Opportunities at Gravity Hill Farm

POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT GRAVITY HILL FARM

Short-Season Apprenticeship: This position runs from mid April to late October. Apprentices can expect to work 55 hrs/week, 6 days/week.

  • Apprentices work closely with the Harvest Farm Manager in all basic field duties. This includes but is not limited to weeding, transplanting, harvesting, and post-harvest processing. Apprentices will also spend one weekend day working the on-farm market.
  • There will be many educational opportunities. Apprentices will learn about tomato grafting, greenhouse work, and record-keeping. Apprentices are welcome to explore other interests as time and availability allow. We also take monthly field trips to local farms—as central Jersey is filled with organic farms with many different models! There are many workshops and farm gatherings to take part in.
  • The ideal candidate must have interest in sustainable agriculture. They should be motivated, hard-working, reliable, and able to handle the physical demands of the job. This means working in all conditions—rain or shine—and the ability to lift 40 pounds regularly. Our crew works closely, so candidates should work well with others, and come onto tasks with a positive attitude.
  • The position is salaried, with housing and plenty of vegetables available.

Part-Time Field Worker: This position runs from May to mid October, or as long as there is work to be done. Hours will vary throughout the season, with a guaranteed minimum of 25 hours/week. In the peak of the season (June-September), expect to work at least 40 hours/week.

  • The field worker will work with all farm managers and take part in all farm duties. This includes but is not limited to weeding, harvesting, post-harvest processing, and field clean-up. This position will see a lot of variety from day-to-day, so applicants must be flexible.
  • The ideal candidate should be hard-working, reliable, and able to handle the physical demands of the job. This means working in all conditions—rain or shine—and the ability to lift 40 pounds regularly. The field worker must be able to take direction well, and have the ability to work efficiently regardless of the task at hand.
  • This position is paid hourly. Housing is unavailable, but workers have access to plenty of fresh veggies.

 

Meet our team from the 2016 Growing Season. You'll see them at our markets and they love to talk about what they do! Of course our farm team also eat a lot of vegetables and so have lots of recipes to share as well.

For over 15 years, Farm Manager Jill Thompson has done just about every job there is on a farm but enjoys most cultivating and building hoop houses. Working on farms in PA and NJ, she also had her own business in NYC doing urban farming.

When she's not working (which isn't often) she likes to knit, dream up new money-making projects (unlike the farm) and spend time with her nieces.

Jill Thompson
Andi Jo Goodrich



Andi Jo Goodrich moved to New Jersey 6 years ago after a 12-year career in live theatre in Savannah, GA and growing up in Northern Michigan. She has worked at Gravity Hill since that arrival. She likes to apply a variety of skills (leftovers from theatre) anywhere they are needed on the farm. On any day she can be found building a table, making spreadsheets, cooking, painting, or selling yummy veggies.

When she's not working at the farm she likes to cook, garden, travel, read and mend fences at the local History Farm.

 

Chelsea Strehse grew up in the Philadelphia area, at least an hour from the nearest farm. She nurtured her green thumb in her family's backyard garden before leaving to study environmental science in university. Before arriving at Gravity Hill, Chelsea worked on farms in Vermont and Washington state. She managed a small group of goats while in Washington, and hopes to have a herd (and a farm) of her own some day.

When not harvesting veggies or digging in the soil, Chelsea enjoys spending time hiking or backpacking, cooking farm-fresh food, and photographing nature.

Chelsea Strehse

Dan Reynolds

 

Dan Reynolds was born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Growing up, he enjoyed many outdoor activities such as backpacking, camping, and archery. He received a Bachelors in Psychology in 2014 with a minor in philosophy. During this time he developed a stronger appreciation and interest in food and our relationship to it, and pursued a farm internship in Washington state. He fell in love with the work and culture, and has continued in the field with Gravity Hill Farm!

When Dan is not farming, you may find him playing drums in some of Trenton's more grungy dive bars


 

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