FOR IMMEDIATE HIRE herb-vegetable-mushroom grower / farm cooperative candidate

White Pine Community Farm in Webatuck (Wingdale), New York, seeks experienced farmer for herb, vegetable and mushroom production and wild-crafting; marketing; and land-infrastructure work. Our goal is to grow quality produce for low-income communities and those in need. Our not-for-profit A Farm for All! owns 46 acres including a 6-BR farmhouse and a full-size 1820s barn. Three (3) acres are sandy-loam, vegetable-growing soil; much of the remainder is a wooded hillside by a Berkshires ridgeline. Lease possibilites exist on neighboring land.

You would work with two current grower-farmers as we continue to set up our farming programs. We have distributed produce to Victory Bus Rides, which brings families to visit their loved ones in prison. We sell at farm markets in the South Bronx, Dutchess and Westchester, N.Y., and Danbury, CT.

We're located 3 miles from Metro-North Railroad to New York City and just a half-mile from the Tenmile River and the Appalachian Trail.

You would join us as soon as possible to remain through November or longer; winter possibilities exist. If intending to stay longer you should share the goal of helping to create an overall plan for the land, for which we also receive assistance from Green Worker Cooperatives based in the Bronx and a grant from New York State and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

We host classes with Twin Star Herbal Education, based in nearby New Milford, CT. Further educational opportunities exist through our work.

We seek individuals who are enthusiastic about our vision and care about food justice. We are building a more collective farm, and we are excited to find farmers who have experience in cooperatively run organizations and/or are willing to work towards that goal.

We offer room and board; and motor vehicle access; and further compensation based on your experience and income of the cooperative. Work schedule negotiable. You would live in community with a family including a mother and two children; as well as additional farmers and non-farmers.

To apply please email with your letter of interest, resume and three references. For more information please call our farm line, (845) 832-7523. On-farm interview mandatory.

Webatuck / Wingdale, NY