Help Wanted!

Employment opportunities at Lakestone Family Farm for the 2014 season

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for motivated self-starters who are interested in the success of the local food movement in the Finger Lakes area of New York.  Applicants must be fit and able to lift fifty pounds repeatedly. Farm laborers will assist in all aspects of Lakestone Family Farm’s production.  Tasks will include but are not limited to:

VEGETABLES: seeding in the greenhouse, weeding, transplanting, watering and irrigation, harvesting, washing and packing vegetables for CSA shares and for market and cleaning and maintaining washing and distribution areas.

CHICKENS: maintaining egg flocks including collecting eggs, feeding, watering, changing bedding, washing eggs and maintaining perimeter fencing.  Meat bird production to include care of new chicks, daily movement on pasture, feeding, watering, harvest, packaging and cleaning processing area and supplies.

 

AVAILABILITY

Interested applicants need to be available from April through November. If you are a student arrangements may be made as more help is needed in the summer months. Most positions will be full time averaging five 7 to 9 hour days per week, with fewer hours in the spring and fall, and more hours during long summer days. There are limited part time opportunities available.

 

COMPENSATION

We are offering $10 per hour to qualified applicants as well as vegetables as they are available throughout the season.

 

TO APPLY

On farm experience is a plus but not necessary.  Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in local organic farming as it pertains to our farm, a resume, and two references to Denis and Patricia Lepel at lakestonefamilyfarm@gmail.com

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