JOBS

Now hiring for 2021

Updated 12/30/20

Stout Oak Farm is in search of hard-working, experienced, motivated individuals to join our team!  To apply for an open position, please email us your resume, two work-related references, and answers to the questions at the bottom of this page.

ABOUT OUR FARM

Stout Oak Farm is a Certified Organic, solar-powered vegetable farm in Brentwood, New Hampshire. We grow 5 acres of vegetables for our CSA and Farm Store, local restaurants, and home delivery (through Veggie-Go at Three River Farmers Alliance). As a production-oriented vegetable farm, we strive for quality and efficiency in all aspects of our work, with a focus on adopting “lean farming” practices. In addition to organic vegetables and microgreens, farm enterprises include seedling production for home vegetable gardeners, and a young fruit orchard.  With our CSA at the heart of our farm, we seek to cultivate connection and community through food and farming. We also love to collaborate with other farmers. Stout Oak Farm co-owns the local food distribution company Three River Farmers Alliance with a few of our farmer friends.

POSITION:  GREENHOUSE MANAGER

This is a management position that requires significant prior greenhouse experience.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE BRINGS TO THE JOB:

  • Experience in organic production of vegetable seedlings and microgreens in heated and unheated hoophouses.
  • Confidence growing a wide variety of vegetable seedlings for on-farm crop production and seedling sales to home gardeners.
  • Proficiency in all basic greenhouse production skills including implementing sowing schedules, seeding, potting up, watering, hardening off, monitoring for pests and diseases, sanitizing equipment, recordkeeping, managing hoophouses for moisture, temperature, and humidity.
  • Particular interest in microgreens production, from seed to harvest.
  • Experience growing hoophouse tomatoes and other in-ground hoophouse vegetable crops including winter greens. Expertise in trellising, soil fertility management, and drip irrigation.
  • Experience training and managing others effectively.
  • Familiarity with record-keeping required for organic certification.
  • Interest in adopting “lean farming” practices, and finding ways to increase efficiency and profitability.
  • Is a fast worker and quick learner. Thrives in a fast-paced, high-energy work environment.
  • Shares our commitment to organic farming and responsible land stewardship.
  • Passionate about growing food.

ADDITIONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Committed to cultivating a positive and productive team atmosphere
  • Excels at organizing and prioritizing tasks
  • Excited about record-keeping, and capturing data used to make management decisions

QUALITIES WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • organized, focused, and motivated
  • outstanding attention to detail
  • flexible, open-minded, and kind
  • committed to open and honest communication
  • team mentality
  • positive attitude
  • capable of openly receiving feedback
  • willingness to try new things
  • resourceful, creative, problem solver
  • confident and comfortable in a leadership role
  • loves to be outdoors
  • loves physical work

THIS JOB IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO:

  • Hone skills in organic vegetable seedling production, microgreens production, and hoophouse growing
  • Get really good at time management and prioritizing tasks
  • Learn the ins and outs of the Organic Certification process for greenhouse and hoophouse crops
  • Be directly involved in the behind-the-scenes work of developing crop plans, sales goals, and marketing plans
  • Work with a motivated group of people constantly striving to get better at what we do
  • Feel the positive impact of your work on a daily basis as you get to know the customers and community who value good food, and appreciate the work you do.

Compensation based on experience. The Greenhouse Manager position is full-time beginning in February or March 2021.

POSITION:  ASSISTANT GROWER

Take your vegetable production skills to the next level, and play an integral role on our small, dynamic team!

Our ideal candidate:

  • Has at least one year of experience working on a vegetable farm.
  • Brings to the job specific experience in organic vegetable production, including greenhouse seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing and packing.
  • Additional experience in CSA coordination, on-farm retail, irrigation, tractor/small engine maintenance, carpentry, and other hands-on skills a plus.
  • Works well independently, and also in a group.
  • Is a fast worker and quick learner. Thrives in a fast-paced, high-energy work environment.
  • Loves working outdoors and embraces the challenges of a physically demanding job.
  • Brings a positive attitude and ability to troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Is both reliable and adaptable, with a strong worth ethic.
  • Comes to us highly motivated to hone their skills in organic vegetable production.
  • Shares our commitment to organic farming and responsible land stewardship.
  • Is passionate about growing food.

Assistant Growers are involved in many aspects of the farm, working directly with the farm’s managers on a daily basis. Most of the work entails transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing, packing, and distributing farm produce. The job also includes greenhouse seeding and watering, plus general farm maintenance and upkeep. Training is provided in the early part of the season so that Assistant Growers learn our farm’s systems and practice specific technical skills needed to become highly productive members of the team.

Compensation based on experience. The Assistant Grower position is a seasonal, full-time position from March or April through November.

 


APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ALL POSITIONS

To apply for an open position, please send us your resume, two work-related references, and answers via email (kate@stoutoakfarm.com) to the following questions:
1) What are your interests? Why do you want to work on a farm?
2) Why do you think Stout Oak Farm would be a good match for your interests?
3) What specific skills would you bring to our farm business?
4) When are you available? (start and end dates)
Interviews will begin in mid-January.  We will accept applications until positions have been filled.