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Farmhand at Old Ridge Road Farm - 6258

Job Title: 
Old Ridge Road Farm
1050 State Route 126
Plainfield , IL 60544
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Job Description: 

Old Ridge Road Farm is looking to hire a part-time, seasonal farmhand to assist with a variety of farm operations
throughout the growing season. The ideal candidate will be interested in agriculture, horticulture, or farming
operations and gaining first hand experience on a small farm. Farmhands will have the opportunity to learn about operating farm equipment, greenhouse management, field cultivation, irrigation systems, harvesting, distribution, farmer’s market operations and sales. General responsibilities include, but not limited to, greenhouse propagation, seeding, planting, harvesting, processing, and packaging produce.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities and Essential Functions
- Assist in greenhouse propagation, seeding, transplanting, harvesting, planting, and weeding crops
- Assist in washing, weighing, processing and packaging produce
- Assist with greenhouse operations and general farm maintenance
- Maintain, operate, organize, and clean farm equipment
- Assist at weekend farmers markets with packaging produce, direct sales to customers, set up and clean up
- Assist with operations for our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program
- Operate farm equipment, heavy machinery, and power tools
- Operate general office equipment such as a computer, telephone, scale, and calculator
- Perform other duties as assigned by farm management or owners

Education & Experience: 

Previous experience in farming, gardening, landscaping, or a similar field is preferred (background or
interest in horticulture or agriculture, basic crop planting, farm equipment operations and maintenance)
- Must be willing to get hands dirty (literally)
- Ability to physically work and execute tasks in a rigorous, fast paced environment
- Willingness and ability to work varied hours outdoors in all weather conditions, including weekends
- Ability to adapt to changes, delays, or unexpected events in the work environment
- Ability to work independently without supervision and as part of a team
- Ability to communicate effectively, interact positively with customers and co-workers, and provide customer
- Positive attitude, attention to detail and ability to learn quickly is critical
- Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies and
- Knowledge of basic computer skills and email is required
- High school education or equivalent is required
- Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and work authorization in the United States is required

Application Instructions: 

To Apply
To apply, please submit your resume, available start date, and available work schedule during the growing
season via email to or by mail to:
Old Ridge Road Farm
1050 State Route 126
Plainfield, IL 60544

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