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Real Food Farm Field Manager - Baltimore, MD
Real Food Farm Field Manager
Real Food Farm is Civic Works' innovative urban agricultural enterprise engaged in growing fresh produce on six acres of land in Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore. We are pleased to announce we are looking to fill a full-time AmeriCorps Field Manager position from Fall 2014 through Fall 2015.
The Field Manager is an opportunity for an individual interested in further developing their farming skills while engaging with community food security and social change. The Field Manager will assist the Farm Manager with the organization, coordination and implementation of daily work and food production activities at the farm in Clifton Park.
Primary responsibilities include:
• implementing weekly planting schedule
The Field Manager position requires 40 hours per week on average, Tuesday – Saturday, from September 1, 2014 through October 2015.
This position requires agricultural experience & a strong interest in crop production and organic farming; experience and interest in working with volunteers & diverse populations; qualities of self-motivation, time management, communication, flexibility and cooperation. High tunnel experience is desirable. Employee must be and remain drug free. Candidate must be able to lift 40 lbs and work in varying weather conditions. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be: at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or
This position is a 1700-hour Civic Works AmeriCorps position which includes a modest biweekly stipend, skills training, and an education award upon completion of service. Real Food Farm will support and encourage opportunities for professional development in the sustainable agriculture field during the term. Surplus produce is available for all farm team members on a weekly basis.
How to Apply
Urban Farmer at Big City Farms
Big City Farms (BCF), a Baltimore-based urban farming company, is building a national network of urban farms that create good jobs for worker-owners, transform neighborhoods by improving blighted urban land, and produce ultra-local, healthy food using sustainable, biological growing methods. BCF grows, processes, and sells produce from its network of hoophouse (plastic greenhouse) farms to restaurants, institutions, grocers, and individual consumers. BCF aspires to be a national and global leader in commercially-viable, environmentally-sustainable urban agriculture, and in employee-ownership and democratic governance.
Job description: Essential duties will include (in order of the portion of total time spent on each, with #1 representing the largest portion of total time):
1. Planting, harvesting, and caring for crops in greenhouses.
2. Assisting with construction of new greenhouses and other farm facilities and structures.
3. Doing routine maintenance checks and making repairs to farm structures and tools.
4. Entering information into farm records (for example, recording number of pounds harvested).
5. Occasionally assisting with the washing, packaging, and/or delivery of harvested produce.
Skills and Requirements:
1. Candidates with farm work experience and a strong interest in sustainable agriculture are strongly preferred.
2. Must be able to work in high temperature (as high as 105F) and high humidity conditions throughout the summer, and in cold conditions (as low as 5F when working outside of greenhouses) during the winter.
3. Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs.
Days and Hours:
1. This is a full-time, year-round job.
2. Typical total weekly hours will be between 40 and 45, typically 8 to 9 hours per day.
3. Typical daily work hours are 7am-3:30pm, but exact daily hours will remain flexible depending on the season and current production requirements.
4. Some weekend and holiday work may be required, depending on the season.
5. Farmers must be able to work as needed during emergencies, and should be able to occasionally work for longer shifts of up to 12 hours.
Starting salary, equity, and benefits:
1. Starting salary will be $22,880 per year (paid weekly at $440 per week)
2. All employees will be eligible to become worker-owners by earning grants of stock in the company.
3. All employees will receive 10 paid personal days per year.
How to apply:
1. Attach a detailed resume to your email as a PDF or MS Word document;
2. Download our standard job application form (MS Word file) from the following link, then complete the application on a computer or by hand and attach it to your email as an MS Word file or PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8htWS7eWeKPeGR6bFFjbUp5MzA/edit?usp=sharing
Future Harvest CASA Foodshed Field School Manager
Future Harvest CASA seeks a full-time, energetic, self-motivated, highly organized and visionary manager to operate its new Foodshed Field School. For more information and to apply, click here.
Farm Camp Counselor
Arcadia is in its third season of Arcadia Farm Camp at Arcadia Farm in Alexandria, VA. They are seeking enthusiastic applicants to fill an additional Farm Camp Counselor position.
The Farm Camp Counselors work directly with amazing campers, must be 21 or older, must provide their own transport to Arcadia Farm in Alexandria, and have experience working with children ages 6-11. This position runs This is a paid position!.
How to apply:
Males and people with Spanish speaking proficiency are encouraged to apply. Arcadia is committed to diversity in the workplace, thus people of color, LGBTQ and multilingual people are also encouraged to apply.
