– Come Work With Us –

Orange Cat Community Farm is located in Sauk County, WI near Reedsburg and Wisconsin Dells. It is 1 hour from Madison and about 20 minutes from the Baraboo Hills, where there are beautiful hiking and recreational opportunities.

The farm has been in operation since 2010. It is 22 acres with 3 acres of certified organic vegetables, including hoophouse production. The produce is marketed through a 150 member main season CSA as well as spring and fall CSA shares and a farmers’ market in Baraboo.

Orange Cat Community Farm is owned and operated by Laura Mortimore. The farm prides itself on producing high quality vegetables and creating a positive CSA experience for members. Every season it is very exciting to see what hard-working, motivated individuals join our team. Come be a part of it!

Now Hiring!

Are you interested in learning about CSA, cooking with seasonal, local produce, or running your own organic vegetable farm someday? Do you enjoy working outside in a fast-paced environment?

Two full-time crew member positions are available for the 2020 season.

Full-time Crew Members

I am looking for employees with positive attitudes, efficient work ethics, and good physical stamina who are adaptable and excited to learn about growing vegetables. Previous farming experience is very desirable, but not necessary. You need to be sincerely interested in being a part of everything that happens here. You need to be comfortable working in a crew. It really takes a team to make the farm happen! You will be working in all weather conditions.

Crew Member Starts: April 13th, 2020

Crew Member Ends: Oct 30th, 2020

Positions Available: 2

Application Deadline: February 1st, 2020 or until position is filled

Pay

Starting wage: $10/hr  or based on previous vegetable farming experience

Benefits

Spring and main season CSA shares are provided.

Full time employees receive three paid days off.

$175 gear stipend

Housing

There are rooms for rent in the farm house, but employees are more than welcome to find off-farm housing. The room at the farm includes a private bedroom with shared bathroom, living room and kitchen.  There is a huge deck on the house for everyone’s use.  The farm is a 5 minute drive from town. $375/mo includes all utilities and internet.

Work Details

Hours of expected work are 8:00am- 5pm, Monday through Friday with an hour lunch break. There will be times when circumstances require us to work later, but I’ll do my best to keep the schedule. Employees are required to attend the Saturday farmers’ market on a rotating basis.  The farm has several worker shares that help out weekly. At any given time there are usually 3-5 people working on a crew.

Although the daily regiment will change, in a season expect to be involved with the following:

greenhouse transplant production, transplanting and direct seeding, weeding, irrigation, harvest, post-harvest handling, hoophouse vegetable production, selling at a farmers’ market, driving delivery routes, and the ins and outs of running a CSA with happy members.

Valid driver’s license is required.

I am going to ask you to work hard. I am going to ask you to enjoy yourself. Best person for the job: someone who enjoys working hard!

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter describing why you are interested in working at Orange Cat Community Farm.

Email:  orangecatcommunityfarm@gmail.com

Considering Working at Orange Cat?

Check out what the 2011 and 2012 farm intern, Chef Kari, has to say about her experience at Orange Cat Community Farm.

Read Kari's Story

Housing on the Farm

Here are a few snapshots of the housing at Orange Cat. There’s plenty of room for everyone and wi-fi, too!

Working at Orange Cat has been the most rewarding and hardest work I have ever done.
I am so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of Orange Cat Community Farm.