VABF

Virginia Association for Biological Farming

Opportunities

Updated July 25, 2014

Seeking Veteran-Farmer to establish farm business on 41 acres Ivy, VA. Applicant shall have recent military experience with honorable discharge, be drug-free and have experience with small-scale organic farming. Owner offers free use of the land. Will consider offer from other than Veteran if willing to work with/train veteran interns. Farmer provides own housing, machinery, farm tools. Owner is open to negotiations on building construction as needed for farm operations. An initial two-year lease offered with option for long-term renewal. Details negotiated with select candidate, including option to live on land. Cover letter, resume, two references to: Laura Farrell, templehill1790@gmail.com.

Homestead Intern wanted: Organic Homestead Farm, Woodstock, VA. We are looking for someone to work on our 10 acre homestead farm in exchange for room and board plus $150 per week. The ideal candidate would be a young person interested in biological farming, at least 18 years old, be drug free, a non-smoker and have their own transportation. We grow vegetables, herbs, and medicinal plants, mostly open pollinated heirloom varieties, fruit trees and berry bushes. We raise Buckeye chickens, Welsh Harlequin and Indian Runner ducks, Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats and bees. Accommodations are in an air-conditioned 200-year-old farm house. Intern will have a separate bedroom and shared bathroom. Contact Steve Luchter at (703) 864-7598 or send an email to sluchter@earthlink.net.

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Large Chicken Coop / High Tunnel Conversion available for lease to new beginning or existing farmer. See links:
http://richmond.craigslist.org/off/4350825101.html
http://richmond.craigslist.org/grd/4350809660.html

Updated Feb 13, 2014: Eleven Positions Available

Organic Farming Internships Available for 2014: Paradox Farm is now accepting applications for 2014. WANTED: Hard workers interested in learning all aspects of running a small, (non-certified) organic vegetable farm. 4 acres under cultivation, including (2) 30 x 96 High Tunnels. Learn planning, seeding, transplanting, cultivation, management, harvesting and marketing of Certified Naturally Grown vegetables and fruits.  Farming experience not necessary but common sense and enthusiasm to learn and work is essential! Living  & cooking accommodations provided, as well as a stipend, and abundant access to farm produce and eggs. 20 minutes Southwest of Lexington, VA. Interns must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds. No Tobacco use on premises! Please send resume and cover letter detailing interest and experience to mitch@paradoxfarm.org

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Farm apprenticeship wanted: I am very eager to gain experience in farming, especially sustainable and organic practices. I am interested in raising livestock and crop cultivation. The position(s) I am seeking would be entry level or apprenticeship. I gained much of my experience with livestock during my apprenticeship at Avery’s Branch Farms in Amelia, Va., Falster Farm in Winsboro,Texas, and Cedar Ridge Stables in Montpelier, Va. These experiences were enriched by interning at White Flint Farm Keeling,Va. where vegetable cultivation was the focus. In addition to these experiences, work ethic, determination, and willingness to be a team member are assets I would bring to the workplace. A complete resume and references available upon request. Lydia Stuart believinBelle@gmail.com  (804) 873-2429
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International Rescue Committee Charlottesville Seeks Part-Time New Roots Specialist for Refugee Farmer Program. IRC Charlottesville provides resettlement services to approximately 200 newly arriving refugees each year as well as ongoing support to refugees and asylees already in the community. The New Roots Specialist provides hands-on technical support to the New Roots “Microproducer” program, which offers educational and material resources to refugees as they develop agricultural microenterprises. Responsibilities include land management oversight, farm planning, equipment maintenance, one-on-one technical help to refugee farmers, and assistance with educational programs. For a complete job description and application visit: this link  For more information visit: www.Rescue.org/Charlottesville
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The Inn at Little Washington, just 67 miles west of Washington D.C., a renowned 5 Star / 5 Diamond Relais & Chateaux country house hotel internationally renowned for its Chef/Proprietor’s pioneering of Refined Regional American Cuisine, is seeking a FARM MANAGER for our on-site organic farm. This position is on a small ½ acre non-certified but organically managed and diverse market garden. Additionally, there is one greenhouse, one hoop house and 18 raised covered beds. The garden provides vegetables and fruit to the restaurant and is located on the property. For more information please visit www.TheInnAtLittleWashington.com/job-details-Organic-Farm-Manager. Please e-mail (in .pdf or .doc format ONLY, please–NOT zipped), mail, or fax your resume to: Director of Human Resources
The Inn at Little Washington
P.O. Box 300
Washington, VA 22747
Fax: 540-675-3134

