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Farm Manager

We are seeking an experienced farmer to manage our Austin and Bastrop farms. The ideal person is a passionate, experienced sustainable farmer with at least three years of experience with a record of increasing responsibility.


You are eager to learn about what it takes to succeed in Central Texas and can manage the entire process of growing, from seed selection to sales.

As farm manager, you will:

  • Establish and maintain a professional, fast work pace for others to emulate
  • Enjoy interacting with customers, chefs and general public
  • Be comfortable teaching and managing interns, adult volunteers and workshare members, some of whom have farming aspirations
  • Help with tours and school field trips


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Day-to-day field/CSA operations (65% of time)
  • Sales: Farm stand, wholesale (10% of time)
  • Education and outreach (25% of time)


Because we run a community-based farm, your must have excellent communications skills. And because we are certified organic, you must be detail-oriented, able to maintain online and paper records for certification. Hopefully, you can drive a tractor/BCS, repair equipment, build infrastructure, or be willing to learn. Speaking Spanish is not required but preferred.

Salary is based upon experience and may include on-farm housing at our River FarmOne-week paid vacation and up to 3 weeks off between seasons (in July/Aug and Dec/Jan).

Part-Time Seasonal Workers

Green Gate Farms is seeking part-time seasonal workers to assist with fast-paced tasks that include planting, harvesting, and weeding of vegetables and flowers in field and hoophouses at our Austin and Bastrop farms in all weather.


Ideal candidates for this position will be able to lift 50 lbs without help, and work 20 hours per week on Monday, Tuesday and other mornings. (Help may also be needed on occasional Saturday mornings.) A clean driving record is important so you can help with deliveries. Work begins immediately and continues through July. Pay based upon experience; time off in August and December.

Internships

Green Gate, and its educational nonprofit organization New Farm Institute, offer several Internships opportunities each semester. Interns are an integral part of our programming.


Ideal candidates are mature, good-humored and flexible. You do not have to have farming or gardening experience, just be a person who takes the initiative to jump in as needed. All interns help design their jobs/goals and report directly to the farm co-founders.

Interns are compensated with food and flowers, glowing references, and are considered for employment as positions become available.

We’re currently seeking 
interns to help with:
- Web Development
- Marketing and Special Events
- Development
- Documentary Film Reporter
- Food Justice Advocate
- Social Media and Farm Reporter
- Farm-Based Education

We expect you to abide by Covid stipulations -- wear a mask/gloves/maintain distance/wash hands/etc. -- when working on the farm. While some tasks can be done remotely, you should plan on being at the city farm (8310 Canoga Ave., Austin 78724) most of the time.

Community Organizers

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Community Organizer! Community Organizers (CO) play a critical role because we depend upon you to extend the reach of our farm.


COs receive free food each week in exchange for organizing a group of 10 or more members who receive weekly shares of vegetables through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. This entails:

  • Establishing a site where members can pick up their vegetables (e.g., your porch, office, church or other location); promoting the farm's CSA program; and ensuring your group is ready to participate from the start of the season.
  • Serve as point person so all shares are distributed on the day they are delivered to your site from the farm.
  • Maintain a sign-in sheet, provided by Green Gate Farms, where members check off their names when they pick up their shares.
  • Notify us immediately if there are any problems.
  • Some organizers organize potlucks and supper clubs for their members, but that’s not required. However, we encourage you to have fun and make new friends.