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PA: Ballibay Arts Camps seeks Chefs, Cooks and Garden Assistants

2 Apr

As of May 5th, we are still seeking:

1 Sous Chef
2 Line Cooks
1 Food Education Staffer/Counselor with expertise in Outdoor Cooking

Location: Northeast Pennsylvania

Camp Ballibay and The Farm Arts Camp seek kitchen staff to help run a high-quality camp foodservice operation for the months of July and August. Our kitchen will serve a community of approximately 200 kids and adults.  The two camps share a beautiful campus in NE Pennsylvania, about 3 hours from Manhattan. After many years of working with a large foodservice company, and 46 years of total operation, the camps’ new administration has moved strongly towards scratch cooking with locally produced ingredients. Our kitchen places an emphasis on healthful kid-friendly foods, a diverse international menu, vegetarian and vegan options, and – when possible – local specialty products. For the 2010 season we are doubling the size of our kitchen, increasing staffing, and adding a strong food education component to the camps’ curriculum. Continue reading

PA: City of Philadelphia seeks Farmers

2 Apr

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deadline: April 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm EST

The City of Philadelphia is issuing a Request for Information to gather indications of interest and experience in operating and managing sub-acre commercial, chemical-free farming plots on a City property called Manatawna Farm, located at 100 Spring Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19131. This initiative is intended to foster sustainable, urban agricultural businesses in Philadelphia and further the growth of a regional food system. Additionally this effort is meant to support Mayor Nutter’s food initiative, Philadelphia Food Charter, which calls for the use of City-owned spaces for urban agriculture, and Mayor Nutter’s sustainability plan, Greenworks Philadelphia, which recommends 12 commercial agriculture projects be established in the City by 2015. Continue reading

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission seeks a Grant Writer

17 Mar

Location: Greater Philadelphia region preferred

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is seeking proposals from individuals with experience in researching and writing government funded and privately funded grants, preferably within the areas of agriculture, community development, direct marketing, distribution, economic development, farmers market development, farmland preservation, food systems, food access, hunger relief, marketing, nutrition education, rural development, small business development, sustainable agriculture, and/or technical assistance. Continue reading

Pennypack Farm & Education Center seeks College Intern

15 Mar

Location: Horsham, Pennsylvania

Application Deadline: April 15, 2010

Pennypack Farm internship program is designed for college students who are interested in sustainable agriculture. Many will be pursuing degrees in environmental science, agriculture, horticulture and related fields. Others will be musicians, writers, artists… the commonality is a commitment to fresh local organically grown food and healthy living.

  • Internships for 2010 require 30 hours per week for 13 weeks, from mid-May to late-August depending on individual university schedules. 1-2 weeks of vacation time are available, with advance notice.
  • Hours will vary; some days begin at 6:30am, other days end at 8pm.
  • Stipend of $1500 available. Continue reading

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank seeks a Gleaning Coordinator/Food Resource

15 Mar

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Make food available to hungry people in Southwestern Pennsylvania while developing community awareness and upholding Pittsburgh Food Bank values.

Summary of Position: Organize and coordinate activities necessary to secure donated produce from local growers. Support regional agencies in donation procurement. Continue reading

Greensgrow Farm seeks a Facilities Technician

4 Mar

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Applications will be accepted until March 10, 2010

Greensgrow Farms reuses a former brownfield, in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, to grow in greenhouses, raised beds, and outdoor hydroponic system. We sell our produce and nursery plants wholesale and retail to restaurants, community gardens, and at our farm market, which is held on the farm. Our season extends from March 31st through December.

Run and Maintain Biodiesel Operation. Work with Farm Manager and Lead Farmer to find methods for disposal of any ancillary fluids in a safe, cautious and environmentally sound manner. Maintain Facility equipment. Continue reading

Greensgrow Farm seeks a Fresh Food Supervisor

3 Mar

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A seasonal fresh food supervisor is available at Philadelphia’s premier urban farm and nursery for the 2010 season. Greensgrow Farms reuses a former brownfield, in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, to grow in greenhouses, raised beds, and outdoor hydroponic system. We sell our produce and nursery plants wholesale and retail to restaurants, community gardens, and at our farm market, which is held on the farm. Our season extends from March 31st through December.

