EMPLOYMENT

Bear Roots Farm is now accepting applications for the 2021 growing season!

Bear Roots Farm is a fast paced diversified vegetable farm sitting on 355 acres of woods, fields and rolling pastures. We cultivate 12 acres of diversified vegetables and perennial crops. We grow all year with a focus on shoulder seasons and the winter months. Our vegetables are sold at our retail store, through our year round CSA, and several wholesale accounts.

We have been farming for over 10 years and have an established crop rotation between 2 properties with 60+ acres in cover crops. Our focus is on building soil and organic matter while reducing pest and disease in a multi-year rotation of cover crops.

We are hiring for several positions for 2021.

Pack House Manager

We are looking for an experienced farmer with washing and pack house experience. Must be self-motivated, be able to balance efficiency with organization, ability to manage others and work independently. Must be organized and a good communicator. Position includes coordinating with farm owners, field crew, farm store, CSA manager and wholesale accounts. We rely heavily on your ability to work independently, or with a small crew, while staying motivated and on task.

Additional farm tasks included in this role are:

  • Harvesting annual vegetables and perennial fruits for CSA and

  • Transplanting in field as well as high tunnels

  • Seeding in greenhouse

  • Weeding and cultivating in field and high tunnels as needed

  • Watering in the greenhouse and high tunnels

  • Assisting with basic farm projects

  • Tractor work (spreading, cultivating, fork lift, tillage). Experience not a requirement

Qualifications

  • Hardworking, positive, reliable, self-motivated

  • Prior vegetable production experience

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Fast-paced, ability to maintain speed

  • Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • Valid drivers license and reliable transportation

Pay is $15-$18/hour based on experience. Farm produce and 30 minute paid lunch is included in compensation. Hours are 40hr/week, 8-hour days. Possibility of year round position for right candidate.

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to bearrootsfarm@gmail.com

Pack House Assistant: Part time, Full time

We are looking for a hard working, eager to learn individual. Some experience with vegetable production is required. Must be able to take direction from others, work independently or with a group. This is an opportunity to gain experience while working to assist in pack house production as well as many other on farm tasks.

Other farm tasks will include:

  • Harvesting annual vegetables and perennial fruits for CSA and farm store

  • Transplanting in field as well as high tunnels

  • Seeding in greenhouse

  • Weeding and cultivating in field and high tunnels as needed

  • Watering in the greenhouse and high tunnels

  • Assisting with basic farm projects

Qualifications

  • Hardworking, positive, reliable, self-motivated

  • Prior vegetable production experience

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Fast-paced, ability to maintain speed

  • Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • Valid drivers license and reliable transportation

Pay is $14.29 hour. Farm produce and 30 minute paid lunch is included in compensation. Hours are 16- 40hr/week, 8-hour days.

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to bearrootsfarm@gmail.com

The Roots Farm Market is located at 903 US RT 2 Middlesex, VT

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