Vegetable Grower Job at Riverstone Farm in Virginia – 2018
We are seeking an experienced, energetic, motivated and detail oriented gardener to work on our production-oriented, commercial organic vegetable farm.
Riverstone farm is a certified organic, wholesale vegetable farm in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. We are farming over 10 acres in cultivation with 2 in perennial crops and 8+ dedicated to annual vegetable production as well as over ½ acre in high-tunnels and greenhouses. The farm property consists of over 150 acres of mixed woodlands, pasture, cropland and river bottoms. We have small cabins available as residences for farm staff. We are in close proximity to the Josephine Porter Institute, Spikenard Farm and are a short drive from the amazing (but very small) town of Floyd and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Vegetable Grower Job: We have an opening on our team for an experienced vegetable grower… someone who knows the horticultural needs of vegetable crops and can be relied upon in a professional setting to work both autonomously and as part of the team. Duties will include; planting, cultivation, care, monitoring, weeding, watering, harvesting and handling of crops as well as record keeping and other farm responsibilities. Experience working in high-tunnels is a plus. Must have A+ communication and organizational skills. Must be able to work hard and in a professional manner in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Summer days are long and hot. Some tasks are repetitive and tedious. Some days are glorious. The ideal candidate will find value in the real work that is farming and in the environment in which we live, work and farm. This is a job for someone who has decided that their future is as a farmer.
A passion for farming, a natural inquisitiveness, a light-hearted attitude and good sense of humor are all considered essential assets of the right candidate.
If you are interested in the vegetable grower job please contact email@example.com
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