Farmer-Herbalist, White Pine Community Farm, Wingdale, NY

White Pine Community Farm is a worker-owned farming,

food-justice oriented, cooperative specializing in medicinal herbs,
produce, and value-added products such as herbal teas, tinctures, salves
and vegan pesto. We lease land from our 501(c)3 nonprofit partner A Farm
For All! under a long term arrangement. We grow and wild craft over fourty
herbs and mushrooms. As our name indicates we are community-focused,
participating in local and regional school events, community groups,
gatherings, marches and senior events.

We grow high quality medicinal herbs and produce, while
building power, aiding those in need and making our living. Our 501(c)3
nonprofit A Farm for All! owns 46 acres including a 6-BR farmhouse and a
full-size 1820's barn. Three (3) acres are sandy-loam, vegetable-growing
soil; much of the remainder is a wooded hill by a Berkshires ridge complete
with logging roads. We also have lease arrangements on neighboring lands.
Currently we are focusing on markets for our produce at Manhattan's iconic
Union Square and additional New York City Greenmarkets, as well as special
events such as the Ahmisa yoga festival on Hunter Mountain in the
Catskills. We are excited to expand our on-farm market stand, widening its
selection and accessibility to our lower-income neighbors. We have begun a
mushroom operation with consultation from an experienced mushroom farmer
funded by a Cornell University grant. We have two greenhouses for herb and
vegetable starts and hot-weather herbs and vegetables. For 2018 we plan to
focus expanding the diversity of medicinal herb crops, which currently top
thirty-five, both cultivated and wild. Our newest product is fire cider. We
are exploring the viability of elixirs & tonics. Ongoing projects include
creating an overall plan for the land we're privileged to steward; and our
legal structure, for which we receive assistance from Green Worker
Cooperatives, a business incubator in the Bronx. One of our long-time
collaborators is Victory Bus Rides, which brings families to visit their
loved ones in prison while receiving a box of produce. We live together and
share a kitchen with several housemates. A yurt is also available on the

*RESPONSIBILITIES: *Participate in herb, mushroom and vegetable production,
medicine making and wild-crafting; work at farmers markets; help with
land-infrastructure work; work with current farmers as we continue to set
up our farming programs; work 24 hours a week.

*QUALIFICATIONS: *Spanish speakers and folks with a driving license a plus.
Enthusiasm about our vision and care about food justice. Ability to run a
farmers market a plus. Building a collective farm, we are excited to find
farmers who have experience in cooperative organizations or are willing to
work towards that goal.

*COMPENSATION: *Room and board; motor vehicle access;  After the trial
period if offered to join the cooperative you would buy in with funds and
sweat equity, taking on further responsibilities in farm and other projects
on the land and in the community. Educational opportunities include a local
herb school we partner with; the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer
Training (CRAFT); and other organizations. You and the current cooperative
members would sign a contract detailing your position and your rights and
responsibilities and those of the cooperative.

*SEASON:* March 1st until December 1st. We do markets year-round, which
means that you could stay year-round. Prospective co-operative members
undergo a one-season trial. Full cooperative ownership in the business will
be offered to farmers entering their 2nd season at the farm with approval
of existing cooperative members.COMPENSATIONthis position is UNPAID: room &
board, barterWORK VISAThis employer is willing to sponsor a work visa for
international applicantsHOW TO APPLYe-mail
OR In person

Please include letter of interest, resume and references. For more
information please call our farm phone, (845) 832-7523. On-farm interview

Wingdale, NY