Farm production worker
To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org that briefly touches upon what interests you about this position. If chosen for an interview, must be able to attend an on-farm interview at our farm just 2 miles north of Iowa City.
Wild Woods Farm (www.wildwoodscsa.com) is seeking candidates to work for the 2019 growing season. Wild Woods is a CSA-centered vegetable farm following organic practices. The farm is located 2 miles north of Iowa City. More details about the CSA are located here: http://wildwoodscsa.com/iowacitycsa/
The position averages 30-40 hours per week from May through August. Work after mid-august is possible depending on farm needs and worker availability. Responsibilities include involvement in all aspects of our diverse farm operation with an emphasis on vegetable production: weeding, planting, harvesting, soil preparation, pest management, and irrigation.
Desired Skills: To be successful at this job you must be hardworking and dependable. You must have a fun-loving attitude and the ability to work with a diverse group of people. You must be an energetic and efficient worker. You must be able to work outside in summer conditions. You must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Hours: Monday through Friday (generally 7:00am-1:00pm), Sundays morning or afternoon depending on the season and one Saturday per month. Mondays and Thursdays are delivery days and may require more hours than other weekdays, especially if you are assigned a CSA dropsite.
Housing/Transportation: Must have own transportation. We do not provide housing but there is ample housing available in the surrounding communities.
Meals: Workers are responsible for their own snacks and meals. Farm vegetables are always available for use.
Opportunities for learning include:
Vegetable production, harvest and post-harvest handling. (Includes growing our own transplants and hoop house production.)
If interested in becoming a farmer, possibilities for mentorship exist consistent with the workers individual goals.