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Employment Opportunities

Luna Bleu Farm Open Positions

 

Luna Bleu Farm is a diversified organic farm in South Royalton,VT. We (Tim and Suzanne, farmer/owners of Luna Bleu) have been growing high quality food for our community for over 30 years. We are a relatively small farm with about ¾ acre in no-till/reduced tillage, 3-4 acres of mixed tillage, 1/3 acre in high-tunnels and 30 acres in pasture and forest. Primarily the farm focuses on producing vegetables, blueberries, and spring bedding plants and raising laying hens and meat chickens. 

We grow and market year-round through our CSA, Saturday farmers market, and a few local businesses. Season extension and winter growing in high tunnels is an important part of our operation. We work hands-on with our employees to share the knowledge we have gained over our years of farming. We have a great core crew and hope to hire a few more people to round out the team.

We have openings for part-time employment at Luna Bleu for the 2024 season.

 To apply for any of the above positions, send a cover letter, resume or list of relevant jobs or trainings and contact information of three references to suzanne@lunableufarm.org . Please include the title of the position(s) you are applying for in the subject of your email. People of all backgrounds, genders, and identities who have strong commitment to regenerative agriculture and love to work outside in all weather are encouraged to apply.

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general farm crew

General Farm Crew 

Part-time, seasonal. Possibility to combine with Farmers Market Assistant for up to full-time position.

Average 20 hours/week April-October

Pay starting at $17-18/hour

Organic eggs and vegetables and farmer discount on chicken

 

Job Overview:

For our general Farm Crew, the typical season starts in April and extends to mid November, but we will consider other start and end times. In general, the farm crew participate in most aspects of our farming operation: rotating through the various chicken chores, working with many aspects of growing, harvesting, and preparing for market the field vegetables and fruits, as well as helping with CSA distribution and farmers market. We are looking for people who are hardworking, fast learners with an eye for accuracy and efficiency. Applicants with more experience may also take on roles with more responsibility. It is also possible for a part-time employee to have a more limited scope of farm activities according to interest and strengths.

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiastic about local organic agriculture

  • Physically able to perform repetitive tasks while standing or kneeling

  • Prepared to work outside in diverse weather conditions

  • Positive and energetic and have interpersonal skills in a team setting

  • Trustworthy, reliable, and responsible

  • Able to show up on time every work day and stick with their schedule

  • Previous experience in fast paced and/manual labor fields a plus

  • Please read the “Qualities for a Successful Job Experience at Luna Bleu Farm…”

To apply ,

send a cover letter, resume or list of relevant jobs or trainings and contact information of three references to suzanne@lunableufarm.org . Please include the title of the position(s) you are applying for in the subject of your email. People of all backgrounds, genders, and identities who have strong commitment to regenerative agriculture and love to work outside in all weather are encouraged to apply.

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farmer market assistant

Farmers Market Assistant

Part-time, seasonal. Possibility to combine with General Farm Crew position for part-time to full-time position.

Saturdays 6:30am-2:30pm May-October 8hrs/week

Pay starting at $17-18/hour

Organic eggs and vegetables and farmer discount on chicken

 

Job Overview:

The Norwich Farmers Market is a vibrant, busy marketplace for local farms, food producers and crafts people in the Upper Valley.  We market in collaboration with Flying Dog Farm (owned by our daughter) to sell her organic pork, beef and lamb, and our organic vegetables, eggs and chicken. It is a very busy, fast-paced market and an important piece of our overall farm income. We strive to be a welcoming, informative, fun consumer connection to the organic food and products we produce. Attention to detail and accuracy are essential qualities of this position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Loading market vehicles in the morning, potentially driving to market

  • Quickly setting up colorful and eye-catching market displays (training will be given)

  • Managing sales with POS system, cash and credit card transactions at our very busy market booth

  • Providing high-quality, friendly customer service

  • Restocking product throughout market

  • Keeping market booth sales areas clean and organized

  • Packing up at the end of market and unload at farm

 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of farming, gardening, local food and/or cooking

  • Outgoing, friendly attitude

  • Comfort with handling cash and making change

  • Comfort with using tablet/smartphone for sales transactions and processing credit card sales

  • Positive attitude, good sense of humor, patience, and stamina—this is a busy, fast-paced market

  • Attention to detail and accuracy within all the hustle and bustle of many customer demands

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ready to ask for help and clarification as needed

  • Attentive to weekly patterns and changes and ability to retain directions from week to week

  • Ability to lift 30-40 pounds

  • Reliable attendance and performance

  • Willingness to work outdoors in variable weather conditions

  • Valid license and dependable transportation

To apply ,

send a cover letter, resume or list of relevant jobs or trainings and contact information of three references to suzanne@lunableufarm.org . Please include the title of the position(s) you are applying for in the subject of your email. People of all backgrounds, genders, and identities who have strong commitment to regenerative agriculture and good food are encouraged to apply.

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Qualities for a Successful Job Experience

at Luna Bleu Farm

We have had many people work with us over the years and we are always trying to be better employers in a job that is very demanding. Our first job is to be as clear as we can about the work here and our expectations. Please read this carefully before you apply for a job with Luna Bleu Farm. It could save you and us a lot of time. If you have questions about anything in here, feel free to contact us.

There is really no way around it, farming might be the hardest work you will ever do. It requires intelligence, creativity, organization, attention to detail, and a great deal of physical labor. Below is a list of qualities that lead to a positive work experience at Luna Bleu Farm. We understand that applicants may not feel they possess all these qualities but if you feel you have a good base and willingness from which to develop these, we are happy to work with you.  We also know people have different ways of learning and communicating and we are happy to work to understand what can work best for all.

  • Physically fit — Much of the work is repetitive and you can spend hours at a time bending, kneeling, stooping, or standing at a wash station. It is important that you are physically fit and able and willing to work outdoors in all sorts of weather. You may need to be able to lift 40-50 lbs at times.

  • Astute — Our farm is both our livelihood and an expression of our passion for high quality food. It is important that you are able to be deliberate, careful, and detail oriented while being aware of speed and efficiency. It can be a balancing act that takes practice and attention. If you are willing to take the challenge for improvement, your own inner game, it can be more fun.

  • Able to work independently and as a team

  • Able to plan ahead– Are you good at seeing the bigger picture, can you look ahead during a task, anticipate the next step to keep a project running smoothly?

  • Communicate clearly — You cannot be afraid to ask questions if you do not understand what needs to be done. It is important to communicate if a job doesn’t get finished or if something went wrong or if you are not sure if something is correct. Together we will learn best communication styles and ways of learning/teaching to build confidence and skills.

  • POSITIVE ATTITUDE — perhaps the most important quality. We recognize that employees will not necessarily arrive with all the skills that they need to be superhero workers, but a good attitude can sure help them get there. When you try your best and are willing to listen and learn and share your thoughts and ideas it makes all the difference. Also, we like to have fun while we work.

  • A sense of humor and appreciation of the absurd are also strong assets! After a long hard day it can get a little goofy around here.

  • We encourage you to be an advocate for your learning while understanding the overall balance of life on a working farm. We are happy to work with you to identify and build specific skills and areas of knowledge while you are here.

Qualities for Success
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