Organic Farm Positions
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Lake Leelanau, MI
Application Deadline: June 1, 2019
Meadowlark is looking for someone eager to either deepen or begin her/his/their organic farming experience with opportunities to participate in various realms of a thriving, successful, experienced certified organic farm. We grow vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. Work in greenhouse, 4 hoop houses, planting vegetables and cut flowers, cultivating, drip irrigation, harvesting for CSA as well as local wholesale to small groceries, co-op and restaurants. We grow our own plants in a heated greenhouse, propagate our own strawberries, cultivate baby ginger, garlic, heirloom tomatoes, many mixed vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. We support a thriving certified organic CSA, the longest running in Northern Michigan, this is our 25th season. The farm is near the village of Lake Leelanau and we serve Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties.
We expect farm workers to have a positive attitude, be hard working, able to work in all weather conditions, be happiest outdoors, be open-minded, flexible, creative, curious, willing to take direction, eager to learn, able to work with people of varying ages, able to lift 40#. Previous hiking/camping experience or prior outdoors work a plus. We expect a commitment to the full season, mid April-end of October, 40-45 hours/week Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00. Summer harvest mornings(Tuesday and Friday) start with the sun and finish earlier Weekends are 100% yours, except one weekend, the annual harvest party in late September which we expect farmers to help with. We are constructing a new 30x96’ rimol hoop house this spring, so opportunity to help build a hoop house from the ground up.
On farm housing available in recently renovated granary. Shared space with 2-3 other farm workers, you will have a private, heated bedroom. The granary is rustic, cozy, warm and welcoming. Granary has internet, hot running water and electricity. Housing for farmers only, no pets allowed. Pay is hourly, $10-$11/hour depending on experience. All the farm vegetables you can eat. We keep chickens for eggs and host 10 honeybee hives. We are literally minutes from Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with weekend recreational opportunities aplenty. 25 minutes from Traverse City.
Meadowlark is also looking for seasonal farmers for the summer season only, perfect for someone still in school. No housing available for seasonal farmers. Opportunity to work on cut flower crew or vegetable crew, harvesting, arranging, packing for CSA and local wholesale. Commitment flexible with your schedule. $10/hour. To apply send a letter stating why you think you’d be a good fit , resume/cv with 3 references and their email contacts to: jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org Website http://www.meadowlarkfarmcsa.com. For more information, please click here.