Employment

Each season Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center hires 40+ individuals to work in our fields, farmstand and cafe, kitchen, greenhouses, and education center. To learn more about the different departments and positions read on! Unless indicated otherwise, please apply for positions via our employment application. If you have any questions about employment at Cedar Circle Farm, please email us at growing@cedarcirclefarm.org

Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center is a place where families, friends and neighbors gather to learn about organic regenerative agriculture, explore the farm, purchase farm-fresh vegetables, pick their own berries and enjoy a drink and a snack made with local products. Our staff is a reflection of our community and is the most essential aspect of our farm. We invite you to become a member of our team.

Cedar Circle Farm is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Departments

  • Vegetable Production

    Spend the growing season working in our beautiful fields! Cedar Circle Farm is a 50 acre diversified organic farm. We grow produce for our farmstand and farmers markets and operate a pick your own strawberry and blueberry operation. Job opportunities are available for year-round, full season, and summer work.

  • Greenhouse & Cut Flower Production

    Every spring our retail greenhouses are full of annuals, perennials and vegetable starts. The greenhouse crew is responsible for making that happen! Cedar Circle Farm also operates a 2-acre cut flower field that is used for weddings and pick your own bouquets.

  • Farmstand & Hello Café

    Our farmstand is open seasonally, from May to December. We sell our organic vegetables, plants and flower bouquets as well as a variety of local products. Cedar Circle Farm also operates a café where we serve hot and cold drinks and baked goods from May to November.

  • Kitchen

    Cook with the seasons! Our kitchen prepares a variety of baked goods, prepared meals and value added products using seasonal produce from the farm. All of the kitchen products are sold in the farmstand and Hello Café.

  • Education Center

    Become a camp counselor! Cedar Circle Farm operates 9 weeks of summer camp for children ages 6 to 11. Education staff guide campers in exploring the farm and forest to learn about organic vegetables and the local ecosystem.

Operations

Vegetable Production

Farmstand & Hello Café

Due to the volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to reply to every applicant individually. We will be in touch via e-mail if we are interested in scheduling an interview with you.


Operations


Landscaper/Groundskeeper

May-October
12-40 hrs/wk

Spend your summer working under the sun on a beautiful organic farm! Working with the Director of Agriculture, the landscaper is primarily responsible for weed-whacking and mowing (largely tractor mounted). This is the ideal position for someone looking to fill in their summer schedule with a few days of mowing, but a full time schedule is available for candidates who are willing to take on other tasks and help other departments. Our farm is open to the public and we pride ourselves in the upkeep of the grounds, so this position requires attention to detail and an ability to work safely around our customers. While professional landscaping experience isn’t necessary, applicants must be hard-working, courteous, able to be trained on & use the provided equipment, and willing to take direction.

To join our fun and supportive team, fill out an employment application


Vegetable Production

Join the Cedar Circle team and contribute to our local food system by producing and distributing sustainably grown, organic produce on a farm that is dedicated to our natural environment, community engagement, education, research and the well being of our staff!


Production Crew Lead - POSITION FILLED

Year Round: Full time March - October, Part-Time November - February

The Production Crew Lead supports all aspects of Cedar Circle’s farm operations with a primary focus on organizing and overseeing the daily workflow of the Farm’s field crew. The position plays a role in identifying weekly farm priorities and management of day to day projects to ensure field cultivation, planting, irrigation, weeding, and vegetable harvests are successfully performed throughout the growing season. This position also plays a critical role in facilitating effective communication throughout the farm team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Crew coordination coordinate and supervise daily tasks of Cedar Circle’s field crew, including:

  • Clearly communicate and delegate weekly and daily priorities to the field crew
  • Train production crew members in performance of all farm duties including planting, hand weeding, hoeing, harvesting, pruning, watering, etc.
  • Set reasonable work pace for crew members and work with individuals to improve their focus, technique, and pace
  • Act as a point of contact to answer production questions as they develop throughout the day
  • Help to establish a positive and nurturing work environment for all members of the crew
  • Promptly address any staffing issues that may be arise in the field
  • Relay relevant information regarding crew performance and questions to farm management

Crop Production – under the supervision of and in close collaboration with the farm manager, responsible for coordinating and performing the following:

  • Field Planting - Ensure timely planting of field crops ensuring the health of transplants / Coordinate the preparations of fields and beds for field planting in relation to field planting schedules and weekly workflows
  • Field Cultivation - Initial tillage and field preparation for seeding, transplanting, and cover cropping / Weed management, both of mechanical and manual nature / All hands-on aspects of season extension and pest prevention through the use of cultural practices in the field
  • Irrigation - Management of irrigation infrastructure and materials, including storage, inventory, repair, and upkeep / schedule irrigation delivery based on crop needs, planting dates, and harvest and cultivation schedules
  • Harvest operations - schedule and pace in the field during harvest days / perform in the field quality control of product being harvested and communicate farm quality standards to field crew / communicate harvest nuances to field crew and management team as needed to ensure a smooth operation

Farm Planning and Management – In collaboration with the Farm Manager and Processing Area Lead

  • Assist in establishment of weekly field production priorities and the development of weekly work schedules
  • Perform regular field walks to stay in touch with needed field projects, crop growth, and plant health
  • Assist in crop planning efforts and development of organization systems and documents specific to crew management

Other Farm Duties

  • Assist Processing Area Lead (PAL) in processing area (PA) duties and record keeping
  • Assist the Veg Production Manager in processing vegetables and maintaining the barn when the PAL is not present
  • Ensure record keeping is performed accurately to ensure all necessary data is tracked for organic certifications and food safety records
  • Assist the Veg Production Manager with hiring needs
  • Participate in educational activities or events as required and pre-arranged by Education Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least two seasons previous vegetable farming experience
  • Small engine operation and experience operating tractors and implements preferred
  • Competence delivering clear directions and project supervision to field crews
  • Experience managing a team
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Positive, energetic interpersonal skills and passion for mentoring new farmers
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity, and give/accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Clear, consistent communication skills
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Ability to work for long durations in inclement weather – standing, sitting, bending over, or kneeling

COMPENSATION

The Production Crew Lead is a hourly position with benefits including health benefits (50% of the group premium is employer paid), paid time off, fresh produce, and a 20% discount to our farm stand. Pay range is $17-18/hour, depending on qualifications.

Temporary (1-2 months) on site housing potentially available to allow time for transition to the Upper Valley

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to kevin@cedarcirclefarm.org. Apply by March 15 for first consideration. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date until the position is filled.


Processing Area Lead

Year Round: Full time March - October, Part-Time November - February

The Processing Area Lead supports all aspects of Cedar Circle’s farm operations with a primary focus on performing and overseeing the washing and packing of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. The position plays a role in identifying daily and weekly farm priorities and is responsible for upholding records and systems to ensure the highest level of food safety and compliance with FSMA. This position also plays a critical role in facilitating effective communication throughout the farm team and when available participates in daily farm tasks including field cultivation, planting, irrigation, weeding, and vegetable harvests.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Crew coordination coordinate and supervise daily tasks of Cedar Circle’s field crew, including:

  • Clearly communicate and delegate weekly and daily harvest and processing priorities to field crew
  • Train and mentor production crew members in performance of harvest and packing duties, ensuring food safety, and product quality standards are met
  • Enforce existing post-harvest handling practices to ensure freshness and cleanliness of produce
  • Work alongside crew in a leadership role when not engaged in the PA
  • Act as a point of contact to answer harvest and processing questions as they develop throughout the day
  • Help to establish a positive and nurturing work environment for all members of the crew
  • Promptly address any staffing issues that may arise
  • Relay relevant information regarding crew performance and questions to farm management

Harvest, Processing, and Packing – under the supervision of and in close collaboration with the farm manager, responsible for coordinating and performing the following:

  • Coordinate and facilitate harvests - Communicate effectively with farm stand, kitchen, and market personnel / Ensure harvest and packing tasks are performed in a timely, effective, safe, and efficient manner / Plan and delegate the harvest process to meet deadlines.
  • Ensure quality of produce meets Cedar Circle’s high standards - Perform quality control, wash, and pack with care and thoroughness / Pack to preserve quality of all produce / Ensure that all orders are packed accurately, clearly labeled, and accounted for
  • Maintain clean and organized walk-ins and food storage areas - Oversee regular cleaning and good working order of facility, coolers, equipment, and harvesting totes / Maintain appropriate produce backstock / Maintain inventory of packing and washing supplies for PA
  • Maintain highest level of food safety and facility cleanliness - Point person for CAPS (Community Accreditation Program for Produce Safety) and FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) compliance / Update and utilize farm food safety manual
  • Record all necessary data needed for harvest, PA cleaning, and compliance with the CAPS program, FSMA, and USDA Organic Certification

Farm Planning and Management – in collaboration with the Farm Manager and Crew Lead

  • Assist in establishment of weekly harvest and processing priorities and the development of weekly work schedules
  • Participate in implementation and improvement of the farm’s Food Safety Plan
  • Assist in crop planning efforts and development of organization systems and documents specific to harvest, processing, and food safety

Other Farm Duties

  • Assist Crew Lead (CL) in vegetable production duties and record keeping
  • Assist the Veg Production Manager in field production and farm crew supervision when the CL is not present
  • Tractor work, depending on previous experience and interest level
  • Participate in all aspects of field production including field cultivation, planting, irrigation, weeding, and harvests
  • Assist the Veg Production Manager with hiring needs
  • Participate in educational activities or events as required and pre-arranged by Education Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least two seasons previous vegetable farming experience
  • Competence delivering clear directions and project supervision to crews
  • Experience managing a team
  • Clear and concise recordkeeping and note taking
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strict attention to detail and strong understanding of washing and packing standards
  • Positive, energetic interpersonal skills and passion for mentoring new farmers
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity, and give/accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Clear, consistent communication skills
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Ability to work for long durations in inclement weather – standing, sitting, bending over, or kneeling

COMPENSATION

The Processing Area Lead is a hourly position with benefits including health benefits (50% of the group premium is employer paid), paid time off, fresh produce, and a 20% discount to our farm stand. Pay range is $17-18/hour, depending on qualifications.

Temporary (1-2 months) on site housing potentially available to allow time for transition to the Upper Valley

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to kevin@cedarcirclefarm.org. Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.


Tractor and Equipment Specialist

Full-time, Seasonal (potential for year-round work for the right candidate)

The tractor and equipment specialist is a vital part of our team supporting crop production on our farm and supporting Cedar Circle Farm’s mission promoting organic, regenerative farming and a localized food economy. Your primary responsibility will be to operate a diverse array of tractors and farm equipment to support our crop during the growing season. As a member of a diversified farm team, the tractor and equipment specialist will also work alongside our field crew in harvest, planting, and cultivation projects as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Mechanical Field Management

  • Prepare fields for planting using an array of equipment including plowing, discing, mowing, etc.
  • Diligently applying organic fertilizers in a responsible and detail-oriented manner
  • Plant and manage cover crops to reduce weed pressured and improved soil health
  • Mechanically cultivate planted specialty crops to eliminate weed pressures

Vegetable Crop Production

  • Assist in the setup, operation, and maintenance of Cedar Circle’s irrigation system
  • Oversee greenhouse and field planting projects, including construction of necessary field infrastructure to support appropriate crop growth
  • Contribute to pest management efforts through row cover management and release of beneficial insects and timely applications of organic pest controls methods
  • Support production systems for specific specialty crops (e.g., strawberries, tomatoes)

Harvest, Post-Harvest Handling, and processing

  • Harvest of produce efficiently and consistently for a variety of market needs
  • Maintain a high standard for food safety at all steps of harvest and post-harvest handling
  • Work in the processing area, including receiving and processing produce

General Farm Team Responsibilities

  • Proactively communicate work load and equipment needs with Vegetable Production Manager and Mechanic and Facilities Manager
  • Ensure equipment is in good working order prior to and during use
  • Participate in crop plan development throughout the season
  • Work in compliance with FSMA food safety regulations
  • Maintain records for compliance with USDA organic certification requirements
  • Maintain a smooth, timely flow with team members while working through projects
  • Make sound judgment calls on project implementation and time management
  • Perform other tasks, as needed and assigned by Veg Production Manager
  • Participate in educational activities or events as required and pre-arranged by Education Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 1 year of experience operating agricultural tractors and crop production implements
  • High level of ability in operation of small engine equipment
  • Maintenance and light repair experience
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Positive, energetic interpersonal skills
  • Clear, consistent communication skills
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity, and give/accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Ability to work for long durations in inclement weather – standing, sitting, bending over, or kneeling

COMPENSATION

This is a seasonal position, full-time April through October. The Tractor and Equipment Specialist is a hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, fresh produce, and discount to our farm stand. Salary is $15-18/hour.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references through our employment application online below or email application materials to growing@cedarcirclefarm.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Greenhouse Production Specialist

Full-time, Seasonal (potential for year-round work for the right candidate)

The Greenhouse Production Specialist is responsible for supporting our vegetable production team by managing all vegetable production department indoor growing environments at Cedar Circle, including our propagation house, high tunnels, and movable greenhouses. Your primary responsibility will be seeding and watering, plantring, pruning, harvesting, and caring for our high tunnel and greenhouse crops. As a member of a diversified farm team, the greenhouse production specialist will also work alongside our field crew in harvest, planting, and weeding projects as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Propagation House Management

  • In alignment with our greenhouse seeding schedule, seed and pot-up vegetable transplants throughout the season
  • Diligently water and care for starts growing in our propagation tunnel
  • Monitor high tunnel temperature and adjust heating, venting, and cover as needed
  • Facilitate successful crop planting through clear communication and timely hardening off of starts
  • Greenhouse Crop Production

    • Prepare all indoor beds for planting using minimal tillage techniques
    • Manage crop fertility in alignment with our Nutrient Management Plan
    • Oversee all greenhouse crop production projects including seeding, watering, harvesting, trellising and weeding.
    • Monitor high tunnel temperature and adjust heating, venting, and cover as needed to facilitate healthy crop growth
    • Contribute to pest management through detailed scouting and implementation of organic pest and disease control methods

    Harvest, Post-Harvest Handling, and processing

    • Assess crop ripeness and maintain efficient harvest schedule to encourage continuous yields of greenhouse products
    • Harvest of produce efficiently and consistently for a variety of market needs
    • Maintain a high standard for food safety at all steps of harvest and post-harvest handling
    • Work in the processing area as needed, including receiving and processing produce

    General Farm Team Responsibilities

    • Proactively communicate work load and equipment needs with Vegetable Production Manager
    • Participate in crop plan development throughout the season
    • Support production systems in other areas as needed such as watering, harvesting, weeding and planting in the field and helping in the wash/pack area.
    • Work in compliance with FSMA food safety regulations
    • Maintain records for compliance with USDA organic certification requirements
    • Maintain a smooth, timely flow with team members while working through projects
    • Make sound judgment calls on project implementation and time management
    • Perform other tasks, as needed and assigned by Veg Production Manager
    • Participate in educational activities or events as required and pre-arranged by Education Program Manager

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • At least one season previous vegetable farm experience
    • Experience working in propagation tunnels and with high tunnel crop production preferred
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Consistent attention to detail
    • Positive, energetic interpersonal skills
    • Clear, consistent communication skills
    • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity, and give/accept constructive feedback on work and technique
    • Ability to work independently and within a team
    • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
    • Ability to work for long durations in inclement weather – standing, sitting, bending over, or kneeling

    COMPENSATION

    This is a seasonal position, full-time May through October. The Greenhouse Production Specialist is an hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, fresh produce, and discount to our farm stand. Salary is $15-18/hour.

    To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references through our employment application online below or email application materials to growing@cedarcirclefarm.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Full Season Production Crew

Full-Time April-October

As a member of our full season production crew member, you will join us for a full growing season and work within all aspects of our farming operation to further Cedar Circle Farm’s mission promoting organic, regenerative farming and a localized food economy. While cultivating our production fields and high tunnels, your responsibilities include propagation house work, hand weeding and hoeing, transplanting, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and field work with appropriate implements. You will have the opportunity to learn about commercial berry production, hothouse tomato growing, no-till agriculture, and more.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Vegetable Crop Production

  • Prepare fields for planting, manage cover cropped areas, and control weeds in field crops and fallow areas
  • Cultivate vegetable crops efficiently, using appropriate hand tools
  • Assist in the setup, operation, and maintenance of Cedar Circle’s irrigation system
  • Oversee greenhouse and field planting projects, including construction of necessary field infrastructure to support appropriate crop growth
  • Contribute to pest management efforts through row cover management and release of beneficial insects
  • Support production systems for specific specialty crops (e.g., strawberries, tomatoes)

Harvest, Post-Harvest Handling, and processing

  • Harvest of produce efficiently and consistently for a variety of market needs
  • Maintain a high standard for food safety at all steps of harvest and post-harvest handling
  • Work in the processing area, including receiving and processing produce

General Farm Team Responsibilities

  • Track project time and communicating with farm leads if forecast can’t be met
  • Participate in crop plan development throughout the season
  • Work in compliance with FSMA food safety regulations
  • Maintain records for compliance with USDA organic certification requirements
  • Maintain a smooth, timely flow with team members while working through projects
  • Make sound judgment calls on product grading and time management
  • Perform other tasks, as needed and assigned by Production Crew Lead, Processing Area Lead, and Veg Production Manager
  • Participate in educational activities or events as required and pre-arranged by Education Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least one season previous vegetable farm experience
  • Small engine operation and experience preferred
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Positive, energetic interpersonal skills
  • Clear, consistent communication skills
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity, and give/accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Ability to work for long durations in inclement weather – standing, sitting, bending over, or kneeling

COMPENSATION

This is a seasonal position, full-time April through October. The full season crew member is a hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, fresh produce, and discount to our farm stand. Salary range is $14-16, depending on qualifications. $500 bonus for staff who complete season through October 15th.


To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to kevin@cedarcirclefarm.org or through our employment application online. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date until the crew is fully staffed.


Summer Production Crew

Full-Time May-August

As a member of our summer production crew, you will join our team for the summer and work within all aspects of our farming operation to further Cedar Circle Farm’s mission promoting organic, regenerative farming and a localized food economy. While cultivating our production fields and high tunnels, your responsibilities include propagation house work, hand weeding and hoeing, transplanting, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and field work with appropriate implements. You will have the opportunity to learn about commercial berry production, hothouse tomato growing, no-till agriculture, and more.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Vegetable Crop Production

  • Prepare fields for planting, manage cover cropped areas, and control weeds in field crops and fallow areas
  • Cultivate vegetable crops efficiently, using appropriate hand tools
  • Assist in the setup, operation, and maintenance of Cedar Circle’s irrigation system
  • Oversee greenhouse and field planting projects, including construction of necessary field infrastructure to support appropriate crop growth
  • Contribute to pest management efforts through row cover management and release of beneficial insects
  • Support production systems for specific specialty crops (e.g., strawberries, tomatoes)

Harvest, Post-Harvest Handling, and processing

  • Harvest of produce efficiently and consistently for a variety of market needs
  • Maintain a high standard for food safety at all steps of harvest and post-harvest handling
  • Work in the processing area, including receiving and processing produce

