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Produce Manager (Black Dirt Farm)

Organization Black Dirt Farm
Location 393 Stannard Mountain Rd
Greensboro Bend, Vermont 05842
Description

The Produce Manager is a critical part of daily and seasonal operations of the farm’s small produce operation.  The Produce Manager is charged with managing the Produce Sphere of Responsibility and in order to do this for our small but intensive operation, they must manage their schedule and execute tasks with an exceptional degree of time management and organization.  We specialize in a variety of greens that have high turn over rates and require routine and regular harvesting and seeding, including adjusting seedings to scheduled changes in production goals and adapting schedules to reflect on-going changes throughout the season.  Specifically, the Produce Manager is in charge of the routine aspects of the produce operation, including executing daily chores, such as watering crops and opening and closing greenhouse, and stocking and rotating the farm stand. Weekly tasks include seeding, weeding and harvesting, as well as washing, packing and delivering orders.  Keeping the weekly schedule on track is extremely important and requires good time management and organizational skills. In addition to the routine weekly operations, seasonal tasks include soil preparation, pruning and trellising, potting, purchasing seeds and amendments, tool maintenance, and irrigation and greenhouse maintenance and repair. Additionally, the Produce Manager supports other farm operations with chores, including laying hen and worm chores, as well as miscellaneous projects and tasks as needed.  This is a physical job often requiring the lifting and movement of substantial weight, as well as bending over. Each enterprise on the farm is small and therefore requires the operator be committed to working at a good pace, utilizing existing organizational and operational systems and contributing to their improvement, and focusing on efficiency.

Date Posted September 17th, 2018
Deadline Open until filled
# of Positions Available 1
Type Part Time
Compensation commensurate with experience
How to Apply Full job descriptions available from our website: http://www.blackdirtfarm.com/employment/ If you are interested in joining us please send a resume and cover letter and three work references to Tom Gilbert at tom@blackdirtfarm.com, or call at 802-745-8006 to speak with Tom and discuss if the role might be right for you.

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