Seasonal Crew Positions

Crossroads Community Farm (located in Cross Plains, WI – near Madison) is a certified organic vegetable farm. We are queer-owned and operated, and committed to creating a safe and welcoming space for everyone to work. We are a well-established production farm, and as we mature, we continue to expand our food/racial justice work. For the 2024 season we have several open field positions.

Farm work is brutaful – brutal and beautiful all wrapped up in one. This job requires moving your body and lifting crates of food in the elements all day. It can be brutal. It will probably be one of the hardest jobs you’ll ever have. And yet, it will be beautiful too. We grow gorgeous food and no doubt you will work with incredible humans.

Each field position has slightly different starting and end dates (see below for more details) though the nature of the positions are generally the same. A field position at our farm involves hard work with your body, as you help us to seed, plant, weed, and harvest vegetables. Crew members work 38 hour weeks in the field, in every possible weather condition.

We will begin hiring in early February and will do so on a rolling basis until positions are full, usually end of March. Our 2024 seasonal crew has been hired. 


Components of Job:

  • Daily physical field work, including: transplanting, row-covering, weeding, harvesting, washing, and packing
  • Working at a fast pace
  • Frequent bending and kneeling to the ground
  • Working outside in all weather conditions
  • Frequent heavy lifting of 25-50 pounds
  • Working with others in a crew
  • Receiving and following verbal instruction
  • Communicating clearly and often with the farm team


Desired Skills/Experience:

  • At least one full season on a vegetable farm or other farm experience
  • Ability to appropriately balance speed and quality of work
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to follow directions
  • Able to move body efficiently with sufficient stamina


We believe in paying a living wage. The 2024 starting wage at our farm is $16.84/hour. The season-end bonus brings typically brings that up to $17.84/hour starting.


  • Access to surplus organic produce
  • $115 rain gear reimbursement
  • Commitment-end bonus, typically $1/hour worked
  • Optional retirement IRA with farm match

Positions & Timing:

  • Full-time Field Crew. Working 38 hour weeks, 4 days/week.
  • Part-Time Field Crew. Working 2-3 days per week. 9.5 hours/day.

All full-time positions span from early June through early October. A smaller number of these positions start earlier (May) and span later, with full-time hours going through October and November.

Part-time positions typically run from June through August/September, but sometimes longer.

Equal Opportunity Policy: 

We value diversity in our workforce just as we value diversity on the land, for many of the same reasons. A range of cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds gives us the variety of experiences and perspectives that make us stronger, more resilient, and better able to cope with the many challenges that come with doing our work. Women, people of color, and individuals with
diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Apply HERE on our online form (it’s pretty short and asks you to attach your resume/job history).  Qualified applicants will be contacted to set up an interview.

Application Deadline: We are accepting applications currently, and will conduct interviews until all positions are filled (usually by end of March).

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