Farm Hand on Flower Farm in Carroll County, MD
Posted: Thu, January 19, 2023
$16/hour Hampstead, MD job
Phone Number: 2157406214
Two Boots Farm is looking for a Farm Hand to join us part time or full time for the 2023 season. We are flexible with this position and can either hire someone 3 days a week (24 hours) or 5 days a week (40 hours).
The Farm Hand will work alongside the Farm Manager and owner and our other employees, engaging in all aspects of day-to-day work in running the farm. Our season runs early April – December. Please apply by Feb. 15.
Two Boots Farm is a small, intensive farm raising cut flowers and specialty produce in Carroll County, Maryland. We are a woman-owned farm. 2023 marks our ninth season in production. Our goods are sold at Baltimore City farmers’ markets, to florists, and restaurants. We also design with our flowers for weddings and events. We use intensive farming techniques on 2 acres, and implement no-till practices. We also grow ginger and have a pawpaw orchard.
The farm hand will participate in all aspects of production including:
-communication – with other employees, the Farm Manager and Owner
-planting- greenhouse management, direct seeding, transplanting, bed prep
-growing- weeding, trellising, pest and disease management, irrigation
-harvesting- carrying out weekly harvest schedules
-marketing- assisting with farmers market sales and deliveries. We have one Sunday farmers market and would require working at the market a few times a year.
-design – weekly bouquet making and help with wedding design
Ideal (but not required) background and skills include:
-2+ years of organic farming experience
-excellent communication skills
-ability to work well both alone and as a team
-a capable problem solver
-Excellent work ethic and positive attitude
-pays close attention to detail while working efficiently
-physical stamina and the ability to work in all kinds of weather
-willingness to commit to the farm for the full year, ideally more
Salary and benefits:
-$16/hour April – December
-Paid time off: 40 hours (*only applicable to full time position)
-End of season bonus which historically has been between $300-500.
Applicants must have a valid drivers license.
Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Elisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
In your cover letter please address these questions:
Why do you want to work at Two Boots Farm?
Why should we hire you?
What relevant experience do you have? Such as farming, gardening, project management, construction, master problem solver, etc.