Philo Ridge Farm is a certified organic 400-acre farm located in Vermont’s Champlain Valley. We are a diversified farm in our fourth year of production focused on growing produce and raising meat. Our practices increase the health of our soil, produce a variety of nutrient rich foods, reduce the use of fossil fuels, and support our agricultural community. Our production spans vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, flowers, orchards, and livestock including sheep, chickens, turkeys, cattle, and pigs. We produce our own compost and hay on the farm.
One year ago, we opened the Farm Commons Barn, a community gathering place with a commercial kitchen and market for selling products grown and processed at Philo Ridge. The market at the Farm Commons Barn is open seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual counter-service style, as well as a curated grocery selection showcasing our meats, fresh produce and other products from local farms and producers. The commercial kitchen and processing facility also operate a production cycle continuously throughout the year, handling the value-added food processing and butchering of our farm-raised animals.
The farm and the Farm Common Barn allow us to welcome the public, to host events, and create value-added goods throughout the entire year. Together with the farm owners, Bio-Logical Capital manages the business, aiming to create a new diversified model for small scale farmers in the Northeast, one that will allow both the land and the farmer to prosper. In addition to production, we are carefully measuring and monitoring our practices so that we can share our story and data with others who are interested in understanding and supporting regenerative agriculture. For more information, visit www.philoridgefarm.com and www.biologicalcapital.com.
Philo Ridge Farm is looking for a General Manager – Hospitality and Farm Operations (GM) to be the hands on, entrepreneurial, creative leader of our diverse and innovative farm, market and events space, and processing facility. The GM will provide operational excellence through inspiring leadership and hospitality, outstanding team development, as well as thoughtful financial management of the business. The successful candidate will be a key ambassador of our core values, company mission and the Philo Ridge Farm story.
The GM is responsible for all business operations, leadership development, internal communication, community engagement and marketing, HR and administration. This is a multi-faceted role, with many diverse responsibilities, requiring a strong business acumen, entrepreneurialism, a good sense of humor, and patience and resilience focused on continuous improvement and delivery of goals in partnership with the staff.
Managing Philo Ridge Farm requires an outstanding generalist, who shares our passion for land conservation, growing produce and raising animals. As a calm, clearheaded leader, the GM must switch context often from long-term strategy to granular operating details. In this role, the General Manager is a facilitator, an active listener, a clear communicator, a mentor, coach, mediator, and source of positive inspiration for the entire team at Philo Ridge Farm—someone who can motivate and hold staff members accountable.
The GM reports to the Chief of Staff of Bio-Logical Capital, will work on Philo Ridge Farm, and needs to live locally.
There are many fantastic benefits to a career at Philo Ridge Farm. We believe in treating our employees, animals, and land with the respect and care. We offer a competitive salary with comprehensive benefits. At Philo-Ridge Farm we enjoy working in a team-based environment and value our mission, our guests and our constituents.
Strong candidates will be equally comfortable updating Excel spreadsheets as they are hosing off their muck boots and creating a welcoming atmosphere of hospitality at the Farm Commons Barn.
If you want to make a difference – every day – in being in the forefront of creating a new diversified model for small scale farmers in the Northeast, one that will allow both the land and the farmer to prosper and will give our guests a delicious taste of our labor and commitment, please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org with “General Manager – Hospitality and Farm Operations” in the subject line.
A background check and computer literacy test are part of the recruiting process for final candidates.
Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone or email.
Philo Ridge Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.