We begin accepting applications in January of each year.
Assistant Farm Manager (Position filled for 2013)
Tasks include all aspects of vegetable production. However, the Assistant Manager will also focus on:
- Tractor work including equipment hook up, adjustment and use of all implements including disc harrow, bedformer, chisel, tine weeder, flamer, loader & forklift, etc. Also cultivator tractor tool bar set up and use
- Fertility analysis and sidedressing cultivation
- Assist with management of harvest days (Mondays and Thursdays) including primary oversight of washing and packing produce for wholesale orders and CSA pick-up sites; harvest scouting and calculation as ncessary
- Mechanical tasks as necessary including irrigation pump and line set up & trouble shooting; greenhouse heater and alarm; carpentry projects, etc.
- Training, overseeing and motivating apprentices, member workers & volunteers in all manner of field work
- Stand in for all Farm Manager responsibilities as necessary
The Assistant Manager does not have any CSA pick-up duties.
To apply or to obtain more information, please see the Assistant Farm Manager job description.
Farmer's Apprenticeships (Apprentice positions filled for 2013)
Expect hard physical labor. Work closely with farmer and other part time staffers as we strengthen our community spirit and practice all aspects of farm operations. Tasks include all aspects of vegetable production: greenhouse work, transplanting, seeding, weed control, harvest, pest & disease identification and organic control application, carpentry and member interaction. Additional tasks may include tractor use, supervising volunteers, staffing CSA pick-up, and some farm management.
- Four of our apprentices have gone on to manage or start their own farms. We are proud to have played a part in their education and farm experience.
- In addition to vegetable production, we also raise chickens and bees for our own consumption, and have a salvage lumber business based at the farm. There are opportunities to learn about these topics if you are interested.
To apply or for more information, please see the Apprenticeship Job Description.
Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOF)
We accept WWOOFers June-September when we have work and housing available. In particular, we seek a WWOOFer for the full month of July. WWOOFers receive:
- Instruction in basic farming techniques. Farmer will often work side by side with the crew, and thus there are many opportunities to discuss farming issues and production strategies.
- Rustic housing (possibly camping, depending on availability). Propane stove, but no electricity. Bathe in the river in the warm season.
To apply or for more information, please see the WWOOF Job Description
. To learn more about WWOOFing you can read a testimonial
from one of our WWOOFers during 2009.
Hourly Seasonal Employees
Occasionally we employ part time or full time seasonal staff who are paid on an hourly basis at $10/hour. Housing is not included. Tasks include all manner of farm work. If interested please email Mimi:
- Previous related experience
- Availability (months, days, hours)
- Why you want to work at Wellspring
- Two work references
Depending upon availability, there are a few housing options available for Apprentices and WWOOFers. There is a rustic cabin on premisis, photos of which can be found here. We also have a stationary RV camper. Photos of the camper can be found here. Lastly, we have a tent platform with outdoor kitchen.
Wellspring Farm is lucky to have such enthusiastic and committed members. Over the years, our members have helped with everything from working in the fields to creating our website to delivering produce. There are many opportunities to be involved at Wellspring. We always appreciate a set of eager hands to lighten our load.
- field work such as transplanting, weeding, and harvesting
- taking photos of our fields and CSA pick ups
- writing for the CSA newsletter
- helping with special events like our Harvest Fest or member-initiated projects
- skilled labor such as electrical, carpentry and welding
We need you! Help strengthen your community farm! Contact Mimi at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Join us for healthy, hard physical labor while gaining insight into the inner workings of our farm. Working member positions require a full season commitment. All positions receive a barter of one full CSA share. You must pick up your share at regular pick up times at either the farm or the Montpelier pick up site. Be prepared to work come rain, wind, sun and bugs (and they will all come!), and you are responsible for arranging a replacement if you cannot fulfill your commitment.
- Montpelier Distribution Coordinator– Responsible for driving, set-up of produce, and assisting members at our Montpelier distribution site. Use of your truck or large van for transporting produce preferred (you will be reimbursed). Thursdays, June 22-October 12, 2:30-7:00 PM. (Filled for 2013)
- Harvest Worker– Join our field team to harvest, wash and pack produce for CSA shareholders. Some additional field work at times. Choose Mondays or Thursdays, June 1-October 15, 8 AM – 12 PM.(Monday harvest worker position filled. Thursday is still open.)
- Field Worker – Join our field team to be involved in all aspects of vegetable and flower production. Tasks include transplanting, weeding, harvesting and greenhouse work. Wednesdays, June 1-October 15, 8 AM – 12 PM. (Field worker position filled for 2013.)
If you are interested in a position, please contact Mimi at email@example.com