Upward Farms grows leafy greens and fish with the highest ecological and quality standards so that everyone can nourish their body, family, and the planet. With 95% of leafy greens grown on the West Coast and 90% of seafood imported, our mission is to heal the broken food system and reconnect eaters with flavorful and nutritious local food.
We design and operate complete ecosystems of plants and fish in vertical farms, supplying these organic and local products to grocers.
Our new Headquarters Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn is focused on growing organic microgreen packaged salads and sustainably-raised striped bass for NYC-area grocery stores. With high-tech indoor vertical farming, we grow the freshest, nutrient-packed local food anywhere in the world (even Brooklyn).
In this role, you will work on a team of Indoor Farmers and report to our Farm Operations leaders at our Headquarters Farm in Greenpoint. The Farm Operations team runs all growing and processing activities for our packaged salads, utilizes and maintains best-in-class automation systems and equipment, and supports aquaculture (fish farming) operations as needed. The day-to-day will be focused on seeding, maintaining plant health and environmental conditions, harvesting, washing, packaging, and shipping / receiving.
The ideal candidate is passionate about plants, animals, and good food. Success in this job demands attention to detail, efficiency, and a hunger to learn. Upward Farms will provide specialized on-the-job training to build skills for advancement within our company and for the rapidly growing food processing and agriculture technology industries.
Preferred Skills + Experience
This position starts at $17-$20/hr depending on experience, with the potential for paid overtime. We offer our team members a dynamic work environment with benefits including medical, dental, vision, FSA/HSA, as well as additional perks like lots of fresh, free salad.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applicants with a widely diverse and non-traditional background to apply. Our needs are unique and varied so we value colleagues with diverse backgrounds. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and/or protected veteran status.
COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Quality Assurance
The health and safety of our colleagues and customers is our top priority. Our workplace safety and quality assurance policies are informed by guidance from the CDC, other government agencies, and internal working groups led by the most impacted and vulnerable team members (Farm Operations, Quality Assurance, etc.). Accordingly, applicants should be prepared to adhere to policies requiring the use of PPE (including face masks), regular screenings related to COVID-19, and other preventative measures.