2018 Sweet Beet Farm Available Positions

Full Time Crew Member- 1 position
Part Time Crew Member- 2 positions (min. of 16 hrs/week)

Sweet Beet Farm is a certified organic vegetable and flower farm in Montrose, MN (five miles south of Waverly – about 40 min. west of Minneapolis). We manage four acres of nutrient-dense vegetables, cut flowers, fruit trees, and cover crops in a bio-intensive fashion with a concentration on soil health.  We grow more than 50 varieties of veggies and 30 varieties of cut flowers for CSA, farmers market, and wholesale.  

Job Description/ Responsibilities
We are hiring crew members for the 2018 season (April – October)  to manage daily activities with the farm owner, including, but not limited to:

  • Greenhouse work- seeding, up-potting, preparing bedding plants for sale

  • Vegetable high-tunnel production

  • Field work- irrigation, weeding, transplanting

  • Harvesting, washing and packing for CSA deliveries and farmers markets.

  • Record-keeping- field plans, seeding schedules, and harvest logs

  • Care for a flock of 100 laying hens and broiler chickens.

  • Upkeep of farm grounds.

  • Working with farm volunteers.

The work will be done both independently and with others.  Occasional tasks may also involve working with and supervising volunteers. Positions will also be responsible for quality control and record-keeping related to fieldwork and post-harvest handling on the farm.

Qualifications
We are looking for crew members who are passionate about food and farming and are eager to work and learn.  Previous farm experience is a plus, but not required.  Attention to detail is also important, as crew members  will need to manage the records related to fieldwork & equipment maintenance.
Crew members should be in good physical condition with the ability to lift 50 pounds. Farm work is physically demanding and we work in all weather conditions. Employees should expect to work efficiently and quickly and maintain our standards of high quality produce and customer service. We work at a fast pace and expect our crew members to do the same.  A good sense of humor definitely comes in handy, too!

Compensation
Base pay of $9/hour, depending on experience.

Benefits
Abundant produce and fresh eggs
Networking with other local farmers and the food community
Farm skills and knowledge

To Apply:
Please submit a resume, references, and cover letter answering the following questions:
(1) Why do you want to work at Sweet Beet Farm?
(2) What prior experience do you have with farming and/or gardening?
(3) What experience do you have with physical work?
(4) What three attributes would co-workers, family and friends all agree that you possess?

Send by email to: Amelia Neaton at sweetbeetfarm@gmail.com.