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JOBS

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! 


Now hiring one full-time flower farmer for the 2019 season.  Must have two years of cut flower production experience. 





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. 



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.