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Farm Worker Position

 
  
      

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We Are Hiring!

We are now accepting applications for our Farm worker position to start in the spring.  We have some very talented volunteers so we’d like to see if any of you are interested before we advertise. This is an exciting and challenging seasonal full-time job.  Please do not call us about this job.  All applications must be by email with a resume attached.

Please review the job summary and responsibilities below:

Job Summary

 

Works under the direction of the Farm Manager in the day to day farm operations with a concentration on field preparation, cultivation, machine maintenance in accordance with NOFA-NY organic farming guidelines. The Farm Worker takes direction from the Farm Manager.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

  • Seeds and grows in Crossroads Farm’s greenhouse.
  • Sows seeds directly in the fields.
  • Assists with the maintenance of perennial beds (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, herbs), the Children’s Teaching Garden, and the apple and pear orchard. This includes sowing seeds, weeding, transplanting, pest control and harvesting.
  • Informs Farm Manager of crop and field progress and any issues.
  • Performs temperature logging of off-site compost used at Crossroads farm per NOFA requirements.
  • Prepares and applies compost, cover crop and crop rotation plans.
  • Plows and prepares fields.
  • Operates tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, hog brushes, and other machinery to maintain the farm and fields.
  • Able to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Transplants seedlings in a timely manner.
  • Uses appropriate action to controls pests and weeds in the fields.
  • Irrigates and cultivates crops.
  • Harvests vegetables, herbs, berries and fruit in a timely manner.
  • Repairs, maintains and stores all necessary farm equipment.
  • Performs record keeping tasks related to the farm field and greenhouse operation.
  • Must have valid drivers license.

Thank you for your interest.

 

 


480 Hempstead Avenue – Malverne – NY – 11565 – google map – 516-881-7700 – info@nassaulandtrust.org – Store Hours

 


 

Click donate to make a fully tax-deductible contribution.  Or click volunteer to offer your time.  Our success depends on you, our extended farm family!

 
      


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Farm Update 2/13/2017

  
      

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Valentine’s Day Flowers at the Farm!

What better way to treat your sweetheart AND support the farm: we will have beatutiful flowers tomorrow and are open from 11 to 6.  Stop by and pick up some long-stemmed roses or a mixed bouquet.


New Kitchen Building:  We Broke Ground!

   

The blueprints are off the drawing board, the foundation is poured, and we are underway! The farm will have a new warming kitchen and rest room building in 2017 — with your help.

We still need to raise some funds.

This is a great way to make a difference with a financial contribution to something tangible and permanent.  This structure will upgrade our physical plant and will allow us to host catered affairs, do light food and meal prep for the store and events, provide the modern conveniences for staff and visitors, and more.

Click the link below to help us build in 2017! 

You can also mail a check to the Nassau Land Trust, 2417 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park, NY 11040.  All contributions are 100% tax deductible.  The NLT is a New York State 501(c)(3) non-profit.  We receive no public money for running the farm and must therefore raise all funds necessary for operations and capital improvements.  Our break-even annual operating budget is about $250,000.


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Want to get involved?  Want to make a difference at the farm and in your community?  We have a vibrant and well organized volunteer program.  Maybe this is the year for you to get get your hands in the dirt and to help sustain this unique and exciting project.  Without volunteers, we couldn’t get all the work done.  We are truly a community effort!

Click below for more information and to sign up.  Join us at our first volunteer orientation in 2017 on April 8th at 11 AM.

And welcome back all of our veteran volunteers!  Feel free to join us that day to help us welcome the new volunteers.


We Are Hiring!

We are now accepting applications for store manager to start in the spring.  For more information about this exciting and challenging full-time job, please click here.  Please do not call us about this job.  All applications must be by email with a resume attached.


Attention Landscapers and Home Gardeners: We Have Compost!

We produce high-quality organic compost at Crossroads Farm in conjuction with the New York Equestrian Center.

We have large volumes available at very competitive pricing.  Please email us for more information.


Support Crossroads Farm and Purchase Your 2017 CSA Booklets Today!

Support your local farm by providing revenue before the next growing season. This revenue goes towards the purchase of soil, seeds, and other farming supplies.

Here’s how Crossroads Farm Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA) works:

  • Purchase your CSA booklet at $50 and receive $55 worth of coupons.
  • Purchase your CSA booklet at $100 and receive $110 worth of coupons.
  • Use your CSA coupons for purchases in the farm stand.

Additionally, customers using their CSA booklets get a 10% discount on all their farm stand purchases.

You may purchase your CSA booklets on-line by by clicking the link below or in the store at Ground Hog Day on February 2nd or in the store when we open in the spring.


Spring Seedlings

As always we will be selling our own organic seedlings at the farm in the spring.  The number of varieties will be bigger than ever.

Are you a professional gardener, a school garden manager, a landscaper, or just an avid home gardener?   We are now taking wholesale pre-orders of 24 or more seedlings.   We will grow the plants you need for delivery when you need them!  For more information and inquiries, please email us and let us know what you need.


The farm store is closed for the winter.

Thanks for your patronage and we look forward to seeing you in the Springtime. 


With gratitude,

Rick White, NLT Chairman
Stephanie Kane, Field Manager
Judi Consigli, Operations Manager
Leonore Russell, Director of Education
Lee Jacob, Volunteer Coordinator


480 Hempstead Avenue – Malverne – NY – 11565 – google map – 516-881-7700 – info@nassaulandtrust.org – Store Hours


Click donate to make a fully tax-deductible contribution.  Or click volunteer to offer your time.  Our success depends on you, our extended farm family!