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Van Mersbergen Flower Farm - Now Hiring

Hello,

   I am a new flower grower located in the Hudson Valley, Clinton Corners/Rhinebeck area.
   Currently, I run single-handedly and could use help in several capacities from field work to marketing and/or retail for a storefront in the Red Hook area.
   Flexible hours and a desire to learn and be part of a growing business make this a great opportunity for the right person.
   Feel free to email me at  with any questions. 

Kind Regards,

Kimberly Van Mersbergen


Green Door Gourmet, Nashville, Tennessee
is hiring for the 2018 season! 

Part-time Flower Field Crew & full-time Assistant Flower Farmer positions available.

Assistant Flower Farmer (full-time)

Looking for an experienced farmer to assist the Lead Flower Farmer with our flower acreage and farm production. 

The Assistant Flower Farmer must have the ability to assist with all aspects of cut flower crop production, manage weekly deliveries and Local Business Flower CSA subscriptions, and help design bouquets for our Flower Share subscriptions and farmer’s markets. The Assistant Flower Farmer executes the vision of the Lead Flower Farmer, working closely to help manage Flower Field Crew members to achieve daily and weekly tasks. The Assistant Flower Farmer must be a self-starter with a positive attitude who possesses a passion for flower farming and the motivation to expand our flower growing operation at Green Door Gourmet. 

For more information about Green Door Gourmet, visit http://www.greendoorgourmet.com.

Contact Laura Dison at with a resume and cover letter stating why you’d like to work with us, and any photos/examples of your work that you may have. 

Flower Field Crew (part-time) 

Contact Laura Dison at with a resume and cover letter stating why you’d like to work with us.



Employment Opportunities with Bluma Farm, Sunol, California
Assistant Manager Position
Field Crew Positions (Full Time and Part Time)
Also View Job postings at 
 

About Bluma
Bluma Farm is going into its fourth season of production. Bluma is a 2 acre certified organic flower farm located in Sunol at the Sunol Ag Park. Bluma grows over 50 varieties of cut flowers and sells weekly to grocery stores and florists. Bluma also does occasional design work for weddings and events and has in the past done weekly arrangements for restaurants and offices. For more info on the farm visit Bluma’s website and instagram.

Bluma Farm was founded in the fall of 2014 by Joanna Letz. Joanna is committed to farming organically and providing high quality, organic flowers to the local market. Bluma is uniquely located close to her home of Oakland. She enjoys having friends, customers, and students visit her farm. 

Bluma Farm is in production about half of the year.  The farm employs up to 5 people during the height of the summer season. At Bluma you can expect to work hard, drink strong coffee and lots of water, and enjoy an abundance of blooms. 

Position Summary- Assistant Manager
The Assistant Manager position involves working with a small team on all aspects of running a production flower farm. This includes overseeing tasks such as: propagation, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, bucket washing, harvest, post-harvest handling, and keeping work spaces clean and well organized. The position may include doing deliveries. Once the season gets under way the majority of the farm tasks are geared around the harvest and delivery schedule.  The ideal candidate has at least 2 years of experience on a production flower farm (preferably in a management role), a strong work ethic, and is punctual. Must be able to lift 50lbs, able to work in all weather conditions. Must have a clean driving record and a current drivers license and have reliable transportation to and from the farm in Sunol.

The position starts Mid-March. Hours may vary depending on time of season, between 40 and 50 hours per week.  In the height of summer we usually start work at 6:30 am and occasionally start earlier. 

The position reports to the Farm Owner and works with a small field crew to complete all farm operational tasks. The ideal candidate will be able to work with a sense of urgency and efficiency during busy times and will effectively help manage a small crew. Most importantly, the candidate for the position has good leadership skills, good work ethic, skilled and experienced in all aspects of flower production, is punctual, and willing to work closely on a small team and who has a passion for organic farming and flowers.  The ideal candidate also has an eye for quality and is competent and excited about keeping work places clean and organized. Competitive salary to be determined based on experience. 

Key Relationships:
Reports to: Farm Owner and Operator Joanna Letz

Major Responsibilities
• Works closely with the Farm Owner to help manage Field crew members to achieve the daily and weekly tasks that include but are not limited to the following:
- Greenhouse Propagation
- Field Plant outs
- Weekly/daily weeding tasks  
- Weekly Irrigation tasks 
- Weekly washing of buckets 
- Head lead on weekly harvests of over 50 varieties of cut flowers
- tractor work
• Help Foster a healthy work environment 
• Observes and reports crop and field conditions
• Assists in recording data about yield and time
• Help implement systems to keep the work spaces clean and organized
• Help organize and load orders for wholesalers
• Driving a box truck or cargo van for deliveries 

Candidate Specification: Key Selection Criteria
Ideal Experience
• 2 years experience on a production farm, at least one year experience on a production flower farm.
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Demonstrated ability for detail-oriented tasks. 
• Experience with harvest and post harvest handling of cut flowers. 
• Experience in greenhouse production and greenhouse management.
• Experience using hand tools for weeding
• Experience with tractor work
• Excited about joining a small crew on a 2-acre cut flower farm!
• Excited about working with the Farm Owner to implement operational systems so Bluma can survive for the long haul. 


