Jobs on Farm in Virginia – Field Worker, Bouquet Maker

Greenstone Fields, a Loudoun County, Virginia market farm, is offering jobs for the 2012 season. Farm TomatoesThis is a Certified Naturally Grown farm specializing in cut flowers, as well as berries, shiitake mushrooms and select vegetables (tomatoes, asparagus, garlic).  They grow on just under three acres and sell at farmers markets, to local restaurants and floral designers; and also through two very accomplished CSAs. Their farm is one of four market farms within a 400-acre farming community.  They are in our 6th year of production, and have established a reputation for producing high-quality product, e.g. flowers with long vase life and particularly tasty berries. These positions are for the entire season, starting in April and running through October. They understand some applicants may be finishing college so we can be flexible about a May start date. To learn about the two positions and how to apply click "read more".

Field Worker - You will be involved in most aspects of running an organic farm.  Early in the season, work consists of planting, transplanting, weeding/cultivating, irrigating and fertilizing.  By May we will be harvesting, ensuring proper post-harvest care, sorting, loading and selling at market. This is a full time position requiring a minimum of 40 hours per week.  You must work weekends and will have Mondays off and another half day at least. This position requires that you have farming or extensive gardening experience.  Knowledge of cut flowers, organic farming practices, irrigation systems and experience selling at market are ideal.  You will get hands-on experience in every detail of market farming.  You will learn the day-to-day aspects of how to operate a farm and how to work as part of a team.   If you intend to start your own farm this experience will help you see the value of including cut flowers or berries. Salary for this position is $9 - $10 an hour depending on your relevant experience.  We are looking for workers with proven records of holding down a job that can be quite difficult at times with sometimes harsh weather, repetition and the need to pay attention to detail. Bouquet maker  - This position requires that you can work with flowers to create beautiful bouquets, fast.  The bouquets are made Sundays through Wednesdays for the CSA, Fridays for market and Saturdays AT market.  Hours will be about 25 hours a week.  Salary is $10 - $12 an hour.  You must have experience with making bouquets or be able to demonstrate an eye for colors, textures and gorgeous arrangements.   This position will start in May and run through October. Contact Barbara Lamborne at greenstone@rstarmail.com

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