Employment Offered

Date Submitted:
08/25/21


Farm Name:
Herricks Lane Farm


County:
Suffolk


Position Title:
Herb Farmer Assistant


Position Description:

Immediate opening for an herb farmer assistant:

Certified organic medicinal plant farm and nursery in Jamesport, NY seeks a part-time herb farmer assistant. 25 hours/week, somewhat flexible, but will include 1-2 Saturdays/month at a farmer’s market. Will be involved in all aspects of the herb farm including (but not limited to) planting, potting, watering, weeding, pruning, harvesting, mowing, cultivating, making herbal products, supervising volunteers, supervising herb CSA, supervising plant and herb sales, marketing and sales of farm products, organic farming record keeping, and basically helping out anywhere help is needed on the farm. Interested candidates without prior farm experience are encouraged to participate in our volunteer intern program for at least one season before applying for paid positions. Please email cover letter and resume to herrickslanefarm@gmail.com.

Ideal candidate:
-has a real work ethic and at least one season of working farm experience (volunteering ok) with a farmer reference
-has plenty of farm/garden experience potting, planting , watering, weeding, pruning, caring for annuals and perennials
-is comfortable working outside all day regardless of weather and is able to meet the physical demands of a farm job
-has great social skills and is equally comfortable representing the farm and farm products at farmer’s markets
-Is knowledgeable (or interested in learning) about medicinal herbs and making herbal products
-can help market herbal farm products via social media and directing marketing

Compensation: $350/week (take home) to start and possible opportunity for full time next season


How to Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume to herrickslanefarm@gmail.com.


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