring water for the house, a dug well for livestock and a year-round brook. Buildings include: three-bedroom 1860s house extensively refurbished with attached 22’X42’ summer kitchen/shed/garage with loft; 1830s 30’X36’ timber-frame barn currently used for hay storage (needs reinforcing and qualifies for VT Restoration Grant); a three-sided 12’X20’ run-in with attached 10’X12’ insulated duck house and 8’X10’ insulated chicken coop; an 8’X10’ goat house with hay storage and overhang; and an 8’X12” poultry condo with sun porch. Two well-established kitchen gardens: one is 28’X52’ can be greatly enlarged, the other is 28’X40’ with two 30’ rows of mature raspberries and three 15’ rows of mature asparagus. Property is convenient to I-91, Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury. Will send more detailed information, plus more photos with your request to fieldsofun@gmail.com. (5/16/11)

Land for lease in Cornwall VT. Approximately 60 acres tillable, located on Route 30. Currently half in hay, half fallow. No inputs since Spring 2008, so ready for organic. Call Raph Worrick (802)-462-2735 or email raphw@shoreham.net. (5/10/11)

Land for Lease - 40 acres of open land last used was for pasturing cattle and haying. Near Montpelier. Good water source. Fencing is no longer in place. Jeff Cueto, 705 Murray Road, East Montpelier, VT 05651 (802) 223-5175 ompompanoo@aol.com. (5/4/11)

Land for Lease - Seeking a long term lease arrangement (beginning this spring) of our property with a farmer using organic practices to grow produce and/or pasture animals. 15 +/- acres open farmland (currently in hay) for lease in Southern VT, 15 mins to Brattleboro or Greenfield, additional acreage of woodland is also available. Lease arrangement may also include 3 bedroom house and outbuildings. The location is private and beautiful. Please email caplanson@comcast.net. (5/2/11)

Cropland for Lease - 4 to 5 acres of land where I have grown vegetables. The land has water sources, great soil and drainage, great access, and I will also do some soil preparation. The land is located in West Haven, Vt, 1.7 miles west on Main Rd, 4 miles north of Fair Haven, Vt. I live on the site and am willing to help manage the operation and assist in any way. Please give me a call:

Troy D Luther Sr.
1721 Main Road
West Haven, VT 05743
Home- 1-802-265-4844
Cell- 1-802- 558-0361
(4/21/11)

  

Education
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UVM Certificate Program: The Ecology of Food Systems - A week-long professional development course in July 2011 offering an in-depth understanding of the ecology of the Food System and its influences on product/service/system/ organizational design. Imagine a day filled with new knowledge gained through presentations, lectures, site visits, hallway conversations, group projects, networking, panel discussions and the sheer osmosis of context. Days are a combination of classroom time and excursions. Meals are for networking and peer-to-peer learning with participants, faculty and guest lecturers. Evenings are for socializing in the GreenHouse common rooms with like-minded professionals and for casual, stimulating discussions with the scholars in residence during the nightly "tea". For more information, please visit the Web site. (4/8/11)


Miscellaneous
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For Sale - Large, Organic Round Bales. 100 in inventory. Please call John at (802)760-7403. (7/17/11)

Brand new 8x20 tiny/microhouse on flatbed trailer needs a home in Vermont! I started this project while in grad school and have been working on it for the last year or so. It's nearing completion, so it's time for a new home. (You can check out the project at http://www.microhouse.wordpress.com).

Ideally, I would like to move it to the Waitsfield/Warren/Mad River Valley, VT area. In exchange for letting me place the house on your land, you would find yourself with a usually-unoccupied guest house to use whenever you wanted. I would like to use it on some weekends in the winter (it's fully insulated and will have a wood stove) to go skiing and not have to drive back and forth to Burlington. Some other times of year, too, but more heavily used in the winter. It would be a self-contained home, and I would pack in and pack out everything I have or bring. It may have solar, or may run off of a generator or extnsion cord, depending on the scenario. Off the beaten path and out of your way would probably make everyone happiest.

Also willing to entertain offers to buy the house. Again, it can be seen and followed (as I finish the interior) at http://www.microhouse.wordpress.com. Please email me at danieljkirk@gmail.com. (6/28/11)

Cheesemakers: Bob-White Systems offers a broad range of equipment and supplies especially for the farmstead and artisan cheesemaker. We are the only Vermont company carrying a full line of new off-the-shelf and custom vat pasteurizers, make vats, mini bulk tanks, custom stainless drain tables, individual and blockform moulds, milk cans of all sizes, pipelines, curd knives (harps) made to order and other similar products for cow, goat or sheep dairies tailored to your needs. We also have access to a wide variety of used equipment as well. If you have an established business and are thinking of stepping up production or just getting your feet wet in the business of making cheese for the first time, we can help with your plan, layout and equipment needs. Further information about us can be found at www.bobwhitesystems.com. Visit us at: Bob-White Systems, 228 Chelsea Street, South Royalton, VT 05068; (802) 763-2777. Contact: Tim Hollander, Cell: (802) 388-3808; tim@bobwhitesystems.com  (6/2/11)

Organic Weed Puller - This tractor attachment from Bourquin’s Farm Mkt. & Trading Co., Inc. is useful for removing tall weeds in order to save a crop. Visit Bourquin's Website to see a video of the machine in action. Please contact us with questions: Phone: 785-462-3300 or Email: dan@organicweedpuller.com (5/26/11)

For Sale - 7 Organic Heifers, all are breeding age/weight - 550-750 lbs.  Three Jerseys, three Brownswiss-Holstein-Jersey crosses and one Jersey-Holstein cross.  $1000 each or $6500 for all.  Bob or Laurie 988-4671. (5/23/11)

Winooski Farmers’ Market Seeks Vendors - Our market runs June 12- Oct. 9th, every Sunday from 10am-2pm. Our Sunday scene is sure to be a great time with music for all, kids activities, and a great variety of vendors already lined up. We are looking for meat farmers, eggs, berries, honey, cheeses, craft/artists and value-added products. All vendors welcome to apply! For more information, questions and/or an application email winooskimarket@gmail.com, visit http://www.facebook.com/winooskifarmersmarket or call 413 446 4684. (5/18/11)

Seeking Sweet Potatoes for Fall 2011 - Vermont specialty food processor is looking for clean, cured, jumbo-sized, moist, sweet, orange-fleshed, sweet potatoes for Fall 2011. Organic or conventional. Not seconds. Surface needs to be relatively smooth, avoiding major bumps and damage. Quality of flesh after roasting - color, sweetness, flavor, relatively consistent consistency - is of utmost importance. Lisa Johnson, Yummy Yammy, Norwich VT 802-649-1715 home, 802-291-1718 cell, lisa@yummyyammy.com, www.yummyyammy.com. (5/5/11)

Wanted: old-fashioned cream separator for use at a small organic dairy operation in Lincoln, VT. Please contact jose@mettaearth.org or 802-453-8111. (5/4/11)

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