The Seed Farm
Temporary Part Time Non Exempt
Starting hourly rate: $11.00 /hour
Application Deadline: Open until filled
The Seed Farm is a program of Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Seed Farm is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of farmers. Working closely with partners such as Lehigh County and Penn State Extension, our organization trains new farmers and assists them in establishing sustainable farm businesses.
The Assistant Grower is responsible for helping the Farm Manager grow product and maintain 2.5-acre diversified vegetable farm. The Assistant Grower is responsible for manual field work, and preparation and delivery of product for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
Following the plans and direction of the Farm Manager in the day to day workload of 2.5-acre diversified vegetable farm, surrounding fields, incubator farm sites, and other infrastructure.
Manual field work, including planting, hoeing, hand-weeding, irrigation set up and management, pest and disease scouting and management, etc.
Harvest, washing, and packing for weekly CSA and wholesale accounts; delivery to CSA drop-off and wholesale accounts.
Assist with on-farm workshops and field days as needed
Tractor work and maintenance, including tillage, weed cultivation, and mowing.
Assist Farm Manager with on-farm demonstrations and lessons.
Occasionally oversee volunteers and CSA workshare participants.
The Assistant Grower can expect to engage with program participants, volunteers, and farm visitors of all ages.
This position comes with a seasonally variable schedule, ranging from 20 hrs/week in April and May to 40 hrs/week in June-Sept back to 20 hrs/week in October and November. Weekly schedule can be arranged with approval of Farm Manager, and may include weekend hours. The typical workday begins as early as 6 a.m. and can last until 3 p.m.
CACLV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or handicap.