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Anderson Acres Farm

Anderson Acres Farm Seeks a Year-Round Greenhouse Coordinator
Contact: Michelle Saltz
1 Anderson Acres Road
Kent, CT 06757
(917) 496-1705
michellesaltz@me.com

 

Posted 20 October 2020

Position description

Anderson Acres Farm, Kent, CT, Seeks a Year-Round Greenhouse Coordinator

Anderson Acres is a small-scale flower farm and homestead located on a 200-acre, privately owned property in Kent, CT. Roughly three acres of the land is dedicated to growing annual and perennial flowers for commercial sales as well as fresh mushrooms, vegetables, herbs, and fruits for the farm owners and crew.

The Greenhouse (GH) Coordinator manages all aspects of seedling production, takes the lead on organizing and training staff for all aspects of seedling production and transplanting, and is responsible for developing and communicating all relevant protocols. This person is also an integral member of the farm crew and is expected to participate in harvest, fieldwork and pack out flowers for our onsite farmstand and wholesale customers.

Responsibilities
Manage seeds from ordering through transplanting
Order, store and organize seeds
Execute sowing schedule
Supervise sowing, thinning, pricking out, potting up, and hardening off
Manage disease and fertility
Order and ensure upkeep of greenhouse supplies (soil, trays, amendments, etc)
Oversee transplant schedule
Maintain accurate record keeping
Administer staff trainings on seed management
Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work environment
Work with team to accomplish other farming tasks such as weeding, irrigation, harvesting, pruning, and marketing
Attend weekly crop walks

Qualifications
A minimum of three years’ experience farming
A minimum of one year’s experience managing seedling production
Experience growing flowers for commercial markets
Comfortably able to list 50lbs
Valid driver’s license

Schedule
The GH Coordinator is expected to work 40 hours per week during the growing season, with reduced hours in winter. Our preference is for this person to keep a Sunday-Thursday schedule during the growing season.

Compensation
The GH Coordinator is a non-exempt position. Compensation is commensurate with experience; anticipated starting range is $18-20 per hour. Benefits include health insurance and paid time off. We are unable to provide housing at this time.

To Apply
Email a resume and cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience to Leon Vehaba at hvfarmcoach@gmail.com.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will be scheduling interviews starting Monday, November 9, 2020.

Seaberry Farm

Horticulturist/ Farm Work (Year Round, Full-Time or Part-Time)
2770 Wright Rd.
Federalsburg, MD 21632
(410) 200-0093
richarduva@gmail.com
www.seaberryfarm.com
Contact: Richard Uva

 

Posted 29 September 2020

Position description

Horticulturist/ Farm Work (Year Round, Full-Time or Part-Time)

Harvest flowers for wholesale distribution. Learn farming skills on the job. Work as part of a team to produce a high quality, consistent product. $11 per hour and up with qualifications. 5 days, 40 hours per week. Driver’s license and H.S. diploma required. Outdoor work environment year round. Prolonged standing, walking and ability to lift 50 pounds.

Seaberry Farm grows, processes and distributes cut flowers, woody cut stems and fruit to local retail as well as regional wholesale distributors. Also serves wedding and event floral customers on the Delmarva peninsula (www.seaberryfarm.com). Located in in Federalsburg, Maryland. Contact: Richard Uva, owner, (RichardUva@gmail.com).

Wollam Gardens

5167 Jeffersonton Road
Jeffersonton, Virginia
www.wollamgardens.com
Contact: Bob Wollam

Wollam Gardens is looking for a few good people with experience in roles of responsibility in a farm or floral design setting. Job descriptions can be tailored to skills and experience of strong candidates.

Posted 14 September 2020

Position description

Wollam Gardens is looking for a few good people with experience in roles of responsibility in a farm or floral design setting. Job descriptions can be tailored to skills and experience of strong candidates.

Potential areas of responsibility may include:

  • Field management, crop planning, production
  • Sales and marketing
  • Custom floral design
  • Agritourism and events
  • Administration

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Great work ethic
  • Strong sense of ownership
  • Desire to learn and excel
  • Effective communication skills
  • Sense of humor

Candidates must be able to commit to a full year, at least. We are looking for people who want to build a career at Wollam Gardens, not temporary help. Please explore our website to learn about the farm, and indicate in your cover letter how your farm- or flower-related experience may fit into our business model and any of the areas of responsibility listed above. Send resume and cover letter to info@wollamgardens.com.

Upswing Farm

Bellingham, Massachusetts
Contact: Erin Espinosa

Posted 24 May 2020

Position description

May-September Wednesdays 8am-12pm and Fridays 7am-12pm (Start dates and End dates can be flexible) Schedules can be crafted flexibly but candidates must be willing to commit a minimum of 9 hours a week. There is opportunity for more hours at the farm, which can be discussed upon expressing interest.

Responsibilities:
● Work closely with Flower Manager to grow, maintain, and harvest flower crops.
● Learn and participate in flower maintenance tasks such as trellising, laying landscape fabric, pinching, harvesting, and post-harvest handling.
● Learn and participate in some flower arranging.
● May occasionally tend to and communicate with CSA and retail customers.

Qualifications:
● Experience or interest in flower and vegetable production
● Sense of humor, positive attitude, and enthusiasm for food and flowers!
● Ability to work independently/ Self-motivated
● Ability to do fast, quality, detailed work
● Ability to repetitively bend over
● Ability to lift and carry 40-50 lbs.
● Willing to work in all weather conditions
● Good communication skills
● Ability to receive and digest plenty of constructive feedback

To apply, email a resume to Erin at Tinyfarmer.mass@gmail.com

Crespell

Lexington, New York
Contact: Anne Hall
(917) 626-6385
annemhall@gmail.com
http://www.crespell.com​

Posted 1 June 2020

Position description

Looking for summer field crew. A pair who can share one living space preferred. New flower farm going into its second season. Lots of room to bring new enthusiasm and ideas. All organic/permaculturally-based farming practiced. Housing, weekly farm dinner and 50% share of weekly farm profits in leu of hourly wage. 4 6-hour days expected on the farm per person per week plus 1 day of market or deliveries. Farm is in the Catskill Mountains along a river with plenty of acreage. 1 acre in production. Women, queers and poc encouraged to apply. Please visit us at http://www.crespell.com for more info

For Sale

Stern’s Herbs ‘n Bloom, LLC

Flower and vegetable farm for sale at auction on November 7th, 2020.
Brian Stern
(765) 546-0712
bsstern56@aol.com
2468 S. US Hwy 27
Winchester, Indiana 47394

Posted 16 October 2020

Details

Flower and vegetable farm for sale at auction on November 7th, 2020. Farm is located at 2468 S. US Hwy 27 Winchester Indiana. Property, flower, vegetable and beekeeping equipment and supplies to sell at 10 AM. Six and one half acres, 3 bedroom house, two car garage, barn, tractor shed and six each hoop houses sell with property. Two each drilled water wells and approximately eight hundred gallon rain water cistern at the barn. Approximately one acre of mature flowering shrubs. Farm meets county requirement for on farm retail sales and we have been selling retail from this farm for fourteen years.

Andy Wagner of www.wagnerauctionandrealestate.com (765) 468-8463 will be conducting the sale. Property and all items in sale can be seen at the web site. Viewings of property will be conducted by Wagner Auctioneering.

Internships

Wanted

Western Massachusetts Cut Flower Farm for Sale

More information

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.

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