Farm Crew team members are responsible for all aspects of growing medicinal and culinary herbs. From seed to harvest each season will bring specific tasks. In general daily farm operations. You will learn to use the equipment, greenhouse planting and watering schedules, field cultivation, weeding, fence line maintenance, harvesting, post-harvest handling, distribution, record keeping, farm stand sales. The majority of work requires the physical capability to contribute daily in a rigorous, fast paced agricultural setting, creating an incredibly rewarding yet demanding work environment and life experience.
A positive attitude and attention to detail is critical. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to the full growing season. Please consider this commitment before applying.
Season: April through October
Pay: $16 - $20/hr
Schedule: See below for details
Status: Both full and part time positions are available
Full Time: 5 days a week, either Monday–Friday (40+hrs/week)
Part Time: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (25 hrs/wk)
Crew members are responsible for all daily farm operations. Field crew work includes:
Greenhouse and field seeding, watering, transplanting, hand weeding, setting up irrigation, trellising, harvesting, washing, drying, garbling and packing herbs.
Planting and harvesting field plants; watering, trimming and repotting container plants, making them available at the Farm Store and for Farmers Markets.
Drying, garbling, packaging & storing herbs
Fencing and perimeter upkeep; includes repair, weedwacking
General goat care including feeding, watering, and moving portable fences.
Farm Store sales
Preference given to applicants available to begin work in April and commit through October. Can't commit to the whole season but still really interested? Apply and let us know your availability dates.
We will also be hiring for Farmers Market Staff. Please let us know if you are interested!
We are looking for positive, reliable, responsible, and hardworking individuals who have a great sense of humor and are able to follow directions and communicate well with others. Attention to detail is critical and a passion for growing food essential. (If you are not a morning person, a farm job probably isn’t a good fit for you as we start each day early.)
You must also be a team player, open to learning new things, punctual, and be able to work in all weather conditions. Be prepared for mud, rain, more mud, sun and wind in the Spring; heat and humidity, strong sun in the Summer. The Fall is a beautiful time on the farm but the weather can do anything!!!
Previous farm or landscape experience preferred, and it is essential that candidates are committed to the farming lifestyle and all that it demands. Must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 pounds. A valid driver's license, clean driving record and reliable transportation to and from the farm are required. The farm is a non-smoking, drug free environment.
To apply, help us get to know you by submitting a short resume, three references, and a cover letter answering the following:
Why you are interested in working at Stallard Road Farm?
What are you looking to get out of this experience?
What previous experiences qualify you for this position?
What will you personally bring to this position?
What are some of your core values? Help us get to know you bit. How do you spend your free time? Favorite herb or plant?
We'll review your application within a week of receiving it. We will contact you to set up an initial interview either by phone (if out of state) or in person at the far
Weekly Schedule Details
Farm work varies based on the season, but below is an outline of a typical weekly schedule:
Daily Start: In April our workday begins at 8:00 am, but by May our start time is 6:00 am.
Breaks: We have a 15-minute break mid-morning and take a one-hour unpaid lunch around noon.
Daily End: We're usually finished by 4:30pm but this depends on team assignments and responsibilities.
We work as a group. Each day begins with a morning meeting outlining our work plan for the day, then animal chores. Between 3-3:30pm we finish up the day with watering the green houses, animal chores, cleaning the wash station and putting all equipment away.
Monday: Focus on herbs and field work. Harvest. Seeding, transplanting, setting up irrigation, weeding, mechanical cultivating, bed and field prep. Greenhouse inventory.
Tuesday: Focus on harvest, post-harvest handling. Harvest for production needs, drying, distribution, and farm store. Watering
Wednesday: Finish harvesting. Trim sales plants, Field work. Watering
Thursday: Field work including weeding, seeding, transplanting, trellising. Plant inventory. Greenhouse Watering
Friday: Selecting and Harvesting for weekend Markets, distribution, restaurants and Farm Store. Pack each Farm Market’s inventory and record. Greenhouse Watering
Saturday: Market Stand set-up and sales. Animal chores. Greenhouse watering. Post market inventory.