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Vegetable Field for lease:
complete with two 30X80 Atlas High tunnels, packing shed, washing station and large walk-in cooler and 7 acres of excellent rich bottom land. Excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to maintain client base and increase revenue sales in a very progressive market in the Charlottesville area. Please call or email Jane at 434-990-9162 or springgatefarm@gmail.com
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North Cove Mushrooms
is looking for employees- both full and part time.
We are looking for a full time person to do grow room work during the week and a Farmers Market on the weekend.  Work begins between February or March, and goes until Christmas.  We pay by the hour, and reimburse for gas expenses.  An employee must have a reliable vehicle for getting to and from work, and going to Farmers Markets up to two hours away.  The vehicle must be big enough to fit the market setup (coolers, pop up tent, table, etc).   We are also looking for someone who is strong- able to push and pull heavy shelves on wheels, someone who able to work efficiently on their feet all day, and someone who has good social skills for the Farmers Markets.
We are also looking for one or two part time people to do Farmers Markets for us.  Farmers markets are on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Expect an eight or nine hour day.  A reliable vehicle and good social skills are a must for this job!
Please know that we are in Madison County, in Brightwood, about 45 mins north of Cville. Please send us an email at northcovemushrooms@gmail.com,  or call 919 649 7158 if you are interested.  Also, check out our FaceBook page to see what we are all about, and our website, northcovemushrooms.com
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APPRENTICE
for 2014, March thru Oct. Strawberry Creek Farm is a Certified Naturally Grown, CSA and Farmers Market operation in the Chatham Va. area.  Modest housing and limited use of the company pick up provided. Stipend of $500/month for a 5 day work week and all the produce, greens and eggs one could eat. Valid drivers license and character reference is a must. Please send resume or general info to Starwberrycreekfarm@hotmail.com

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Allegheny Mountain School is seeking a CARETAKER/FARM MGR in Highland Cty. Responsibilities include: animal husbandry, fence building; timber mgmnt; pasture improvements & mowing; road maint;  gen. farm maintenance.  Experienced with tractors, chainsaws, heavy equipment, small engines & farm water systems req’d. Lodging provided plus food grown & raised on the farm. Contact raelsa@mac.com  540-468-3600
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EXPERIENCED FARMER WANTED to run successful organic vegetable farm 45 miles from Washington, DC in Loudoun County, VA for up to 3 years. Resources include participation in top metro area farmers market, 5 acres of Class I soils for cultivation, perimeter deer fencing on 10 acres, tractor and implements, farm and market vehicles, pole barn, one-bedroom house. Contact (540) 882 3480.
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Organic Farming Internships Available for 2014: Broadfork Farm is now accepting applications for 2014 field crew positions. WANTED: Hard workers interested in learning in-depth and participating fully in the operations of a small, organic mixed vegetable and flower farm. Learn planning, cultivation, management, and marketing of Certified Naturally Grown vegetable, herb, and flower growing, including use of season extension and Biodynamic preparations. Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds and be able to work around small children. Farming experience not necessary but enthusiasm to learn and work hard is required! Modest financial compensation and living accommodations provided, as well as abundant access to delicious produce. 30 minutes South of Richmond, VA. Please send resume and cover letter detailing interest and experience to info@broadforkfarm.net
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Kinloch Farm in The Plains, Virginia has an immediate opening for a Land Manager for our cattle pastures and wildlife meadows. We are a Certified Naturally Grown farm with 300 head of grass finished Aberdeen Angus as well as a honeybee operation. The ideal candidate will have a background in agronomy, organic practices and principles as well as cattle grazing and invasive plant management. The position responsibilities include developing and maintaining rotational grazing plans, maintaining soil and forage fertility, maintaining the Certified Naturally Grown certification and monitoring invasive plants. This is a fulltime, year round position with a comprehensive benefits package including housing. A self-motivated individual will thrive here. Please send resumes to: jrd@kinlochfarm.com

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July 1, 2013

Experienced farmer looking for substantial farm to rent in the New River Valley area. Please contact:  Crystal Cook 

June 17, 2013

La Plaza Farmers Market is now accepting Vendor applications. This Latino Farmers Market, located in Southside Richmond, is looking for additional produce vendors. Learn more and apply here.

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May 12, 2013

The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) is pleased to announce two new positions on our staff:

 The Operations Manager will serve as the lead for all general financial, operational, and administrative activities of SAFSF. This full-time position will be based in Santa Barbara, California at SAFSF’s home office. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years experience as lead finance and operation staff. The job will require broad knowledge of non-profit financial and operational management; awareness of sustainable agriculture and food systems issues; understanding of philanthropy (public, private, and corporate) and grantmaking processes a plus.

Please CLICK HERE to download the full job description.

 

The Special Projects Coordinator will be responsible for the program development, management and oversight of two SAFSF projects: Creating Common Ground and Annual Policy Briefings. This full-time position will be based ideally in a home office preferably on the East Coast or in the Mid-West. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience with content-based program development; 3-5 years experience in a nonprofit setting working directly with senior leadership/boards; and demonstrated experience as a facilitator/event planner. A Masters in Public Health or Public Policy is strongly desired.

Please CLICK HERE to download the full job description.

 

Successful candidates for both positions will be dedicated to SAFSF’s core values: a commitment to justice and equity; respect for diversity, inclusivity, and life-long learning; and a willingness to collaborate.

 

GuidelinesApplication deadline is June 15, 2013.

Please send the following materials electronically to safsf-search@rstuartconsulting.com.

No phone calls please.

-        1 page cover letter

-        Resume/CV

-        Names of 3 references (Note: we will not contact references without a candidate’s prior knowledge)

-        Short (3-5 pages max) writing sample (Special Projects Coordinator)

 

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April 29, 2013

Manure Spreader available for sale.

H&S Model 80, PTO. Includes optional rear trip pan.
Excellent used condition.
$2,000
Located in Chesterfield County.
Email or call if interested: info@broadforkfarm.net      804-335-5344

 

 

 

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