The farm work varies according to the season. In the spring, they’re busy with field preparation, seeding and transplanting, (which are mainly done by tractor) and greenhouse work. As the crops grow, there is plenty of weeding, thinning, hoeing, cultivating, and irrigating to do. From late June on, much time is also spent on harvesting, washing, packing, transporting, and selling the produce.
The work requires the ability to do repetitive tasks quickly and efficiently, a love of the outdoors in all kinds of weather, a strong back and tough knees, an eye for details, and the ability to work well with other people. Although the work is hard and physically tiring, there are many rewards. Every day is different, but every day the results of our efforts are clear. The main results are so important -growing healthy food in a sustainable way, and providing it to local consumers.
They will be hiring 2-3 full time people. Normally everyone works five 8-hour days per week, Tuesday through Saturday, with Sunday and Monday as days off. We try to be as flexible about scheduling as possible. Most people live locally, but we do offer housing on a first come, first served basis, please inquire if interested. Starting pay is $8 per hour, (more for those with significant farm experience) plus produce for personal consumption, plus a bonus based on total hours, paid at the season’s end. Merit-based raises are always a possibility. They need people from around May 1 to November 15, and give priority to those who can stay the whole season.
See their website Blueheronorganic.com for more information. If you are interested in working there, please apply via email. Download and return an application along with a resume if possible. If you have additional questions, feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.