Employment

About Our Farm:

Small Wheel Farm is an intensive vegetable farm situated on 6 acres in the outskirts of Hermantown, MN, 20 minutes from downtown Duluth.  We grow on less than an acre utilizing small scale equipment and tools, and have been selling our produce at the Duluth Farmers Market since 2017 and running a micro-CSA since 2018.  Small Wheel Farm is a young, dynamic farm that is actively growing from year to year. 

The Farmers:

Rebecca Gramdorf owns and runs Small Wheel Farm with the help of her husband Peter Taylor.  She is a first-generation farmer coming to this career after years as an art educator.  Rebecca loves the hands-on nature of farming during the summer, and creates pottery and other art during the winter months.  She continues to teach art through community education at regional art centers and envisions the farm as somewhere she can combine all her interests: artistic, agricultural and educational.

 Positions:

Farm Crew: Part-Time 20 hours/week: 1 position available

Members of the farm crew are involved in daily operations of the farm, including planting, weeding, building projects, greenhouse work, harvest and vegetable processing.  Schedules can be customized to an employee’s availability, but preference is given to those who can work the duration of the farm season—May-October. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and in a group
  • Self-motivated
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Good physical condition—can lift 50 lbs and work at farm tasks for long periods of time
  • Efficiency
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Experience farming is a plus, but not necessary

 

Benefits:

  • $10/hour wage with opportunities for raises throughout the season
  • Free CSA box plus gleaning opportunities
  • Opportunities to take on more responsibility for certain farm operations based on interests and abilities
  • Spring stipend for farm gear
  • Possible arts workspace in the art barn studio

 

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest and a resume including the following information to gramdorf@gmail.com.

  • Why are you interested in working on our farm?
  • Employment history/work experience
  • Description of your qualifications
  • 2-3 references
  • A description of your farming and/or career goals

 Questions?  Please contact Rebecca Gramdorf. 507-301-8942

Smallwheelfarm.com

 

CSA Worker Share: 2 positions available (Tuesdays 3 Hrs, or Friday 3 Hours)

  Those participating in our CSA Worker Share Program are technically, not employees of the farm, but are instead paying for their CSA share by helping on harvest days.  It is an excellent option for those who have time but limited monetary funds, and those who seek a stronger connection to the farm/farmers and how their food is produced. 

 Those in our CSA Worker Share Program help with vegetable harvesting and processing one day a week for either the morning or afternoon.  You can expect to pick vegetables in the field, wash vegetables, and package vegetables in bags and totes for market and CSA.  In general, we seek people who can work throughout the entire growing season.

 

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Reliability and timeliness
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Cleanliness and ability to follow food safety measures
  • Good physical condition

(Sorry, but we are unable to accommodate accompanying children at this time.)

 

Benefits:

  • CSA share for every week worked (you do not receive a box if you are on vacation and are unable to work for a week)
  • Gleaning opportunities

 

To Apply:  Please send a short letter of interest to gramdorf@gmail.com.

Questions? Please contact Rebecca Gramdorf.  507-301-8942

Smallwheelfarm.com