The Baltimore City Health Department’s Baltimarket program is seeking candidates for two positions for the new Baltimarket Healthy Stores Program. Baltimarket is a suite of community-based food access and food justice programs through the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD). The Healthy Stores program aims to reduce childhood obesity through a multi-level, community-based program that transforms the retail food environment in Baltimore’s food deserts, engaging corner stores, youth, grocery stores, and caregivers to increase supply of and demand for healthy foods. The program will work in Baltimore City’s food desert communities, focusing especially on the west side.
The two positions are:
To learn more and apply, click the links above.
PASA to Hire Director of Educational Programs
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) works to improve the economic viability, environmental soundness and social responsibility of food and farming systems across Pennsylvania and throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. As one of the largest statewide sustainable farming organization in the United States, PASA conducts programs that include farm-centered education, regional marketing and business support, consumer outreach, farmer advocacy and community building strategies. The successful candidate will be an important team player in advancing this overall mission, but will focus primarily on leading our efforts to redefine and deploy educational programs for farmers that are both relevant to sustainability and effective in transforming food and farming systems in the 21st Century.
Farming Internship at Heathcote Community
Work on our organic farm under the guidance of our Farm Manager. Learn how to grow delicious organic food using permaculture and biointensive methods. Specific duties include preparing beds, starting seeds, planting, weeding, watering, natural pest control, harvesting, food preservation, composting, and maintaining perennial plants. The intern will also have the opportunity to undertake special garden projects such as enhancing our edible forest garden. Heathcote's farm has about 1 acre of land under cultivation plus two high tunnels, shiitake logs, and berry bushes. The internship is available year round. We also offer a special Permaculture, Ecovillage & Arts Community Education (PEACE) Program June 13 – July 13 that includes the internship plus workshops. For more information see www.heathcote.org,
or call 410-357-9523. To apply complete application questions that are posted online and submit to
with resume and 3 references. For more information on internship opportunities at Heathcote Community, please visit http://www.heathcote.org/cms/content/internships-heathcote-community.
Flying Plow Farm in NE Maryland Seeks Apprentices
Flying Plow Farm, located in Rising Sun, Maryland, is looking to hire two apprentices for the 2014 growing season. We run a 120-member vegetable CSA, attend three farmers markets, and supply to a local restaurant. Animals are important to the farm as well; we have a herd of grass-fed beef, broiler chickens, a flock of laying hens, draft horses, thoroughbred horses and a pig for turning the compost heap.
The apprenticeship positions are offered from April through November, with some flexibility. Prior experience in production agriculture is great but not required. FPF is seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals who are hoping to have their own farm one day. Both educational and monetary compensation are provided. Apartment housing is also provided by the farm.
The Farm at Our House Apprenticeship
The Farm at Our House Farm seeks one motivated self-starter to assist in the production, marketing and sales of organic vegetables, berries, eggs and shiitake mushrooms on and off the farm. Apprentices typically works at least 40 hours per week. The position ends December 1st, 2014, with potential to extend the contract.
The Farm at Our House is located in Brookeville, Maryland, 23 miles north of Washington, DC. We grow certified organic fruits and vegetables on 4.5 acres owned by Our House, a residential job training center for young men ages 16-21. The Farm at Our House offers a 26-week CSA, sells at three local farmers markets and to local restaurants and grocers. While The Farm at Our House and Our House Job Training Center are distinct entities, we work in partnership to achieve mutually supportive goals. We also collaborate with other farmers who have recently started to make use of the 140-acre Our House property. 2014 will be an exciting year as we continue to grow our operation, invest in labor-saving equipment and infrastructure, and expand our winter production.
· Production: perform and eventually lead other farm staff in field work, including cultivation, irrigation, harvesting, packing of crops, and care of laying hens; assist with mushroom production, equipment maintenance/repair, building projects.
· Marketing: represent farm at one or more weekly farmers markets or CSA pick-up site; deliver produce to wholesale customers; possibly contribute to newsletter, website, and marketing materials.
· The Apprentices' responsibilities are matched with their interests and strengths to the extent possible.
Radix Farm Seeking Part-Time Farm Crew Member
Radix Farm, located just 10 miles from Washington, DC, grows vegetables on three acres using organic practices and sells to a CSA, two farmers markets, and restaurants.
How To Apply
Spring 2014 Education Intern & Volunteer Opps at Arcadia
We're looking for Farm Education Interns to assist with all facets of our educational programming, with a focus on Field Trips! Our Farm Education Interns play an integral role in our Farm Field Trip program and Farm to School initiatives. Interns gain important skills and knowledge that help prepare them for careers in sustainable agriculture, outdoor education, nutrition, nonprofit management, and more. We are also looking for Farm Education Volunteers.
