Connecticut – Anderson Acres Farm hiring Seasonal Field Crew

Kent, Connecticut

6/13/2018 – HELP WANTED!

OUTDOOR SUMMER WORK WITH FRESH CUT FLOWERS:

SEASONAL FIELD CREW OPPORTUNITY AT ANDERSON ACRES FARM IN KENT, CT

Crew work at Anderson Acres Farm is for the tough, diligent, and creative. We are looking for like-minded people to jump in for the summer on a full or part time basis. If you enjoy working with your hands, getting out into the sun and soil, and learning about how to grow fresh, beautiful flowers, then this could be a great fit for you. Join our small team and work on a lovely 200-acre property just behind Lake Waramaug where we produce specialty cut flowers.

Daily duties can include but are not limited to: seeding, planting, pruning, weeding, bed prep, flower harvest, bouquet packaging, and deliveries. We are especially in need of folks who are interested in and/or have experience working with flowers or vegetables. We are seeking someone who is available to work weekends and who is self-motivated and able to work independently. If you enjoy plants and have a flair for design, we want you on our team!

Requirements:

– Previous work experience, farming or flower care background strongly preferred

– Weekend availability

– A good work ethic and positive attitude

– Comfortable working around dogs, cats, and chickens

– Means of transportation and valid driver’s license

– Ability to repeatedly lift 50lbs and general physical stamina

Compensation is $12-14/hr, depending on experience, as well as plenty of flowers, vegetables, and eggs to take home. We are currently looking for someone to fill this seasonal position who could work 20-25 hours/week starting in mid-June. Learn more about the farm at andersonacresfarm.com. Please send a cover letter and resume to Betsy at elizabeth.allison.jackson@gmail.com

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New York – Bear Creek Farm hiring Farm Supervisor

Stanfordville, New York

Bear Creek Farm is an innovative and growing flower farm that uses sustainable practices to grow premium dahlias and peonies in the beautiful Hudson Valley, New York. Recognized by New York Magazine as the “Best Dahlias” in this our third year, we are seeking an energetic, self-starter with an organized mind who enjoys working on complex multi-faceted projects to join our team.

Passionate about flowers, the farm supervisor will be directly managing and coordinating activities of horticultural workers and will help add structure to all operations from the seeding schedule, to weeding, to harvest and post-harvest handling both in open fields and high tunnels. The supervisor is directly responsible for keeping workers on task and ensuring that flowers are properly grown, harvested and distributed. At times, the physical duties of the job may include assisting in soil prep and harvest. This will enable the owner to focus more on marketing and rapid growth. The supervisor will be involved in every aspect of creative problem solving and managing people.

We look forward to receiving your application. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Crop production health and yield for flower acreage from 3 to 8 acres
  • Managing daily schedules of harvesting and packing
  • Quality control and inventory procedures
  • Soil analysis, pesticide and fertilizer scheduling and application
  • Proactively troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Mentoring and motivating growing farming team
  • Ensure equipment is well maintained
  • Inspect facilities to determine maintenance needs
  • Lead continuous improvement to operating efficiencies knowing the confines of a small budget

Qualifications and Skills

  • 3 years commercial farming experience, 2 years in a managerial role
  • Ability to work carefully and quickly, with precision and extreme attention to detail
  • Positive, upbeat, can-do attitude, willing to get hands dirty and work hard, not just supervise
  • Be comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Must have a clean drivers license
  • Knowledge of farm equipment machinery and repairs

Please note that we are very sorry but given time constraints, only those applicants with commercial farming experience will be considered for this position and will receive a response. Applicants with other very positive experiences such as landscaping, gardening, etc., though very viable and interesting, unfortunately will not fit these requirements.

Benefits

Compensation commensurate with experience; above average remuneration for floriculture training. Bonus program based on individual and farm performance. Weekly flowers.

Our farm is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation, are encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to info@bearcreekfarm.com

Connecticut – Anderson Acres Farm hiring Flower Farm Field Crew

Kent, Connecticut

Connecticut – Flower Farm Field Crew

OUTDOOR, SPRING AND SUMMER WORK WITH FRESH CUT FLOWERS:

FIELD CREW OPPORTUNITY AT ANDERSON ACRES FARM IN KENT, CT

Crew work at Anderson Acres Farm is for the tough, diligent, and creative. We are looking for like-minded people to jump in for the summer on a full or part time basis. If you enjoy working with your hands, getting out into the sun and soil, and learning about how to grow fresh, beautiful flowers, then this could be a great fit for you. Join our small team and work on a lovely 200-acre property just behind Lake Waramaug where we produce specialty cut flowers.

