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Lake Divide Farm

Stockbridge, Michigan

Deadline May 09, 2021
Job Type Full Time

To apply, include a statement of interest in your cover letter as well as two references.

If you have an interest in organic vegetable production, enjoy a challenge, and are physically able to work long hours outdoor, consider applying. Experience working on a mixed vegetable farm is desirable.

This is a seasonal position starts June 2021 and runs until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving in November 2021. We are season round growers and are always looking for qualified individuales to join our team for more long term. As such, there is the opportunity to stay on for folks that show a long term interest in working at Lake Divide and aptitude for growing vegetables.

The position is 5 days per week and about 40-50 hours per week, although hours will vary through the season.

The position is primarily harvesting, packing for market, weeding, and planting. 

The opportunity to take part in broader farm tasks exists depending on experience and aptitude. This could include farm planning, greenhouse work, irrigation, and machine work.

Pay: $12.00/hour for persons with no previous commercial vegetable farm experience with potential for performance based raises throughout the season. Produce included.

Up to $14/hour starting for qualified candidates.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs comfortably and consistently
  • Ability to work long hours on your feet, crouched, kneeling, bent, and stretched
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions- mud, sleet, snow, rain, blistering heat with a good attitude!
  • Pride in work
  • Attention to detail
  • Enjoy working quickly
  • Ability to follow safety practices
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions and ask clear questions
  • Interest in commercial organic vegetable production
  • Willingness to learn

Who we are:

Lake Divide Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm in Jackson county, Michigan. We are managing 18 acres for production, and grow vegetables and fruit on 11 acres. We sell through four farmers' markets including Michigan's historic Eastern market and the Kerrytown Ann Arbor farmers' market. We also run a market based CSA program, sell through wholesale avenues, and directly to restaurants. We are working to provide season-round healthful produce to our community.

To find out more about us visit our website www.lakedividefarm.com or facebook or instagram page.

COVID-19 precautions

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

We are helping employees gain access to the vaccination.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your a letter of interest, two references, and your resume/work history to lakedividefarm@gmail.com 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Farm and Ranch Jobs.