farm help needed in lewis, NY

 farm help needed in Elizabethtown/Lewis, NY.  

 Availability to do physical garden work, fire wood cutting and hauling, yard work including running a weed-wacker, fence repair and other homestead related activities.  Pay commensurate with skills- will start / train at $10 per hour for hard working individual or couple. seasonal employment with bi-weekly pay. We are looking for someone to help ease our work load.  We are health conscious and environmentally conscious people.

Please answer the following questions to help us get to know more about each other and if our needs/skills match up. Contact us at

1-Do you smoke cigarettes? > 2- Do you have an indoor pet? > 3-Have you ever milked a goat or cow? Will you be able to be available in the mornings at a consistent time 7 days a week for milking and other chores approximately 1 hours worth of work? Will you be able to be available in the evening before dark for evening chores approximately 30-45 minutes worth of work? > 4-Do you have animal care experience? > 5-Are you willing to live here-on the “farm"in Elizabethtown,NY? > 6-Are you married, single, divorced, in a relationship? > 7-Do you have children? If yes do they live with you? > 8-Do you have any tools of your own? > 9-What type of vehicle do you drive? > 10- Are you OK working from a ladder? > 11- Are you comfortable running a chain saw? > 12- Are you comfortable/ well versed operating a standard transmission truck and tractor? > 13- Have you worked with a tractor with a front end loader before? If yes how much once, twice or for years? > 14- Do you consider your self a self motivated person? Can you make note of jobs that need to be done later while working on the job at hand? > 15- Are you willing to / interested in learning new skill? > 16- Do you have any fix-it / handy man or women skills? > 17- Work changes with the seasons and is mostly outside, pay is year round at a consistent weekly salary but work load will vary depending on weather from lighter some weeks to heavier other weeks is that ok with you? Averaging out to at least 40 hours per week > 18- Time off is fine as long a pre-arranged with us and does not conflict with our needs.

Thanks for taking the time to answer the above questions.

Best wishes Ginkgo Farms Family.


Internship and Job Positions at Ginkgo Farms in Lewis, 2019

Come work or intern with us at Ginkgo Farms in Elizabethtown/Lewis, New York.  We are a young and growing farm. Our main crop is a specialty heirloom butternut squash, and we also grow a diverse variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs on 5 acres.  Internship and job positions at Ginkgo Farms provide the opportunity to learn first-hand on a small farm throughout the growing season. Farm work is not easy as the hours can be long and the work is physical. However, there is no better way to learn the craft of small-scale agriculture than on the job with your hands in the soil. The primary goal of our internship program is to train prospective farmers in the operation of a diverse small farm.

Job Description:  Interns/Workers will be involved in all aspects of the farm from animal chores (chickens), to wash and pack of vegetables, and everything in between. While working closely with the farm manager much of the time and farm owner, they will also have many independent responsibilities. Hours are dependent on what is needed on the farm starting part time, and may lead to full time or a permanent position in the future. Farm work is at the same time incredibly demanding and rewarding.

The following is a list of some of the tasks a farmworker or intern can expect to do:

Field work: includes seeding, transplanting, weeding, thinning, and harvesting.

Greenhouse: seeding, transplanting, watering, trellising and pest control.

Wash Station: washing, sorting, and packing

Animal care: letting chickens out at sunrise if not done already, moving portable chicken pens, feeding and watering chickens, collecting eggs and putting chickens in at sun down if still on property. Maintenance and cleaning of coop and chicken run. 

Garden care:  seeding, weeding, thinning, transplanting, irrigation

Irrigation: setting up and maintaining irrigation system

Construction projects: GinKGo Farms is a young and growing farm. There may be opportunities for building projects

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate would be hard-working, self-motivated, and able to maintain a sense of humor and communicate well. Must be well versed in farm work including plant identification, plant care, insect identification, operating some farm machinery.  Applicants should be reasonably fit and able to lift 50lbs regularly. Must be ok with dogs we have here on the farm.  They should also be able to work outside in all weather conditions from rain to the heat of mid summer. Please no smoking, drug use, alcohol consumption, or pets. A valid driver’s license is required. The ability to drive a standard is preferred but not necessary.

Compensation:  Internship is unpaid but may work into a paying position.  For experienced farm worker we start at $11.50/hour. Raises for outstanding display of relavent experience is a possibility. Harvest bonus may also be possible.

The Application Process for Internship and Job Positions at Ginkgo Farms:  Thank you for your interest in applying for a job position or an internship at Ginkgo Farms. Please feel free to contact us with any other questions. All applicants may email resume and three reference contacts to:

Best wishes Ginkgo Farms Family.


used tractor Wanted

Used tractor with good clearance for brush hogging, light farming and some forest work.  Please feel free to contact us if you think you have what we need.