Employment

Updated 11/7/17.  
We are hiring for our 2018 season!  

ASSISTANT FARMER

We plan to hire one FT assistant farmer to help manage our 45 acres of vegetable crops in 2018. 

  • You will encounter a broad range of interesting machinery, crops, jobs, and responsibilities.  Expect to be involved with tillage, crop establishment, cultivation, spraying organic materials, 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 application of organic sprays.  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 will work independently much of the time, but will join our harvest crew at times.  
  • Candidates must be physically fit.
  • This is a good next step for someone with 3 to 10+ years experience operating farm machinery.
  • The position is 40 to 60 hours per week during the growing season, March/April – November.  Part-time work will be available during the 2018-19 winter, making this a year-round position.
  • Starting date March 1, 2018.
  • We do not offer on-farm housing but affordable rentals are available in nearby towns.  We value having the assistant farmer live nearby and will give preference to candidates who choose to live within 25 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.

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