Slow Farm is a certified organic U-pick farm devoted to the principles of Slow Food, agroecology, and justice in the food system. Slow Farm’s 187 acres are located in SE Michigan, 3 miles north of Ann Arbor, and includes woods, native prairie and wetlands. We grow mainly heirloom produce and flowers, and provide an organic farm experience demonstrating biodiversity and “closed loop” practices.
Job Overview: The Farmhand will support and manage daily routines and tasks of operating the farm; for example planting, weeding, managing pests, harvesting, staffing the farmstand, serving customers, operating tools, building infrastructure, etc.
Job Overview: The Production Manager has primary responsibility for coordinating and implementing farm work and activities at Slow Farm, which currently has approximately 20 acres under plow, with 8 acres of perennial or semi-perennial crops. The Production Manager works as part of the farm leadership team to plan for and implement all aspects of farm viability and infrastructure development.
This position requires a strong, practical knowledge of agricultural skills and farm management, a passionate commitment to soil health and closed loop practices, focus on growing the highest quality food, personal evolution toward equity and self-knowledge, and daily effort toward creating the best possible farm experience for our guests. The Production Manager understands important vs. urgent work, and prioritizes for the farm’s best long-term interest while meeting shorter term goals.
Responsibilities include producing organic vegetables, flowers and livestock; managing pests and weeds; complying with food safety and organic requirements; maintaining a safe and compelling farm environment; budgeting; record keeping; operating and maintaining equipment; wholesale and retail sales; managing farm employees and volunteers; working on farm infrastructure; and other duties as needed.