Join Our Team!
We are currently accepting applications for the 2023 Season!
Our small but mighty farm is heading into its 19th season, and we're looking for kindred spirits to join in the work, the dirt, the thought, the sweat and the joy of farming on Madison's southern edge.
For all positions, we are looking for individuals who share our commitment to hard work, punctuality, respect for one another, and a drive to continually improve. Our mantras are "We are always moving forward" and "We are all in this together" and these drive our work philosophy and business. We value and reward previous relevant experience in our hiring, and also reward those who hit the ground running with energy and grit. In-season raises and end-of-year bonuses are often given to those who contribute directly to the farm's success.
Open Positions for 2023 and beyond:
Field Crew Leader (March through November), full-time position. This is a great opportunity for someone with 1-2 seasons of vegetable farm work under their belt who wants to build leadership skills and continue their farm training. Hourly Wage commensurate with experience, starting at $16/hr. CSA share and farm surplus included, PTO, Health care stipend, work gear stipend.
Organic Vegetable Farm Apprenticeship We work with FairShare CSA Coalition and the State of WI to be a farm host for this registered apprenticeship opportunity. Visit the Program Website for Details
Field Crew: (April-June through August-Oct), full-time and part-time positions available. Participate in all aspects of vegetable production for CSA and market from seed to distribution. Hourly Wage based on relevant experience, starting at $14/hr. CSA share and farm surplus included. PTO, Health care stipend, and work gear stipend for full time, full season staff.
Farmers Market Lead Take the Lead at our Market Stand at the Westside Community Market! Great side gig for a early-rising fast-mover with great mental math :). Hourly Wage commensurate with experience starting at $18/hr, lots of farm produce included. Work hours are 5am-2pm Saturdays, and starts/ends at the farm.
Farmers Market Staff Help to staff our stand with the farm team at the Westside Community Market! Again--great side gig for a early-rising fast-mover with great mental math. Hourly Wage commensurate with experience starting at $15/hr, lots of farm produce included. Work hours are 6am-1pm Saturdays, but can vary a bit based on who opens/closes the stand.
At Blue Moon we work hard, work smart, and are always looking for ways to improve what we do for the betterment of our community, the environment, our financial sustainability, and our health.
To Apply, please send a resume or summary of work history, 2 work-related references, and statement of interest/availability to Kristen at [email protected] Please note that with rare exception, an in-person interview at the farm is required. Contact Kristen with any questions!
Worker Shares and Barters
Each year we have a group of CSA Worker Share members who work in exchange for their CSA shares. Roles include field work, packing vegetables, CSA distribution assistance, mowing/string trimming around the farm, and farmer market staffing.
Interested? Contact Kristen at [email protected]
We also have quite a number of professional services that we barter CSA shares for. If you have a service to offer the farm in trade, we would love to chat with you! Contact Kristen to discuss.
Volunteer Work Days
During the summer field season (June through mid August), we invite volunteers to join in our morning activities every Thursday from 8am-12pm. You will receive farm vegetables for your morning of work, and get to experience life on the farm crew without making a full-season commitment. If this interests you, email Kristen ([email protected]) to be added to our volunteer list and receive sign-up opportunities once we get rolling.