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Farmhand at Granor Farm - 9860

Job Title: 
Farmhand
Granor Farm
3480 Warren Woods Rd
49128 Three Oaks , MI
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Granor Farm, located in Three Oaks, MI, grows Certified Organic vegetables, herbs, flowers & grains on approximately 125 acres. We also have two flocks of laying hens. We market through an on-site farmstand, CSA program, local farmer’s markets, and area restaurants/grocery stores. We offer extensive programming including weekly Taste of Granor dinners (made by our in-house chef), workshops, and a children’s farm camp. We are currently expanding our grain operation and have a relationship with a local organic distillery to produce a 100% organic rye whiskey. Granor is located in the heart of SW Michigan's Harbor Country, close to Lake Michigan beaches and vibrant small towns, just 90 miles from Chicago.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Granor Farm is seeking highly motivated and experienced individuals to join our team. For the right candidate, there is potential for promotion within our farm as we expand our operations. We are currently expanding in two areas of our business: on-site farmstand/retail and field work.

Farmhands work full time, and will participate in all aspects of organic vegetable production, from seed to market. Responsibilities include weeding, watering, seeding, transplanting, harvesting and post-harvest handling.

Additional farm chores involve greenhouse and hoop house management, general farm chores, and care of hens.

Education & Experience: 

Qualifications:

Willingness to work outdoors and in all weather conditions. Hours shift seasonally.
1 + years working on a farm, preferably organic.
Experience operating small tractors, common farm tools and small hand tools.
Ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs. Bending, standing and lifting for long periods of time is part of the job.
A qualified candidate will possess a strong work ethic, positive attitude, physical fitness and a good sense of humor.
Desire to become a part of the Harbor Country community long-term a must.
Must love working in a team environment and actively participate in internal customer service among the team.
Strong attention to detail and a love of keeping things tidy, organized and clean.
Absolutely must be a non-smoker
Have a valid driver’s license, must be 18 years or older
Experience with IPM, utilizing cover crops and knowledge of the rules and best practices associated with being a Certified Organic farm.

Application Instructions: 

Please email katie@granorfarm.com with your resume, three professional references and a brief statement about why you want to work on an organic farm. Also include your weekly availability, start date and any pre-planned vacation time.

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture