We are seeking an employee to help grow vegetables this upcoming season. Please see details below.
General Description: Shenandoah Seasonal is a four season vegetable farm utilizing sustainable and organic farming practices. We are going into our 7th growing season. We grow 7 acres of produce. We are market gardeners - attending two farmers markets a week and we have a local CSA ranging from 20-40 members. Our farm is located in Clarke County, VA - an hour and a half west of Washington DC in the northern Shenandoah Valley and less than 10 miles from Winchester, VA.
Start Date: April 1, 2016
End Date: Week of Thanksgiving
App Deadline: March 1
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months
Meals: Meals are on your own although a seasonal produce stipend will be available for you.
Skills Desired: Preference given to folks who have had at least one year experience growing vegetables. This is not a requirement. You must be interested in sustainable agriculture and ready to work 8 hours per day outside in all elements and weather conditions. We are looking for folks who have good interpersonal skills and enjoy working with others Please apply if you have the ability to learn with an open mind and have a willingness to work hard. A positive attitude and a good sense of humor are also desirable.
Pay: $9-$11/hour depending on experience
Housing: Housing is not provided.
Preferred method Of Contact: Email Only. You will only be considered if you submit a resume or a list of work experience. Include references. Email email@example.com
Position Details: You will aid in all aspects of crop production on 7 acres, including greenhouse seeding, planting, field prep, crop care, weeding, harvesting, packing and cleaning, setting up irrigation and deer fencing, deliveries and marketing, small construction projects, recordkeeping and more. The scale of the farm allows for exposure to most aspects of production and the opportunity to learn a diversity of skills and techniques. We focus on high-value, intensive production with an emphasis on season extension. You will attend farmers market and be expected to learn direct marketing. We will pay between $9 to $11 per hour depending on experience.