Listing Information

Farm Address

2111 Love Ln Bozeman, Montana

Number of Workers Sought

1

Type of Farm

Vegetable

Marketing Strategy

Community Supported Agriculture, Farm Stand, Farmers' Market, Restaurant, Wholesale

Paid

Yes

Pay Rate

Crew member pay starts at $10/hour.
All team members receive fresh vegetables as harvested.

What are the dates of your position?

May through September; Monday-Friday; most weekends are free; peak season from mid-June to Sept

Are you open to shorter periods of employment or do you prefer that workers stay the full season?

Shorter periods of employment possible, Prefer full season

Explain the room and board arrangements or describe options in your area

No housing is available; hopefully some will be in 2020. Tenting is only considered after we have worked together for a while. No pets. We are happy to accommodate vegetarians. No smoking or drugs.

Describe yourself, your family, background, farming experience, philosophy, goals and interests

We are a family of 6, myself and Josh and four boys (yr 4-12). I grew up in Montana on a small farm, worked for other farmers and wildlife organizations, and learned much from farmers and gardeners in our community and abroad. Always concerned about caring for the land, animals and the people around us, we are more and more convinced that the most effective way for our work to benefit our community and world is to continually grow in our understanding of our soil and everything above it. Founded as an organic farm, we are seeking to incorporate a permaculture model for our market garden: some perennials, water conservation, diverse cover cropping, animal and crop rotations, low tillage practices, intercropping, etc.

Describe the physical setting of your farm and the nature of the community in which you live

The market garden is in an open grassland setting. An intermittent stream and pond with cottonwood trees is on the far corner.

Describe your farm operation

Three Hearts Farm is a certified-organic, diversified vegetable farm between Bozeman and Belgrade, with approximately 1.5 acres under production in 2018. We have 4 hoophouses and 4 hardhouses. Since its founding, our farm has followed sustainable, organic growing practices: growing diversified crops, rotating crops, cover cropping, using cows and sheep for manure and selling all its produce within 100 miles of the farm.

Describe the work to be performed by applicant

The one or two crew member positions are part-time. The hours can be somewhat flexible, but mornings (7-noon) on week days are preferred. Each worker is trained to understand and participate in seeding, transplanting, greenhouse care (trellising, pruning, etc.) field work (seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting), vegetable packing and how rotational animal grazing fits into our farm.

What do you expect of a worker?

The work at Three Hearts Farm is diverse, ranging from hoophouse and hardhouse production, crop seeding and planting, trellising and cultivating, packing and harvesting, weeding and harvesting, building and repairing. You will be called upon to do all kinds of tasks, in all kinds of weather. Efficient production is critical to the success of the farm, so we expect you to work quickly and efficiently. You must be able to follow directions and work well with others. We are a team, yet you will also work independently. You will be working with machinery, trucks and ATVs. A working interview is highly preferred. You must have at least one year of experience working at a commercial (preferably produce) farm.

Describe the learning and educational opportunities available to a worker

You will learn a lot at our farm through the daily work. We box CSA shares, attend farmers markets, keep a small farm stand, sell to wholesalers and retailers, food processors and distributors. This wide range of on-the-job responsibilities offers excellent learning opportunities for those who one day hope to have their own farm business.

Are you a full-time farmer?

Yes

Do you require a trial period or require a prospective worker to visit your farm before hiring?

Yes

Please attach any photos of your farm and operation

Trial Period Description

We prefer to have a working interview. Please contact Farm Director, Rachael Hicks. ThreeHeartsFarmMT@gmail.com

Currently Hiring

Yes

Do you have a website, social media account, or job posting anywhere else?

Yes

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