Listing Information

Farm Address

6170 Butler Creek Rd

Number of Workers Sought

3

Type of Farm

Vegetable

Marketing Strategy

Community Supported Agriculture, Farmers' Market, Restaurant, Wholesale

Currently Hiring

Yes

Paid

Yes

Pay Rate

Starting pay of $12/hr.

What are the dates of your position?

Starting in the beggining of April and ending at the end of August. I am anticipating 4-5 days a week.

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

Prefer full season

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

Located within Missoula County, Roosterloo is located 1 mile past the airport, and about a 10-15 minute drive to the center of town.

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

I am a new farmer that is looking forward to another season of growing. Having a background in restaurants I enjoy the entire process of seeding to harvest to table. The goal of the farm is to also operate as a market and a restaurant. We are currently in the process of doing both. I would also like to incorporate community focused educational workshops.

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

Roosterloo farm is located just outside of city limits, but still within Missoula County. The area we are located is mostly zoned for light industry operation, 1.5 mile from Big Sky brewing. The planes and trains are always fun to watch, and often able to witness smoke jumper training.

Describe your farm operation

We are a 3 acre farm with 2 high tunnels and a nexus greenhouse. All of the houses have separately irrigated raised beds. There is a third house frame that needs to be moved and re covered. We have outdoor beds that are challenging, due to the fact this property has not been farmed prior to last year. There is a 3,000 square foot interior space that is being built out as a market/eatery. the commercial kitchen has a large walk in refrigerator and appropriate vegetable washing areas.

Describe the work to be performed by applicant

General duties include seeding, planting, weeding, cultivating, harvesting and washing produce. Loving your job and coming to work with a positive attitude a MUST!

What do you expect of a worker?

Flexibility with creating own scheduled days off. This is a salaried position, there will be paid time off throughout the year. Would like to explore farming year round.

Describe the learning and educational opportunities available to a worker

Will provide whatever educational tools are requested and farm equipment necessary. Must be able to work within a budget. This is a large project with different avenues of opportunity, applicant must be able to dream big.

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

Trial Period Description

30 day trial period. Will be compensated with an hourly wage.

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