Thank you for your interest in the positions available at Native Offerings Farm!
Native Offerings Farm is a 300 member, 7 month USDA Certified Organic CSA farm 50 miles south of Buffalo in Otto, NY. We also have a 300 member fruit share and market custom orders our grass fed beef. Our CSA reached a benchmark in 2017: it’s 20th year! Both Stewart and Deb are graduates of LEAD-NY, a 2 year furthering education program for agriculture. We as looking for enthusiastic, sustainably minded, food lovers who enjoy the satisfaction of reaping the benefits of hard 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 enthusiasm 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 (under $15). The work-week is Monday through Friday for eight hours a day with occasional longer hours necessary. There is a potential for winter work and placement within the company when more responsibility/ training is taken on.
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.
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
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.).
It is expected that all workers be prompt, appropriately dressed for work and professional in their attitude at work.