[ Please send application to Rebecca at TitusFarms dot com ]
Apply to be Full time, part time, seasonal or a volunteer!
We are a small, family-run, diversified farm that provides a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to residents of mid-Michigan, in addition to farmers markets and restaurant sales.
We offer hardworking folks the opportunity to immerse themselves in all facets of vegetable production and CSA logistics. Our family makes our entire income from the farm. A real, local farm giving local food to local people.
- Available Positions for 2019 -
-CSA Site Manager (2) and Helper (2)
-Farmhands/ Wash-Pack (3)
-Farmers Market Help and Site Leader (4)
See descriptions below for more information.
Work is from May-October with very flexible scheduling.
Typical schedules are:
Farmhands: Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 or 7:00-4:00pm
Market Crew Hours: Saturdays 7:00-3:00 or Sunday 9:00-3:00
CSA Site Crew Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 8:00am-7:00pm or, if just doing CSA 2:00-6:30
Flower Crew: Friday 8:00-4:00 and Monday 8:00-4:00
These hours/schedules can be mixed and matched based on work desired. Even 1-2 days per week on the farm is helpful!
Our Requirements for You, no matter your position:
Positive attitude/work ethic.
Ability to work outdoors in hot, cold, buggy, rainy, sunny conditions.
Ability to kneel, bend, walk, lift, and carry 30-50 lb. crates repeatedly.
A desire to engage in your employment experience.
Comfortable taking direction and asking good questions.
Good communication skills.
Attention to detail and ability to focus on quality.
Interest in high quality vegetable production and organic growing practices.
Have reliable transportation.
CSA Site Helper: Volunteer or Part time/Seasonal
June-October (Summer) November-April (Winter)
Wednesday or Thursday evenings —> 3:00-6:30
A CSA Coordinator helps to make a CSA site run smoothly. They are responsible for:
Helping unload the farm vehicle and setting up the CSA site including putting out any signs.
Checking members off the CSA list.
Communicating to members about the veggies and how they like to use them.
Loading everything back onto a vehicle.
Successful applicants will love to talk about food and interacting with others that do! Another Titus farmer will always join them.
Compensation: Discounted CSA share or $10/hr
Farmers Market Help (4 people): Volunteer or Part-Time/Seasonal *Can be combined with other positions.
Help us sell our veggies, eggs and flowers at market! Farmer Rebecca or other helpers will always be there to assist. Times/days:
Meridian Township Farmers Market
Saturday: 7:00am-3:00pm (or, 9:00-12:00)
Wednesday: 3:00-8:00pm (times pending)
Helping set-up and tear down
Adding items and making change without the assistance of technology
Giving everyone a great customer experience!
Compensation: $10/hr with partially discounted veggie gifts
Farmers Market Site Leader aka Farm Ambassador
Seasonal/Part-Time/Full Time *Can be combined with other positions
We’re looking for someone to attend other farmers markets for the farm! Specifically:
Eastern Ingham Farmers Market in Williamston or East Lansing Farmers Market: Sundays, 9:00-3:00
Mason Farmers Market: Saturdays 9:00-2:00
Retrieving veggies from the farm and taking them to market and selling them.
Taking inventory/recording sales.
Setting up/tearing down the farmers market stand.
This may include setting up a tent, lifting tables, vegetables and designing a booth to look appealing to customers.
Giving a great customer experience and being knowledgeable about the products.
Successful applicants will have experience at farmers markets or, have worked with Rebecca before.
Compensation: $12/hr or % of sales, whichever is higher.
CSA Site Manager (2 people)
Seasonal: Monday-Friday or Wednesday/Thursday Only
Site manager is responsible for coordinating all aspects of their CSA site, assigned at the beginning of the year.
This includes: management of member’s online accounts associated with that site (30-100 people/site), communication of policies to members, reminding late folks via text, as well as, setting up, running and tearing down the site each week, for 19 weeks. Farmers Market Style CSA involves more communication between you and the member. Thus, you must be available and willing to answer all vegetable and culinary questions.
CSA Site manager may also work at the farm, helping harvest and travel to the site in a farm vehicle. Position can be full or part-time based on desire to work on or off-farm.
Long-term employment may be available as General CSA Manager too, if desired.
Compensation: $12+ per hour, based on experience and level of responsibility.
General Farmhand and/or Wash-Pack
No experience necessary.
Full-Time Seasonal/Part-time Seasonal or Volunteer
You are the glue that holds the farm together!
Farm Crew members, usually 2-4 people, often work in teams and are typically responsible for weeding, mowing, harvesting and planting of all horticultural crops.
Early in the season, you may help fill trays in the greenhouse or weed in the hoophouse. Spring is often very focused on planting. Summer includes mostly harvesting and weeding. Fall is lots of harvesting and putting the farm to bed.
While we love to talk to you during work, you must be able to move your hands quickly and focus on the task at hand. Your cell phone will not be available while in the field either but, one crew member may carry one if off-farm.
Wash pack means taking the harvested produce and clean thoroughly then count/pack those veggies. Less strenuous but, includes a lot of standing and lifting.
Positions are often combined so that folks are harvesting in the morning and packing in the afternoon. But, we’re always looking for folks to just help with washing and packing.
The work is dirty but rewarding. You must have a tolerance for dogs, cats, birds and even frogs to have a successful experience at the farm.
The job and title are flexible:
If you have a particular task or type of crop you’d like to be responsible for, please let us know!
For instance, if you’d only like to come in to harvest flowers on Mondays or Fridays, that’s fine with us! Every little bit helps.
Hourly pay, $10-12/hr based on experience and desired responsibilities.
Great experience in the local food world and freebie veggies and eggs.
Other positions that may be combined:
-Social Media Manager/CSA member retention coordinator
Please send application to Rebecca at TitusFarms dot com.