Hourly Rate: $29 Location: Germantown, New York
Who we are:
Sweet Freedom Farm, a project of the Freedom Food Alliance, seeks a beginning farmer to join a small team of farmers and organizers. We grow vegetables, cultivate small scale grains, produce maple syrup, and are developing several landrace seed populations. We feed folks and families in our community impacted by mass incarceration and food apartheid. We provide food for a monthly free food distribution at Sing Sing Prison. We are a multi-racial, majority-Black team that centers Black leadership. This is a grassroots team that is often moving between many types of farm tasks and this role requires creative problem solving on a daily basis.
What we’re looking for:
A team-oriented farmer and distribution coordinator with 3+ years of experience with market vegetable farming. Our ideal candidate appreciates working on teams, as they will be working with farm co- managers and staff, and can perform basic farm tasks safely and efficiently, has attention to detail, loves being on the land, and shares an alignment with our mission and vision. Given the right fit, the person in this role could commit to the farm beyond the 2024 season and continue in a leadership position on the farm. See below for additional information about valued skills and forms of experience.
Start: Start date, Mid February/ March 1 – December 13, 2024
Pay: Approx $47,000 over 10 months, or $25-$29 per hour DOE, 40 hours per week. We offer 20 days of PTO. Plus, $400/month QSHERA (healthcare reimbursement) contribution. We can offer options for heavily subsidized housing.
Farm specific responsibilities:
*All Farm responsibilities will be jointly held with the farming team and farm’s co-managers. The Lead Farmer and Distribution coordinator will work alongside the two farm co-managers in the planning and implementation of the farm season. Work plans will be made weekly, but can be subject to daily change depending on weather and other field needs. This farm role may include long days to complete time-sensitive tasks, work in all kinds of weather, work with teams of volunteers, and work that involves heavy lifting. Please know that beginning farmers often are building and strengthening their body capacity, and that additional training or body support and care may be needed as you transition into a farming role.
Required skills and qualifications
Additionally valued skills and qualifications
Encouraged to apply
We strongly encourage BIPOC, queer, trans, non-binary people, and formerly incarcerated people to apply. We are committed to an inclusive and non-discriminatory workplace.
Send a resume, two references and a cover letter to email@example.com. Include the subject line: Lead Farmer and Distribution Coordinator. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.