About Us: Job Openings for Farm Employees

Dec. 19, 2014

Dangling Carrot Farm is looking for two farm employees to work May through October 2015. The farm is located 30 miles southwest of Columbus.  It is an 8 acre, certified organic vegetable farm. The main crops are tomatoes, salad greens, garlic and onions, as well as an array of others. To learn more about the farm, check out the website: danglingcarrotfarm.com

Job Description:
Days will be spent planting, weeding, picking, sorting, washing and selling vegetables. The work must be performed in all kinds of weather, so one must come prepared for rain or shine, heat or cold. It is a physically demanding job. We will be crouching to pick, working on our knees, and lifting bins throughout the day. Some tasks need to be completed solo, while most picking is done in a small group.  There will be slight adjustments based on daylight, but a typical 8 hour day will be:
6:30 – 9:15 - work
9:15-9:30 - break
9:30-12:30  - work
12:30-1:15 - lunch
1:00 – 3:30 work
Work will be 4-5 days a week, Monday through Friday. 

What makes a successful worker at Dangling Carrot Farm:
An ideal employee is efficient, but meticulous. Workers are expected to arrive on time and ready to work. The best worker is an apt learner and able to adjust, as farming often calls us to do. This is an organic farm and countless hours are spent weeding. The worker must be self-motivated with an eye on completing the task. 


What a worker will gain:
Working at DCF will provide lots of first-hand learning and experience. If one is considering becoming a vegetable farmer, this is an opportunity to see how an organic farm operates. The farm's scale is great for learning the gamut of tasks needing done daily as well seasonally.


Pay:
Pay starts at $10/hr, with potential raise by mid-season based on performance. Workers may also take excess produce for themselves free of charge.
If interested in applying:

  • Please send resume, complete with 3 references, to danglingcarrotfarm@gmail.com. Also, please briefly describe why you are interested in working on a vegetable farm in your email. Label the email "farm work" in the subject line.
  • I will call you to set up an interview.
  • If you have any inquiries about the job, call Becky at (740) 412-8741.