Full Time Farm Hand Peach House Farm
- Date Posted November 21, 2023
- Location Toccoa, GA
- Category Agriculture / Business
- Job type Full-Time
Peach House Farm is a cut flower farm “start-up” with 40 total acres (20 of which are plantable with previous crops of corn, tomatoes, soybeans and strawberries as recently as 2019). We are working to build an organic and fully sustainable farm that will also include vegetables and a farm store.
Located in Toccoa, Georgia, the family farm was originally established by David Franklin Thomason in 1909. The farmhouse was lovingly renovated in 2019 and is managed by descendants Caitlin and Ryan Greene, whose family has deep ties to the Toccoa and greater Currahee Mountain communities to this day. Peach House Farm’s 40 acres are maintained by farmer Stephen Dobek.
The farmhand will work on a wide variety of farm tasks under the direction of the farm manager. Day-to-day tasks will include harvesting and processing cut flowers, weeding, propagation, watering, mowing and weed eating and assisting with on-farm sales. This position may include tractor work depending on experience.
Floral design experience a plus
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Ability to complete repetitive, physically demanding tasks during an 8-hour shift, often in high temperatures.
Ability to be reliable and on-time.
Ability to work safely around equipment.
Ability to listen and follow instructions.
Strong communication and team work skills.
Interest in small scale agriculture.
Interest in cut flower farming.
Previous experience farming, landscaping or working outdoors.
Previous experience using lawnmower/weedeater or other garden equipment.
Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
Project management skills – Basecamp is the software that is usedCompensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions