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Employment

HARVEST DAY HELPER:

 

We are currently seeking a motivated individual to work harvest days (Tuesdays and Fridays) in the wash shed/packing station come market season starting at the end of May. 

 

Responsibilities would include:

  • Washing, drying, and packing greens

  • Washing, bunching, and packing roots

  • Processing other vegetables (peeling garlic, cleaning green onions/leeks, etc.)

  • Field harvest help, if necessary

  • Packing the trailer for market

No experience necessary but a background in a fast-paced work environment/manual labor is preferred.
 

Contact downriverfarm@gmail.com to get more information about requirements and payment!

Volunteers

Down River Farm loves to have volunteers who are willing to donate some of their time on the farm. There is so much to be learned on a farm; patience with weather, how to move efficiently, how to hustle, problem solving, mind training during repetitive tasks, and a renewed appreciation for where food comes from.

 

Get outside for an afternoon to help your family farmer. Few farms offer that opportunity but considering how important community is to our business model, we want to encourage folks to come out and learn the skills it takes to farm as well as ideas that you can introduce to your own garden.

I have one rule for my volunteers:

BEING A VOLUNTEER MEANS IF WE AGREE TO A DAY/TIME, YOU'RE THERE AT THAT DAY/TIME. I'll be depending on you being there so BE THERE.

Families are also welcome to volunteer!

We will accept volunteers any day of the week, almost any time during daylight.

To coordinate volunteer hours, e-mail me at downriverfarm@gmail.com

Love having my friends help out on the farm, interested in volunteering? Contact downriverfarm@gmail.com

We even put Poppy to work on occasion. Still working on her ladder skills...