Farm Field Assistant Quarter Acre Farm
- Date Posted April 01, 2023
- Location Greensboro, MD
- Category Agriculture
- Job type Part-Time
Since 2008 Quarter Acre Farm has provided sustainably grown vegetables and seedlings with agricultural expertise. At the farm we specialize in heirloom tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, sweet potatoes, garlic, and a wide range of seedlings. We use organic methods on a half acre vegetable field and 560 square foot greenhouse. In 2019 we expanded to create Quarter Acre Farm EATS where we produce delicious prepared food using fresh ingredients. We sell made to order breakfast tacos and quesadillas at the Easton farmers market along with freshly made pico de gallo, guacamole, and lemonade. We have a strong local following with many devoted customers. The owners of the business are Andrea the farmer and her husband Juan Carlos the chef.Job description
Get farming and vegetable growing experience as a field assistant. Expand your skills and take on increasing responsibility with a small, rapidly growing farm business.
Are you friendly, reliable, and hardworking?
Do you love being outside?
Do you like fresh vegetables and plants?
If the answer is yes then apply to work for us!
This job entails working out in the field and in the greenhouse of our vegetable farm in Greensboro, MD.
Field Assistant duties require you to work 5 to 10 hours per week but the work week schedule is flexible with any day of the week possible except Saturdays. The Field Assistant will work alongside the Farmer/Owner, engaging in all aspects of day-to-day work in running the farm. Our growing season is from March through December.
A friendly and energetic personality with a willingness to learn
Has attention to detail and pride in a job well done
Ability to work in various weather conditions
Vegetable farming experience a plus
We are looking for a person who loves spending time outside and is interested in growing vegetables. As our Farm Field Assistant, you’ll be working alongside Andrea, our farmer as you perform different seasonal tasks out in the field or in our greenhouse. This job is seasonal, from April through the end of December but we will consider hiring someone for summer months only. No previous farming experience is needed, a positive attitude and a willingness to put in the effort to get tasks done correctly is what we value most.
Job Responsibilities Include:
Greenhouse work - watering, seed starting, potting up, etc.
Field work - bed prep, bed clean up, transplanting, spreading straw, staking tomatoes, etc
Harvest work - harvesting vegetables, weighing harvest, prepping vegetable for sale, etc
Job Position Requirements:
You are comfortable working outside, in rain or heat.
Must be available to work 5 to 10 hours per week, April through December.
You have the ability to handle significant physical work, this includes being on one’s feet all day and dealing with bulky heavy items.
You are reliable, punctual, professional, and have a positive attitude.
Must be detail oriented and willing to engage in repetitive tasks.
Reliable transportation because our farm is located in an area without access to any public transportation.
$15 per hour
25% employee discount on any Quarter Acre Farm products which includes anything at our booth at the farmers market like prepared food, drinks, merchandise, and of course seedlings and produce.Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions