West Haven Farm

2018 Full and Part Time Crew Positions


West Haven Farm, located in Ithaca, NY, grows 10 acres of certified organic fruits and vegetables. Since 1992, our produce has been distributed to the community through CSA, Farmers’ Market and local restaurants. We strive to create a fun, yet efficient and challenging work environment.


West Haven Farm is looking for Full or Part Time crew members. Potential applicants should have:

·       Demonstrated work ethic

·       Attention to detail, while working efficiently

·       Enthusiasm for growing good healthy food

·       A desire to explore farming as a livelihood

·       The ability to work as part of a team

·       Self-awareness, open to feedback and willingness to improve themselves

·       Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly and work outside in all types of weather

·       Prior farm experience preferred, but not required


Farm Duties (may include, but not limited to)

·       Greenhouse production – seeding, watering, planting

·       Harvest and post harvest handling for a wide variety of fruits and vegetables

·       Transplanting greenhouse, hoophouse and field crops

·       Broad range of field tasks, including weeding, mulching, trellising, hand hoeing, irrigation, pest management, use of row covers

·       Light construction and repair work on hoophouses, fences and farm buildings

·       Supervision of volunteers

·       Record Keeping


Work Schedule

·       Weather-dependent hours in February/March, then Regular work April till the Saturday before Thanksgiving

·       Normal work week is M-F 8-4:30 with ½ hr unpaid lunch and occasional Saturday hours

·       Part-time work is a possibility, especially in the mornings 8-12

·       Possibility for additional work after Thanksgiving depending on needs of the farm



·       Starting base wage of $11/hr

·       Housing and meals are not included

·       Vegetables and fruit to eat for personal consumption

·       Additional fruit and value-added products at wholesale price

·       Worker's Compensation and Disability Benefits Insurance

·       Initial 90 day probationary employment period


Additional Educational Opportunities

·       Possibility of gaining marketing skills at the Saturday market stall

·       Learning basic tractor safety and operation

·       An exposure to a wide range of experiences and techniques relevant to operating a sustainable farm



If you are interested in applying, please email a cover letter and resume to John Bokaer-Smith at john@westhavenfarm.net.