Organic CSA Farm Assistant Farm Manager
tart Date: March/April 2013
Work schedule: 51/2 days a week
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Position: Assistant Farm CSA Manager
School Lunch Farm & CSA, located on a 70 acre farm in Northern NJ. School
Lunch Farm is looking for motivated Assistant Farm Manager to work on the farm
beginning March /April of the 2013 season. This job is seasonal and will end
in late fall and begin again the following March 2014. School Lunch Farm is
seeking a highly motivated individual with a minimum of 2 full years
experience in organic vegetable production. The Assistant Farm Manager in
partnership with the farmer owner will be responsible for greenhouse work,
fieldwork, CSA distribution, and farmer’s market. Assistant Farm Manager will
work with apprentices, interns and volunteers.
Responsibilities will include:
Mechanical tillage, soil fertility, direct seeding, transplanting,
cultivation, irrigation management,
disease & pest control, crop rotation, routine equipment maintenance and daily
record keeping. The ideal candidate would be available to start in March/April
2013 and have excellent mechanical skills, and valid drivers license, and the
ability to lift at least 50lbs.
Daily activities will include, activities such as:
•Seed starting in greenhouse, thinning seedlings, and nutrient application.
Direct sowing in fields.
•Bed preparation: rock picking, cultivating, back pack flaming, weeding, and
working with drip irrigation
•Foliar spraying of crops for feeding and pest control
•Harvesting vegetables, cleaning, and storage
•Tractor safety, tractor and implement maintenance, implement hook up and
•Farm Maintenance: mowing, tractor ways and grass borders, weed wacking,
building, repairs, painting
•Working with apprentices, interns and volunteers—adults and children
If you have a specific area of interest please let us know!
Room & Board: We provide all the vegetables you need, eggs and some meat from
our meat share farm partner. Basic housing provided.
School Lunch Farm & CSA
69 Stephen Park Road
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Please email cover letter and resume to:
Please use email contact first!