The Farm at Our House is a certified organic mixed vegetable farm committed to sustainable farming practices located on land owned by Our House Inc., a residential rehabilitation program for young men in the juvenile justice or foster care system. We farm on 7 acres including 3 high tunnels and 1 greenhouse and manage 10 additional acres. You can find us at the Silver Spring farmers market, our two CSA pick up locations and our produce is sold at local grocery stores and restaurants.
We are looking for full time farm crew member for the 2020 season. It is possible that this job will become a year round position.
Fieldwork: 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.
Marketing and Business Development:
Possibly represent farm at weekly farmers markets or CSA pickup site; ensure delivery of produce to wholesale customers; manage produce allocation among market, wholesale and CSA; additional administrative tasks as needed.
Administrative: Ensure work is documented; sales are recorded and organic certification documentation requirements are met.
Enthusiasm and Curiosity for Farming (Summer Interns and Farm Hands); Bachelor's or Associate’s degree in any field preferred (Farm Hand); Driver’s License (Farm Hand)
Ability to do physical labor for long periods of time including activities that involve bending down for extended periods of time.. (Both); Six months of experience farming or horticultural experience with the application of sustainable agriculture principles and organic farming preferred (Farm Hand Only); Experience working with at-youth preferred (Farm Hand Only)
Resumes should be sent via post to Marc at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 202-412 5698