General Farm Team Responsibilities

  • Track project time and communicating with farm leads if forecast can’t be met
  • Participate in crop plan development throughout the season
  • Work in compliance with FSMA food safety regulations
  • Maintain records for compliance with USDA organic certification requirements
  • Maintain a smooth, timely flow with team members while working through projects
  • Make sound judgment calls on product grading and time management
  • Perform other tasks, as needed and assigned by Production Crew Lead, Processing Area Lead, and Veg Production Manager
  • Participate in educational activities or events as required and pre-arranged by Education Program Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • One season farm experience preferred (other equivalent experience will be considered)
  • Small engine operation and experience preferred
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Positive, energetic interpersonal skills
  • Clear, consistent communication skills
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity, and give/accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Ability to work for long durations in inclement weather – standing, sitting, bending over, or kneeling

COMPENSATION

This is a seasonal position, full-time May through August. The summer production crew member is a hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, fresh produce, and a discount to our farm stand. Salary range is $14-16/hr, depending on qualifications.


To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to kevin@cedarcirclefarm.org or through our employment application online. Applications will be accepted until the crew is fully staffed.


Morning Production Crew – POSITION FILLED

June-August
25 hrs/wk

The Morning Production Crew is responsible for harvesting strawberries, blueberries, peas, and beans as well as weeding crops. Work begins at 7am and ends at noon. If you are willing to learn, work hard, and enjoy being outside, this is a great first job!

Applicants must be at least 15 years old on their first day of work. Must be able to perform repetitive tasks while standing or kneeling. This position requires working five days a week – 4 weekdays and one weekend day. Preference is given to applicants who can start work as soon as school ends or before (strawberry harvesting on weekends is available before school ends in June) This is a great opportunity for high school and college students who are home for the summer.

COMPENSATION

This is a seasonal position, 25 hours per week from June through August. The morning production crew member is an hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, fresh produce, and a discount to our farm stand. Salary is $13/hr.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Greenhouse


Annual/Perennial Greenhouse & Cut Flower Garden Crew Member - POSITION FILLED

March - September
40 hrs/week

The greenhouse production crew is responsible for maintaining our retail flower and vegetable greenhouses, outdoor perennial yard, displays, and cut flower field. Our energy during the beginning of the season is focused primarily in the greenhouses and retail sales. As the season progresses, our duties expand to include planting and harvesting in the cut flower field.

Customer service is our number one priority. Candidates must be able to maintain a friendly and enthusiastic attitude. Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain a clean work environment is important. Some knowledge of annuals, perennials, vegetables, cut flowers and organic gardening practices is required. Knowledge of pests and diseases is a plus. We are willing to provide additional training to the right candidate. Rotating weekend shifts required. Priority will be given to candidates with interest or experience in flower arranging.

Greenhouse duties may include:

  • Seeding
  • Transplanting
  • Watering
  • Fertilizing
  • Pruning
  • Weeding
  • Scouting for pests and diseases
  • Providing outstanding customer service
  • Creating retail displays and maintaining an attractive sales yard

Flower field duties may include:

  • Planting
  • Deadheading
  • Harvesting
  • Weeding
  • Assembling bouquets for our farmstand and farmers markets
  • Assist in wedding flower arranging

Applicants should be willing to learn, work hard, and enjoy being outside in diverse weather conditions. Must be able to work well both in groups and independently. Farm work is very physical, so you must be able to lift 50 lbs and remain standing or kneeling for 8 hours. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to work on the weekends.

Benefits:

  • Pay $15-$17 depending on experience.
  • Paid sick time
  • Fresh produce and a 20% farmstand discount.

Start Date: March

Cut Flower Garden Crew Member - POSITION FILLED

June 1 - October 1, 2022
Part-time, 20-30 hours per week

We are seeking a creative and energetic individual to join our cut flower crew! Crew member responsibilities will include harvesting flowers, helping process bulk flower orders, and assisting with wedding arrangements. Duties may also include seeding, harvesting, deadheading, watering, and transplanting. Days needed are Wednesday/Thursday- Saturday.

Candidates must be able to work in all weather conditions, be comfortable with standing, walking, kneeling and lifting throughout the day. Attention to detail and ability to work quickly is a must. Previous flower experience is preferred but we are willing to provide additional training to the right candidate. Weekend days are required.

Flower field tasks may include:

  • Flower harvesting
  • Assembling bouquets for our farmstand and farmers markets
  • Arranging bridal party items
  • Assisting in on-farm wedding appointments
  • Processing bulk flower orders
  • Preparing orders for delivery on Saturday mornings
  • Field maintenance such as deadheading, weeding, and planting
  • Greenhouse tasks such as watering and seeding

Benefits:

  • Pay $15-$17 depending on experience.
  • Paid sick time
  • Fresh produce and a 20% farmstand discount.

