Farmer’s Assistant in Lake Saint Louis, MO

Early Bird Farms
Farm Jobs in MissouriAgriculture Sales Jobs

Job Description

Early Bird Farm Assistant

Primary position: Sales Assistant at Farmers Markets

Secondary position: Farm Hand

Hours: Part time, 2023 Market season April through October

● Saturday 6:00am-1pm (7 hours/week) Lake St. Louis Farmers & Artists Market Highest priority, largest market

Farm Hand work March- October

● 2 weekdays (16 hours/week) Hours can shift to earlier start times in the heat of the summer

○ Weekday hours would be a combination of farm hand work in the morning and market or farm Stand hours in the afternoon.

Total average weekly hours: 23


● Lake St. Louis Farmers & Artists Market at the Meadows

● Wright City Farmers’ Market, Warrenton Farmers’ Market, New Melle Country Market, Wentzville Flea Market, Early Bird Farmstand

● Early Bird Farm Corner of Hwy O and Tuque Road, Wright City, MO 63390


● $16/hour

● Farm Assistants also eat the freshest food with great discounts.


● Desire to build community and promote health and wellness through consuming local fresh fruits and vegetables.

● Punctual, honest, trustworthy, and professional

● Knowledge of plants, flowers, and vegetables/ability to retain new knowledge learned.

● Responsible, organized, and efficient

● Confident to ask questions, listen, and independence to work the stand single handedly.

● Patience with customers, always conveying a positive attitude.

● Ability to multitask, and an aim to be efficient.

● Solid decision-making skill set with a quick response time.

● Comfortable around groups of people

● Physically fit, and able minded to perform the job.

● Must be able to lift over 50 pounds repeatedly.

● Come prepared, this is an outdoor job including rain or shine markets.

● Must have a valid Driver’s License

● Reliable transportation to and from market locations

● Must be able to make change, use a square reader, and reconcile a cash box.

Farm Hand responsibilities:

● Assist with greenhouse and high tunnel production of flowers, bedding plants, and vegetables.

● Assist with field production of vegetables and the planting of berry bushes and fruit trees.

● Help establish two new beehives.

● Identify weeds and problem pests in vegetable and flower production.

● Cultivate crops, pull weeds, irrigate, harvest, and wash and pack crops.

● Assisting customers at the on-farm stand and recording daily sales

● Help with bed preparation and plant growing support.

● Work with drip irrigation and fertigation systems

● Assist with building infrastructure, and work to improve growing systems.

● Help maintain farm stand appeal.

● Fill orders, load van for deliveries and/or markets.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Temporary

Pay: From $16.00 per hour


  • Employee discount


  • Day shift
  • No nights
  • Weekend availability


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • plant or produce sales: 1 year (Preferred)


  • English (Preferred)

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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