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Were Hiring!

Part-time seasonal farm work available

Location: Kingbird Farm, Berkshire, NY

Employers: Karma and Michael Glos

Season: April-September

Hours: 2-3 days/week; 10-16 hours/week

Compensation: NYS minimum wage

We are a small diverse organic farm looking for part-time help for the growing season.  We raise a variety of livestock, vegetables, and greenhouse transplants.  We have been a certified organic farm for over 20 years and have hosted many interns/workers on the farm.

Tasks may include: Greenhouse: soil mixing, pot filling, transplanting; Field: vegetable planting, hand weeding, harvest; Livestock: poultry moving, fencing, bedding, hay stacking; General: light construction, barn cleaning, farm store tidying

Required Skills: some experience farming/gardening, ability to follow detailed instructions and work independently, ability to lift 50 lbs, reliable transportation, and a good sense of humor

January Snows

A brilliant blanket of fresh snow buried the farm last night.  We certainly saw this coming and the animals are all tucked in with extra bedding and feed.  All of January arrived today.  The Farm Store is of course open, but you may want to wait until the snow stops blowing around.

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Spring Calves

The farm is so bright and green now.  The fields are growing and the maples are leafing out.  This is the time for spring calving and we are so pleased to have three heifer calves so farm.  Please welcome Kwenthrith, Mared, and Fion.