Listing Information

Currently Hiring

Yes

Number of Workers Sought

2

Type of Farm

Vegetable

Marketing Strategy

Community Supported Agriculture, Farmers' Market, Restaurant

Paid

Yes

Pay Rate

Compensation:
Pay range is from $10-$13/hr depending on experience. Crew are responsible for their own meals. Each employee will receive a weekly veggie club box and will have access to seconds.

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

Yes

Online Listing URL

https://wickedgoodproduce.com/employment/

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

Brooke from Vermont and Sean from New Hampshire, left their roots following a passion with Sled Dogs. This path led them from New England to Alaska and then eventually landing them in Montana allowing them to establish new roots.

Fast forward 18 years and Voila! Here we are helping to provide access to local foods. Having always had a small home garden, we generously shared our bounty with those around us. Now following the need to fulfill the growing demand we have upped our game.

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

We are located in Whitefish Montana, just west of Glacier National Park. We rent our farm land and utilize our in town home location for post harvest handling and organizing.

Describe your farm operation

Wicked Good Produce, a diversified vegetable farm located in Whitefish, Montana that practices intensive, reduced tillage and organic techniques on approximately one and a half acres. The farm provides food to our community via several avenues including online farmers market, veggie club memberships, Whitefish Downtown Farmers’ Market and direct sales to wholesale accounts. In addition to providing an online shopping experience from our farm we collaborate with several other farms/producers – a one stop shop to increase access to local seasonal produce.

Describe the work to be performed by applicant

*NOTE: All workers interested in applying must complete the requirements outlined on this link: https://wickedgoodproduce.com/employment/

Farm worker will assist with all aspects of our operation. This includes but is not limited to greenhouse seeding, watering, transplanting, cultivating and harvesting of crops. Will use hand tools such as hoes, trowels, shovels, harvest knives, scissors, paper pot transplanter, field seeders, and a flame weeder. Will assist with post-harvest handling and packing, attend farmers market, pack and organize weekly orders. May construct trellises, repair fences and high tunnels or storage building, apply fertilizers/compost, install irrigation and apply row covers.

What do you expect of a worker?

Farmer workers are expected to work 35-45hrs per week. Applicants should be interested in learning about intensive vegetable production and building local food systems. Farming is humbling and rewarding as it requires long days in all types of weather (snow, rain, extreme heat) and it is physically and mentally demanding. We are looking for individuals who are hardworking, dependable, observant, self-motivated and willing to challenge themselves to improve technique and efficiencies.

Describe the learning and educational opportunities available to a worker

We do not offer formal educational opportunities but you will learn by working side by side with us.

Are you a full-time farmer?

Yes

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

No housing is provided.

What are the dates of your position?

4/13/2021 - 10/16/2021 Monday through Friday with the occasional weekend. No holidays or additional days off as our growing season is short and fast.

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

Prefer full season