Farmers Market Staff

About Our Farm: Founded in 2002, Pat’s Pastured provides the highest quality pasture-raised and grass-fed meats. Our goal is to provide our livestock with a life that allows them to express their natural instincts fully in a pasture environment. That means that our pigs get to root, run and play; our chickens get to peck, scratch and crow; our turkeys gobble and strut; and our cows eat grass outside, NOT corn in confinement. 

General Description: Our farm is looking for motivated and out-going folks with a passion for agriculture and food to represent Pat’s Pastured both at our home farm store , at numerous Rhode Island farmers markets, and with our wholesale customers.

Starting mid-May and running through the end-October, these are seasonal retail positions. Beyond helping to share with the community our farm's pride and passion in what we grow, the work involves a unique combination of produce handling and sales, savvy farm marketing, wholesale deliveries, and good ol' fashioned face-to-face customer service.

We are hiring part-time employees for a few different farmers' market positions.

  • Wednesday at Aquidneck Market, Newport, 11am-7pm
  • Wednesday at Hope Street Market, Providence, 11am-7pm
  • Friday at our East Greenwich Farm, 3pm-6pm
  • Saturday at Aquidneck Market, Newport, 7:30am-1:30pm
  • Wednesday at Hope Street Market, Providence, 7:30am – 1:30pm

All positions will also come to the farm in East Greenwich to pick up and return product and for monthly staff meetings. 

Requirements: Schedule and availability are critical. Must have a good driving record, be able to lift 60+lbs and have a good personality for sales.  All applicants must also:

  • Be well organized, efficient and able to work independently.
  • Possess a positive, diligent work ethic.
  • Actively take initiative.
  • Love working outdoors in all weather.
  • Be friendly, outgoing, and knowledgeable.
  • Present a professional, clean, warm and approachable appearance.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Driver's License & clear driving record.  MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) required for hire

Email your inquires to patspastured@gmail.com along with a resume.

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Farm to Fork Order Takers

Pat's Pastured is a sustainable livestock farm located in East Greenwich, RI. We produce free-range chicken and eggs, pastured pork, and grass-fed beef.

Pat's Pastured To Go aims to utilize these products to make delicious and locally conscious food. We currently have 2 food carts and a food truck running in RI.

We are looking for someone with experience in a restaurant kitchen to help prepare and serve this food at farmers' markets and catering events. The position currently is 2-3 days a week but has potential to grow once the warmer months arrive.

The applicant would be working closely with Farmer Pat and To-Go chefs to create and sustain a growing range of menu items based on Pat's products. Ideally the candidate would have an interest in "farm to table" food and knowledge of various cooking techniques, as well as an ability to work well under pressure.

Responsibilities of the Order Taker are but not limited to taking food orders from customers, handling payment transactions and expediting orders to cook team and customers while providing hospitable customer service.

Must work day shift on Saturday and have a valid driver's license with no recent moving violations. Serve Safe Certification a plus. $10-$13 per hour depending on experience. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. Heavy lifting is required for mobile catering business. Positions available immediately. Please email with questions and/or send a resume, 3 professional references and cover letter. Applications that do not include these application items will not be reviewed.

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $10.00 to $13.00 /hour

Required experience:
Restaurant line cook: 1 year

Positions available immediately.  Please email with questions and/or send a resume, 3 professional references and cover letter to patspastured@gmail.com  Applications that do not include these application items will not be reviewed.

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    Farm to Fork LINE Cook

    Pat's Pastured is a sustainable livestock farm located in East Greenwich, RI. We produce free-range chicken and eggs, pastured pork, and grass-fed beef.

    Pat's Pastured To Go aims to utilize these products to make delicious and locally conscious food. We currently have 2 food carts and a food truck running in RI. We are looking for someone with experience in a restaurant kitchen to help prepare and serve this food at farmers’ markets and catering events.

    The position currently is 2-3 days a week but has potential to grow once the warmer months arrive. The applicant would be working closely with Farmer Pat and To-Go chefs to create and sustain a growing range of menu items based on Pat's products.

    Ideally the candidate would have an interest in "farm to table" food and knowledge of various cooking techniques, as well as an ability to work well under pressure. Must work day shift on Saturday and have a valid driver’s license with no recent moving violations. Serve Safe Certification a plus.

    Job Type: Part-time
    Salary: $12.00 to $13.00 /hour

    Required experience:
    Restaurant line cook: 1 year

    Positions available immediately.  Please email with questions and/or send a resume, 3 professional references and cover letter to patspastured@gmail.com  Applications that do not include these application items will not be reviewed.

     

    PAT’S PASTURED 2017 APPRENTICE POSITIONS

    Farm Description:

    100+ acres of pasture and woodlots spread over a several pieces of land in Rhode Island. All land is managed in an intensive rotational management system with multiple species of livestock. The main farm is located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. All meat and eggs are sold through farmers markets (6 summer, 3 winter in 2016/17), Meat/Poultry CSA, restaurant sales and on-farm sales.

     

    Livestock Details: 

    • Pasture-raised pigs (250-300 annually)
    • Pastured, Free-range broilers (11,000 seasonally)
    • Pasture-raised turkeys (600 seasonally)
    • Grass-fed beef steers (30 annually)
    • Free-range laying hens (2000 annually)
    • Free-range laying ducks (200 annually)
    • Livestock Guardian Dogs (5)

    All poultry are processed on-farm in a RI Health Department mobile processing unit

     

    Apprentices receive housing on-farm (shared living and rustic), $175 a week living stipend, access to meat, eggs, CSA vegetable share and other goodies from farm friends. In addition there are monthly educational opportunities at local farms, restaurant and with various food producers. This is a full time plus position (5 ½ day work week). Anyone interested must come to the farm for a one-day checkout.  Attitude is everything. No previous experience required  

    Responsibilities:

    • Daily watering, feeding and pasture rotation of broiler chickens, laying hens, ducks, turkeys, pigs and cattle
    • Management of chick brooder
    • Equipment maintenance
    • Product delivery
    • Poultry slaughter & processing
    • Assist with sales of products
    • Assisting with products processing, packaging & inventory
    • Building fence
    • General carpentry and construction  

    Qualifications:

    • Enjoys working with animals
    • Willingness to work long hours in all weather conditions
    • Willingness to learn
    • Valid drivers license
    • Ability to follow directions
    • Able to work independently or in a group
    • Ability to lift 50lbs on regular basis required
    • Commitment to work full 9 months (or full 3 months for summer apprenticeship)
    • Good communication skills
    • Punctual and reliable    

    There are 3 apprenticeship positions available for the 2017 season. 2 positions are 9 months long running from March through end of November.

    The additional position runs from beginning of June until the end of August.

    Please send 3 work references and contact information by email to patspastured@gmail.com. Any questions please contact us by email. To learn more about Pat’s Pastured visit our website or Facebook.