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Assistant Gardener Liberty Tree Farm LLC

  • Date Posted April 14, 2021
  • Location Bumpass, VA
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Liberty Tree Farm is a small, family-run produce farm and market garden in Louisa County, Virginia. We are dedicated to a mission of sustainability, using all organic practices and minimizing food waste through value adding. The naturally grown produce we raise on the six acres currently in production is distributed to consumers via farmers markets in Richmond and other outlets all over central Virginia. Job description

We are looking for an experienced grower to join our team full time. As our operation continues to expand, we need more hands to get everything planted, picked, and processed. THIS IS A YEAR-ROUND POSITION—we grow straight through the winter, both outside and in a high tunnel. Primary duties include:

  • Seeding, transplanting, harvesting, washing, and packing produce
  • Weeding and maintaining farm plots
  • Value-adding produce (making pesto from our greens/herbs, smoking and fire roasting our peppers, etc)
  • Selling products at farmers markets
 

Our ideal candidate:

  • Minimum 1 year of farming experience
  • Knowledgeable of sustainable growing practices
  • Able to take direction and work efficiently
  • Able to do hard, physical work outside in all weather
  • Able to work 1-2 Saturdays per month (for farmers markets), farmers market experience not required, but a plus
  • LGBT friendly
This posting will remain open until filled.

 

Compensation this position is : hourly, $7.25/hr to $15/hr Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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