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Vernon Family Farm

Newfields, NH

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Vernon Family Farm in Newfields, NH was founded in 2014 by Jeremiah and Nicole Vernon on 33 conserved acres along the Piscassic River in Newfields, NH. In the past few years, the farm has grown to include their three daughters Magnolia, Indigo and Pingree and a robust following of local food activists and community members. Vernon Family Farm specializes in the production of pasture poultry and produces approximately 20,000 chickens per season. In addition to chicken, they also sell a variety of mushrooms and vegetables at the farm store, at farmer’s markets and to local restaurants and grocers. Whether its their famous Wicked Chicken Rotisserie (WCR), shopping at their farm store or attending one of their many events, Vernon Family Farm is sure to impress and become a staple in your kitchen.

For more information about Vernon Family Farm and its operations, please see their website.

Farming the Commons:

Vernon Family Farm is in the process of becoming a part of the Southern New Hampshire Agrarian Commons, a non-profit land trust co-founded by Vernon Family Farm, Brookford Farm, Agrarian Commons, and Agrarian Trust for the purpose of holding, preserving, and giving farmers equitable access to farmland via 99-year ground leases. Agrarian Commons is committed to a model of community based land that supports the next generation of farmers through equitable transition and equitable access to farmland.

Job Opportunities:

The Vernon’s are hiring for the following positions:

  • Production Assistant
  • Markets Assistant

What the Farm Offers

Join the 2019 Vernon Family Farm (VFF) team and be a contributing member of a young and

thriving local farm and business. If you enjoy farming, community, having fun and working outside with great people, VFF is your place. At VFF, you will be surrounded by a positive supporting community that cares about the wellbeing of their employees. Bring your brain, a hard work ethic and an above average attitude, and prepare for an unforgettable career.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Farm Manager with the daily production of growing and selling pastured chickens.

Anticipated Schedule:

May 31st – October 29th. Sun: 12:00-10:00. Mon: 7:00-5:00. Tues: 7:00-5:00. Wed: 7:00-5:00. Thurs: 7:00-5:00.

Compensation

Pay: $11.00/hr

Benefits: $500/mo for 5 months for the purchase of store product or an additional $2,500 in locally grown and sourced food. And you just may have a hell of a good time!

Essential job duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Farm Manager with the production of the chickens including:
    • Moving
    • Feeding
    • Watering
    • Loading for slaughter
    • Transporting to slaughterhouse
  • Supporting the Markets Manager with Wicked Chicken Rotisserie
    • Commercial kitchen preparation
  • Data tracking

Skills Required

  • Equipment operation including tractors and trucks
  • Able to apply creative and critical thought to the task at hand while also recognizing its impact on the larger process
  • Great with people, enjoy conversation and be good with kids
  • Detail-oriented

Education and/or Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required
  • One year of production farming of livestock preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must have a valid state issued driver’s license

To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume and three references to vernonfamilyfarm@gmail.com and put JOB as the subject.

MARKETS ASSISTANT:

This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Markets Manager with the management of

the farm’s market outlets, including the store, CSA, farmers markets, wholesale and distribution.

Also will be responsible with the support of supervision, for Wicked Chicken Rotisserie.

Anticipated Schedule:

May 31st – October 31st. Sun: 9:00-7:00. Thurs: 9:00-7:00. Fri: 11:00-9:00. Sat: 5:00-3:00.

Compensation

Pay: $11.00/hr

Benefits: $500/mo for 5 months for the purchase of store product or an additional $2,500 in locally grown and sourced food. And you just may have a hell of a good time!

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Essential job duties and responsibilities include assisting the Markets Manager with the following:

  • Managing vendors and assisting customers
  • Must have a deep knowledge and understanding of the product VFF produces and sells
  • Inventory management
  • Maintaining the grounds around the farm store including gardens, mowing, string trimming, etc…
  • A minimal amount of work in the production operations
  • Taking product photos for social media and the creation of digital content
  • Collecting customer data
  • Commercial kitchen activities for Wicked Chicken Rotisserie
  • Executing Wicked Chicken Rotisserie

Skills Required

Must be able to apply creative and critical thought to the task at hand while also recognizing its

impact on the larger process. Must be great with people, enjoy conversation and be good with

kids. Must be detail-oriented.

Education and/or Experience

Experience working on a farm, at a farmers market or in customer service is preferred. Experience driving a large vehicle/truck/tractor is a plus. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must have a valid state issued driver’s license.

To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume and three references to vernonfamilyfarm@gmail.com and put JOB as the subject.

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