Daily duties can include but are not limited to: seeding, planting, pruning, weeding, bed prep, flower harvest, bouquet packaging, and deliveries. We are especially in need of folks who are interested in and/or have experience working with flowers or vegetables. If you enjoy plants and have a flair for design, we want you on our team!

Requirements:

Previous work experience, trade or farm background preferred

A good work ethic and positive attitude

Comfortable working around dogs, cats, and chickens

Means of transportation and valid driver’s license

Ability to repeatedly lift 50lbs and general physical stamina

Compensation is $12-14/hr, depending on experience, as well as plenty of flowers, vegetables, and eggs to take home. We are currently looking for someone who could work 20-25 hours/week starting in late April. Learn more about the farm at andersonacresfarm.com. Please send a cover letter and resume to kat@andersonacresfarm.com.

Maine – Bumbleroot Organic Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Windham, Maine
 
FIELD HAND (Vegetable Focus)
40 hours a week, April-October
Job Description:
Assistance with all daily farm activities including (but not limited to) seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, setting up irrigation, washing and packing vegetables, tractor work, CSA preparation. You will be expected to work farmers’ market shifts as a part of your 40 hour per week schedule. Time will be spent in the greenhouse, in the field and at markets. Work is fast-paced and physically demanding.
Requirements: 
We are looking for candidates with at least one year of farming experience, the capacity to lift 50lbs. and be on your feet for 6 hours. Must have a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a positive attitude. We value communication, efficiency, and initiative. We do not offer housing so reliable transportation is necessary (we are located 20 minutes from Portland) .
Work Environment and Schedule:
The job will be 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, with a one hour unpaid lunch break. April or May through September/October. Early start times on harvest days and market days (6am) and we work in all weather conditions. Bumbleroot’s daily field operations are managed by three of Bumbleroot’s owners with whom you will work closely.
FIELD HAND (Flower Focus)
40 hours/week, May-October
Job Description
Assistance with all daily farm activities including (but not limited to) seeding, transplanting, weeding, setting up irrigation, trellising vegetables and flowers, pinching & deadheading, harvesting vegetables and flowers, and making floral arrangements and bouquets. This full-time position will work with both vegetables and flowers with a focus on cut flower production, harvest and floral design. Time will be spent in the greenhouse, in the field and in the flower processing/design space.
Requirements:
Candidates must have at least one year of farming experience on a commercial farm and an interest in cut flower production and floral design. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic and a positive attitude, excellent listening and communication skills, and ability to work with efficiency in a team setting. We do not offer housing so reliable transportation to and from the farm is necessary.
Work Environment and Schedule:
The job will be 8 hours a day, 5 days a week with a one hour unpaid lunch break. Start times are early on harvest days, and we work in all weather conditions. You will work directly under the flower manager, but will work alongside the whole Bumbleroot team. Some flexibility is required for this position due to weekend weddings and events.
To apply for either of our field hand positions for 2018, please email bumblerootorganicfarm@gmail.com with your resume and a cover letter indicating which position you are interested in and explaining why you’d like to join the Bumbleroot team.

Washington – Persephone Farm hiring Interns

Indianola, Washington

Persephone Farm

Couples are encouraged to apply.  CSA, flower production and floral design, farmer’s market, restaurant sales, composting, marketing. Idyllic setting within walking distance of sandy swimming beach, a welcoming intentional community, miles of wooded trails, and abundant wildlife. Lovely small town atmosphere in cool, lush Western WA. Agricultural experience is not required. More important are: a positive attitude, willingness to work and try hard, good verbal communication skills, physical health, strong work ethic, flexibility, and a love of healthy cooking and eating. Lots of hands on instruction and responsibility in all aspects of the farm’s operation, both in the field and behind the scenes. In addition to our on-farm learning, interns participate in a WSU sponsored curriculum in which classes are offered throughout a three county region to enrich the educational experience. Continuing education credits are offered for successful completion of this program. Apprentices also have the opportunity to tend their own small garden plot during their stay here. Live in a cozy, wood-heated yurt on our beautiful, quiet 13 acre farm an hour, including ferry ride, from Seattle. Dwellings are electrified, furnished, and have (somewhat sketchy, but serviceable) wireless Internet access. There is a communal kitchen, shared bathroom and laundry. We’ve offered our apprenticeship for well over a decade and have developed a well-rounded, respected, and, in many cases life-changing opportunity for those who come to work alongside us. We particularly encourage those interested in starting their own sustainable, diversified small farms to apply.  Many of our former apprentices are now successful growers, building on our creative model of niche marketing and the authenticity of our growing practices. We strongly believe that each year’s group of interns is our most important crop, as they take their season of learning with us out into the world to affect positive change.
In addition to farm life immersion, we are part of a richly textured community with an abundance of skills to share. Past offerings have included bread and cheese making, fermentation, fiber arts, wild crafting, herbal medicine making, wedding flower design, canning, bee keeping and more. These would be self-initiated learning projects which we would help you set up.
Stipend is approximately $750/month including profit sharing. Farm fresh veggies are provided as well as housing and utilities.
March 1- November 10. A season-long commitment is expected, after a two week trial period.
Please email: persephonefarm@aol.com  with your resume and a recent photo.