The fresh food supervisor is a seasonal position (May 1 through Nov 15) working on a groundbreaking urban farm as an official liaison with members of our City Supported Agriculture (CSA), farmers, and restaurants. The fresh food supervisor will report directly to Fresh Food Manager. Continue reading

Greensgrow Farm seeks an Assistant Farmer

3 Mar

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Applications will be accepted until March 10, 2010

Reports to: Lead Farmer, Farm Manager

The Assistant Farmer is responsible for the planning and maintenance of the Greensgrow demonstration farm and grounds, including but not limited to NFT hydroponics, container growing, raised beds, and high tunnel cultivation using IPM and other sustainable methods under supervision of the Lead Farmer. The AF will also be expected to assist with non-farming related tasks at the discretion of the Farm Manager, including but not limited to customer service, site maintenance, market set-up and take-down, and general farm duties. Continue reading

The Fair Food Farmstand seeks a Retail Associate

25 Feb

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Assisting in the day-to-day operation of The Fair Food Farmstand, The Fair Food non-profit organization’s retail location at the Reading Terminal Market. Located in the historic Reading Terminal Market, the Fair Food Farmstand carries a variety of fresh produce, meats, poultry, dairy, eggs and cheese from organic and sustainable farms throughout the southeast Pennsylvania region. We emphasize local and seasonal foods and products from small-scale producers such as humanely raised meats, organic and specialty fruits and vegetables, and raw milk cheeses. Currently open 8am to 6pm Mon-Sat and 9am to 5pm Sunday, the goals of The Farmstand are to provide an access point for local/sustainably-raised foods, educate consumers about the benefits of buying local; and provide training and reallife experience for farmers selling direct wholesale. Fair Food is the mission-driven non-profit organization dedicated to providing local food to the marketplace and promoting a humane sustainable agriculture system for our region. Unlike many non-profits, we use the marketplace as a vehicle for social change. Continue reading

Skoloff Valley Farm seeks Farm Managers

22 Feb

Location: Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

With an interest in future business transfer

This is a unique opportunity for an organic farm couple to expand and potentially take over our certified organic produce business in NE Pennsylvania. We are seeking energetic, highly motivated self-starters with extensive know-how and experience in all aspects of organic growing and marketing, composting, machinery operation and basic maintenance to manage our certified organic produce farm.   Starting as salaried managers (including farmhouse, utilities, and other benefits), the managers would work to increase productivity and sales. The potential to make the business their own would follow a transition period for developing mutually beneficial goals and a compatible relationship. Continue reading

The Urban Nutrition Initiative seeks a Garden Educator/Manager

22 Feb

Location: West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

U.N.I. is a West Philadelphia based nonprofit that engages K-16+ learners in an active, real-world problem-solving curriculum that strives to improve community nutrition and wellness.

The position involves leading two teams of 7-10  high school aged students in the provision of an award-winning intensive garden education program. This position is part of an overall ecological approach towards nutrition education that provides teens with hands-on experiences growing, cooking and selling healthy foods. The goal of the program is to foster youth leadership; improve dietary knowledge, habits and status of Philadelphia youth; increase knowledge of food systems; increase access to healthy foods; empower teens to become peer educators; improve/maintain high levels of academic performance; and provide teens with job training in urban agriculture. This outreach program is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and primarily focuses on the West Philadelphia community. Continue reading

Tyler Arboretum seeks a Vegetable Gardener

18 Feb

Location: Media, Pennsylvania

The Vegetable Gardener is responsible for planning and maintaining Tyler Arboretum’s Vegetable Demonstration Garden. The Gardener will work with Education Department staff to develop annual educational themes, determine garden design and layout, and select appropriate plants. He/She will research and order the plants and develop a planning schedule for crops from March through October with extended season plantings for late fall and winter. Working with Arboretum Volunteers, the Gardener will plant, grow, maintain and harvest crops, address pest issues and keep accurate records. The Gardener will direct and manage volunteers and interact with staff and the public. Other duties may include assisting with interpretive material development and teaching.    Continue reading

Weavers Way Community Programs (WWCP) seeks Farm Educator Interns

17 Feb

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The following internship opportunities are available:
Spring 2010 -April 6th to June 10th (4 -5 days a week), Deadline to apply- March 5th
Summer 2010 -June 14th to August 17th (4-5 days a week), Deadline – March 10th
Fall 2010 -August 24th to November 16th (4-5 days a week), Deadline – July 15th
WWCP Farm Education
The farm education program consists of a .33 acre childrens’ garden at the Weavers Way Farm at the Awbury Arboretum, where many groups from around the region visit to participate in educational programs. WWCP also has a .33 acre community farm site at the Stenton Family Manor Homeless Shelter, where education and gardening is open to residents and community members. WWCP’s farm education program operates in conjunction with the Weavers Way Farm and Weavers Way Coop. The farm consists of two sites, including a 2 acre CSA farm at Saul Agricultural High School and a 1.5 acre market garden at Weavers Way Farm. The coop is a 3,600 member community owned retail food market, with locations in Mt.Airy, West Oak Lane and soon to be Chestnut Hill. In 2009, over 3,000 youth and adults participated in WWCP’s farm education programs. A majority of those were school and community groups who participated in farm education or service learning activities at the farm. Continue reading

The Rodale Institute seeks a Director of Research

15 Jan

Location: Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Deadline: February 5, 2010

The Rodale Institute, founded by organic agriculture pioneer J.I. Rodale, is a non-profit organization dedicated to regenerative organic agriculture research and outreach to farmers, policymakers, and the general public. The Institute is based on a 333-acre farm in Kutztown, PA. Research is centered on the Farming Systems Trial®, founded in 1981, an on going comparison of organic versus conventional farming. Additional on-site projects include weed and fertility management in standard till and no-till organic vegetable and grain crop production, integrated livestock systems, biocontrol of black cutworm, long-term mycorrhizal exclusion plots, and a constructed wetlands project. Additionally, an off-site organic agriculture research and development project in South Africa is planned to begin in 2010.

