The Community Farm of Ann Arbor is seeking a farmer or farmers to lead a team of co-workers on our member-owned, consensus-governed CSA devoted to Biodynamic agriculture, and to nourishing and sustaining the earth and each other. The farm is located in Chelsea, Michigan and serves a community from the greater Ann Arbor area. It currently consists of 7 cultivated acres, a barnyard, pasture, greenhouse and cold frames, a 25 acre hay field, 2 heritage barns, a cow, 4 goats, a flock of chickens named Jessica, bees, 2 farmers, 5-8 co-workers, a community of about 80 families, and a lot of farm equipment including a solar tractor, 4 regular tractors with implements, and a double digger.
Established in 1988 this was the first CSA in Michigan. True to the original CSA model, the entire community shares the risks and bounty of the farm and supports its farmers. The farm has a long term lease to the land it farms which it helped to preserve as farmland in perpetuity through a conservation easement. The members are intimately connected to the farm through weekly pickups there, monthly membership meetings, and sharing in some of the work of the farm each season. The farm also has a tax-exempt educational arm that coordinates field trips and other educational activities. The 2 most important aspects of the farm are that it is Biodynamic and that it is a CSA. Training and experience in Biodynamic methods and CSA operation is preferred. This is a year round position. The new farmers will take over in 2018. Ideally there will be a period of overlap with the current farmers in 2017 so that they can share their 26 years of experience. To apply please send a letter of introduction and a resume by August 15, 2016 to:
o or by snail mail to The Community Farm of Ann Arbor c/o Linda Britt 2 Lois Court Ann Arbor, MI 48103
If you have questions you can call farmers Anne and Paul at 734-433-0261.