Currently HiringNo, not at this time. Please check back next season!
Number of Workers Sought1
Type of FarmLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Type of Farm (Other)Fresh market produce along with oilseed products.
Marketing StrategyCommunity Supported Agriculture, Farmers' Market, Wholesale
Pay Ratestarting at $10 per hour, possibly higher depending on experience
What are the dates of your position?April 1 to October 30; starting at 2 days per week, possibly 3 days per week during peak harvest in mid to late July
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 areaRoom and board is not offered as part of the compensation package.
Please share three things you think people should know about living with you.Not applicable.
Describe yourself, your family, background, farming experience, philosophy, goals and interestsHilltop Haven is a small produce and berry farm. We have a couple acres of fresh market produce and berries under cultivation along with a high tunnel, and small greenhouse (for plant starts). We market our produce through a booth at the Clark Fork River Farmers Market along with Western Montana Growers Cooperative CSA (and some wholesale). Hilltop Haven farm is co-owner of an oilseed processing operation as well; in cooperation with other members of the Greenwalt family. At the Clark Fork River Farmers Market we sell camelina oil, camelina seed, and various value-added products with camelina oil. We have two young children who love 'helping' out on the farm.
Describe the physical setting of your farm and the nature of the community in which you liveWe live a few miles north of the Missoula airport in the Butler Creek drainage. Our property is in close proximity to the forest fringe (1 mile from the Forest Service gate). The immediate area is fairly remote but within a short distance of downtown Missoula (15 minutes).
Describe your farm operation
We currently have nearly an acre established in saskatoon berries, along with a high tunnel that mostly has strawberries (june bearing) in it right now, and a few other outdoor plots with various fruits and vegetables. We follow organic production practices on our farm and are applying for organic certification. We rely on direct sales, and the Western Montana Growers Cooperative (mainly CSA program) for marketing.