The Institute seeks a PhD-level scientist with ecological, soil-focused training to direct institutional research. The position is a scientific leadership role requiring dedication to scientific process, organizational and management duties necessary to run a comprehensive research department. This is a great opportunity for the research director to build and grow a research team, which currently includes three other researchers and several seasonal field technicians. Continue reading

Jack’s Farm seeks Interns

15 Jan

Location: Pottstown, Pennsylvania – in Chester County, about one hour from Philadelphia

JACK’S FARM is owned by Dan and Deb Heckler.  Growing and associated labor is managed by Steve Heine. All of us are hands on. We operate suburban intensive market gardens at three locations. We are USDA Certified Organic. At Schuylkill Rd. we grow 2 acres of mixed vegetables and small fruits. Three greenhouses at this location offer us the ability to grow year round. Our product mix includes vegetables, potted herbs and cut flowers. Packing and washing are done at this location for both properties. We raise grass fed chickens for both meat and eggs and a small number of pigs in adjoining woods. At our 2 Unionville Rd. locations, about 1.5 miles from Schuylkill Rd., we grow 7+ acres of mixed vegetables. Two unheated greenhouses at this location allow us to grow year round. Chickens are grown for eggs and are used for fertility at this location. At all locations we grow intensively using multiple succession plantings combined with companion planting throughout the year. We practice and experiment with many different types of season extension techniques and space saving techniques. This model fits with our commitment to profitably operating a small suburban farm. We sell 12 months per year through an on farm Stand, a thriving Farmers Market and both a summer and winter CSA.

The Ideal Intern at JACK’S FARM possesses a positive attitude, can accept direction from the manager, can rotate between multiple responsibilities, is able to work outdoors in all weather, is able to lift 40lbs and can bend and flex while working. After all is said farming is hard work. Working at a fast pace is important to us. As a for profit enterprise we rely on our ability to profitably harvest what we grow. Reasonable speed and accuracy are important to accomplish this. Continue reading

Weavers Way is looking for Two 2010 Apprentices

9 Dec

Location: Northwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We are accepting applications through January 19th, 2010.

Weavers Way is currently seeking two apprentices to work on our farming projects in Northwest Philadelphia.  The farm sites consist of a two acre market farm, and a three acre CSA.  The farms are run through Weavers Way Coop, a 3,600 member, community-owned market with locations in Mt Airy, West Oak Lane and Chestnut Hill.  Apprentices will be expected to work 40-55 hours per week, depending on the time of the season, which runs March 29th to mid-November.  Each apprentice will focus their time at one of the two sites.  We offer a $100 weekly stipend, produce from the farm, coop membership, and housing with a local family if needed.  Both positions offer experience with small scale, diversified organic vegetable production and the opportunity to develop skills in greenhouse production, season extension, pest management, planting, weeding, harvesting, marketing, and volunteer management. Continue reading

The Seed Farm seeks a Farm Manager

23 Nov

Location: Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

The Seed Farm is an agricultural incubator project of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The mission of the Seed Farm is to plant the seeds for the future of a viable and environmentally sustainable Lehigh Valley agricultural economy and to facilitate the growth of a vibrant Lehigh Valley local food system.Application Deadline: December 6th, 2009

Position Starts: January 10, 2010 Continue reading

Blooming Glen Farm needs 2010 Interns

18 Nov

Location: Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Blooming Glen Farm is seeking three full time, full season interns from April 1st to mid-November for 2010. We are a diverse organic (non-certified) vegetable farm marketing to a 225 member CSA (all on farm pick-up), a weekly farmers market locally and in Philadelphia, and wholesale to local restaurants. We grow a large variety of field crops and utilize our 7 greenhouses for season extension of a variety of crops including grafted heirloom tomatoes. We are located in scenic Upper Bucks County, an hour from downtown Philadelphia. We are a young ambitious farm looking for enthusiastic hard workers with a sincere interest in sustainable and organic agriculture. You will be an integral part of our team, and gain hands on experience in all aspects of the farm from seed to harvest. We provide a stipend and housing in a beautifully restored farmhouse, as well as various educational opportunities. Continue reading


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