Field Production Position at Clyde River Farm and Forest
Clyde River Farm and Forest is an organic farm operation with vegetables and berries, Christmas Trees, a small maple syrup operation, square baled hay production, and a sawmill producing lumber and clapboards. Current farm operations include a roadside farm stand, 40 CSA members, with some wholesale produce marketed to local retailers and restaurants. We are looking for an individual or couple to live and work on our Northeast Kingdom Farm in East Charleston, Vermont.
Primary duties include collaborating with team in the planning, implementation, and execution of: Crop planning; Propagation; Transplanting; Crop maintenance (including cultivation, mulching, pruning, and pest and disease management); Harvesting and distribution; Expansion of farm infrastructure; Manage interns and volunteers as needed; Insure high standards of quality in food production.
The ideal candidate will have: Valid driver’s license; Ability to lift 50 lbs; Comfort working both independently and with a team (team management skills a plus); 2+ years of farm experience; Having independent transportation is required, as this is a very rural area and some fields are a distance from housing; Ability to adapt to change and work outdoors; Dedication to land stewardship and a desire to develop the farm business; Entrepreneurial experience, positive attitude, and a sense of humor is a plus.
COMPENSATION: Housing and food from the farm is provided. Bi-monthly cash salary is provided based on experience.