Critical Competencies for Success:

• Bluma’s mission is based on its high standards of quality in both product and organic farming practices. The Assistant Farm Manager position must be able to lead and motivate employees and demonstrate efficient and safe use of tools. He/she must have a good work ethic, be punctual, and have a good sense of humor. The successful candidate will be a team player who displays good communication skills. 
• The success of Bluma is based on its ability to accomplish many things efficiently. The Assistant Farm Manager Position will have a mindset geared towards Bluma’s mission and vision of providing high quality flowers to the local market in a healthy and exciting work environment. He/she will be a proven leader who will focus on accomplishing daily and weekly goals with the larger picture in mind. 
• The candidate must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and able to work in all weather conditions.

Other Personal Characteristics

• Ability to perform routine farm tasks (weeding, harvesting, planting, bucket washing)
• Strong work ethic
• Proven leadership skills
• Passion for organic farming and flowers
• Ability to take initiative
• Good sense of humor
• Punctual and reliable
• Ideal candidate has worked effectively as part of a small team with a wide range of responsibilities


Position Summary- Field Crew (full time and part time)
The Field Crew position involves working with a small team on all aspects of running a production flower farm. This includes tasks such as: propagation, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, bucket washing, harvest, post-harvest handling. And may include some deliveries. Once the season gets under way the majority of the farm tasks are geared around the harvest and delivery schedule.  The ideal candidate has at least 1 year of production farm experience (preferably flower farming), a strong work ethic, and is punctual. Must be able to lift 50 lbs and able to work in all weather conditions. Must have a clean driving record and a current drivers license and have reliable transportation to and from the farm in Sunol.

The position starts Mid-April and goes through October. Full time- Hours may vary depending on time of season, between 40 and 50 hours per week. Part time- Hours may vary depending on time of season, two or three days per week In the height of summer we usually start work at 6:30 am and occasionally start earlier.

The position reports to the Farm Owner and Assistant Manager and works with a small field crew to complete all farm operational tasks. The ideal candidate will be able to work with a sense of urgency and efficiency during busy times. And works well on their own as well as alongside others. Most importantly, the candidate for the position has a good work ethic, is punctual, and willing to work closely in a small team and who has a passion for organic farming and flowers. Non-exempt position, wage to be determined based on experience. 


Key Relationships:
Reports to: Farm Owner and Operator Joanna Letz and Assistant Manager

Major Responsibilities
• Greenhouse propagation
• Field plant outs
• Weekly/daily weeding tasks  
• Weekly irrigation tasks 
• Weekly harvests of over 50 varieties of cut flowers
• Observes and reports crop and field conditions
• Assists in recording data about yield and time
• Occasionally driving a box truck or cargo van for deliveries
• Weekly washing of buckets 
• Works closely with the Farm Owner and Assistant Manager and all Field crew members to achieve the daily and weekly tasks
• Help keep all work spaces clean and organized
• Foster a healthy work environment 

Candidate Specification: Key Selection Criteria
Ideal Experience
• Previous Farm experience. 
• At least 1 year experience on a production farm, ideally on a production scale flower farm.
• Demonstrated ability for detail oriented tasks
• Experience with harvest and post harvest handling of cut flowers. 
• Experience in greenhouse production and greenhouse management.
• Experience using hand tools for weeding
• Excited about joining a small crew on a 2-acre cut flower farm! 

Critical Competencies for Success:

• Bluma’s mission is based on its high standards of quality in both product and organic farming practices.  The Field staff position must be able to demonstrate efficient and safe use of tools. He/she must have a good work ethic, be punctual, and have a good sense of humor. The successful candidate will be a team player who displays good communication skills. 
• The success of Bluma is based on its ability to accomplish many things efficiently. The Field crew Position will have a mindset geared towards Bluma’s mission and vision of providing high quality flowers to the local market in a healthy and exciting work environment. He/she will be a proven leader who will focus on accomplishing daily and weekly goals with the larger picture in mind. 
• The candidate must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and able to work in all weather conditions.

Other Personal Characteristics

• Ability to perform routine farm tasks (weeding, harvesting, planting, bucket washing)
• Strong work ethic
• Passion for organic farming and flowers
• Ability to take initiative
• Good sense of humor
• Punctual and reliable
• Ideal candidate has worked effectively as part of a small team with a wide range of responsibilities

Application Instructions
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an application. 

Please email your resume, two references, and cover letter detailing why you would like to work at Bluma Farm. 

Please address application materials and any questions to: 

Field Crew Position (specify Part time or Full time) or Assistant Manager

Bluma is an equal opportunity employer. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. 



Cut Flower Assistant

Status   Part-time, hourly

Hourly Rate
Starting at $10.50/hour, negotiable depending on experience

Employer
Cut Flowers by Clear Ridge, the Specialty Cut Flower division of Clear Ridge Nursery, Inc. – An 87 acre wholesale container nursery specializing in the production of native trees for conservation projects in the Mid-Atlantic/ East Coast.

