The Farm at Our House, a 9 acre certified organic mixed vegetable and small fruit operation located 15 miles outside of the Washington DC seeks 2 individuals for full time farm crew member positions. You can anticipate learning all aspects of our operation while on the job and will be encouraged to attend conferences and do outside reading as part of the job..
We are ultimately looking to train someone to become a year round assistant farm manager. The position does not include housing and applicants can expect to make between $11.50-$13.50/ hr. However, there are 2 opportunities to receive a raise during the course of the season.
For more information about the farm go to www.thefarmatourhouse.com or check us out on Facebook @TheFarmatOurHouse
Implement daily priorities and policies as determined by farm owner and farm manager. Lead and perform field work, including planting, cultivation, irrigation, harvesting, post-harvest handling of crops; assist with mushroom production, equipment maintenance, repair and requisition, greenhouse and high tunnel maintenance and supervision and property landscaping; Identify crop selection including crops specific to Southeast Asia.
Possibly represent farm at weekly farmers markets or CSA pickup site; ensure delivery of produce to wholesale customers and individuals; manage produce allocation among market, wholesale and CSA; contribute to newsletter, website, social media presence and marketing materials. Potential to participate in budgeting, crop rotation planning, crop/variety selection, capital project planning exists. Ensure work is documented; sales are recorded and organic certification requirements are met. Promotion at the conclusion of August and year round work are both possible. Start date- ASAP.
Ability to work long hours in the heat and cold doing strenuous labor outside
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Bachelor’'s or Associates degree in any field
Six months of experience farming or horticultural experience with the application of sustainable agriculture principles and organic farming;
Experience working with at risk youth
Construction, electrical, social media and website development skills
Send a cover letter and resume to Marc at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any additional questions call him at 202- 412 5698