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Farm Apprentice

One Acre Farm - Farm Apprentice Position
18608 Wasche Road
Dickerson, Md 20842
Contact: Michael Protas
Phone: 301-503-3424

Email: Michael@oneacrefarm.com
Website: www.oneacrefarm.com

One Acre Farm is a small-scale vegetable farm that sells as a CSA for 150 +/- shares since 2008. We started with one acre 12+ years ago but as of last year purchased a 34-acre farm in Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve.
We grow our vegetables on approx. 5+ acres and are Certified Naturally Grown. Our season runs from April to Thanksgiving. We currently don’t do any hoop-house or greenhouse work but would consider adding those things into our model later.
Start Date: April 1, 2019
Job Description:
Participate, full time, in all aspects of vegetable production including bed preparation, transplanting, weed and pest management, harvesting, washing and packing and record keeping. Apprentice will also help feed/water and rotate our flock of hens, collect and wash eggs.
Skills Desired:
- 1-2 full growing seasons of vegetable farm experience required.
- Willingness to perform physical, demanding work daily. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
- Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances.
- Willingness to listen carefully and follow instructions when engaging new work.
- Ability to self-direct and manage multiple farm tasks.
- Working compatibility with a variety of personalities and diversity of co-workers, balanced by a confidence to work alone.
-Organizational skills a must!
- Driver's license

Wages
Starting at $12/hour; experience-dependent. There is an opportunity to live on the farm, if interested. Rent and home details available upon request. Home is in the fantastic Poolesville School District.

Category: 
Jobs, Internships, & Opportunities
Region: 
Washington, DC
Address: 
18608 Wasche Road
Dickerson, MD 20842
United States
Contact Name: 
Michael Protas
Contact Email: 
Contact Number: 
3015033724
Date: 
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 3:30pm