For the 2023 season, we are currently looking for the following help:
Home Delivery Driver – Thursday delivery days for the PEORIA and NAPERVILLE – W. SUBURBS
Help deliver food to our customers! Excellent position for a retired person looking for just a little work. We deliver on Thursdays alternating between the Naperville and Peoria areas. Typical route is 4 hours in length. Driver provides vehicle and device with GPS to find addresses. We provide everything else – the route, coolers, etc.
Vegetable Garden Crew
Days available include Monday, Tuesday and Fridays. All days are not required.
We grow on 1-acre and the garden includes three 20′ x 96′ hoophouses. Work includes soil prep, planting, weeding, harvesting, washing and prepping vegetables for our CSA shares. Almost all our work is done by hand.
We grow our vegetables using only small scale organic growing methods with a deep emphasis on promoting life and fertility in our soil, season extension, growing flavorful varieties and enjoying what we harvest. You will be immersed in all the activities of the garden and we gladly share what we’ve learned along our nearly 30 years of growing food.
Vegetable CSA Prep – Wednesdays only POSITION FILLED
Help prepare our Vegetable CSA shares on Wednesdays from June 2 – November 10. We weigh, bunch, bag and distribute veggies to each share. Individual must be detail oriented, able to think clearly and focus on each task. Every Wednesday is not required.
Livestock Help – Flexible time and days
Work may include fence building & maintenance, feeding, watering, rotating grazing area for chickens, pigs and/or cattle.
What to Expect Working on Our Farm – Vegetable and Livestock
The people that do best on our farm love the outdoors, aren’t afraid of hard work and want to contribute to a more sustainable way of growing food. We are looking for individuals that share our love and curiosity for growing food and providing what we grow to our local community.
Our jobs are task oriented with a well defined beginning, middle and end. You will see the fruits of your labor, but it takes some elbow grease to arrive there.
Working at the farm is physically demanding and you should be in good shape from the beginning. Heat tolerance is a must!!
Garden helpers should expect to kneel, lift, load and unload veggies. We might plant for a couple hours and then harvest tomatoes and peppers. Garden experience is not required. We’ll teach you every step of the way how we grow & harvest veggies so they arrive in the best possible condition to our customers.
We mostly work in teams to accomplish the day’s tasks. This helps the work move along at a good pace and allows time to share ideas and interests. Some of the best conversations happen while harvesting a bed of beans!
We work through many kinds of weather including warm summer days and windy fall afternoons. You should not be bothered by bugs, pollen or humid days.
We share what we’ve learned in the many years growing food for ourselves and our community. If you are new to growing food, you will certainly absorb a great deal of information by working at the farm. There is nothing more empowering than the ability to grow your own organic food.
We are flexible employers and are willing to work around schedules. All positions are part-time.
If you are interested in working at BBF this season, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.