Seasonal Part-Time Farm Worker

We offer you the chance to work outside, beautify our city, and grow healthy food for you and your neighbors.

The Team: 5 Loaves Farm is a ministry of the Buffalo Vineyard Church that employs a diverse team of passionate people who help create and maintain market gardens to beautify our neighborhood and grow food for its residents. 5LF is known for the quality of its produce and training opportunities offered to employees.

  • Our employees work hard, have fun, and make a difference in their community.

  • We believe in working with our neighbors to create a more just food system.

The Position: We’re looking for a seasonal part-time (15-20 hours/week) farm worker to join our team from April through mid-November. The pay range we’re offering is minimum wage to $12/hr, depending on experience.

  • We offer access to free produce from the garden.

  • We also offer an optional paid job “soft-skill” training led by 716 Ministries.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must like working outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions.

  • Have the ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • Have daytime availability Wednesdays – Saturdays

  • Be able to work well with a team made up of diverse age ranges, languages, and backgrounds

Also Helpful:

  • Live in the neighborhood serviced by 5LF

  • A valid driver’s license

  • Gardening, agricultural, or landscaping experience

Responsibilities:

  • Farm work including planting, weeding, harvesting, use of wheelbarrows and hand tools

  • Operating power tools, mowers, and trimmers to maintain structures & property

  • Provide customer service at farm stands and farmer’s market

The Location: 5 Loaves Farm is based in Buffalo’s Upper West Side.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Make a difference in your community

  • Learn and apply agricultural skills

  • Opportunities for on-the-job training

  • Learn from a diverse group of co-workers

  • Flexible part-time hours

To Apply Contact:

Matt Kauffman, Founder & Farm Manager

5loavesfarm@buffalovineyard.org

716.803.9241