Number of Workers Sought17
Type of FarmVegetable
Marketing StrategyCommunity Supported Agriculture, Farm Stand, Farmers' Market, Restaurant, Wholesale
Pay Rate$15-$20/hr DOE plus overtime pay
Free high-quality, organic produce from the farm.
We do not offer housing at this time.
Do you have a website, social media account, or job posting anywhere else?Yes
Online Listing URLhttps://www.chancefarmmt.com/
Describe yourself, your family, background, farming experience, philosophy, goals and interestsFarm Owner andManager
Hi! My name is Josh Chance, and I’m the owner of Chance Farm, a vegetable farm that has operated in Gallatin Valley since 2018. I moved to Bozeman in 2016, and have lived in the Rocky Mountain region for 15 years.
I discovered my passion for growing food in 2011 while taking part in a permaculture design course in Boulder, CO. Over the next 6 years that passion drove me to pursue work with farms in Colorado, Vermont, Texas, and finally Gallatin Valley.
Throughout my growing journey, I have learned that there are so many facets to explore and evolve in producing for the local community as a farmer and business owner. That is what energizes me in my journey. I hope we get a chance to grow together!
Describe the physical setting of your farm and the nature of the community in which you liveThe farm is 4 acres located 15 minutes from Downtown Bozeman just outside of the city limits. The farm consists of 6 high tunnels, 3 caterpillar tunnels, 3 acres in field production, and a pack-house.
Gallatin Valley has a lot going on! Under the beautiful open skies of Montana there is lots of hiking, fishing, and backpacking. And, hey! Just a short 2 hour drive to Yellowstone! For those who revel in a growing, thriving community, Bozeman, MT is a great place!
Describe your farm operation
Chance Farm focuses on producing high quality vegetables by following organic practices and good land stewardship in Bozeman, MT. Chance Farm grows 30+ varieties of vegetables that we sell at Farmers’ Markets, restaurants, grocery stores, wholesale accounts, and a small CSA.
Describe the work to be performed by applicantWhat is it like to Work at Chance Farm?
Members of our tight-knit crew participate in many aspects of vegetable production including greenhouse seeding, planting, weeding, pruning, trellising, harvesting, wash and packing orders, farm maintenance, deliveries, and farmers’ Markets. Specific responsibilities are based on the position applied for.
During the main season, our team consists of 10 people. We utilize scale-appropriate tools to save time, reduce wear and tear on our bodies, and increase efficiency and productivity. Be an active member of a small team that takes pride in their work, and grow together!
What do you expect of a worker?We expect all applicants to:
-Be able to commit to staying the duration of the season.
-Reliable transportation to and from work.
-Have a working cell phone for communication
-Be able to repeatedly squat, bend over, stand, and lift 50 lbs throughout the day and the season without strain.
-Be prepared to work outside in diverse weather conditions
-Provide their own comfortable work wear.
-Work Week: 3 to 4 10hr days (depends on position). During peak season (July- September), we may work past 5pm to ensure all orders are complete for delivery the next morning. Because of this you must be flexible with your after-work plans.
-Be able to follow instructions and pay attention to details
-Work quickly and efficiently with a priority for quality.
-Be positive, energetic and see the good in other people.
-Be willing to gracefully receive and give feedback.
-Be observant and organized