Employment

Updated 2/1/17.  
We are hiring for our 2017 season.  

ASSISTANT FARMER (one or two positions)

We plan to hire one or two assistant farmers this season to help manage our 45 acres of vegetable crops.  
– The primary position is FT.
– The secondary position will be FT or PT.

  • You will encounter a broad range of interesting machinery, crops, jobs, and responsibilities.  Expect to be involved with tillage, crop establishment, cultivation, spraying, irrigation, and many other tasks.  
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of farm machinery is required.  
  • We strongly value experience with machinery repair, as well as irrigation, carpentry, and pesticide application.  It is helpful if the candidate has a CDL or has experience driving a larger truck.  Applicants should have some of these skills but it’s not required for an individual to have all of them.  A willingness to learn is essential.
  • The assistant farmer(s) will work independently much of the time, but will join our harvest crew at times.  
  • Candidates must be physically fit.
  • The primary position is a good next step for someone with 3 to 10+ years experience operating farm machinery.  
  • The primary position is 40 to 60 hours per week during the growing season, March/April – November.  Part-time work will be available during the 2017-18 winter.
  • The secondary position can be FT or PT, based on the applicant’s skills.
  • We do not offer on-farm housing but affordable rentals are available in nearby towns.
  • We want at least one of the two assistant farmers to live nearby, and will give preference to candidates who choose to live within 15 miles of our farm.
  • Compensation: $14 – $16/hour plus a possible year-end bonus.  Catered lunch two days per week plus lots of organic veggies to take home.

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To apply:  Send us your resume and the contact information for 2-3 work references, to wholesale(at)tipiproduce.com

FARMHAND (several positions)

Join our lively work crew! FT/PT, from mid-May to October or November.  Tasks include greenhouse work, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing and packing produce.  Prior farming experience is valuable but not necessary.  Must be physically fit.  Our full-time schedule is Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (or 6:00 pm).  Part-time employees work three or four days per week.  Competitive wage, catered lunch two days per week, subsidized carpools from Madison, possible year-end bonus, plus lots of organic veggies to take home.  Friendly work environment.  We do not provide housing.

To apply:  Call Beth or Steve at 608-882-6196 (8 am to 8 pm, any day) or send your resume to wholesale(at)tipiproduce.com.

DELIVERY DRIVER

Driver needed for Tuesday, Thursday, Friday delivery route to Madison and Milwaukee.  10+ hour days, 22-foot reefer.  CDL is valuable but not required.  Must be in good physical shape, as the job involves lifting and hand-truck work.  Additional farm work available if interested in FT employment.  Starts mid-May.  Good hourly wage, based on experience, possible year-end bonus, plus lots of organic veggies to take home.

To apply:  Call Beth or Steve at 608-882-6196 (8 am to 8 pm, any day) or send your resume to wholesale(at)tipiproduce.com.

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