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Updated 3/14/24

We have one P/T opening for Seasonal Bakery and Event Staff See below for details.

Title: Seasonal Bakery and Event Staff (P/T)

Overview: Our business grows 50+ vegetables on an acre and a half and bake sourdough breads, pastries, and dry goods in our 5'x7' wood-fired oven. We sell mostly at farmers markets, which we do 10 months of the year. We see ourselves as part of a community of food producers all doing their small part to build a sustainable regional food system.

You will join our small but mighty team to help produce sourdough breads, pastries, and dry goods in our wood-fired oven. You will get baking perks without baking hours; our 3-4 person team works during the day.

Our passion for regional grain motivated us to help found the Common Grain Alliance, a non-profit that seeks to revitalize the grain economy in the Mid-Atlantic ( As part of Little Hat Creek Farm, you will be connected to a growing network of like-minded farms and grain professionals in the Mid-Atlantic who are working towards a thriving regional foodshed. Watch this video ( to learn how our bakery supports soil health.

Job description
Your main responsibilities will be assisting other bakers in production, and representing us at one of our farmers’ markets. Production tasks may include shaping croissants, making fillings, processing fruits and vegetables from our farm for use in the bakery, mixing doughs, feeding starters, shaping breads, scaling, pastry make-up, and cleaning. You may also be asked to package baked goods, receive deliveries, fill orders, make deliveries, and sort the goods into two or more sales channels. 

Event tasks include setting up and breaking down a 10x20 farmer’s market stand, performing fast and accurate mental calculations, making change, restocking product, handling product safely, creating beautiful displays, and facilitating a fun and social atmosphere in our stand.

Weekly commitment: 20-30 hours (with 8-10 hours on Saturday mornings)

Job requirements
You are a good fit for our team if you are versatile and adaptable. You are willing to learn, can stay focused on a task, and can take verbal and written instruction. You are good at counting, mental calculations, and record-keeping, can follow written and verbal instructions, and can speak up when you notice something doesn’t seem right. You are consistently attentive to cleanliness and food safety and can focus on the task at hand. Some kitchen experience is a plus, but none is required. 

You are passionate about food and feeding your community and have excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills. You are respectful, and a joy to be around, but are also content to work alone. You are organized, can manage your time, and take pride in a clean workspace and a job well done. You are punctual, dependable, and able to meet deadlines.

You must be able to stay at work for your whole shift. The work is very physical, and you must be able to stand all day and safely lift fifty pounds, reach, squat, and learn new physical skills.

You must be available to work Saturday mornings starting in May.

Start / End dates: This position starts April 1. We would like a commitment through the end of October 2024; start and end dates are somewhat flexible. Transitioning to longer term employment is an option for the right candidate.

Housing: Housing priority is given to our full-time and current staff, but if there is space you will have the option of renting a room in our 4-Br/2-Ba team house at below-market rent, utilities and basic furniture included.

Compensation: $16-20 / hr part-time. We pay monthly. Benefits include unlimited free access to unsold farm produce and baked goods, holidays off (if you stay on)—we don’t work Thanksgiving, or between Christmas and New Years, and a workspace culture that puts people first.

To apply: Please submit at least two of the following:
1) a one-page resume
2) a cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this job
3) a paragragh, recording, video, or illustration of something you have accomplished that you are proud of (may or may not be food-related)

Deadline: This position is open until filled.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Ben + Heather