Blue Moon acres is seeking a farm co-manager for our 63 acre organic farm in Pennington, NJ producing baby leaf salad greens, vegetables, and rice. The manager will be responsible for overseeing field management including field and bed preparation, cultivation, seeding, transplanting, irrigation management, managing staff and maintaining organic records.
This is a full-time, year-round, salaried position.
Our produce is sold to our Philadelphia, New York, and Central New Jersey restaurants, our through our onsite farm store and our offsite farm stand at the Stockton’s Farmer’s Market.
-3 or more years of organic vegetable production experience in a managerial role
-high tunnel management and season extension
-computer skills – excel, outlook, ms office suite
-a strong work ethic
– Able to remain professional and effective in stressful situations
-posess a team mentality: able to work collaboratively with other managers
-able to accept constructive criticism
-independent problem solving
-physically fit and able to work in all weather conditions
-strong leadership abilities
-high competency level in operation of farm equipment
-some maintenance skills are a plus
-valid driver’s license and clean driving record
-stimulated and excited at the prospect of joining a business in a period of growth and expansion
-detail-oriented, Able to manage time and responsibilities efficiently
-openness to new ideas
About the Farm:
Blue Moon Acres all started with a passion for high-quality, locally-produced food. With backgrounds in natural foods-wholesaling and farming, owners Jim and Kathy Lyons wanted to pursue a healthier, more sustainable form of agriculture. Together they realized their dreams to own and operate a farm. When Blue Moon first opened its doors in 1992, it did so as a CSA—Community Supported Agriculture operation. The following year saw the first harvest of micro greens and the first sale to a New York City restaurant. Word spread from chef to chef, and what was once a small backyard operation soon became the most trusted name in the business. During this time, Jim and Kathy raised three children, the eldest of whom, Ashley, now heads the sales and marketing department. In 2007, with an eye towards expanding their product offering, Blue Moon Acres acquired a 63-acre Certified Organic farm on agriculturally-preserved land in Pennington, New Jersey. It was here that several years later, Blue Moon built their first farm market, in which both the farm’s Organic produce and other locally-made goods are sold. Today, the farm operates with an ever-increasing focus on sustainability via the use solar energy and geothermal heating and cooling techniques. Looking to the future, Blue Moon’s focus will remain on sustainability and soil biology, which results in disease-resistant, better-tasting, more nutrient-dense foods.