East Durham Farms
Farm Staff Member
-We are seeking a full time staff member with at least one year of farm experience to focus on helping us with our Organic vegetable operation. We grow 1.5 acres of mixed vegetables and have a 30 x 96 high tunnel that we utilize year round. We grow all of our own starts in a 48 x 12 greenhouse. We consider ourselves a traditional farm so we raise a small herd of cows, about a dozen pigs, a few hundred eggs layers and broilers in season. Our goal is to supply all the farm products needed in our on farm store. In addition to the above, we have a cut flower garden, one acre apple and peach orchard and a half acre of blueberry bushes.
-Your role will vary throughout the season but your primary focus will be seeding, field prep, planting, irrigation, weeding, cultivation, and harvesting crops and packing. This position is designed for someone with prior knowledge of organic farming practices. Experience operating a tractor and farm implements is a plus. We utilize a 40 HP tractor and a BCS walk behind tractor. However, we will train if a strong desire for farming is present.
-Working on an active farm is very physically demanding. Employees are required to lift 50 feed or fertilizer bags. We work outdoors in all weather conditions and the staff member should have appropriate clothing and an understanding of the conditions.
-The position is designed for a May through October commitment. Hours vary but are primarily 9-7 with Tuesday and Wednesdays off from work. Compensation is $12.00-$15.00 an hour depending on experience. We operate as a farm family so farm provided meals will be provided at times. On farm housing is possible and can be discussed. A current drivers license is required.
How to Apply:
Please submit resume or an explanation about your experience to Chris@Eastdurhamfarms.com