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We're Growing! Are you looking to contribute meaningfully to your community while working on a dynamic, committed team? Check out current job openings:

Positions Available:
1 Farmer’s Assistant
2 Planting/Harvesting Field Crew
1 Wash Station Leader

 

Background
Pitney Meadows Community Farm is a 166-acre working community farm using organic practices located in the heart of Saratoga Springs, NY. The Farm offers agricultural education opportunities, champions healthy food production and access, and fosters connection to land through recreation for everyone in our community. We are seeking qualified candidates to serve as a full-time seasonal vegetable assistant, a part-time planting/harvesting crew, and a wash station leader.

Community members grow their own produce in our 100-bed Community Gardens, supported by master gardeners and educational programs that engage children and people of all ages. In our 10-acre working farm field visitors learn the vital importance of regenerative agriculture, healthy food, and food justice by directly interacting with the farm through our Farm-to-School project, Giving Garden, volunteer opportunities, and our season-long “Pick Your Own” CSA membership. We support the growth of a strong local food system through our Farm Store, Giving Garden, and support of local Farmer’s Markets and small farms in our region. We steward the land through careful preservation of our beloved farm buildings, public trail development, and continued learning and experimentation with sustainable agricultural practices.

Position Descriptions
Farmer’s Assistant supports the farmer with all aspects of the farm operation. The position starts in April as part time, quickly moving to full time through the main season of June—October with potential to stay on part time through the winter. One to two years of previous farming experience are preferred. Along with experience in the field, the right candidate will have the following skills; a strong worth ethic, a great attitude, good communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team setting. Great opportunity to gain skills to manage a farm. Pay starts at $15/ based on experience.

The Planting/Harvesting crew positions are part time for May—October. Previous experience is not as important as a good work ethic and willingness to learn and work in a team setting. Specific tasks vary with the season and will be more geared towards planting in May—June, then transitioning to primarily harvesting during July—October. Hours/days will vary in May and June while we are planting. It is very dependent on weather, so the ability to work a flexible schedule is required then. July–October will generally be 25 hours a week spread over three days -- Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Pay starts at $12 an hour.
The Wash Station Leader will be responsible for washing and packing the vegetables following our food safety plan procedures and regulations. This position is 5 hours a day, 3 days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday during June – September. Pay is based on experience/skill set $12 - $15 an hour. The preferred candidate will demonstrate attention to detail and organizational skills, is very reliable, and can stand on their feet for long periods of time and lift up to 50lb. This job requires lifting heavy bins very often in wet conditions.

Benefits
All farm employees have access to seasonally available produce through a free membership in our PYO CSA program.

How to Apply
Please send a resume that includes two references to [email protected]
We will be scheduling interviews starting in January.

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