Job Description: This job will entail nearly all aspects of running a small farm including harvesting, planting, sowing, weeding, post-harvest handling, some driving/deliveries and working with customers at CSA pick up and farm stand.
This job runs from May 2, 2022 through November 4, 2022. In general, your schedule will be M-F 7:30am-4:30pm. Each person will be involved in a CSA pick up day (Tuesday or Thursday), and on that day you will work 9:00am-6:00pm. Each day we will take around an hour for lunch. You will be asked to occasionally do farm chores on the weekends. Pay is DOE ranging from $555/week to $700/week
Application Instructions: To apply to work with us, please copy and paste these questions into an email:
Are you applying for a farm crew or farm manager position?
Please briefly describe yourself (max 250 words).
Why are you interested in working at Two Roots Farm?
What relevant work experience do you have? Please provide us with two professional references (optional: one personal reference as well).
What are your future goals in relation to farming?
Why do you think you would be a good fit at Two Roots?
Do you have a driver’s license?
Do you have any health concerns or dietary issues?
Would you need to move in order to work with us? If so, what are your biggest concerns or obstacles?
If applying for the farm manager position, please describe your management style/strengths and the management experience you have.
Send answers to these questions, as well as an attached resume, to email@example.com with the subject line Two Roots Employment Application 2022.
General Farm Hand: Desert Weyr
Farm: Desert Weyr, Paonia
Job Title: General Farm Hand
Job Description: Desert Weyr, LLC is looking for a general farmhand for 2022. We are a small farm focused on producing top quality breeding stock, mutton and wool from our flock of Black Welsh Mountain sheep. This year we wish to plant some new trees in our old orchard that will require hands-on care. We have two locations, the main farm on Garvin Mesa and additional pastures and barns near Bowie that are used for hay production and a few cattle.
In the model of Joel Salatin’s layering of multiple businesses on the farm, we also want to support and help create new farm opportunities. Our ideal candidate will also be interested in running their own farming business that complements ours. Possible options include running a pastured poultry operation or vegetable farming. Those enterprises would be your own business, although we could provide barn space to brood chicks and some of the equipment for poultry. You would have access to portions of our land, some of the buildings and some of the equipment to develop your own business, but you must cover all your own expenses and labor for that business. The barn space and access to the land and equipment is part of your compensation.
The ideal candidate is willing to learn how we handle the sheep and cattle and work with us to continue to improve our farms using holistic practices. You must be able to lift and carry up to 60 pounds and walk long distances. You must be licensed and insured and have your own vehicle to travel between the two properties. You must learn quickly, and then work without much direct supervision, once you know how we want things done.
Work hours will be variable. During some parts of the season there are daily tasks. Some days will be from dawn to dusk and there will be some where there is nothing to do for a day or two. For example: you will be on call during lambing, and irrigation tasks depend on how much water we have. The overall expectation is that on average there will be between 10-20 hours of work each week.
We pay hourly starting at $15.00/hour. We will evaluate you every month with the possibility of pay increases as you take over more of the farming duties. Beginning farmers are encouraged to apply as well as more experienced farmers.
We are a no smoking environment. We also cannot allow any dogs on the property. You must also practice proper biosecurity between our animals and other animals on other farms. This means clean clothes and disinfected boots.
Application Instructions: please send a letter explaining why you want to farm and provide three references to Oogie McGuire either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to us at Desert Weyr, LLC 16870 Garvin Mesa Rd. Paonia, CO 81428