HCF is a 140 acre, certified organic farm (with about 20 acres in vegetables and intensive cover crop rotation) located about 20 miles south of Ashland, Wisconsin, near Lake Superior. We are well known for our high tunnel season extension, crispy carrots and nearly year-round CSA. We deliver both CSA and wholesale across the western Lake Superior region and have been in successful CSA operation for over 25 years. We also pasture hogs and sheep for meat production.
Our emphasis is on getting things done efficiently, safely, and with quality in mind. We strive as a business to be inclusive, to create positive change, and to have fun while getting a lot of work done. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we would like to talk to you.
Positions start in April or May and typically run into November.
Starting pay is $10.00/hour (may be negotiable depending on experience) with performance-based pay increases during the season. Employees also receive weekly in-season farm products (adds the equivalent of about $1.00/hour to your pay).
We do not offer on-farm housing. Many of our employees live in nearby Ashland, WI. If you are coming from out of the area, we can help connect you with potential house mates.
Successful candidates work side-by-side with owner-farmers Landis and Steven assisting with all aspects of farm operation including: greenhouse and high tunnel work; transplanting, weeding, and cultivation; harvest, packing, and delivery; and other activities such as irrigation, hay making, fencing, etc.
Desirable skills include:
• being in good physical shape
• hand labor, farm, and/or food service experience
• ability to work both “on-your-own” and in a team setting
• personal time management, attention to detail, ability to follow detailed instructions
• And the ability to smile when dirty, bug bit, sun scorched and wet are great assets too!
To apply, send a resume, references, and a short cover letter detailing why you are the perfect fit for our farm to firstname.lastname@example.org or to 65554 Springbrook Road, High Bridge, WI 54846.
To learn more about HCF, visit us at http://www.hermitcreekfarm.com/ or tune into Farmer to Farmer Podcast Episode 112 at http://www.farmertofarmerpodcast.com/episodes/spickerman