ABOUT WHERE PIGS FLY FARM
We are a small farm located on 10 acres in Centreville. We raise laying hens, broiler chickens and heritage breed turkeys out on pasture and grow vegetables using organic methods. We sell our produce at the Chestertown Farmer’s Market, as well as through our website to customers in Easton, Annapolis and Davidsonville.
Currently we are a two-person part time operation. We are at the point that we cannot do everything ourselves, but not quite big enough to sustain full-time staff.
For more information about our farm visit our website: www.wherepigsfly.farm
Planting, weeding and harvest of field crops, using organic methods.
Assist with harvesting of broiler chickens. You will not need to take the life of a chicken! We take that role very seriously and prefer to do that ourselves. Duties on harvest day include running the scalder and plucker, evisceration and packaging. It’s not bloody, but there are guts!
Clean out chicken coops and brooders using a pitchfork, shovel and garden cart
Assist with logistics of moving broiler chicks and chickens from brooders to field and from the field to processing area.
Assist with moving fencing for rotational grazing of goats, pigs, turkeys and chickens
Assist with management of pasture: identifying and cutting down weed species such as Johnson Grass, Thistle, Foxtail, Datura, etc.
Other duties as they arise
Monday mornings - 4 hours
Tuesdays 8am - 5pm (May 11 through October 5th for chicken processing season)
Wednesday mornings - 4 hours (we are flexible on this- Thursday or Friday also works)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Experience with farm work is a plus. If no farm experience, other useful work experience can include any outdoor work in hot, difficult conditions, fast-paced labor, such as in a restaurant or for landscaping company.
Willingness to work outside and be hot, dirty, sweaty and in regular contact with poo.
Energetic and positive attitude. (you don’t have to be perky, just don’t be grumpy or whiney!)
Ability to self-direct: identify needs and meet them, or ask for guidance.
Ability to use hand tools, shovels, rakes, push/pull carts and do manual labor
How to Apply
email your resume to Jennifer Vaccaro: firstname.lastname@example.org