Employment Opportunities

Positions available in 2021 and beyond

Common Thread CSA is a 17-acre vegetable farm in Central New York that grows mixed vegetables using sustainable methods for CSA, farmers markets, and some wholesale. Operating at this scale, we use a mix of hand and mechanized techniques, offering a wide variety of skills for farmers to learn and hone. We are a family farm run by two farmers with over 20 years of experience. We enjoy sharing what we know with– and learning from– our farm crew. Our scale allows motivated employees to learn and practice a wide variety of skills. We prioritize soil health, using a permanent raised bed tillage system and planting about half the farm to cover crops. We work to make our food accessible to all by running a sponsored share program and donating food to local soup kitchens and food pantries. We work to build a positive and safe workplace and welcome diversity of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, family status and religion. We take COVID seriously on the farm and take all precautions to keep our staff and members safe.

Farm Staff Positions

Come farm with us! We have full-time positions March – mid-December, with part-time employment Mid-December-February. Staff positions include Greenhouse Manager, Wash and Pack Manager, Harvest Manager and Tractor Operator. Staff also contribute to general needs of the farm. Staff members must have 2+ years’ experience on a vegetable operation, good communication skills, a positive attitude, and be ready to make a 2-year commitment to the farm. Compensation in 2022 is $13.50-$15.00/hour depending on experience, plus a CSA share, professional development opportunities, a week of paid sick time and a week of paid vacation time each year. We can provide assistance in finding housing nearby.  There will be on farm housing for one person in the spring.

Apprentice and Summer Intern Positions

Learn how the farm works from seed to distribution by participating in greenhouse work, transplanting, cultivation, harvesting, wash and pack, farmers markets, CSA distribution, tractor operations, and more. In addition to hands-on training in the fields, we hold biweekly education sessions on topics such as soil management, business planning, and crop planning, as well as field trips to other farms. Apprenticeships run from April through November. Internships run from late May through mid to late August. We encourage successful apprentices and interns to stay on in positions of greater responsibility the following season. Compensation in 2022 includes training, $13.20-$13.70/hour, a CSA share, and sick pay in accordance with NYS law. We can provide assistance in finding housing nearby. Applicants should have at least 2 months experience working on a vegetable farm (or another comparable field, such as landscaping or restaurant work), ability to work in all weather conditions and be physically able to complete a season of farm work, a valid driver’s license, a positive attitude, and good communication skills.

Summer and Fall Field Crew Positions

We seek part- or full-time crew members to help with planting, harvest, packing and distribution. We look for positive team members who enjoy working outside, are detail oriented, enjoy the athletic challenge of fast-paced physical labor, and find joy and meaning in growing healthy food for their community. Farm experience is helpful but necessary. Job experience in a related field and a valid driver’s license are required. Compensation starts at $12.50/hour, plus a CSA share and sick pay in accordance with NYS law.

Employment Application