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Farm staff, Worker-run at Licking Creek Bend Farm - 15494

Job Title: 
Farm staff, Worker-run
Licking Creek Bend Farm
928 Donahoe Lane
17238 Needmore , PA
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

We have 2 staff openings. Our farm is worker-run. Applicants are interviewed and hired by the staff. Our permanent staff has worked on the farm for more than 10 years.
MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED and HAVE A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE and be a US citizen.
WORKER-RUN
The staff makes decisions together so learning to work as a team is essential. And mostly to be serious about your time commitment. This is not a 9-5 type job. The planting, nurturing and harvesting is on the plants’ schedule, not ours. Each variety has it’s own growing timeframe, so the planting has to get done in a timely manner, then the plants have to be weeded, nurtured and cared for during their growth, and then harvested when they are ready and for each farmers market.

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 bee-keeping. Our staff run several farm markets and we offer a 100 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 DC area neighborhoods.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

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 bee-keeping. Our staff run several farm markets and we offer a 100 family CSA. Each staff person takes turns working at our farm markets and preparing the CSA shares. Farming is not a 9-5 type job. The planting, nurturing and harvesting is on the plants’ schedule, not ours. Each variety has it’s own growing timeframe, so the planting has to get done in a timely manner, then the plants have to be weeded, nurtured and cared for during their growth, and then harvested when they are ready and for each farmers market. We have markets two days a week. Sundays are days off.

Education & Experience: 

No previous experience necessary (although would be welcome!), just a desire to learn pesticide-free farming, be in good physical condition, be able to work long days during the summer and work as a team. Since our farm is "worker-run", staff understands what needs to be done by when, and works out the work schedule together.

Application Instructions: 

Email us with a cover letter, resume and references. Applicants must be fully vaccinated, have a valid driver's license and be a US citizen.

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture