Farm share Assistant
Cedar Crate Farm is a direct to consumer market farm that grows fruits and vegetables using sustainable practices. Our produce is marketed through the Mankato Farmers’ Market and through a Farm Share (CSA) model. We enthusiastically seek to grow the best tasting varieties of produce available. We’re passionate about the environment, sustainability, our local economy and businesses. We are committed to establishing a strong community around food.
Cedar Crate Farm is looking for an energetic person who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty to aid in all aspects of our farming operation. You would assist us with planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, packing, and interacting with customers. Also potential for some experience with marketing and photography. This job is a part time, seasonal job. We expect to be able to provide 20-30 hours of work per week from early to mid June through mid October.
Harvest produce efficiently in quantities needed to fill the Farm Share deliveries each week.
Wash produce efficiently.
Pack Farm Share crates.
Deliver Farm Shares to drop location(s).
Answer questions members may ask during drop off.
Shape and streamline the Farm Share day to be as efficient as possible.
Responsible for preparing 20-30 shares each week.
Opportunity to run our farmers market stand.
Weeding and watering duties as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
No experience necessary though preference will be given to those with gardening and/or farm experience or those who are pursuing degrees and/or are interested in local foods, small business, nutrition/dietetics and environmental studies. Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions including rain, heat, humidity, and cold.
Pay will start at $10 per hour with possibility for raises based on performance.
Fresh surplus produce available weekly!