Colorado – Farmette Flowers hiring Field Intern

Lyons, Colorado

Farmette Flowers – Field Intern.

Apply at: www.farmetteflowers.com/employment by 2/15/18

Position duration: April 1st-October 31st, 2018, with opportunities for further employment.

 Who We Are

 We are a small flower farm and floral design studio in Lyons, CO. We operate on the property of the Lyons Farmette, an education center and wedding venue. We grow over 100 species of flowers for use in our wedding arrangements, our local grocery bouquets, and for our subscription bouquets. The farm is located in a small town that is home to two world-class music festivals and is only minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park and Boulder. We also grow herbs and vegetables for our on-farm dinners and for personal consumption. We have a little animal farm of goats, alpacas, and chickens. Between the two venues, we host 120 weddings per year, and provide flowers to about half those. It’s an incredibly beautiful place. Visit www.farmetteflowers.com and www.lyonsfarmette.com to learn more.

 This Position

 Learn to farm flowers. You will work closely with Helen to sow seed, transplant seedlings, make compost and compost tea, prepare beds, and weed plants. You will learn harvest and post-harvest handling techniques, make market and subscription bouquets, wash lots of buckets, and support the design team in setting up weddings. If your are interested in wedding floral design, there are opportunities for studio work as well. Live in a restored Airstream trailer on our quiet farm, with access to our communal vegetable garden and eggs from our chickens, learn beekeeping if you are so inclined, plus get as much goat and alpaca love as you can handle.  Live in Lyons, home of 2 world-class music festivals, close to Rocky Mountain National Park and Boulder.

 We are open about all aspects of our business to our interns, from planning the season, to planting and seed-starting, compost-making and our irrigation system, to marketing, interviewing brides, and bookkeeping. We tutor you throughout the season on how to grow and arrange flowers. We are happy to work with you on any college credit you may need. The farm is also home to many homesteading and DIY classes, from kimchi and sauerkraut making to spinning and knitting to cooking to chicken-keeping.

 Basic Qualifications

 Field interns must:

  1. Be available for the entire growing season, April 1st through October 31st.
  2. Be able to work 40 hours per week across 5 work days
  3. Have interest in and previous experience working with plants – preferably, you are a passionate caretaker of living things.
  4. Be able to bend over, squat down, lift up to 50 lbs, work quickly and efficiently, and work in hot or cold conditions. This is a physical, outdoor job, and work can be strenuous and uncomfortable at times.
  5. Be able to wake up early. We often start our day at 6AM in the hotter months.
  6. Be willing to learn. Flowers are complicated and demanding to grow, and we grow over 100 species, each with their own peculiarities.

 Compensation

 $800/month plus housing. One adorable refurbished Airstream trailer is offered to interns for housing, along with our outdoor kitchen and indoor bathrooms and showers.

 No meals are provided, but you have free access to our eggs and veggies.

New Hampshire – Heron Pond Farm hiring Farm Hand

South Hampton, New Hampshire

Heron Pond Farm

We grow vegetables, small fruits and cut flowers on 55 acres of crop land along the Powow River in South Hampton, NH. Our produce is marketed through our farm stand in South Hampton, farmers markets in several locations, CSA and wholesale. We’ve been farming here for almost 20 years, on the site of a longstanding farm. We love our work and are happy to share our knowledge with curious minds.

We are currently hiring for several full time seasonal openings on our harvest crew. We are busy until Thanksgiving bringing in storage crops and other cold hardy vegetables. Harvest work can be dirty and does require the ability to lift baskets of produce weighing 50 pounds multiple times a day. Besides harvest, other duties include washing vegetables and occasional planting. Driver’s license required, as we use farm vehicles throughout the day.

Starting hourly wage is $10.50 to $12 depending upon experience. Year round work possible for the right candidate. Apply by contacting Greg Balog, greg@heronpondfarm.com.