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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.

A female owned and managed operation, Orange Cat Community 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!

Full-time Crew Member & Crew Manager positions are available for the 2022 season.

$13-$18 starting wage

It takes a team of dedicated people to pull off a season at an organic vegetable farm. The outdoor, fast-paced work environment is demanding, but equally rewarding and invigorating.

Full-time Crew Manager

I am looking for a person interested in taking on leadership responsibilities in the field and pack shed.  In addition to a positive attitude, efficient work ethic and good physical stamina, the Crew Manager needs to have excellent communication skills, be a flexible thinker and be comfortable taking initiative. Previous vegetable farming experience is required.

Crew Manager Starts: March 7th, 2022 (Flexible)

Crew Member Ends: Nov 18th, 2022

Positions Available: 1

Application Deadline: February 1st, 2022 or until position is filled

Pay

Starting wage: $18/hr

Benefits

Spring and main season CSA shares are provided.

Full time employees receive three paid days off.

2 weeks paid sick or family leave

$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 7:45am- 5pm, Monday through Friday with an hour lunch break. There may 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 in May, September and October.  The farm has several worker shares that help out weekly. At any given time there are usually 3-5 people working on a crew.

General Responsibilities:

Manage a crew of two or three full-time crew members and periodic worker shares in the field and packing shed.

Work closely with the farmer to create weekly and daily work plans.

Take on leadership responsibilities in weeding, harvest, post-harvest handling and CSA preparation- washing, cooler organization, bagging, counting, deciding vegetable distribution in the boxes, packing a box, setting up the pack line etc.

Previous full-time work experience on a vegetable farm required. A multi-year commitment is strongly preferred. The first work season will involve a lot of training on the systems here at Orange Cat.

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. Be sure to say which position you are applying for.

Email:  orangecatcommunityfarm@gmail.com

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 4th, 2022

Crew Member Ends: Nov 4th, 2022

Positions Available: 2

Application Deadline: February 1st, 2022 or until position is filled

Pay

Starting wage: $13/hr

Benefits

Spring and main season CSA shares are provided.

Full time employees receive three paid days off.

2 weeks paid sick or family leave

$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 in May, September and October.  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. Be sure to say which position you are applying for.

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.