Job Opportunities

Sweet & Salty Farm is a small grazing dairy farm in Little Compton, RI. We make a variety of artisan cheeses and yogurt. We are hiring for a Full-Time Cheese & Yogurt Maker position, starting April 2017. We are looking for someone to help us make high-quality artisan cheeses and yogurt, and to help us with farm work. This position will require about 30 to 40 hours of work per week, and will include regular Saturday work. As part of our farm team, you will be involved in all aspects of production, from farming to processing and marketing. For more information and to apply, visit our website at http://sweetandsaltyfarm.com/jobs/cheese-yogurt-maker/

 

Brix Bounty is hiring Assistant Manager and Field Crew Positions
Follow the link for full details..
Located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Brix Bounty Farm works as a community catalyst producing nutrient rich vegetables, providing educational opportunities, and undertaking crop & soil research.  This coming season we’ll actively crop ~7 acres of direct marketed vegetables.  Our production methods are grounded in realizing the wealth of productivity resulting from biologically managed soils, renewed with a broad spectrum of minerals.  We market 95% of our vegetables on the farm:  through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program (~80 summertime shares, ~40 wintertime shares) and a self-serve farm stand (~$125K annual sales).  The remaining vegetables are marketed at the downtown New Bedford Farmers Market located approximately 5 miles from the farmgate.
 

Work at Pat's Pastured!
We have 4 open jobs at Pat's Pastured, 830 South Rd, East Greenwich, RI. One is for an Assistant Livestock Manager (starting immediately) and 3 are for farm apprentice positions (starting in March and June). You can find more information on our web site here: http://patspastured.com/pats-pastured-jobs or email us at patspastured@gmail.com.

 

The Good Earth Organic Farm & Garden Center at 1800 Scituate Ave in western Cranston is looking for applicants for farm manager and farm worker positions for the 2017 season and beyond. You can find more information on our website. http://www.goodearthri.com/Pages/EmploymentOpportunities.html

 

Roots Farm is a certified organic, diversified vegetable farm in Tiverton, RI.  We grow intensively, year-round, on a small acreage using Eliot Coleman-style methods. We are seeking applicants for full-time and part-time positions beginning in April and going to mid-November.  The workers will be involved in many aspects of the farm:  bed preparation, soil amendments, seed starting, transplanting, weeding, and harvesting.  If interested, please see the full job description at http://www.rootsfamilyfarm.org/jobs or contact kelli@roots-farm.com.

 

Movement Ground Farm is hiring a farm manager and a crew member for 2017!
Many details here: https://movementgroundfarm.wordpress.com/hiring/

 

Devon Point Farm is seeking farm apprentices and interns for the 2017 growing season. The farm has a 200 member organic vegetable CSA, grows grass fed beef, pork and chicken and has a Farm Camp for kids. Interested applicants should visit the website: http://www.devonpointfarm.com/farm-apprentice-intern-program for more details and applications instructions. Housing and stipend available. Email: devonpointfarm@gmail.com with cover letter, resume and photo to apply.

 

Local Opportunities

Pat’s Pastured is taking orders for the spring ready to lay pullets. The pullets are Red Sexlinks with intact beaks, 17 weeks old. They are scheduled for delivery on or near April 26, 2017 and the cost is $6.75 each. Minimum order is 50 and larger orders must be in increments of 50 birds. We are accepting deposits online this year. The deposit cost is $.52 per bird ($.50 deposit and $.02 credit card fee) Please email us at patspasturednews@gmail.com if you wish to order. There are 5 pickup locations all over New England: 1) Pat's Pastured, 830 South Rd East Greenwich, RI 2) Pete & Jen's Backyard Birds, 58 Codman Rd, Lincoln, MA 3) Walpole Valley Farms, 663 Wentworth Rd, Walpole, New Hampshire 4) Stone Barns Center for Food, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591 5) Zephyr Farm, 35 Pippin Orchard Rd, Cranston, Rhode Island

 

Rehoboth Land: about two acres of beautiful, fertile, silty bottom land available for cultivation by lease (flexible for barter). This land has been lovingly cultivated, tended and amended for over 8 years (prior to that it was hay); organic soil amendments, compost, cover crops and rotational plantings, some no-till and some shallow-till.  Organically managed but not certified. Some areas have permaculture buffers. Supported a 60+ member CSA. Must remain chemical free.  Please contact Anne Petersen, rosasharnfarm@gmail.com

 

 

If you have job postings, land available, events to share... submit them to the form below and we'll post them here on the Announcements page.

Name *
Name

Are you looking for farmland?

YFN is collaborating with partners throughout RI to help connect farm-seekers with landowners leasing or selling their land. Our project partners include Southside Community Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island, RI Department of Environmental Management, RI Land Trust Council, Northern RI Conservation District, and Land For Good.

Please help us help you by filling out this form to be added to our database of farm seekers. We will be in touch with you to move forward!

 

Requests!

NYFC Farmer Survey

Take the National Young Farmer Survey, conducted every five years by the National Young Farmers Coalition (of which YFN is a chapter!!!).

NYFC needs this survey in order to understand and elevate the issues that matter most to young farmers/aspiring farmers. NYFC is working FOR US communicating with Congress, so please take the survey and share is with everyone you know who could contribute. It is crucial that the survey results represent all young farmers, no matter where they live or what they grow!  Survey answers are completely confidential.

Take the survey at youngfarmers.org/survey

 

Educational Offerings

March 5 - NOFA/RI Winter Conference
Full schedule and registration here. Calling all organic farmers and gardeners to join us at the NOFA/RI Winter Conference March 5th at Hope & Main, Warren, RI for a full day of valuable and practical information. Workshop speakers and topics on organic farming include beekeeping, financials, livestock, good growing and living!

 

March 11 - Advanced Marketing at SCLT
Longtime City Farm Steward Rich Pederson will facilitate this workshop for existing growers to expand their farm businesses.
Learn about:
• expanding your farmers market sales
• marketing resources and contacts available to farmers
• quality control and consistent supply of product
• restaurant sales outreach
• invoicing
• growers cooperatives, Community Supported Agriculture examples, and other market outlets through SCLT

While the event is free, SCLT asks people to register so we know how many people to expect: http://bit.ly/2kPbjN1

 

Registration is open for UMASS Sustainable Food and Farming online classes online this spring. http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ba2e205b83e078b033cb96a71&id=fa768639c2&e=0ce2144949