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Grower at 9 Miles East Farm - 9539

Job Title: 
Grower
9 Miles East Farm
136 Goff Road
12871 Schuylerville , NY
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

9 Miles East Farm’s mission is expanding the audience for healthy local food by making it convenient and accessible to new audiences. So our vegetables are sold primarily in the workplace to the employees of ~100 companies in Upstate NY and another ~100 companies in the metro Boston area. The farm also has a dining room and award-winning sourdough pizza operation in nearby Saratoga Springs.

9 Miles East Farm is a 29-acre vegetable farm in Schuylerville, NY. We have one year-round high tunnel and an acre of Haygrove three-season tunnels. Fertile but heavy clay loam soils.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Lead team and manage vegetable growing process to produce as many high-quality vegetables as we can sell through for the farm’s marketing channels:
GO Bags and other vegetable sales in the workplace
GO Bags for home delivery
Skidmore CSA
Ingredients for kitchen use
Other projects as mutually agreed
Maintain safe, orderly farm environment
Record keeping related to growing practices
Serve internal clients in the workplace wellness, subscription meal delivery, and pizza operations
Build positive work environment and team culture focused on mutual respect, accountability, continuous improvement, and pride in workmanship
Set professional development strategy for farm team
Establish and enforce consistent standards for all aspects of GO Bag production
Assist in strategic planning for farm operation
Optimize profitability of farm operation through efficient staffing and careful purchasing
Lead efforts to extend the growing season profitably, with the goal of a 26-week main season and limited (13 week?) off season
Lead partnership efforts with other vegetable growers, such as potential GO Bag partnerships in New York City.

Education & Experience: 

Two years of hands-on farming experience
Passion for high-quality vegetable production
Self-direction and goal orientation

Application Instructions: 

E-mail resume to gordon@9mileseast.com

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture