SEASONAL CREW MEMBER POSITION
ABOUT THE FARM:
Deep Rooted is a certified organic produce farm in Westby, Wisconsin that specializes in greenhouse and hoophouse production with a focus on tomato production. The farm supplies high quality produce to the greater La Crosse area. The small, diversified farm is operating in four 34 x96’’ greenhouses, one high tunnel, one caterpillar tunnel, and a half acre of field production.
We are now hiring part-time crew members (2) for the remainder of the 2023 growing season (must be able to work Mondays and Thursdays). Farm crew members are the foundation of Deep Rooted and each employee will be a key member of the team. Responsibilities will include harvesting, washing, packing, weeding, trellising, pruning, and more. Crew members will gain experience of the production cycle on the farm and take part in group responsibilities and individual tasks.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Effectively and efficiently carry out day to day operations of the farm
Work directly with the farm owner, farm leads, and other crew members
Contribute to all aspects of the farm including: greenhouse work, harvesting, weeding, trellising, washing, and packing and end of season clean up.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
Preferred 1 season of experience on another production farm or other applicable work experience
Ability to maintain a clean and safe work environment
Interest in local, sustainable agriculture and farming practices
Must be a good listener and take direction well
Ability to work long hours in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work independently while staying motivated
Ability to work well on a team
Ability to lift 50 pounds and perform repetitive physical tasks in all types of weather conditions. (heat, rain, snow, etc.)
Must be organized and show attention to detail
Expected to arrive at work on time with a good attitude
Must be self-motivated and interested in learning new farming methods
Quality, speed, and efficiency are important
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Start date: April 2023
End date: Mid- November
Must be able to work Mondays and Thursdays and up to 2 other days.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Starting Pay: Commensurate with experience
-Access to fresh, seasonal produce
Please send a completed application, resume, cover letter, and two references (with at least one from previous or current employer) to Tiffany@deeprootedorganics.com
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until all positions are filled, we will contact you if we would like to set up an interview.