Snow’s Bend Farm Manager Job

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Snow's Bend Farm

Snow’s Bend Farm is a diversified, Certified Organic, family farm where we grow 50 plus vegetables (encompassing over 250 varieties), flowers, herbs, a few fruits, and pastured pork… We are currently hiring a Farm Manager for the 2017 season.

SNOW’S BEND FARM MANAGER JOB SUMMARY 

The farm manager is active in all aspects of crop production as well as being responsible for CSA deliveries, restaurant deliveries, and vending at farmer’s markets.  The farm manager will also lead the crew in harvest, washing, and packing the produces, as well as transplanting and other field tasks.  We will fully train all employees and ensure that they are comfortable with their responsibilities.

REQUIREMENTS              

A passion for farming
Strong work ethic
Be a critical thinker
Minimum of 1 year experience on a commercial farm
Ability to handle the many physical challenges such as lifting up to 50 lbs. regularly, standing for long periods of time, bending at the knees and back, etc.
Be helpful, kind, and courteous to co-workers and customers
Enjoy cooking and talking about it
Clean driving record

DUTIES

Help with and eventually lead planting, harvesting, and cultivating field crops
Help with and eventually lead washing, sorting, weighing, and packing produce
Deliver produce to CSA drop-off points and restaurants
Vend at farmer’s market
Other farm jobs

WORK RELATIONSHIPS

Works closely with Snow’s Bend Farm owners (David and Margaret Ann Snow) and other farm workers (a mix of full-time, H2A workers, and summer interns).  Once well trained will be given sole responsibility of some tasks.

HOURS

Tentative Schedule January through mid-April:

Monday               9- 4; field work

Tuesday               9-4; field work

Wednesday        9-4; field and packing shed work

Thursday             9-2; deliveries

Friday                    9-4; field work

Saturday              6-1; Tuscaloosa farmer’s market

Tentative Schedule April 2017 through December:

Tuesday               12 – 5; Tuscaloosa CSA deliveries

Wednesday        7-3; Field and packing shed work

Thursday             8-4; Birmingham deliveries

Friday                    7-3; Field and packing shed work

Saturday              5 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Birmingham farmer’s market

More hours available if needed during peak months

COMPENSATION

Starting at $15/hour; opportunity for performance-based raise after 6 weeks

Access to an abundance of high quality, delicious produce

Access to our vast library and educational resources

Opportunity for advancement

SNOW’S BEND FARM CONTACT INFORMATION

Snow’s Bend Farm

1719 Ridgedale Drive

Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

205-394-3561
margaretann@snowsbendfarm.com

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