Farm & Property Manager
Walpole Valley Farms is seeking a motivated, hard-working farmer/property manager to take the reins of our farm business. Duties include tractor work, setting up and removing cattle and poultry fencing, daily animal moves, observation of all animals in our pasture systems, light repair work such as basic carpentry skills, mending broken hoses, ability to drive an ATV, truck with trailer, and tractor, brush and limb maintenance, mowing the fields in between grazing, ability to lift 50 pounds, feeding and watering animals, collecting eggs, some record keeping.
The ideal candidate or candidates (could be a single person or a family) has farming and management experience and must enjoy the outdoors and working with animals, and a willingness to learn to basics of sustainable agriculture systems, have a friendly and adaptable personality, and be able to ask for help when needed. Teamwork and communication are important in our ever-evolving line of work therefore the ideal candidate is excellent with text, email, and verbal communication.
Because we have three farm related businesses (the inn, the restaurant, and the farm itself), being aware of how the three work together is important to understand. Compensation for this position is negotiable depending on level of experience and can come with or without on-farm housing.
Job perks include a farm food stipend, free chiropractic care, two weeks paid vacation, year end bonus, and more. This is a year-round position. We are looking to grow with someone for years.
Chris Caserta, Owner
We are Chris and Caitlin Caserta and have been farming in beautiful southern New Hampshire since 2006. It all started when raising chickens for family and friends. We then rediscovered how food was meant to taste!
With that, our mission was born. To humanely and sustainably raise meat of the highest quality while increasing the health and vitality of the land's soil.
The farm, a pasture-based livestock operation, utilizes regenerative and holistic management practices to raise healthy food for communities while healing and building soil.
In June of 2017 we opened The Hungry Diner, a fast casual farm-to-table restaurant where all the meat and eggs served are from Walpole Valley Farms and attention is put on all things local and quality.
In 2019, we continued the family ownership from Jacqueline Caserta of The Inn at Valley Farms, allowing us to offer the full farm experience for travelers and locals alike.