LIVE AND WORK ON PESTICIDE-FREE VEGETABLE/FRUIT FARM (Needmore, PA). This is a worker-run farm. We are blessed with experienced long-term staff and welcome folks who want to learn sustainably-grown farming. EXPECT TO LEARN: all the basics of starting and running a farm including: starting seeds, greenhouse production, planting, fertilization, drip irrigation, high tunnel growing and cultivation. Our staff operate several farm markets and we offer a 70 family CSA. Each staff person takes turns working at our farm markets and preparing the CSA shares. Philosophically, the farm supports a policy of growing food sustainably and pricing it affordably in mixed income neighborhoods since 1972.
The salary ranges from $500 - $1500/mo based on experience and time commitment.
Each staff has either their own room in the main farmhouse, or in one of the cabins (which can house 2-3 staff).
We look for folks who are in good physical condition, non-smokers, have a valid driver's license (not essential), love the outdoors and hard work! and want to experience farming without pesticides, who can commit to the season (April - Nov), or a minimum of 2 months, who understand that farming is not a 9-5 job, who love the earth and it's gifts and can work in harmony as a staff. Our farm is WORKER RUN, and the staff learns what needs to be done and determines how the work will get done, talks about how to improve the process and provides input in all the aspects of the farm operation.
We look for folks who genuinely want to learn about pesticide-free farming and understand that farming is hard work, but with many rewards that offers a hands-on learning experience. We expect folks to have an adult maturity level who take their work seriously and understand that a job needs to be completed.
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