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Job Openings

Thank you for your interest in working at The Seed Farm! We are currently hiring for a full-time Production Manager (scroll down for unpaid internship opportunities).

Production Manager

We are seeking a full-time, year-round Production Manager to take the lead on the organic production and marketing of vegetables, cut flowers, and herbs on approximately 1 acre, as well as to assist with the upkeep and maintenance of our 42-acre site, equipment and infrastructure. Produce will be primarily marketed through an on-farm cooperative farm stand, a small CSA, a few restaurant accounts, and hunger relief organizations. The Production Manager will primarily work independently, but with help with weeding and harvesting from a small crew once or twice a week, and with management support from the Program Director. This is an ideal position for a person who has apprenticed on one or more farms, and is now ready to take on a management role. As The Seed Farm is an educational and working farm, the Production Manager can expect to engage with a wide diversity of program participants, volunteers, and farm visitors. The Production Manager will report to the Program Director.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop crop plans for certified organic production, including soil fertility, pest, and weed management plans, for diversified annual vegetables, cut flowers, and herbs on approximately 1 acre.
  • Purchase seeds, supplies, and equipment according to budget and in accordance with National Organic Program standards.
  • Manage greenhouse operations in a shared greenhouse setting. Start seedling trays in greenhouse for field production and annual plant sale. Conduct greenhouse management, including spring cleanout, temperature and humidity control, irrigation, and greenhouse hygiene.
  • Conduct field operations, including tractor-powered tillage, seeding, transplanting, tractor cultivation, hoeing and handweeding, pest/disease management, irrigation, harvesting, and post-harvest handling.
  • Conduct season extension activities, including high tunnel and low tunnel production; and curing and storage of winter storage crops.
  • Conduct marketing activities, including communications with restaurants and other buyers.
  • Manage cooperative, “honor system” farm stand on site by coordinating produce orders with other incubator farmers, stocking the stand, and general upkeep.
  • Harvest and pack weekly CSA and restaurant orders. Make deliveries of shares and orders.
  • Assist Program Director as needed with applications for organic certification and GAP certification.  Keep records of field operations, harvest, and sales data.  Help compile documentation for organic and GAP certifications.
  • Assist with site upkeep, equipment maintenance, and infrastructural improvements. Duties include mowing, cover crop seeding, farm carpentry projects, barn cleaning, and trash disposal.
  • Supervise small crew of employees, volunteers, and/or CSA shareholders of various ages and abilities. Assist as needed with workshops, demonstrations, lessons, and meetings.

Full job description and application requirements can be found here. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so please submit applications as soon as possible.

 

Internships

We are currently accepting applications for Graphic Design, Development, and Sustainable Agriculture Interns.

Development Intern

Our Development Intern will be responsible for assisting the Executive Director to plan/coordinate events, research potential funders, and communicate with the community at large. This internship will give the intern valuable, real-world experience in the nuts and bolts of nonprofit work.

To see full job description, click here.

Graphic Design Intern

Our Graphic Design Intern will be responsible for assisting the Executive Director with promotional materials to increase community awareness of the organization and other projects related to marketing at The Seed Farm. Tasks could include designing materials for upcoming events and farm programs, designing a new website for the organization, or other tasks as needed and/or projects that align with intern skills.

To see full job description, click here

Sustainable Agriculture Intern

Our Sustainable Ag Intern will be supervised by the Program Director at our farm site in Emmaus, and s/he will work alongside our farm staff and apprentices. This internship will provide experience in farm work (including general field work, farm upkeep, and record keeping for field crops and produce sales) and class/event preparation, as well as coordinating and facilitating group visits to the farm.

To see full job description, click here.

 

Other Opportunities

If you would like to be involved with our organization in a volunteer capacity, please visit our Volunteer page for more information.

Plant SaleJanuary 13th, 2017

    at The Seed Farm, 5854 Vera Cruz Rd., Emmaus, PA 18049 Our 3rd annual Spring Plant Sale will feature a wide variety of high quality plants, along with supplies for your home garden

Spring Plant Sale on 5/13/2017January 6th, 2017

Farm Succession Planning workshop on 1/24/2017January 5th, 2017

Farm Succession Planning workshop Tue, January 24, 2017 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST Allentown, PA 18104   For workshop information, please click here.

Have a Question?

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Farm Address:
5854 Vera Cruz Rd Emmaus, PA 18049

Mailing Address:
Lehigh County Ag Center 4184 Dorney Park Road Suite107 Allentown, PA, 18104

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