"Every moment spent at Arcadia was amazing! I did really enjoy those little moments when the kids would be hesitant to try the salad bar or a plant, and then with a little encouragement they would go for it and ended up loving it!" - Farm Educator, Spring 2013
Interns commit to 2 days/wk and Volunteers commit to 1 day/wk, from 9:00am to 2:30pm during a three month period: March 17th - June 13th. Deadline to apply for the Internship is February 21, 2014. View all of the job descriptions here and learn how to apply for Farm Education Intern and for Farm Education Volunteers. Both opportunities take place at Arcadia Farm in Alexandria, VA, and educators must provide their own transportation to/from the farm.
We are also looking for a Mobile Market Education Volunteer to work with our Mobile Market School Visits at DC and VA schools from May to mid-June.
Come join the Arcadia team! Learn more about our mission & programs at www.arcadiafood.org.
Real Food Farm Seeks to Fill Two Positions
Summer Field Trip Intern Position:
Civic Works' Real Food Farm is a six-acre urban farm providing fresh, nutritious produce to Northeast Baltimore's communities. In addition to producing a variety of produce for sale at our mobile market, farmers' markets, and restaurants, we welcome school groups from across the Baltimore region for hands-on learning during our field trips, internships, and service learning opportunities. We also host workshops and educational programs related to farming to support those of all ages interested in urban farming and the food system.
Our field trips are designed for groups of up to 25 students (and sometimes many more!) to explore the farm and experience hands-on learning about food, farming, nutrition, the environment, and the food system. Education Interns will be trained to give tours of the farm and facilitate pre-planned field trip activities to groups of 7-12 youth. Interns may also be responsible for developing field trip curriculum, assisting with maintaining growing spaces utilized for field trip activities, and conducting outreach to schools and youth organizations. Our field trip schedule varies weekly, depending on demand and availability.
Our elementary school farm club is held at a nearby community center's garden/hoop house one morning each week. Up to 20 students are involved with growing and harvesting food, maintaining the garden, preparing healthy dishes, making garden crafts, and playing cooperative games. Education interns will help plan and facilitate weekly sessions and maintain the garden.
Terms of Employment
How to Apply
Mobile Market Coordinator Position:
Real Food Farm is Civic Works' innovative urban agricultural enterprise engaged in growing fresh produce on six acres of land in Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore. The Mobile Farmers Market is one of the tools we use to bring fresh produce to our neighbors in the Clifton neighborhoods. Last year was the second full operating season for the Mobile Farmers Market, and we're looking for an enthusiastic individual to help us continue to grow its success in 2014.
The Mobile Market Coordinator will manage all aspects of Mobile Market programming including scheduling, promotion, and execution. The MMC will engage with organizational partners and community members daily and will serve as the representative of Real Food Farm whenever making market stops and home deliveries. The MMC is responsible for tracking all market sales and related data and will assist with Community Supported Agriculture program distribution. The MMC will work closely with the Mobile Market Assistant throughout the market season.
Primary responsibilities include:
The Mobile Market Coordinator position requires 40 hours per week on average from March to October. The nature of the Mobile Market schedule requires long days when market stops and home deliveries are scheduled so daily hours will vary.
Candidate must have driver's license and experience driving in city traffic. Only candidates with a safe driving record will be considered. Candidate must be able to lift 40 lbs and be comfortable working outside under varying weather conditions. Experience in organic vegetable production and customer relations desired. Computer proficiency, business and marketing experience, and nutritional and/or cooking knowledge are also a plus. In order to be a Civic Works AmeriCorps member, you must be: at least 17 years old; a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident; and able to pass a drug test and sex offender registry check.
Terms of Employment
This position is a 900-hour Civic Works AmeriCorps position which includes a modest biweekly stipend, skills training, health insurance, and an education award upon completion of service. Surplus produce is available for all farm team members on a weekly basis.
How to Apply
Your Chef's Table Farm Seeks Farm Assistant and Farm Manager for 2014 Season
This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and self-directed individual who wants to explore and learn about local, sustainable agriculture. The Farm Assistant works under the direction of the Farm Manager and farm owners to maintain production and farm operations. The position is an hourly position guaranteeing at least 20 hours per week and more during the busiest parts of the season. The position can begin as early as April 2014 and ends in November 2014. If necessary, start and end dates can be flexible around a school calendar.
Responsibilities include, though not limited to:
· Assistance in care for 20+ varieties of table vegetables (including: soil preparation, plant propagation, planting, cultivation, irrigation, harvest and packing)
The Farm Assistant works under the supervision of the Farm Manager and is part of the work team with other hourly labor, including youth from Our House, volunteers and work share members.
