We Are Looking for a Farm Manager

Cherry Grove Farm is seeking a farm manager. The farm is located in the historic district of Lawrenceville, New Jersey. We produce and market fine artisanal cheeses, grass-fed meats, and other farm products. The owners are committed to the principles of sustainability, environmental conservation, community engagement and excellence in our products.

The farm is uniquely situated on a heavily travelled state highway in the heart of the Philadelphia – New York Corridor, where many retail stores, restaurants and families value high-quality products from local sources. Established points of sale include an on-farm store, seasonal farm markets, year-round wholesale to restaurants and retail markets, and a growing web-based presence.

The Manager (or, couple) will be in charge of all aspects of farm management from production to marketing. He or she will be a person with demonstrated supervisory and management experience; a friendly, outgoing and inclusive manner; and creative passion for the production and marketing of local agricultural products. Appropriate backgrounds may include sustainable agricultural production, Animal husbandry, experience in food sales or distribution, or some combination of these qualifications.

Oliver, Bill and Sam Hamill, Owners

Please send inquiries and qualifications to Sam Hamill, smhjr@ix.netcom.com

 

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  2. Anabela Silva

    Dear Hiring Manager,

    This letter is in response to the Farm Manager position recently posted on your website.

    As you will see from my resume, I have several years of management, and customer service experience in a farm, food service and retail environment. My experience includes managing and operating my own vineyard in the Texas Hill Country. While in Texas I also managed the cheese and charcuterie department of a fast paced Italian restaurant and Specialty Food Market and made hand-pulled mozzarella for the restaurant and for retail sales.

    When I moved back to New Jersey I became the Tasting Room Manager and Event Coordinator at Hopewell Valley Vineyards. I also managed the winery staff as well as my own catering staff. I scheduled private parties and weekend entertainment.

    Please call me at 512-940-5912 if you have any questions or would like to set up a time to meet. Following is my resume.

    Kindest Regards,

    Anabela da Silva

    Anabela da Silva
    10 Fran Ave. Ewing, N.J. 08638
    512-940-5912
    dasilvaag@hotmail.com

    Experience

    Video Editor, NEP Broadcasting
    Edit open and segments for broadcast on Current Television’s Countdown With Keith Olbermann.

    Event Planner, Tasting Room Manager, Caterer, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, NJ (2008-2011)
    Schedule and coordinate events.
    Manage the day to day operations in the tasting room.
    Schedule and supervise staff for events and festivals.
    Create menus and budget for all events.
    Lead food preparation and plating.
    Design and implement room décor.

    Mandola’s Italian Market, Austin, TX (2005-2008)
    Supervised and managed the execution of all catering events.
    Created budgets for events.
    Managed and operated the gourmet deli department.
    Created weekly staff schedules.
    Placed stock orders and did weekly inventory.
    Made mozzarella cheese products for the restaurant and for retail sales.
    Designed antipasti and charcuterie platters for special orders and catered events.
    Educated deli/cheese associates about the history, geography and production of imported and domestic cheeses and charcuterie.

    Central Market, Austin, TX (2005-2006)
    Master Mozzarella Maker/International Cheese Expert
    Educated staff and customers on over 500 different cheeses, caviar, olives and charcuterie items.
    Made mozzarella cheese products for retail sales, including Bocanccini, Ovalini, and Panino.
    Trained deli/cheese associates in mozzarella cheese production.

    Quinta DaSilva Vineyards (2005-2008)
    Managed and Operated the Vineyard
    Planted and pruned 5 acres of vines.

    Special Skills
    Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese
    Mac and PC Proficient

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1902 - Family purchased farm

1910 - Leased land to dairy farmer

1987 - Hamill Brothers inherit farm

2002 - Started as a family business

2003 - Started a beef herd, laying hens, and pigs

2004 - Added sheep and attained organic certification of pasture land

2005 - Added dairy herd and began making fresh cheeses like mozzarella

2006 - Built aging caves and began making aged cheeses

2012 - Grid Magazine’s Cheese of the Month (Nov – Full Nettle Jack); Finalist at the Good Food Awards (Toma)

2013 - Won 2 blue ribbons from the American Cheese Society(for Buttercup Brie and Lawrenceville Jack Reserve); Added second cheesemaker

2014 - Broke ground on additional aging space and began process of getting AWA certification for our chickens
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