Start Date: June


Farmstand and Hello Café


Retail Manager

​Part-time Year Round

40+ hours/week April–October
30–40 hours/week in March, November, December
20 hours/week January-February

The Retail Manager represents all of Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center to our customers, ensuring that they have the best possible experience during their visit. This person plays a critical role in promoting the farm’s mission, produce, baked goods and café drinks, plants and flowers, bought-in products, CSA, and education programs. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day farm store and café operations, the Retail Manager leads the retail crew and communicates closely with other department managers to make sure that products are displayed well, inventory is accurate, and staff is educated about the products.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversight of day-to-day farm store and café operations

  • Pricing and point-of-sale (POS) management
  • Oversee inventory tracking and ordering of products sold in the store
  • Merchandising: Create appealing, full displays of all produce, kitchen products, and bought-in products
  • Ensure there is always accurate signage for all products in the store and café
  • Troubleshoot technical issues (i.e. credit card machine, POS)
  • Stay up-to-date on all educational programming and actively promote it to customers

Retail staff management

  • Create the employee work schedule and relay it to employees in a timely manner
  • Train retail staff in performance of all farmstand (store) and café duties including using the point-of-sale system, set up or create accurate signage
  • Keep staff up to date on what’s happening at the farm, specifically with CSA and education programs
  • Clearly communicate and delegate weekly and daily priorities to the retail staff
  • Conduct weekly check-ins with the farmstand and café leads
  • Foster a positive team environment
  • Regularly communicate with the Executive Director about personnel

Other duties*

  • Stay up to date on what’s happening in our fields and actively learning as much as possible so that that information can be relayed to customers and retail staff
  • Communicate with marketing staff about marketing needs, promotions, etc.
  • Complete annual budget projections for Farmstand Department. Monitor and adjust on a monthly basis with the Executive Director
  • Actively participate on the management team, assisting with strategizing about larger-scale plans and goals and objectives for the organization
  • Participate in educational activities or events as required and pre-arranged by Education Program Manager

*We know it’s impossible to convey every single task for a particular job in a single job post. Our hope is that as we work together we can use this job as a starting point so that your role can evolve over time and we can adjust your job description accordingly.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Retail and management experience required
  • Knowledge of produce preferred
  • Competence delivering clear directions and project supervision
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Positive, energetic interpersonal skills and passion for local food and agriculture
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity, and give/accept constructive feedback
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure

COMPENSATION

The Retail Manager is an hourly position with benefits including health benefits (50% of the group premium is employer paid), paid time off, fresh produce, and a 20% discount to our farm stand.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Farmstand and Café Lead - POSITION FILLED

30-40 hours/week April-October

15–30 hours/week November-December

Major Responsibilities: The Farmstand and Café lead assists the Farmstand and Café manager in leading the retail team in the daily operations of the farmstand and cafe. The person in this position is the point-person for all managers and retail staff when the retail manager is not present. They are responsible for ensuring that customers have the best possible experience when they shop, including: practicing excellent customer service skills, assisting with merchandising, and ensuring that signage is present and accurate. It is also the responsibility of the farmstand lead to track inventory and order bought-in products for resale in the farmstand, assist with staff training on Revel, and troubleshoot technical issues as they come up.

Relationships and Roles within CCF: The Farmstand and Café lead works closely with the Farmstand and Café manager to make sure that the retail operation runs smoothly.

They also work closely with the vegetable production managers, greenhouse manager, and kitchen manager to make sure that products are displayed, inventory is accurate, and staff is educated about products.

Duties Include:

  • Working with the Farmstand and Café manager to oversee the operations of the farmstand and cafe
  • Assisting with training of retail staff
  • Tracking inventory of bought-in products
  • Placing weekly orders for bought-in products for sale in farmstand and cafe
  • Troubleshooting issues with POS
  • Being proactive and observant—seeing what needs to be done!

Skills desired:

  • Leadership and staff training
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Retail knowledge, especially produce and coffee
  • Merchandising
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting, and thinking on your feet in a retail setting

Necessary Attributes:

  • Friendly, level-headed, able to maintain a calm and professional demeanor even in difficult situations
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexible, easy-going
  • Proactive
  • Good at motivating the team
  • Observant and detail oriented
  • Good aesthetic sense
  • Interest in local, organic food & farming
  • Interest in talking to customers about food, cooking, farming

Cafe/Barista experience is a huge plus!

This position is seasonal and is paid hourly. We are very competitive with our compensation!

To apply, fill out an employment application


Full-Season Farmstand Crew

Late April-December

20 to 40 hrs/wk

Full and part time positions are available in our farmstand from late April through October, with the possibility of part-time hours through December. This position works primarily in the farmstand, but you may be trained to work in the coffee shop as needed. Working in our farmstand and coffee shop requires you to be able to work efficiently and skillfully under pressure! The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong interest in food, cooking, and local, organic agriculture.

Farmstand duties include:

  • Processing payments
  • Receiving and stocking merchandise
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the farmstand
  • Setting up and breaking down produce displays
  • Answering questions and interacting with customers
  • Occasionally answering the phones

Hello Café duties include:

  • Preparing hot and cold coffee drinks, teas and lemonades
  • Serving baked goods
  • Stocking and keeping track of inventory

Prior customer service, barista, or retail experience is a plus but not required. Farmstand applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet. Applicants must be able to work weekends. This position is 5 days per week, one or two weekend shifts per week, and up to 40 hours/week. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Summer Farmstand Crew – POSITION FILLED

May-September

20 to 40 hrs/wk

Full and part-time positions are available in our farmstand from May through August/September. This position works primarily in the farmstand, but you may be trained to work in the coffee shop as needed. Working in our farmstand and coffee shop requires you to be able to work efficiently and skillfully under pressure! The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong interest in food, cooking, and local, organic agriculture.

