Employment at Raisin’ Roots Farm

We are seeking motivated individuals to join our team for 2021. Vegetable production experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate. Experience in landscaping, construction, and other outdoor labor positions is a plus. We are looking for someone who enjoys working outside, is physically fit, capable of working long days, can work well in challenging weather, be an active team player, and has excellent communication skills. The ideal person to join our crew can work every week through the season. We cannot accommodate someone who needs to request many days off during the season.

Our ideal candidate sees local small to medium scale food production as a worthwhile and dynamic pursuit in the long term interest of any community. However, if your primary interest is in food systems, permaculture gardening and/or food justice work this farm crew position is not appropriate for you.

If you would be comfortable at a landscaping job and you are looking for a physically and mentally engaging job centered around vegetable production, then please apply! 

All farm crew members must have reliable transportation, be comfortable driving farm trucks, be able to lift 50lbs repeatedly, be comfortable with livestock, be able to work well alone and with the team, be able to retain multi-part instruction, be respectful and conscientious. 

To apply for any of the positions listed below, please email your resume, cover letter, and 2-3 professional references to raisinroots@gmail.com. In the email subject line or email body please let us know which position(s) you are interested in applying for. You can indicate more than one position, in case your first priority is already filled. Prior farming experience on a food production farm is a big plus in our hiring process, but not necessary to apply.

Farm Crew Positions Available

Farm Crew:
15-20 hours per week
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday weekly

August 2021 – November 2021 

This is a field crew position focusing mainly on harvesting with some planting and cultivating. You would work alongside the farm managers and other farm crew members. This position can expect 5 hour work days, starting at 6:00am and ending at 11:00am. On some days there would be an option to take an unpaid lunch break from 11:00am – Noon and then returning to work from Noon – 4:00pm. Starting compensation is $13/hr plus farm vegetables. We have some flexibility with days of the week for this position, but the ideal candidate is available on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday each week. Later in the fall the work day will start and end later, for example in October that could be 7:00am to Noon.

Responsibilities: assist in daily operations of the farm consisting of but not limited to plant propagation, greenhouse maintenance, field preparation, transplanting, cultivation, harvest, post-harvest handling, infrastructure projects, livestock care & maintenance

Larimer County Farmers Market Crew:
7-8 hours per week
1 day per week
Position filled for 2021

May 2021 – October 2021

1 day per week, must be available Saturdays from mid May through October. This position can expect 7-8 hour work days, and will be expected to drive a manual stick shift farm truck and trailer in tight spaces. Starting compensation is $13/hr plus farm vegetables. 

Responsibilities: Setting up the Raisin’ Roots Farm market booth and vegetable display, re-stocking throughout market, keeping inventory on items available and items that are sold out, totaling purchases and handling customer transactions.

Must have great customer service skills, knowledge of vegetables grown (we can assist with this), strong attention to detail, and be able to lift 50lbs. The Farmers Market shift will begin and end at Raisin’ Roots Farm on West Vine. You must have your own transportation.

Farm Crew:
24-27 hours per week
3 days per week
Positions filled for 2021

#1  March 2021 – mid-November 2021 (Tues, Thurs, Fri)

#2 April 2021 – mid-November 2021 (Wed, Thurs, Fri)

This position can expect 8-9 hour work days. Starting compensation is $13/hr plus farm vegetables. 

Responsibilities: field preparation, transplanting, cultivation, harvest, post-harvest handling, infrastructure projects, livestock care & maintenance

Wash/Pack and Post-Harvest Handling:
15 hours per week
3 days per week
Position filled for 2021

May 2021 – mid November 2021

This position can expect 5 hour work days Wed-Fri (11am-4pm). Starting compensation is $13/hr plus farm vegetables.  

Responsibilities: washing and packaging crops, enforcing food safety plan, keeping walk-in cooler organized

This position will assist in managing the dynamic flow of harvested crops as they move through the wash/pack. This position is ideal for someone who enjoys a fast paced work environment and keeping things organized.