Organic Farm Crew in Ferrum, VA

Wild Hare Farm

Job Description

About the Farm

We are a small-scale, certified organic vegetable farm located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains at 1690 Republican Church Rd., Ferrum, VA 24088. We grow a wide variety of vegetables in a no-till system on about 1 acre of field and protected high-tunnel space for direct sale through farmers markets and an online ordering system.

We are 10 minutes from Ferrum College, 20 minutes from Rocky Mount, VA
1 hour from Roanoke and about 1 hour from Smith Mountain Lake.

About the Job

We are hiring for full-time seasonal and part-time seasonal positions with some flexibility on start and end dates. Our main season runs ~April-October, employment opportunities for duration of season or for summer positions working around school schedules. Workday start times may vary through the season but begin as early as 6- 6:30 am peak season to avoid working in the midday heat to the extent possible.

Job responsibilities would cover most aspects of the operation including but not limited to :
-Bed preparation
-transplanting and seeding
-harvesting
-washing/packaging
– greenhouse seeding and propagation of transplants
-weeding/cultivating ( proactive management of weeds, pests, disease)
-trellising/pruning/maintenance of greenhouse tomatoes
– assistance with farmers market sales depending on schedule

Our ideal team member:
– is able to do physical work outdoors in varying weather conditions ( hot, cold, rain etc.)
-is able to stand/walk/move during entire work day
-is able to frequently bend, stoop, kneel, crouch
-is able to work independently and as part of a team
– has attention to detail and pride in a job well done
-possesses good communication skills and customer service skills
-is punctual for early morning start times
-has a positive attitude
-has a valid driver’s license
-is local to our operation as no on-farm housing is available at this time

A few things we can offer:
-A solid foundation in the various skills involved in bio-intensive vegetable production
-insight into the challenges and processes of starting a small scale, diversified farming operation
– experience in direct to consumer marketing and business models
-experience in organic systems and regenerative agriculture
-produce from the farm
-fulfilling work for lovers of the outdoors and good food
-$10-$15/ hour depending on experience
At Wild Hare Farm good work ethic with a positive attitude will be rewarded! Good workers will find themselves in good company.

If you are in the area and would like to set up a time to come by and check out the farm we would love to meet you, show you around, and hear about your agricultural interests.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $10.00 – $15.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

COVID-19 considerations:
Majority of work is outdoors. Food safetly/ cleanliness protocols followed at all times.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Ferrum, VA 24088: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location

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