Farmstand duties include:

  • Processing payments
  • Receiving and stocking merchandise
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the farmstand
  • Setting up and breaking down produce displays
  • Occasionally answering the phones

Hello Café duties include:

  • Preparing hot and cold coffee drinks, teas and lemonades
  • Serving baked goods
  • Stocking and keeping track of inventory

Prior customer service, barista, or retail experience is a plus but not required. Farmstand applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet. Applicants must be able to work weekends. This position is 5 days per week, one or two weekend shifts per week. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.This is a great opportunity for high school and college students who are home for the summer.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Kitchen



Cedar Circle’s Farm Kitchen was established to showcase the farm’s harvest, through preservation, fermentation as well as provide delicious and nutritious offerings that entice our customers to visit the farm regularly. The selection includes ready to eat meals and sides, frozen and shelf stable products as well as fresh baked goods for the Hello Café and farm stand. In addition, our kitchen offers both Summer and Fall Dinner Shares that provide participants with well balanced, delicious and freshly made meals.


Full-Season Lead Baker - POSITION FILLED

April - December

40 hrs/wk

The farm kitchen prepares fresh baked bread, pastries, rolls, cookies, coffee cakes, tarts, quiches, muffins, and scones for the farmstand and Hello Café daily. We highlight our in-season fruits and vegetables and pride ourselves on using local and organic ingredients.

The Lead Baker works closely with the Kitchen Manager to incorporate seasonal produce into recipes, schedule kitchen staff for baking, and develop new recipes for the café and farmstand.

Duties include:

  • Preparing the morning bake
  • Maintaining a clean, neat and organized work station
  • Assisting with inventory management
  • Developing and preparing seasonal specials on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Collaborating on weekly and monthly menus for the dinner share and farmstand
  • Following all established safety and health inspection protocols
  • Managing scheduling for baking assistants

Prior bread baking, pastry or professional kitchen experience is required. The ideal candidate works well with a team, is creative, and excited to bake with the seasons. Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet. Ability to work weekends is preferred; the position is 5 days per week, including weekend days if necessary.

This is an hourly position with benefits including sick time accrual, fresh produce, and a 20% discount to our farmstand and café. Pay range is $16-18/hour, depending on qualifications.

To apply, email the kitchen manager, gail@cedarcirclefarm.org with a cover letter and resumé.


Full-Season Kitchen Staff - POSITION FILLED

May - October

30 - 40 hrs/week

Full and part-time positions are available in our farm kitchen May through October. The growing season on the farm provides a fantastic assortment of organic fruits and vegetables to work with daily. Experience working in a kitchen or bakery is preferred but not required. Will train the right candidate. Some weekends required.

Duties include:

  • Maintaining a clean, neat and organized work station
  • Preparing and packaging cold salads and lunch offerings for farmstand
  • Processing vegetables for preserving
  • Collaborating on weekly and monthly menu for the dinner share and farmstand
  • Following all established safety and health inspection protocols

Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet. Applicants must be able to work weekends. This position is 5 days per week, one or two weekend shifts per month. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Part-Time Dishwasher and Kitchen Helper - POSITION FILLED

May - October

10-15 hrs/week

Duties may include:

  • Washing dishes
  • Restocking inventory
  • Assisting with food preparation
  • Grinding spices
  • Keeping kitchen clean and organized

Applicant would need to be available for 2 to 3 hours in the afternoon Monday through Friday. Ideal for a high school student or someone looking for 10-15 hrs/week. No experience necessary. We will train.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Internships/Externships

Kitchen internships are open to students enrolled in accredited culinary schools. Please contact the kitchen manager for more information if you are interested in interning with us.


Education Center


Our growing education center consists of a variety of programs including school field trips, pre-k classes, classes for homeschoolers, cooking for middle schoolers, and workshops for adults. Our focus is to help people of all ages to build healthier relationships with their food and food sources. Program participants explore and study the interconnectedness of our natural world and our food production’s dependence on healthy ecosystems. Each year, we hire Summer Camp Educators and Camp Support Staff (June–August). Staff are generally expected to be on the farm 8:30am–4:30pm.


Summer Camp Educators - POSITION FILLED

Full-time, seasonal

June 20-August 26, 2022

About the Farm

Cedar Circle Farm is a certified organic farm located on conserved land along the Connecticut River in East Thetford, Vermont. We engage the community to develop and share practices through educational programming that promote regenerative agriculture, good health, and a resource-rich environment. Our farm consists of over 40 acres and, as well as growing organic produce, is home to a bustling farmstand, cafe, and commercial kitchen. We also host a growing education program which includes school field trips, preschool programs, classes for homeschoolers, and workshops for adults. The focus of our education programs is to help people of all ages to build healthier relationships with their food and food sources as well as their local ecology. Our program participants explore and study the interconnectedness of our natural world and our food production’s dependence on healthy ecosystems.

