Join the Two Roots Farm Team!
Farmers Market Manager and Field hand
Position is full time, seasonal (Mid-May through End of October)
The Farm: Two Roots Farm is a 2-acre organic farm in Basalt, CO. We grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers for restaurants, farmers market, and our emerging CSA program from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. We lease 22-acres from the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Program—3 acres are used for food production and the other 20 acres are used for hay and livestock grazing. We practice biointensive growing with an emphasis on no-till production. We are a young farm entering our forth season—still developing our systems, practices, and sales outlets, so this is a great opportunity to witness what startup looks like on a small farm. The farm is ideally located—less than 30 minutes to Aspen, 20 to Carbondale, and 1 mile to downtown Basalt. Biking, fishing, hiking, floating, and hunting access is right out our back door.
Overview: This is a new position on our organic vegetable farm. The farmers market manager will be part of preparations for the Aspen Saturday market from field to market. The job description will vary seasonally, however this position focuses on farmers market preparation and sales. This person is also an essential part of field crew throughout the season. They will work as a field-hand with emphasis on farmers market prep (we do one market, the Aspen Saturday Market).
2019 will be an exciting year at our farm. We will complete construction of our first greenhouse, begin construction on a new barn, and spend the spring months establishing perennials, pollinator habitat, and native hedgerows. The work will be varied in the shoulder seasons and more focused during the main Summer season.
With the guidance of Harper and Christian, the farmers market manager oversees everything related to the Aspen Saturday Market. They will also be an essential member of the field crew- we have a small team (4 full time total) so we all are involved in nearly every aspect of the farm. As the farmers Market manager, you will be the go-to person for all things related to the farmers market (we do one market- Aspen Saturday Market every Saturday 8:30-3 mid-June through Mid-October).
Pay: $540-600/wk (DOE) + Veggies (eat the best sell the rest is our policy…)
Housing: Unable to offer housing at this time, though options may arise before the season begins.
Hours: 4 days/wk (likely Wednesday-Saturday). Daily Hours depend on the work load. It will be an average of three 8 hr. days (7-3) and a 12hr day on Saturday for the market.
Wednesday: AM Harvest; PM: Field Work (planting, cultivating, irrigating, etc.)
Thursday: AM Harvest; PM: Market Packing/ Greenhouse work
Friday: AM Harvest; PM: Pack Market Truck/ Wash/Pack
Saturday: Attend Farmers Market