Contact Information Clear Ridge Nursery, Inc.
217 Clear Ridge Road
Union Bridge, MD 21791
Phone: 410-775-7700 Fax:  410-848-5806
Email:  
Website:  www.cutflowersbyclearridge.com

Description This position is designed to focus on flower production and management.  Assist Owner, Jessica and Nursery Production Manager, Kelli in the operations of the Cut Flower division of the nursery. Must be able to work effectively with production manager, field staff and customers.

 Activities will include:

Harvesting and Assembling Orders
Seed starting of select annuals
Planting 
Disbudding
Flower Delivery 
Cleaning and maintaining organization of the work space
Beginning of season organization and end of season clean up


Position Requirements
Positive team oriented attitude, self-motivated, reliable and trustworthy with strong verbal and written communication skills.  Good at problem solving and scheduling. Willingness and ability to be flexible. Ability to bend, lift, carry buckets and process flowers stems. Strong attention to detail and quality. Desire to interact with customers- Florists and Floral Designers. Basic plant knowledge is an added bonus but not required. 

Ability for growth/focus in areas of interest. For example, Sales/ Marketing or more in depth aspects of growing. 


Innisfree Village in Crozet, VA is seeking a Head Herb and Flower Gardener for the 2018 growing season. This individual is responsible for incorporating residents with intellectual disabilities and one-year volunteer caregivers into the operation of a ½-acre production garden of culinary/medicinal herbs and cut flowers, including a 50-member subscription-based nursery business. 

A successful candidate will have: 
• a desire to work with people with disabilities
• a passion for connecting people with place
• good leadership skills and a positive attitude
• a willingness/ability to be flexible in the face of changing community and environmental needs
• a basic understanding of organic farming and greenhouse maintenance
• relevant field experience
• basic mechanical skills for maintaining infrastructure

On-site housing may be available. For inquiries or a full job description, please forward a letter of interest and resume to   Applications accepted through December 15.




INTERNSHIPS

Broadturn Farm

Broadturn Farm in Scarborough, Maine, is seeking 2-3 summer interns to join us for the season. The primary focus of the internship will be cut flower production and design. Secondary focus will include participation in our homesteading work, hospitality endeavors and education. We are looking for candidates who are serious about working hard and having a few good laughs in a supportive and generous work environment.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Field production of cut flowers including but not limited to

 Seedling

 Planting

 Cultivating (aka weeding)

 Trellising

 Harvesting

 End of season cleanup

  • Packing and delivering wholesale and commercial flower orders

  • Administrative assistance in the office/studio

  • Design work for weddings and special events

  • Care and management of homestead-scale livestock operation, including participation in poultry processing

  • Management of on-farm events and AirBNB

Ideal candidates possess an infectious positivity and a willingness to dive in and try new things. We expect punctuality, attention to detail, and commitment. We are looking for 2-3 interns to join us from May-September.

In turn, we offer as compensation:

  • Accommodations on the farm in a private, rustic cabin with shared cooking facilities

  • $1100/month

  • As much board as we are able to produce on the farm… milk, meat, produce, poultry

  • Five weeks of formal classes on topics pertinent to field production of crops

  • Time off to attend all area agricultural workshops available throughout the season

  • One paid day off per month worked

  • Long-term consulting for your agricultural business

You can expect to work most Saturday and some Sundays and have 1.5-2 days off per week, depending on the week. Our field work days have 2 shifts: 5AM-1PM or 7AM-3PM. And there is always an hour for lunch. Hours on design days vary and when we have wedding installations on the weekends, we are usually done by 4PM. On-farm homestead chores are scheduled in a rotation and include weekends. And, on-farm events are all day/evening affairs, mostly on Saturdays, and finish by 11PM.

Interested? Want to give up all your summer to learn how to run a diverse flower farm? Send along a resume, cover letter and a copy of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners (MOFGA) apprenticeship application available here.

Send all your questions and application materials to Alaena at 



Specialty Cut Flower Farm Hiring for Fall Internship

Field & Florist is hiring two fall interns to assist in flower farm production at the height of the season. Tasks include but are not limited to: early morning harvesting, weeding, watering, record-keeping, pest management. At least one year farming or physical labor (i.e. service industry, landscaping) experience preferred but will consider all applicants with a positive, hard-working attitude.
 
Farm located in Three Oaks, Michigan. Positions start August 1 through September 30, with possible extension through October. Housing provided. All serious inquiries email Heidi Joynt at



FOR SALE


 Twelve acres of land with five tillable acres of prime, Hadley sandy loam soil. Includes residence with two bedrooms and one bath, plus two-bedroom, one-bath apartment, as well as retail floral showroom and workroom. 

 Also includes:

  • Two 30 x 125 traditional glass greenhouses with raised, soil-filled benches.
  • One 20 x 75 glass/polycarbonate greenhouse.
  • One 24 x 60 plastic-covered hoophouse
  • One 30 x 50 barn, and other storage buildings

Natural gas and woodchip heat systems.

River irrigation for field, new water system for greenhouses, town water for residences.

Currently growing floral crops for wholesale and our own retail markets, as well as full-service retail florist, in business since 1934. Close to highways and markets.

For more information contact John LaSalle at (413) 210-7376.