Field Crew Member at Two Roots Farm

Two Roots Farm
Basalt, CO
United States

Depending on experience starting at $15/hr
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

Position: Two Roots Farm Field Crew
Position is full time, seasonal (Beginning of May through End of October)

The Farm: Two Roots Farm is a 3-acre organic farm in Basalt, CO. We grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers for restaurants, farmers market, and a CSA program. We lease 22-acres from the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Program—3 acres are used for food production and the other 19 acres are used for hay and livestock grazing. We practice biointensive growing with organic methods. Our mission is to grow the freshest, healthiest, and most delicious produce for the Roaring Fork Valley in a way that is improves the land and cares for the farmers. We are a young farm—entering our fifth season, so we are still developing our systems, practices, and sales outlets. We work hard in the growing season, in all the elements (wind, rain, cold, and heat) to get the job done. We also have a really good time and eat amazing food.

Overview: We are looking to hire two hardworking field crew members this summer. You will be an essential member of the field crew- we have a small team (4 full time total) so we all are involved in nearly every aspect of the farm. As a field crew member, you will get to be a part of every aspect on the farm from planting to selling. We all work together out in the field to grow over 40 different vegetables from seed to harvest. You work will include cultivation, planning, sowing, fertilizing, harvesting, washing, packaging, communicating with customers, working farmers markets, and general farm projects.

Pay: DOE + all the organic Veggies you can eat (eat the best sell the rest is our policy…)
Housing: Unable to offer housing at this time, though options may arise before the season begins.
Hours: 5 days/wk (Monday-Friday). Daily Hours depend on the work load. On average we will work 8 hr. days (7-3). CSA pick up days on Tuesdays and Thursdays will start later and run longer. Wednesdays we will be at the Carbondale Farmers Market, and the team member who is running the market for that week will have a slightly longer day.
Sample Week:
Monday: AM Harvest; PM: Field Work (planting, cultivating, irrigating, etc.)
Tuesday: AM Harvest; PM: CSA Pickup/ Greenhouse work
Wednesday: AM Farmers Market Prep, Pack Market Truck/ Wash/Pack; 10-3:Carbondale Farmers Market (One-two team members will run the stand, we will alternate this duty)
Thursday: AM Harvest; PM: CSA Pickup/ Greenhouse work
Friday: AM Field work, planting, weeding etc; PM: Deliveries to aspen
Two Roots Farm

United States