Tag Archives: sustainable agriculture

Harvest Market seeks an Executive Director

11 Jan

Location: Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

Deadline is January 25, 2010

Harvest Market announces an exciting opportunity to oversee the operations of a start-up cooperative market in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  We value sustainable agriculture, supporting regional farms, and fostering the health and well-being of the greater community. Continue reading

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Millstone Farm seeks 2010 University-Based Interns

29 Dec

Location: Wilton, Connecticut

Millstone Farm is a 75-acre property in Wilton, Connecticut. We are a working farm whose mission is to achieve a sustainable and economic farm model. The farm also serves as a hub for education and outreach, where we host workshops and action-learning activities, and partner with farmers, community organizations, school groups, restaurateurs, and others interested in learning about diverse, chemical-free farming. Our practices are geared towards achieving a closed loop system where the farm’s varied parts contribute to the whole working body. Our activities include; organic pasture management, rare breed animal husbandry for eggs, meat, wool, and breeding, bio-intensive vegetable and fruit production, maple syrup harvest, and more. We produce for local restaurants, Wilton’s only family-owned supermarket, and a small CSA. We strive to use best farm practices, encourage their implementation, and promote awareness about their positive impact on local economies, the community and quality of life.

The university-based internship program was inspired by Millstone Farm’s current partnership with the Wilton High School internship program, where a limited number of high school students have the opportunity to intern on the farm for the last five weeks of their senior year, and often roll-over to become our summer employees. However, with a limited time frame, these students’ do not have the chance to learn about the seasonal stages of bio-intensive farming. Continue reading

Corbin Hill Road Farm (CHRF) seeks a Farm Manager

28 Dec

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.

Location: Carlisle, New York (Schoharie County)

The Corbin Hill Road Farm, LLC (CHRF or the “Farm”) is developing a 96+ acre farm located in the Town of Carlisle in Schoharie County, NY.  The Farm is a joint venture between social investors and the Hunts Point Alliance for Children, a 501c3 in the South Bronx.  The Farm has ambitious goals.  It expects to grow and serve 1,100 families or more in the South Bronx over the next 10 years.  Initially the community residents will be members of a CSA and, after the farm is profitable, be offered the opportunity to become stockholders in the farm.  The vision of this farm encompasses a more inclusive community that will cross the boundaries of location, race, and class while valuing the environment; works towards food security and food justice; and breaks through the barriers of food redlining.  Moreover, a major goal of the venture will be to redefine the ongoing paradigm that views residents from low-income communities as clients and not as economic citizens. Continue reading

NCSU Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Small Farm Unit seeks 2010 Apprentices

18 Dec

Location: Goldsboro, North Carolina

Apprentices come to the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Small Farm Unit (SFU) to learn the basics of running a small farm in eastern North Carolina in a practical, hands-on manner by working with the farm manager, extension personnel and university researchers on a daily basis. Apprentices will participate fully in the production and marketing activities of the SFU as learners and partners, and may observe and participate in education and research/demonstration activities as occasions permit. Apprentices are expected to develop the expertise to take charge of specific enterprises or aspects of the small farm unit.

The SFU is a 30-acre unit of the 2,000-acre Cherry Research Farm in Goldsboro, in Wayne County, eastern North Carolina. The apprenticeship is designed to be a practical, experience-based, hands-on learning adventure. Apprentices work with other learners and are guided by CEFS staff with experience in production, marketing, research and social context. There is Internet access as well as contact with NCSU, NCA&TSU and NCDA&CS resources. Continue reading

Lincoln University is looking for Program Educator Assistant

18 Dec

Location: Mt. Vernon, Missouri

Closing Date: Until position filled

Official Job Title: Program Educator Assistant II (Southwest Research & Education Center in Mt.Vernon,MO), Code#B2-312

This is a five-year grant-funded position, overseen by Dr. Sanjun Gu (State Extension Vegetable Specialist) of Lincoln University that will focus on horticultural / specialty crops extension and research, while providing outreach to “socially disadvantaged farmers”. Continue reading

Gale Woods Farm seeks Seasonal Farm Educators and CSA Assistants

17 Dec

Location: 20 miles West of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Gale Woods Farm is a park and working educational farm. Owned and operated by Three Rivers Park District, the farm includes a diversified livestock operation and 60 share vegetable CSA. In addition, Gale Woods delivers educational programs to over 25,000 school children and public program participants annually.  Seasonal educator positions range from 8-40 hours/week from April through October.  The CSA assistant position is 32-40 hours/week from May–October.

For more information or to apply for these positions visit this website!

Please be sure to mention in your cover letter that you discovered this listing on the Sustainable Food Jobs website!

Red Tomato (RT) is seeking a Director of Development

16 Dec

Location: Canton, Massachusetts

Red Tomato (RT) is a nationally-known, innovative non-profit that promotes local and sustainable agriculture and a fair deal for small to mid-sized farmers. RT helps get fruits and vegetables from regional farms into mainstream supermarkets where most consumers do their shopping. RT also offers training and consulting services to groups working on sustainable agriculture and food-system improvements nationwide.  Since 1998, Red Tomato has sold $11 million in produce to hundreds of supermarkets, institutions, and distributors, primarily on the East coast.  We offer an informal yet professional, collegial work environment, where learning and risk taking are highly valued. We’re Seeking an experienced development professional to join us in our quest to help regional farms thrive and offer consumers better access to healthy produce grown here in the Northeast. Continue reading