We’re looking to hire a full-time person to join our farm crew for the 2023 growing season. We are looking for someone to work 5 days a week (Monday-Friday), 8 hours per day. This is a diverse job. We are looking for help doing a wide range of field work including hoeing, hand weeding, harvest, planting, washing and packing produce, and selling at farmers markets. Applicants must be capable of lifting 50 lbs and enthusiastic about working alone and with other people doing work that is often repetitive. Some farming experience is preferred, as is familiarity/enthusiasm for working outdoors in all kinds of weather. Reliable transportation to Westport and Little Compton required. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday on the farm 7-3:45 with a 45 minute lunch break, and Thursdays working at the farmers market 11am-7:30 or 8pm
Hourly pay, depending on experience. No housing provided.
We have work for you until Thanksgiving, possibly beyond, if you are available for the Fall. We will also consider applicants who are only available for summer work. Winter work may be available.
For the right person there is opportunity to grow into an assistant field manager / washstand lead/ crew leader/ floral extraordinaire/ livestock guru. Come show us you're reliable, talented and ready to take on responsibility and we can talk longer term.
To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter or equivalent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to reach out with questions, or to request more information.
About the Farm:
Skinny Dip Farm is owned and operated by Hannah and Ben Wolbach. We started it in 2011 and are starting our 13th season in operation. We farm both at our home, on about 1.5 acres in Little Compton, and on another 4 or so acres of leased land in Westport. We grow a wide variety of crops which are sold at farmers markets, through a small CSA, to restaurants and caterers and through an online store. We primarily grow vegetables, with an emphasis on salad greens, but also grow flowers (+/- .25 acre), herbs and some other oddball crops like dry beans and flour corn. We also run chickens on cover crop as part of our fertility plan and sent about 250 to slaughter in 2022. We grow and sell year round, with winter production in 4 unheated high tunnels, 3 cat tunnels and right outside for as long as we can, which is pretty deep into December most years in our ocean influenced South Coast locations. We manage our two properties differently, leaning towards minimal till, intensive methods on the home property and tractor based extensive methods on the leased land, though that is and has been evolving. We run the farm with a small crew, 6 people in 2022, who are very involved in most aspects of running the farm. We take great pride in the quality of our produce and our commitment to caring for the land we farm.