Employment

Now hiring for the 2020 season

Westridge Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm in Richland County. We are 20 minutes west of Richland Center, and 35 minutes south east of Viroqua. We sell our produce through a 150 member CSA, and the Dane County Farmers market in Madison. We are a diverse small scale organic farm, implementing bio-intensive methods on our 11 acre farm, of which 2 acres are used for vegetable production. The farm also has 200 pastured egg laying hens.

For 2020 we have 2 positions available for full time employment, and we also have part time work.

Positions start in April, and run thru October/November. Full time position Mon.-Fri. 8:00-5 :00 Part time 8:00-5:00 20hrs/wk

Field crew Job Profile:

Assist with field planting, spreading compost, seeding and weeding, as well as other tasks around the farm as needed.

Greenhouse seeding and transplant production

Hoophouse production

Vegetable harvest and post harvest prep, and packaging ,ability to lift 25-50lbs.

Employees must have a strong work ethic, be focused and observant, and be able to work in a fast paced environment. Employees must be self motivated. The work is physically challenging and often uncomfortable—good physical health is essential. Employees must have the ability to work in all weather elements. Employees should strive for speed and efficiency while maintaining high quality. Employees must also have the self-motivation and drive to work alone productively, or with a team. Punctuality, preparedness, and flexibility are a must.

The work is also very rewarding, instills a passion and respect for the land, promotes sustainability,and allows you to work outside in a beautiful rural setting.

*Experience working on a production vegetable farm is preferred.

Compensation:

Assistant to the Farmer

We are seeking an experienced individual to work closely with the farmer to manage all aspects of the farm.

Ideal candidiates will have 2-3 years experience on a vegetable/CSA farm.

This includes but is not limited to:

Assist with greenhouse management, operating equipment, field crew management, CSA preparedness, harvest and post harvest responsibilities, field prep, planting and cultivation.

Excellent Communication skills. Employees must have a strong work ethic, be focused and observant, and be able to work in a fast paced environment. Employees must be self motivated. The work is physically challenging and often uncomfortable—good physical health is essential. Employees must have the ability to work in all weather elements.

Employees should strive for speed and efficiency while maintaining high quality. Employees must also have the self-motivation and drive to work alone productively, or with a team. Punctuality, preparedness, and flexibility are a must.

Position starts in March and runs through November (year round for the right candidate) Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00.

How to Apply:

If interested and qualified please submit a letter of interest (how you would fit on our farm as well as the experience that qualifies you), resume and references to

westridgefarmers@gmail.com