Tubby Creek Farm is hiring a Production Manager. This person will work closely with farmers Josephine and Randy as well as 3-5 seasonal part-time employees to produce high quality, Certified Naturally Grown produce for our CSA program, farmers markets, and wholesale orders.
We started Tubby Creek Farm in 2011, and have steadily grown in production and profitability. The farm features five acres in vegetable production, a perennial fruit and berry orchard, four high tunnels, a greenhouse, and a 1500 square foot wash/pack and cold storage facility. We also raise laying hens and kiko-cross meat goats on pasture.
What’s great about working at Tubby Creek Farm? We are a profitable small farm. While the vast majority of farmers in the United States have off-farm employment, Tubby Creek Farm is our only job. Not only do we have eleven years experience farming this piece of land, that experience encompasses a wide range of crops and diverse marketing channels.
Growing good food for people is meaningful and rewarding work. The wide variety of hands-on, outdoor tasks changes with the seasons. Working with nature is challenging and requires creative problems solving and flexibility.
We have room to grow! Our farm has so much potential. We are looking for someone who is interested in opportunities for long term partnerships and collaboration. We want to hire someone who is interested in growing with Tubby Creek Farm for years to come.
JOB DESCRIPTION: PRODUCTION MANAGER
ABOUT TUBBY CREEK FARM
Located on 70 acres in Ashland, Mississippi, we grow over 30 different types of vegetables using natural, synthetic-chemical free growing methods. We also pasture raise laying hens and meat goats. We distribute our products through a 125 member CSA and two weekly farmers markets.
Work with farmers Josephine and Randy to implement the Crop Plan, including, but not limited to the following:
Field Work. Work with the farmers to prepare the field for planting. Prepare, plant and tend high tunnel crops. Work in the seed-starting greenhouse, transplant and direct seed crops in the field. Care for crops including mulching, trellising, irrigation, weeding, mowing, managing pests, etc. Lead other employees in the above activities, direct and assist in training employees in the above activities.
Harvest and Wash Pack. Harvest vegetable crops in a timely and efficient manner while maintaining a high level of quality control. Rinse, sort, weigh and pack produce after it is harvested from our fields, including preparing produce for market, packing CSA shares, and filling wholesale orders. Lead and supervise other employees in harvest and wash/pack. Assist the farmers in training employees on harvest and packing protocols.
Assist in the management of livestock. Perform various other functions as needed
Candidates for this position must:
- have experience working outdoors
- have good communication skills
- be self-motivated
- work well both independently and as a member of a team.
- be comfortable receiving constructive criticism
- be able to stand for periods of time and comfortably and repeatedly lift 40 lbs
- be comfortable using power tools and equipment such as string trimmers, rototillers, etc.
- hold a valid drivers license
- be 18 years or over
Main season (April through November) hours are 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday through Friday.
$15-$18 per hour
NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY
We encourage all applicants and do not discriminate based on race and ethnicity, heritage and national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, relationship status, age, disability, or religious beliefs.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and answer the following:
Why are you applying for this position? (2-3 sentences)
Why should we hire you? (2-3 sentences)
Describe any experience you have doing manual labor
Describe any experience managing other employees
Describe any experience you have with sustainable agriculture, horticulture and/or livestock
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