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Title: Assistant Market Garden Manager for New Jersey Farm - 2021

Assistant Market Garden Manager Position Description

Abe’s Acres Farm is seeking an energetic candidate with at least 1-2 years of experience in vegetable production to be the assistant market garden manager for the 2021 growing season. The assistant manager will be involved in all aspects of vegetable production on our ¾ acre no-till market garden and in cooperation with the owner will manage one or two aspects of the farm operation. The ideal candidate will be interested in pursuing farming as a career. This position will be highly collaborative with the owner. You will have the opportunity to learn from the owner’s 8 years of experience in small-scale vegetable production, but you will also have the opportunity to contribute, critique, brainstorm, and refine processes and methods to make the farming operation even more efficient and productive. If you’re interested in getting a real, hands-on experience of managing a market garden, this position will provide that opportunity. After a successful season, the owner is also open to talking about long-term business partnership with the right candidate.

Farm Description

Abe’s Acres Farm is a diversified no-till market garden situated on a historic family farm in beautiful Hightstown, NJ. We grow over 40 crops and over 150 different varieties on ¾ of an acre, including a greenhouse, high tunnel, and caterpillar tunnel. We sell through a small CSA and two local farmers markets. This will be our fifth full growing season.

Required Skills and Responsibilities

The Assistant Manager will be involved in all aspects of vegetable production including propagation, field production, high tunnel management, harvesting, washing/packing, marketing, and employee supervision. Skills/responsibilities include:

  • Able to lift 50 pounds and spend extended time bent over and kneeling for harvest
  • Work well with a team and demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Communicate effectively with crew and with the owner
  • Able to work long hours in all kinds of weather.
  • Able to commit to the full season of March-November
  • 1+ years of experience in vegetable production required
Compensation and Hours

Expect to work 45-50 hrs per week. Pay range is $12–$15/hr depending on experience. Compensation also includes access to abundant fresh vegetables from the farm.

Employment Dates

Must be able to start by March 8th at the latest. March 1st is preferred. Job runs through Dec. 1st.

How to Apply for the Assistant Market Garden Manager Position

Please send a resume to abesacresfarm@gmail.com and include at least 3 work references (preferably the direct supervisor/owner of your last 3 jobs), and respond to the following questions:

  1. Describe your farm work experience and list your set of skills.
  2. What will you contribute to our farm?
  3. When things get hard, what do you do to take care of yourself?
  4. What excites you about growing vegetables?
  5. Tell us something about yourself that you would like to share.
  6. Full legal name, contact information, and birthday.
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I will enter there sometimes and buy something for my house.


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Your farm looks fantastic. I would like to have such a beautiful garden, but unfortunately, I don't have enough time. It sounds crazy because nowadays, many people work from home and all of them have a lot of free time, but I have as much more work as before. I was thinking of employing some gardeners that will take care of it, but at the last minute, I changed my mind and decided that it will be much better if I will make it by myself. I took a week's holiday and started to work. Not only that, but I understood that I don't have enough experience and any tools. Looking for information about gardening, I entered on your site, and also I ordered agencies from https://www.hausandgarten.com/products/haus-garten-classic-titanium-bypass-pruning-shears.
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