We’re in need of a couple more pairs of hands around the farm next season! If you have an interest in food production and enjoy the satisfaction of a hard day’s work outdoors, we want to talk with you! As part of our field crew, you’ll be a vital part of our farm’s daily operation. As a member of our small crew, you’ll be actively involved in many aspects of the farm and will be contributing to the development of the local food economy in the Cheboygan area.
- Assist in harvesting and washing produce in a timely manner to fill orders.
- Package orders, including farm share boxes and wholesale orders.
- Assist in fieldwork, including planting, fertilizing, bed prep, weeding, pruning and other general field work.
- Greenhouse production work including seeding and watering.
- You may occasionally staff farmers’ markets, perform vineyard/orchard work, assist in construction projects, wash/pack eggs, harvest flowers, and more.
No direct farm or gardening experience is necessary, but previous experience working outdoors in a physically-demanding position is required. Showing up on-time and ready to work is a must. Job requires frequent bending, kneeling, walking and lifting while working efficiently in all weather conditions. We pride ourselves on the quality of our product, so attention to detail and sharing a similar pride in your work is a must! Ability to take direction from production manager and maintain an organized, clean work environment are necessary.
There are two positions available, both will run from the first week of June through the third week of October.
Full-time position: This position will be full-time Monday to Friday, 7am to 3:00pm (hours will change to 8am to 4:00pm after Labor Day, due to later mornings). This position will involve roughly equal amounts of harvesting and field/greenhouse work (depending on time of season).
Part-time position: This position will be three days a week; Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with similar hours as the full-time position. Mondays and Thursdays will be devoted primarily to harvesting; Wednesday will be devoted to assisting at the farmers’ market booth, which involves loading/unloading the trailer, setting up/taking down the display, handling market transactions and managing farm share pick-ups. Friendly customer service is a must for this position. THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.
Pay starts at $12.50 per hour, plus end-of-season profit sharing.
- End-of-season profit-sharing.
- 1/2 hour paid lunch.
- $150 workwear credit
- Ability to take home culled produce.
- Potential for additional work outside designated term.
Please note: We are a tobacco-free workplace, meaning tobacco use of any kind is not allowed on farm premises (including farmers’ market booths) or in farm vehicles.
Harvest Thyme Farm & Vineyards LLC is a diversified produce farm primarily serving the Cheboygan area. With four acres of intensive vegetable production, the farm markets its product through a farm share program, local farmers’ markets and wholesale markets.