Description

Sweetland Farm is a diversified family farm in Norwich, Vermont. Started in 2012 on conserved prime agricultural soils on the banks of the Ompompanoosuc River, Sweetland currently crops 8+ acres of sustainably grown vegetables, which supply a 350-member CSA and road-side farm stand. The rest of the 200 acres of farmland consists of actively managed hayfields, pastures for livestock, a young orchard, perennial fruit, and vegetable crops, and managed woodland.

 

Sweetland is run by a head farmer & owner Norah Lake and is known for high-quality and bountiful vegetables, a welcoming and engaging CSA, healthy pasture-raised meats, thoughtful care of the land and environment, and commitment to creating meaningful agrarian experiences for customers and employees alike. We aim to create a stimulating, interesting, hard-working, and upbeat workplace for our farm team while feeding our local community.

 

Sweetland’s Vegetable Production Manager works closely with the Head Farmer, Equipment & Livestock Manager, and Crew Leader on planning and implementing the wide-ranging tasks typical of a mid-sized diversified farm. In other words, we all wear many hats and there’s never a dull moment! The VP-Manager takes a lead role in greenhouse work, direct field seeding, transplanting, hand cultivation, harvest, and post-harvest handling of vegetables. From seed through harvest, the VP-Manager ensures that we are growing healthy and delicious crops for our CSA and farm stand.

 

The VP-Manager is responsible for training and supervising a field crew of 4-6 individuals in the aforementioned tasks, with assistance from our Crew Leader. In addition to their primary work with crop production, the VP-Manager will assist with other aspects of our diversified farm as needed/available throughout the season, including animal care, chicken slaughter, orchard care, and hay production.

 

The VP-Manager is an essential part of our core farm team and is expected to think and work like a professional farmer. Attention to detail, an efficient and strong work ethic, the ability to identify and carry out big-picture projects, an inquisitive nature about improved production methods, great communication skills, and the capacity to operate with autonomy or effectively lead a small crew are essential and expected attributes.

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Contact us

Phone: +1 802-376-5945

Mail: sweetlandvt@gmail.com

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