Farm Field Crew Position in Maryland

People Working on the FarmFT Farm Field Crew Position Available for 2015 - Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Radix Farm, located just 10 miles from Washington, DC, grows Certified Naturally Grown vegetables on three acres and sells to an 80 member CSA, farmers markets, and restaurants. Heading into our sixth season, Radix Farm is looking for Farm Workers with positive attitudes who are enthusiastic about small-scale vegetable production.

Position Description

The FT Farm Field Crew worker will participate in all aspects of running a small, diversified vegetable farm and work closely with the owner and field manager throughout the season. This position offers the right candidate the opportunity to gain experience in growing on a small scale and building the skills necessary to manage or start a farm.

The position is full-time, seasonal, 40-55 hours per week (Mon-Sat). Ideal start date is in April. Position ends in November.

Responsibilities

The FT Farm Field Crew worker will assist with all areas of production from seed to sale.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Seeding, transplanting, weeding, mulching, trellising, pest and disease management, and building fertility

Harvesting, washing, post-harvest management, and packing for CSA and Markets

Assist with leading volunteers/interns

Assisting with foliar feeding, high tunnel maintenance, greenhouse maintenance

Regularly attend CSA pick-up and farmers markets

Farm record keeping

Communications and outreach to members and the public

Opportunity for independent projects for motivated workers

Requirements

1- 2 years farming experience strongly preferred

Experience with and passion for small-scale, low-input, sustainable vegetable production

Excellent communication skills and positive attitude

Strong work ethic, fast learner, and ability to anticipate and take initiative

Experience selling at farmers markets or direct market sales

Ability to work quickly and carefully, and motivate others to do the same

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Able to lift 50lbs, perform strenuous physical tasks, and work in all types of weather

Driver’s license, clean driving record, ability to drive manual transmission

Experience with equipment, tractor implements, and building skills a plus

Compensation

The FT Farm Field Crew worker will receive on-farm housing, bi-weekly pay based on experience, an abundance of fresh vegetables, and opportunities for additional training and education through regional farm visits. There may be opportunities for advancement and end of season bonus.

How To Apply

Applicants should send a resume including previous farming experience and three references (at least one farm related reference) to radixfarm@gmail.com.

More info at: www.radixfarm.wordpress.com and http://foodmyths.org/food-hero-films/

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