Farm Manager Job, Virginia 2013

Farm Manager Job Available in Virginia for 2013 The Harvest Table Restaurant in Meadowview, VA is currently accepting applications for the position of farm manager for The Harvest Table Farm. This is a salaried and full-time position, and requires that the person occupy the residence at the farm. The position has three primary responsibility categories. First, to operate the 3-acre sustainable farm to grow produce in coordination for the needs of the Harvest Table Restaurant. Second, to coordinate and help organize tours of the farm. The Harvest Table Farm is designed not only to supply our restaurant with produce, but the facility also operates as a demonstration farm, serving an education and visitation role in our community. Third, the farm hosts WWOOFers and interns on a seasonal basis, and short-term day volunteers, and the farm manager would be responsible for supervision of these workers. This is an excellent opportunity for a beginning farmer or couple, as it provides a full-management farm occupation, with a guaranteed salary, a guaranteed direct market for all produce grown (the restaurant), and we cover all expenses, including expenses for interns. For more information and to learn how to apply, click "read more". Do not apply to beginningfarmers.org.

 Harvest Table Farm is located in Meadowview, VA on a rolling 3-acre plot about 2 miles from the restaurant.  The job requires a person skilled in modern ecoagriculture, with a strong sense of the changing seasonal needs of a human-scale farm.

Position: Full-Time, Salaried.  Position open immediately. Salary commensurate with experience, on-site housing provided. All equipment and materials necessary for the operation are provided including operational hoop houses, greenhouse, tiller, tractor, pickup, and a wide variety of tools.

Qualifications: Defining the qualifications of the perfect farm manager would best be done by saying that we seek a person who is energetic, self-motivated, works well with others in difficult situations, and is experienced and dedicated to the modern ethic of small-scale sustainable agriculture. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual or couple who wants to launch a career in sustainable agriculture.

The position and requirements are more complicated than can easily be conveyed in a simple job description.  If interested, please contact Steven Hopp at info@meadowviewfarmersguild.com. For a more detailed job description or for farm information, please visit our web site: http://www.meadowviewfarmersguild.com

2 Comments on Farm Manager Job, Virginia 2013

  1. I have actively farmed for 34 years in Headland Alabama.It is not economically feasible for me to continue;due to droughts and crop prices. My wife is retired from teaching school and still enjoys subbing.I am 57 years old and physically active.We are empty-nesters and I feel I could bring valuable experience and knowledge to your business.My wife and I would not need health insurance since she has family benefits.I could provide multiple references and would very much appreciate your consideration of someone who has farmed and the culinary aspects of living from the land.My cell phone is 334-797-4184/or 334-596-5145.Thank You for your consideration…Joe McClenney/301 Broad Street/Headland ,Alabama

    • Joe,
      Please re=read the post. There is contact information there for the farm that is hiring. I just post these announcements for others. I don’t hire anyone myself.

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