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Round Right Farm seeking Apprentices, Laborers for 2014 - Terra Alta, WV
Round Right Farm seeking Apprentices, Laborers for 2014
Are you searching for a job that helps you feel connected to the land, better food, and good living? Do you enjoy challenges, thinking on your feet, unpredictability and being outside? Work on a farm might be just what you're looking for. We've both worked behind desks, in academia, in the arts, and we're now entering our eighth season running Round Right Farm. Every day brings its own unique problems and solutions; there's always something new to learn. Come join our team and discover what real food tastes like and what real work feels like. You might just find that you're a farmer at heart.
A Little About Us
Round Right Farm raises vegetables and meats following organic practices. We attend weekly farmer's markets, have a 250 member CSA and sell to restaurants. We are also innovating new concepts in local food sales. For example, through our online CSA, our members have the option of choosing exactly what goes in their box (share) each week. This is a highly unique approach to the CSA model, one of which we are very proud. We are located near the tri-state intersection of MD, WV and PA, 10 miles NW of Oakland, MD.
The farm is situated in an area with diverse surroundings. It borders the Cranesville Swamp Nature Preserve where we sometimes have the pleasure of watching bears from our fields. The farm is located in a rural farming community surrounded by state forests that offer great hiking as well as rock climbing and paddling. 10 miles SE is the thriving small town of Oakland which offers all the amenities of a modern American small town including a great farmer's market. 10 miles NE is Deep Creek Lake. The lake is a popular tourist destination both summer and winter and affords an opportunity to meet a variety of people from our larger region. We are also less than an hour's drive to Morgantown, WV (where most of our produce goes), which is a thriving city with a voracious appetite for local organic food. It is also home to WVU and a good place to see music shows and eat at world-class restaurants. Another area of interest less than an hour away is Thomas/Davis WV. These two side-by-side mountain towns offer great food and nightlife and are surrounded by a plethora of natural beauty.
Round Right Farm is currently hiring a Greenhouse Manager, Farm Hands and Apprentices for the 2014 season. Please visit our website for more details: www.roundrightfarm.com/pages/jobs
The American Chestnut Land Trust Seeks Farm Manager
The American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT) Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program (established, 2010) is located on our Double Oak Farm property in Prince Frederick, Maryland. During the 2010-2013 growing seasons, the program was operated by a volunteer farm manager with assistance provided by 3-5 work shares (5 hours/week each) and 1-2 paid interns (15 hours week each). Farm improvements include a one-acre fenced area with available irrigation, a hoop house that is nearly complete, and a 30' x 30' timber frame barn to store farm equipment. Available equipment includes a vintage Gravely A10 commercial walk behind tractor with 30" tiller, rotary plow and bush hog attachments; a Troy Bilt 14" tiller; a Mini Honda tiller; an Agra-Fab 48" spreader; a Solo broadcast seeder; a Jang Precision Seeder as well as small tank sprayers and hand tools. The produce is grown using approved organic methods; however, ACLT's program is not certified under the National Organic Program. In the past two seasons, the CSA has provided enough produce to support 25 paid shareholders who received a weekly share of the farm's production (each share serving a family of four) for a 25-week growing season at an annual cost of $600-$625 per share.
ACLT is amenable to discussing a variety of possible models including, for example, 1) a New England-style "cooperative" CSA where the majority of shareholders would be work shares; 2) a traditional CSA with roughly the same ratio of paid shares and work shares as in the past; or 3) a land-lease model where the farm manager would provide organic gardening expertise for the CSA operation in exchange for a lease of adjoining acreage for his/her own use, provided that approved organic standards are also utilized on this acreage.
Description of Skills and Duties
Side by Side Farm Seeks Full-Time Farm Manager
Side by Side Farm is seeking a full-time farm manager to oversee its 3 acres of Certified Naturally Grown vegetable production in 2014. The farm is located in a quiet rural area, but is only 40 minutes north of Baltimore. We run a 50 member CSA and have well-established restaurant accounts and farmers markets. The farm already has all of the necessary infrastructure in place: 2 high tunnels, 3 tractors (including an Allis-Chalmers G cultivating tractor), a new pole barn and hand tools galore.
Pearlstone Center Seeks Field Manager
DePaul's Urban Farm Seeks Full or Part-Time Grad Students/ Alumni
Full-time Farm Manager Wanted for 2nd Season Small Farm Prototype in Floyd County, VA.
SustainFloyd is seeking a full-time Farm Manager for the second season in the development of its working model small farm prototype. The farm is a 1.5-acre certified organic operation that is ground testing a detailed template and comprehensive business plan intended to demonstrate a viable, single-person, self-sustaining production farm. The Farm Manager will implement the farm plan as well as collect data and maintain detailed notes on all operations to further inform the model. The position is a full-time independent annual contract beginning in early 2014with the prospect of a long-term relationship. First year contract is $25,000 to $28,000 depending on skills and experience. The manager will need to relocate near Floyd, VA and SustainFloyd will assist in a housing search and relocation efforts. The ideal candidate has at least three years of experience in all aspects of organic crop production and is passionate about making a real difference using organic food as an economic development strategy. A full job description is located at SustainFloyd.org. SustainFloyd is an equal-opportunity employer.
Help Wanted: Recreation and Parks City Farm Coordinator
Coordinate rentals of 700+ garden plots in 12 community gardens throughout Baltimore. Provide leadership for gardeners and garden representatives through training, newsletters and garden inspections. Oversee and coordinate maintenance of gardens including scheduling, supervising and working alongside volunteers on clean up days, coordinating major and minor repair to fences, water lines and tools, and scheduling deliveries of mulch and compost.
Good organizational skills and Microsoft Office experience are a must. Customer service or community organization experience needed. Vegetable garden or other Horticultural experience needed.
Real Food Farm Seeks Full-Time Americorps Field Manager for Fall 2013
Real Food Farm is currently seeking a full-time Americorps Field Manager to begin Fall 2013. The Field Manager is an opportunity for an individual interested in further developing their farming skills while engaging with community food security and social change. The Field Manager will assist the Farm Manager with the organization, coordination and implementation of daily work and food production activities at the farm.
Primary responsibilities include: implementing weekly planting schedule; managing insect and weed control, monitoring soil fertility, carrying out general field observation, managing youth and adult staff and volunteer labor; and staffing a farmers market stand.
Requirements include: agricultural experience & a strong interest in crop production and organic farming; experience and interest in working with volunteers & diverse populations; qualities of self-motivation, time management, flexibility and cooperation. High tunnel experience is desirable.
University of Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station Announces Manager Position
Flying Plow Farm Seeks Summer/ Fall Intern