Seasonal Farmer

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Compensation: $15-$17/hour

Project EATS (PE) seeks experienced seasonal farmers to join its dynamic and growing team. Through your work you will use organic, high-yield farming methods to establish financially viable small plot farms in communities that need fresh, healthy, nutritious food. You will assist in developing and supporting a skilled and dedicated team of farm volunteers and resident workforce farmers. You will also assist in the installation of new PE farm operations in new locations and participate in community farm activities that strengthen resident ties, use, and support of their community-based farms. Seasonal farmers will work at our various sites. In 2022, PE will operate 5 farms that are in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens with two farms at rooftop locations.

Responsibilities/Duties

Work with farm managers and other seasonal farmers to effectively carry out and achieve the goals of PE’s 2022 farm operations plan for sustainably growing food at each farm that meet the standards and goals set for crop yields, quality, and crop loss.

Daily Farm Operations
You will be responsible for incorporating and using PE”s farming methods and techniques in:

  • Greenhouse propagation
  • Field operations, including, but not limited to:
  • Grounds and infrastructure maintenance
  • Deliver crops to PE sales locations and customers
  • Engaging community and customers at PE’s sales locations as needed
  • hand transplanting and direct sowing
  • harvesting and processing vegetables
  • hand weeding and cultivation
  • general crop maintenance and bed preparation

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you may be asked and expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your supervisor.

Qualifications/Requirements

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often only apply to jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications. As no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply if you feel that much of the following matches your experience:

  • One seasons or more of soil vegetable farming; rooftop farming experience is a plus
  • Knowledge and experience using small farming tools and techniques
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently up to 50-60 hours a week during the height of the summer growing season
  • Effective and comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time (up to 8 hours)
  • Ability to lift or move heavy items, up to 50 pounds
  • Comfort and experience working with large and diverse groups of people
  • A valid driver’s license, experience and comfort operating a commercial van in NYC

MANDATORY PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • A team player that is committed to PE’s mission
  • Self-motivated with a bias towards action
  • Willingness to go the extra mile when needed
  • Sound judgment and integrity
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Passion for continuous learning

Additional Information

PROJECT EATS VALUES
Project EATS’ work is anchored by the following five values:

  • Resourcefulness: A belief that people can use whatever resources they have to create the resources they need, and thus shape the social, economic, and cultural conditions that support their well-being
  • Understanding: A belief that consideration, thoughtfulness, and tolerance are essential to catalyzing and supporting the process of change
  • Creativity: A belief that imagination, new ways of seeing, and fresh ideas lead to new possibilities, strategies, and opportunities that turn “can’t” into “can”
  • Determination: A belief that tenacity and willpower are necessary to create change that improves the way we live; and
  • Commitment: A belief that reason, enthusiasm, responsibility, and dedication are necessary to create equity where inequity exists.

Contact Information

Project EATS
Email: admin@projecteats.org