at Twin Organics
Twin Organics is a 120-acre vegetable farm located 35 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and 5 miles north of Northfield, Minneapolis. We grow 15 acres of field + greenhouse vegetable crops for restaurants and co-ops in the Twin Cities. We also grow organic plant starts for co-ops and other retail locations throughout the Cities in the spring. We utilize an acre of greenhouses; a heated machine shop; a large, heated pack shed; an employee kitchen + break room; a worker garden; and office space.
Twin Organics is owned + operated by twin brothers, Jacob and Andrew Helling. Our goal is to be financially and ecologically sustainable while finding a good work/life balance for ourselves and our employees.
Farm crew responsibilities vary throughout the season and depend on your experience as well as what things you might be more interested in learning. Full time crew members will do a lot of the same things that the owners + farm manager will be doing.
Early on, there will be greenhouse work with both transplant production for the plant sale and in-ground, covered vegetable production; followed by field transplanting and then regular seeding/weeding/irrigating, etc. Harvesting will be a large part of the daily work, as you would find at most any vegetable farm job.
If you have more interest in plant production or indoor vegetable production, for example, we can steer your work in that direction; and if you have more interest in field vegetable production, we can certainly have you out in the field more.
Twin Organics is looking for individuals who are self-motivated and in good physical shape, with the ability to learn quickly; to work at a fast, efficient pace; and to complete tasks. Previous farm experience is definitely a plus but not necessarily required for the job. We work in all weather but take plenty of breaks. The farm has an employee break room, kitchen and shower available for use.