About Summer Camp at Cedar Circle Farm

Cedar Circle Farm is hosting our seventh year of summer camp! We have nine individual weeks of camp scheduled from June 27–August 26, 2022, Monday through Friday, and a staff training session June 20-24. The camp day is 9am - 4pm, though staff time on the farm will usually be 8:30-4:30. This year we will have a capacity of 30 campers each week, and instructors will lead a group of about 10 campers during camp activities and farm explorations.

What we’re looking for

We are seeking experienced educators who are interested in helping to work with a unique farm-based summer program for kids ages 6-11. Together, our staff will plan the weekly outline, build a safe environment for learning and fun, and make meaningful relationships with our campers. Our program success depends wholly on the enthusiasm and commitment of our staff. If you are creative, inclusive, willing to be silly, and passionate about food, health and nature, then we want to hear from you!

Other essential functions:

  • Daily facilitation of programs designed to encourage campers’ connection to nature, food, and each other through exploration of Cedar Circle Farm
  • Direct supervision of our campers, including group management and conflict resolution
  • Interaction with parents and guardians of campers
  • Design the structure of each camp week with a variety of age-appropriate activities
  • Collaborative generation of curriculum and projects that represent our educational goals
  • Active participation in meetings developed to share ideas and improve our program
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years experience working as a camp counselor, classroom teacher, or informal educator
  • A special interest in sustainable agriculture
  • Enthusiasm for experiential, place-based, inclusive education
  • The physical and mental ability to teach outdoors in all types of weather
  • CPR and First Aid Certification (we’ll provide certification if you don’t have it)


This position works 40-45 hours per week from June 20th-August 26th. Salary range is $15-$16 per hour, depending on qualifications. Benefits include access to free organic produce and 20% off at the farmstand and cafe.

More information about our farm and programs can be found at www.cedarcirclefarm.org.

To apply, fill out an employment application below or send a cover letter and resume to nora@cedarcirclefarm.org.

Cedar Circle Farm is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Summer Camp Support Staff - POSITION FILLED

Full-time, seasonal

June 20-August 26, 2022

About the Farm

Cedar Circle Farm is a certified organic farm located on conserved land along the Connecticut River in East Thetford, Vermont. We engage the community to develop and share practices through educational programming that promote regenerative agriculture, good health, and a resource-rich environment. Our farm consists of over 40 acres and, as well as growing organic produce, is home to a bustling farmstand, cafe, and commercial kitchen. We also host a growing education program which includes school field trips, preschool programs, classes for homeschoolers, and workshops for adults. The focus of our education programs is to help people of all ages to build healthier relationships with their food and food sources as well as their local ecology. Our program participants explore and study the interconnectedness of our natural world and our food production’s dependence on healthy ecosystems.

About Summer Camp at Cedar Circle Farm

Cedar Circle Farm is hosting our seventh year of summer camp! We have nine individual weeks of camp scheduled from June 27-August 26, Monday through Friday. The week before summer camp starts is a staff training session June 20-24. The camp day is 9 am-4 pm, though staff time on the farm will usually be 8:30-4:30. This year we will have a capacity of 30 campers each week, and instructors will lead a group of about 10 campers during camp activities and farm explorations. Support staff will float between groups, providing support where it is most needed each day.

What we’re looking for

We are seeking applicants who are interested in helping a developing, unique, farm-based summer program for kids ages 6-11. Along with our other summer camp staff, you will build a safe environment for learning and fun, and make meaningful relationships with our campers. Our program’s success depends wholly on the enthusiasm and commitment of our staff. If you are creative, inclusive, responsible, willing to be silly, and passionate about food, health and nature, then we want to hear from you!

Other essential functions:

  • Support Summer Camp Educators during programs designed to encourage campers’ connection to nature, food, and each other through exploration of Cedar Circle Farm
  • Keep our campers physically and emotionally safe by supporting them through their day
  • Provide support in set-up, facilitation, and clean-up of activities throughout the camp week
  • Collaborative generation of curriculum and projects that represent our educational goals
  • Active participation in meetings developed to share ideas and improve our program
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children
  • Enthusiasm for experiential, place-based, inclusive education
  • A special interest in sustainable agriculture
  • The physical and mental ability to teach outdoors in all types of weather
  • CPR and First Aid Certification (we’ll provide certification if you don’t have it)


This position works 40-45 hours per week from June 20th-August 26th. Salary range is $13-$14 per hour, depending on qualifications. Benefits include access to free, organic produce and 20% off at the farmstand and cafe.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Nora Seymour at nora@cedarcirclefarm.org or fill out an employment application below.

Cedar Circle Farm is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Cedar Circle Farm is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.