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WE ARE HIRING FOR 2022!

FARM OVERVIEW 

Cincy Urban Farm is entering our sixth season in 2022.  We are an established market garden farm producing a wide range of fresh produce in Cincinnati, Ohio.  We have a strong farmers market following, CSA, and many farming systems in place.  Currently we sell everything we grow from our half acre of intensive production within 25 miles of the farm.  We are proud to be a hyper-local farm, focusing on serving our closest community year-round. 

We are big believers in hard work, dedication, passion, and craftsmanship.  We really like a hustle and find great pride in crossing off big to-do lists, walking long rows of clean and healthy crops, and loading up large market hauls.  We find the work of farming deeply fulfilling despite the physical, mental, and emotional challenges it presents.  We are always learning and improving as farmers and humans, and endeavor to be lifelong learners and challenge seekers.  

JOB DESCRIPTION 

We are looking for dynamic people with a passion for organic food and farming to join our farm crew.  The ideal candidate is a well-rounded, hard-working individual who carries a positive attitude amidst challenging conditions.  Work on the farm is often fast paced and we like to focus on efficiencies with goals of time management, ergonomics and productivity.  Our season starts in March and ends in October with the peak season in July and August.  

SKILLS & QUALIFICATION

Prior farm experience is preferred but not required.  Our intention is to support and nurture your understanding, skills, and appreciation for local, sustainable agriculture, with opportunities to continue to grow with our farm.  Must enjoy hard work, a fast pace, good conversation, and vegetables(!).  We are looking for those who are serious and passionate about farming. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is ready to take on the challenge, responsibility and gratification of farming.  Seeking those who are organized, curious, outgoing, and personable. 

  • Must be physically capable to perform repetitive tasks in various weather conditions

  • Ability to lift 50lbs regularly  

  • Be able to work both in a team and independently and possess good attention to detail

  • Have good time management, and work quickly, efficiently and safely to accomplish task

  • Be receptive to training and instructions

  • Have reliable transportation

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • All aspects of harvest and post-harvest handling

  • Broad forking

  • Moving compost

  • Mulching

  • Trellising

  • Weeding

  • Seeding

  • Transplanting

  • Pruning

  • High tunnel tomato/cucumber work

  • Market prep/farmers market/farm stand

  • May include making deliveries using farm vehicles

COMPENSATION & EXPECTATIONS:

  • $10-13/hour depending on experience, with performance-based raises

  • Fruits, veggies, and herbs are available for all employees

  • Full-time (35-40 hours/week) & part time (<30 hours/week) positions available

  • Over-time may be needed during peak harvest season and will be compensated accordingly. 

  • One week unpaid vacation per season with scheduled notice is encouraged. 

  • Next season commitment bonus upon successful completion of 2022 season. 

TO APPLY:

Serious applicants only.  Please send an introduction of yourself, resume, and answers to the following questions to Farmer Andy at cincyurbanfarm@gmail.com with subject "2022 Farm Job"

1.  Please describe any previous farm experience if any.  What farm tasks did you enjoy and what tasks were your least favorite?

2.  What do you like about farming?

3.  Are you interested in starting your own farm in the future?

4.  Do you foresee any schedule limitation from April through October? 

5.  What is your favorite thing to grow and eat?

6.  Please include 3 references with contact information.  

Notes:

  • We do not have the ability to provide housing to employees but will help you find housing nearby if you are not already local.

  • We hire individuals, not couples. If you each want to apply, please apply separately.  Note there is no guarantee that you will both be the right fit for our team.

  • Domestic applicants only please.

Our hiring process:

  • We will review all applications as we receive them and get in touch with you within approximately 1 week.

  • First interviews will be virtual (Zoom/Facetime).

  • Second round interviews will be in person. We will contact you with details when we get to that stage!

 

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!