Benefits and Compensation:
· Hourly minimum wage--$7.25 per hour.
· Interest in farming and farm work. Experience is appreciated.
Farm Manager Position:
This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and self-directed individual who wants to deepen their knowledge of local, sustainable agriculture. The Farm Manager manages the day to day operations of the farm in coordination with the farm owners. The position is a full-time position. The position can begin as early as February or March 2014 and ends in December of 2014. Extension of term of service is negotiable depending upon performance. Start and end dates can be flexible around a school calendar if necessary where the manager might do some part-time work.
Responsibilities include, though not limited to:
$1· Regular care for 20+ varieties of table vegetables (including: soil preparation, plant propagation, planting, cultivation, irrigation, harvest and packing)
The Farm Manager will supervise the Farm Assistant and other hourly labor as needed; including, youth from Our House, volunteers and work share members. This supervision is in coordination with the farm owners.
Benefits and Compensation:
Your Chef's Table Farm is a new farm venture in Montgomery County, Maryland (suburban Washington, DC). It is the addition to Your Chef’s Table, LLC a personal chef service specializing in sustainable local ingredients. The farm is a mixture of table vegetables (approximately 2 acres) and pastured broiler chickens, with plans to expand the pastured meat offerings and added value products. The farm uses sustainable, organic growing practices, though is not organically certified. The farm partners with two groups that run seven farm markets. Your Chef's Table Farm grows on the grounds of a non-profit, Our House, which offers work training and direction to at risk youth. Some of the farm labor is provided through the service of the young men in the Our House program. The main farm is located near Olney, Maryland. The farm is owned by Russ Testa and Megeen White-Testa.
The Inn at Little Washington Seeks Farm Manager
The Inn at Little Washington, just 67 miles west of Washington D.C., a renowned 5 Star / 5 Diamond Relais & Chateaux country house hotel internationally renowned for its Chef/Proprietor's pioneering of Refined Regional American Cuisine, is seeking a FARM MANAGER for our on-site organic farm.
This position is on a small ½ acre non-certified but organically managed and diverse market garden. Additionally, there is one greenhouse, one hoop house and 18 raised covered beds. The garden provides vegetables and fruit to the restaurant and is located on the property.
For more information please visit www.TheInnAtLittleWashington.com/job-details-Organic-Farm-Manager.
Please e-mail (in .pdf or .doc format ONLY, please--NOT zipped), mail, or fax your resume to:
Director of Human Resources
Summer Creek Farm Seeks Assistant Farm Manager
3-4 days per week. Salary depending on hours. Starting March 15 - Nov. 15. An employment as well as educational position.
Side by Side Farm Seeks Two Interns and One Full-Time Farm Manager
Our farm is located in a country setting, but is less than an hour's drive north of Baltimore, MD and 20 minutes south of York, PA. Side By Side Farm is Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), uses organic growing practices and we manage our farmstead utilizing permaculture principles. It is our intention to help the farm's soil return to its own well-designed eco-system and we strive to grow food that is naturally nutrient-dense, beautiful, and delicious. Our farm is 12 acres; we grow on 3 acres for our vegetable CSA, have several kinds of brambles, berries and fruit trees, and the balance of the land is woodlots and pasture. We also grow a handful of specialty crops, including baby ginger, lemongrass, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms. In addition, we have several flocks of chickens and other animals, which we rotate. To read more about the farm, visit our website at: www.sidebysidefarm.com.
Full-Time Internship: This position requires prior farming experience. The position is full-time, 40 plus hours a week, and for a length of one year. We prefer that you commit to one full year, but we have some flexibility with start and end dates. Housing is available as well as food from the farm. You will receive a monthly stipend, commensurate with experience.
Interns will receive hands-on experience in all aspects of small-scale farming, are expected to work 40 plus hours a week, attend Farmers Markets, and make some deliveries. We encourage participation in the educational opportunities available at the many nearby farms. We have an extensive library; will provide you core sustainable farming texts, some more technical and others philosophical, and will discuss these with you.
Farm Manager Position:
Side by Side Farm is seeking a full-time farm manager, to oversee its 3 plus acres of Certified Naturally Grown vegetable, fruit, and egg production. The farm is 12 acres, is located in a quiet rural area, and is only 40 minutes north of Baltimore and 20 minutes south of York, PA. We run a 50 member CSA and have well-established restaurant accounts and farmers markets. The farm already has all of the necessary infrastructure in place: 2 high tunnels, 3 tractors (including an Allis-Chalmers G cultivating tractor), a new pole barn and hand tools galore. Side By Side Farm is looking for a hardworking, open-minded, energetic individual to join our team.