Working Here

Interested in farm work for the 2021 growing season?   UPDATE: All full time crew positions are filled.
Cloverleigh Farm will be significantly expanding on a new property for the upcoming season and will require motivated and dedicated individuals to play a key role in our success. Join us as we enter an exciting new phase of growth!  

Cloverleigh Farm offers hardworking individuals the opportunity to immerse themselves in all facets of vegetable production. This is real local agriculture.

FARM CREW

This position is perfect for those interested in becoming involved in the local food movement through the production of organic vegetables. Cloverleigh Farm is a small-scale diversified farm that provides a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to residents of eastern Connecticut in addition to sales to restaurants and the local food co-op.

 

The farm crew will be involved in all facets of production: seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing & packing. The work is very physical and is geared toward those to love to learn and work in an outdoor environment. This is seasonal work May-October with possible continuation through the fall if interested, as farm work demands large harvests in the autumn months and continues through November, although it does slow down. Part-time work may also available March and April.

 

The farm operates six days per week with the farm crew working Tues-Saturday during the majority of the season. Priority will be given to those able to work full time. Schedules for part-time crew members are flexible and will fit into either morning hours (7am to 12pm), afternoon hours (1pm to 5pm) or possibly full days and will be dependent upon the individual crew members, their schedules and needs, along with the needs of the farm. Days/times are flexible but must remain consistent during the summer season.

 

Requirements:

  • Attention to detail and ability to focus (this is first on the list for a reason)

  • Positive attitude and great work ethic; good conversationalist, jumps in to help out without be asked

  • Interest in working outdoors in hot, cold, buggy, rainy, sunny, or any and all conditions

  • Ability to kneel, bend, walk, lift, and carry 30-50 lb. crates of vegetables repeatedly and consistently

  • Comfortable taking direction and asking good questions

  • Good communication skills, kind disposition, interest in chatting with CSA members, solid conversationalist for repetitive field tasks, and happy to share.

  • Interest in high quality vegetable production and organic growing practices

  • Comfortable working alone, in pairs, or small groups

 

Compensation:

  • Hourly pay, commensurate with experience

  • Workers Compensation Insurance

  • Seasonal farm share plus extras as available

  • Pride of playing a critical role in the development of a growing farm business

 

Please send a letter outlining why you are interested in working in sustainable agriculture and specifically at Cloverleigh Farm. A farm visit will be required. Include your resume and send to cloverleighfarm@gmail.com

 

CLOVERLEIGH FARM

448 Jonathan Trumbull Hwy

Columbia, CT 06237 

Susan Mitchell, owner/operator

ACADEMIC INTERN

Designed for a college student looking to immerse themselves in organic food production on a commercial farm. The student will be expected to be punctual and committed to their work, as they would in an employment situation. 

The exact focus of the internship can be adjusted to the interest of the student and could include:

  • greenhouse seedling production

  • soil and plant health (amendments and foliar applications)

  • weed identification, cultivation, and evaluation

  • vegetable variety trialing: production, data collection, and evaluation

  • marketing and member support; participation in on-farm pickup days

  • cooking, freezing, and preserving your CSA share: supporting new members and providing ideas and hands-on opportunities for members to better use their farmshare

Requirements:

  • Attention to detail and ability to focus (this is first on the list for a reason)

  • Positive attitude and great work ethic

  • Interest in working outdoors in all type of weather conditions

  • Ability to kneel, bend, walk, lift, and perform physical duties required of the task

  • Comfortable taking direction and asking good questions

  • Good communication skills, kind disposition, and excellent conversationalist (as needed)

  • Interest in high quality vegetable production and organic growing practices

  • Ability to work for a minimum of 4 hour intervals

 

Compensation:

  • Academic credit (you must coordinate this with your institution)

  • Workers Compensation Insurance

  • Seasonal produce as available

Please send a letter outlining why you would like to explore sustainable vegetable production. A farm visit will be required. 

Include a list of courses taken to date and current course schedule, along with your resume and send to Susan Mitchell, owner/operator at cloverleighfarm@gmail.com