Thank you for your interest in the positions available at Native Offerings Farm!

Native Offerings Farm is a 500 member (and growing) four season USDA Certified Organic CSA farm 50 miles south of Buffalo in Otto, NY. We also have a 450 member fruit share and market our grass fed beef and heritage pork. We started the first CSA in Erie County in 1996. We were the Cattaraugus County Conservation Farm of the year 2008 and were the Edible Communities 2010 and 2011 Local Hero Award Winner. Stewart Ritchie is a graduate of LEAD-NY Class 14. Deb Ritchie is a graduate of LEAD-NY Class 15.

Descriptions of available positions are listed under the tab Employment. Please feel free to call or email us at employment [at] nativeofferings [dot] com with any questions.

How to Apply:
Send a copy of your resume and cover letter along with references to the farm by email to deb [at] nativeofferings [dot] com. Don’t have a resume, fill out our application! Questions? Call 716-257-3006

Application (PDF)

Personal and General Policies

Drugs and Alcohol
It is unacceptable to work while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. One infraction may be cause for immediate dismissal.

Shareholder Interactions
We depend on our shareholders and farmers market customers for our livelihood. All employees must be professional, polite and helpful to all people who come to the farm and distribution
sites.

Tools and work clothes
We assign harvest knives at the beginning of the season. It is yours to take care of and return at the end of the season. We provide ear protection and dust masks where necessary. Farm workers must provide any other desired tools (pocket knives, rain gear, rain boots, hats, gloves, sturdy farm boots, etc.).

General demeanor
It is expected that all workers be prompt, appropriately dressed for work and professional in their attitude at work.

If you enjoy physical labor and the outdoors and want to be a part of growing healthy food for people this may be the job for you! We prefer applicants with vegetable farming experience but if you have stamina, and bring enthusiam and a positive attitude to your work, we’ll give you a try!

The primary responsibility for the field crew is to be quick and effective cultivators and harvesters. Most of the day will be spent seeding, weeding, harvesting, washing and packing vegetables. Some general farm work is also involved like building fences and clearing brush.

This is a full time seasonal position (April through Thanksgiving). Pay is based on the performance and experience of the candidate ($9.00-$12.00hr). During the peak season (May though Thanksgiving) the work-week is Monday through Friday for ten hours a day. There is a potential for winter work and placement within the company when more responsibility/ training is taken on. Benefits: Profit sharing and 401K. Housing is available locally.

How to Apply:
Send a copy of your resume and cover letter along with references to the farm by email to deb [at] nativeofferings [dot] com. Don’t have a resume, fill out our application, found in the drop down menu under Employment: policies and application! Questions? Call 716-257-3006