Bodhitree Farm in New Jersey is Hiring

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Bodhitree Farm

Bodhitree Farm in New Jersey is hiring a Farm Manager and Field Crew for the 2017 season

Bodhitree Farm, located in Central South New Jersey, is a family-owned boutique farm. We are passionate about growingspirited vegetables. We specialize in ethnic and heirloom vegetables and cater to NYC farm-to-table restaurants and Greenmarket shoppers. We are looking for a farm manager and crew members to join our team and help us run our fast paced 50 acre farm. All positions are full-time, from March to November.

Manager:

Looking for a qualified candidate that is passionate about learning and experimenting with various farming techniques and who can take ownership of the success and failures that happen in a growing season. The manager position will help with farm operations and managing the field crew. Managers will work alongside field interns and rotate tasks frequently based on need and will be engaged in planning and executing the farm’s cultivation schedule from seeding and land management, to irrigation and harvesting. Minimum one year experience operating tractors with attachments.

Field Crew:

We are looking for field crew members who can help ensure a prosperous season by keeping day to day operations running smoothly. This is demanding and dynamic work that can range from seeding and harvesting to construction and clean up in all weather conditions. You will work independently and in teams to complete day-to-day farm tasks, and simultaneously learn the skills necessary to perform more important roles on the farm. You will also be responsible for assisting with the farm stands at the NYC Greenmarket. Ability to bend and lift repeatedly throughout the day is required.

Pay commensurate upon experience

Housing options available upon request

Please contact: bodhitreezest@gmail.com

Welcome to Bodhitree Farm, named after the sacred tree under which The Buddha reached enlightenment. Our newly acquired farm spans 65 acres of preserved farmland located in Pemberton Township in the New Jersey Pinelands, where more than 100 different varieties of unique vegetables (most of them heirlooms) and herbs thrive.

All of our crops are chemical spray-free, treated in organic methods only as a last resort, and spreading our own compost as fertilizer. Even though this means that every year, half of our harvest is lost, it doesn’t go to waste. We throw it in a massive compost pile that will, in turn, fertilize the fields next season.

True to our name, we believe that vegetables grown with positive energy and a wonderful spirit can bring a kind of enlightenment to those who enjoy them. So come visit us and our beautiful veggies at the various greenmarkets in and around Manhattan.

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