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help wanted on cut-flower farm in bovina, ny
Posted: February 4 2017
Treadlight Farm, established in 2015, grows specialty cut flowers on one acre in the hills of Delaware County, 6 miles outside of Bovina, NY. We sell our flowers at farmers markets locally and in Westchester County, to wedding clients, and to flower designers and florists. Our crops are grown organically (though we are not certified) in permanent, no-till beds, and are cultivated and harvested by hand from May through October.
We are looking for a farm crew member to assist in all aspects of our farm work for the coming season: seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting, packing, greenhouse care, flower arranging, and more. Through your work you’ll learn no-till production practices and the daily workings of a relatively new, rapidly expanding farm operation. This is an ideal position for someone interested in small-scale intensive farming, no-till agriculture, market gardening, and ornamental plant production.
Because we are a relatively new operation, we prefer applicants with at least one season of growing experience on a farm or market garden of a similar scale. It is a unique position working directly with the farm owner/operators, and provides invaluable experience in learning to grow a farm business. Our days can be long and tiring, but perks include working outside in a beautiful setting, and all of the flowers and veggies from our kitchen garden that you might want. We are happy to share our knowledge and experience with you, and in return we ask that candidates meet the following criteria:
- some prior experience in growing vegetables and/or flowers on a farm or large garden scale; if not, candidates should at least have an interest in learning about growing ornamental plants or small scale farming.
- can lift fifty pounds and can perform similar, physical tasks throughout the workday.
- is responsible and pays close attention to detail.
- has their own transportation.
This position is 30-40 hours/week, Tuesday-Saturday. Compensation begins at $11/hour. We cannot provide lunch, but there is a general store in Bovina that serves sandwiches and some other foods, or employees may bring their own lunch. While we cannot provide housing but would be willing to help the right applicant find affordable housing options in the area.
If interested, please send your resume, a brief paragraph explaining your interest, and 2 references to Matt and Irene at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!"