Farm and Apothecary Crew Positions Open
ORWIGSBURG job Katelyn Melvin
3-4 positions open: Apothecary Assistant / Field Assistant / Apprentices (1 or 2)
About the farm and positions:
Tooth of the Lion Farm and Apothecary is a 6-acre herb and flower farm located in Schuylkill County. We are a certified naturally grown farm and woman-run business specializing in growing medicinal herbs for our tea and tincture blends as well as cut flowers. We have an herb and flower CSA, and we market our fresh and value-added products at the Bryn Mawr, Rittenhouse and Emmaus farmers markets.
Going into our third season, we are hiring full time positions in our farm and apothecary! We will be a small crew of 4-5 people, working together to grow, process and market our herbal products and flowers. While we each have specific responsibilities that keep the farm business running (see positions below), we are also all working together to create a supportive environment that centers care and respect in our work with each other and in the world.
In all aspects of farm, apothecary and marketing work, I look for someone who:
Is enthusiastic about herbal medicine and local cut flowers and is serious about pursuing work in agriculture or herbalism
Cares about herbal medicine and agriculture as tools to build more just society
Is eager to learn and improve, and gets sincere pleasure from a job well done
Enjoys tedious, monotonous and fast paced work; derives joy from picking thousands of beautiful, uniform flowers stems or herbs in a day
Who can communicate in a mature, empathetic and understanding way with coworkers
Is generally excited to undergo the bizarre business and lifestyle of herb and flower farming here in Orwigsburg
The farm is located in Orwigsburg, Pa, about 1.5 hours from Philly, 45 minutes from the Lehigh Valley and Reading, 15 minutes from Pottsville and Hamburg. Unfortunately there is no public transit and having your own transportation is strongly recommended. Shared, on-site housing is available.