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9/16/14   Experienced Farm Manager Wanted – Gravity Hill Farm, an established organic vegetable farm located in Hopewell Township, N.J. is looking for a farm manager with at least 5 years experience, including 2 years in a managerial role, and who is looking to settle in our community for a minimum of 3 years.  The farm currently has approximately 6 acres under cultivation (3 season vegetables plus strawberries and raspberries) with additional acreage for rotation and/or expansion.  The farm is also developing a mushroom and hydroponic facility for year-production. Distribution is primarily retail, on farm and off. Core to the farm is a strong educational and community outreach element and we would expect the manager to be supportive of those goals. Responsibilities include broad execution of the farm business plan, including field and tractor work (tractor experience a must) and managing up to 6 full and part time staff. Family-friendly on-farm housing provided as well as generous compensation commensurate with experience. Opportunity for significant profit share will be part of the compensation package. Farm website - gravityhillfarm.com.  Resumes to dee@solecap.com.  
9/10/14   Property for Sale or Lease, Ridgefield The former Pinchbeck Farm, 6+ acres zoned AAA, in the southwest corner of Ridgefield. Corner lot with great visibility, 800' of frontage on 2 roads, multiple buildings and greenhouses. Allowable pre-existing uses include nursery, garden center, landscaping or related uses. Contact Bob Cascella at 203-731-7492 or bcascella@goodfellows.com  
9/10/14   Family will work in exchange for RV living space We're looking for a farm that we can stay with in exchange for our help. My family consists of myself, my husband Micheal, our two children, and our border collie/retriever mix.  The RV we are currently in the process of settling on is a 31 foot Fleetwood Bounder, and the generator was upgraded by the previous owner to be more efficient as well as quiet. Please contact Liz at 860-331-3921 or Mike at 860-510-9818.  

8/29/14   Vegetable Production Equipment for Sale: 7 ft perfecta harrow $2000; 6 ft bed shaper $1500; 5 ft rain-flo water wheel transplanter with 2 water wheels $1500; 6 ft disk $500; 6 ft drop spreader $2500; 6 ft plastic mulch layer with drip irrigation layer $1000; 2010 kubota mx5100dt - 650 hours $15,000.  All in good condition. Prices negotiable. Email dan@dutchsspirits.com for more info.  
8/18/14   Position Available - Heifer Farm in Rutland, MA is looking for an Event and Outreach Coordinator. This position is responsible for managing the commercial kitchen and coordinating events at Heifer Farm, and supporting community outreach in Heifer Farm’s designated area. A HS diploma plus 6 years experience required; Bachelor’s degree and 2 years experience preferred. To apply, visit www.heifer.org/careers. Heifer International is an AA/EOE.  
8/12/14   Positions Available - Provider Farm now hiring crew for the 2015 season!

We are an organically managed vegetable farm and grassfed beef operation located in Salem, CT. Tasks vary depending on the time of year, but will include greenhouse propagation, field planting, fence building, harvesting, moving cattle, and of course, lots of weeding. See website for details.


Tenant Farmer - The Town of Sherman is seeking proposals for a tenant farmer for Happy Acres Farm (an operating cattle farm of ~90 acres) with barns and a house (optional). Please see link for the RFP and additional information. If you have any questions please contact First Selectman Clay Cope at (860-355-1139) or at ccope@townofshermanct.org

8/4/14   Farm Staff Positions Available Full time and part time positions available starting immeditately at Massaro Community Farm for the remainder of the growing season. Certified Organic. Located 10 minutes from New Haven. We operate a 180-member CSA, sell at a farmer's market and to restaurants. Compensation depending on experience; no housing available. Contact Steve Munno at steve@massarofarmcsa.org  



Organic Poison Ivy Worker Needed - Initial training provided to work harmlessly with urushiol (no herbicides). $18 an hour, 2 to 5 times a month to start, can build to more days if desired. Click HERE for more information on the increase in hourly rate. The primary method for dealing with poison ivy by "The Gloved Hand" is to dig the roots out from the entire plant for complete eradication. Click HERE on to see if this work suits you. Contact Cindy at 203-736-0664.

7/27/14   Positions Available - Red Fire Farm, an organic farm in Montague, MA, is hiring harvest and field crew. Full time positions are available immediately.

Starting pay is $8/hr. There are opportunities for year-round work, performance-based pay increases and promotion to leadership positions.

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to jobs@redfirefarm.com.

7/27/14   Situation Wanted - Photographer looking for a farmer to partner with to create a darkroom photography residency program. A farm house or disused barn(s) that could be converted, with a small amount of acreage, would be ideal. (I also am a certified permaculture designer, so sustainable agriculture would be worked into the site.) Contact Dale at info@dalerio.com  
7/11/14   Farm Manager Wanted - Woodstock Sustainable Farms in Woodstock, CT is seeking a farm manager. We pasture raise, sheep, beef cattle, broilers, laying hens, goats, pigs, and grow some mixed vegetables on 180 acres. This is a full time, year round position. For more information please see attached job description HERE.  
7/9/14   Position Available - New Pond Farm Education Center in Redding, CT has an opening for a full-time Assistant Farm Manager beginning October 1, 2014. Responsibilities include care of farm animals, buildings, and property; milking and processing milk; haying, wood splitting, trail and equipment maintenance; helping with educational programs; and overseeing our vegetable gardens. For more information visit our website or contact Ann Taylor at ann@newpondfarm.org  

puppiesMaremma Sheepdog Puppies for Sale

Our Maremma sheepdogs had a litter of nine beautiful puppies on June 22nd, six males and three females. Sire and dam are both purebred Maremma sheepdogs from Italy and beautiful, loyal and great protectors. Puppies will be socialized with chickens, sheep and small children.

Located in Fairfield county, CT. Please email happyfamilyfarms@gmail.com for details.

7/2/14   Position Available - General Manager at our New Milford Farms facility. This position has complete responsibility for managing and execution of facility operations including profit and loss, production of bulk and bagged products, composting operations, planning, sales, logistics, customer relations, safety, environmental, and regulatory compliance. Email Cheryl at cheryl.beal@garick.com  
6/30/2014   For Sale - the most fun and profitable retail/wholesale Christmas Tree Business in the greater Hartford area- established 35 years now-- owner will work closely with the purchaser to insure a smooth transition- no land or trees involved but all of my contacts and know how will be gladly extended. Call Mark at 860-561-2818 or email markandmarn@sbcglobal.net  
6/24/14   Situation Wanted - State of CT registered beekeeper with small, craft honey company seeking honey house/barn apartment to rent on land with ability to keep some bee hives on property, preferably in Southwestern, CT. Please contact Tess at Tesstylerbrown@gmail.com or visit Tesstylerbrown.com for more information.  
6/9/14   Position Available - 15 Acre Landscaped property in Greenwich, CT is looking for assistance with weeding for the months of May -July. Two days (6-8 hours) per week. Beautiful gardens, gardening experience preferred. 15/hr to start. Yearly work for the right persons. Interested parties please contact Alan@203-252-6376  

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