We are growing our team! At Upswing Farm we strive to offer accommodating schedules, fair compensation and set reasonable and clear production expectations. The diversified nature of our operation provides interesting work that varies on a daily/weekly/seasonal basis.
About Us: We are a for-profit, certified organic, family farm, managed by two experienced owner/operators. We distribute to 450 member families through a year-round CSA, our primary outlet. We attend one summer farmers market, work with several wholesale partners, sell 120 bouquets/week from July to October and sell over 1000 flats of certified organic seedlings at our spring seedling sale. We care deeply about finding the balance between growing and distributing high quality produce and flowers, providing an inclusive, fulfilling and sustainable employment opportunity for our team, continually refining our systems to improve soil fertility, crop quality, and production efficiency, and achieving the financial success required to make our goals possible.
Please review the job descriptions below to learn more about each position and how to apply.
Positions we are hiring for in 2023:
Assistant Farm Manager: Full-time, year round. 4+ year experience
Assistant Flower Grower: Part-time, seasonal (option to add work with vegetable team to create a full-time position). 1+ season experience on a farm preferred
Assistant Grower: Full-time, seasonal. 1+ season experience on a farm preferred
Crew: Part-time, seasonal or year-round. No experience required.
Work for Share: Work with the harvest team for 3 hours/week in exchange for a CSA share! Must be willing to commit to a minimum of 20 weeks during the growing season.
On farm housing may be available.
All qualified Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, or sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
We deliberately work to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of LGBTQ2SI+ and Black, Indigenous and people of color.
Our crew works swiftly and efficiently to harvest, wash and pack over 2000 pounds of fresh, organic produce each week during the summer months. We are a coordinated team, dedicated to providing high quality produce to our community.
The Commitment: 3 Hours Work for a Vegetable CSA Share + extra produce when available
We can be somewhat flexible on start time, but it is easiest for us if work for share members start at a specific time with other team members
Harvest Team: 7am-10am or 9am-12pm M/W or F
Wash/Pack Team: 1pm-4pm M/W or F
First week of April through the week before Thanksgiving.
Must be available June-September.
Opportunities to work for winter shares may be available.
If you ever can’t come, you can either forfeit the share for the week, or coordinate an alternate time/day to come help.
Harvest Team: The work involves bending, lifting, walking while carrying 20-40 lbs over rough terrain, fine motor skills to harvest and bunch a wide variety of produce quickly. You will harvest a lot of peas, beans, cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers along with a wide variety of other produce. On occasion we will do other tasks like planting and weeding if harvest finishes early.
Wash/Pack Team: Work to wash, sort, bag and organize produce for distribution. Then, help clean work spaces so they are ready for the next harvest.
We can make accommodations based on physical capacity.
We like to have fun while we work, but need to make sure work is getting done. Imagine a grandmother’s hands moving at light speed knitting while she casually chats with her friends. That’s what we’re striving for!
If you are interested: please let me know the day and time you would prefer to do your work for share hours, the duration of the season you would like to work, and anything special we might need to know. Then, we can plan to get you out to the farm for a trial work day.
contact: Brittany Overshiner, owner/manager: email@example.com