Hiring: Organic Vegetable Farm Crew Members beginning May 2021
About the Farm
Riverstone Organic Farm is a 14-acre certified organic farm specializing in vegetables and herbs located Floyd, Virginia, 45 minutes from downtown Blacksburg. We sell locally at two farmers markets, our CSA, our on-farm store, and to local natural food stores and restaurants. Our mission is to grow the best tasting, most nutritious fresh produce for our community using practices that maintain the biological integrity and natural beauty of the land.
We are hiring passionate, energetic, hard-working people to join our farm team for the 2021 season. Crew members will accomplish a wide-array of tasks involved in growing organic produce, including transplanting, trellising, weeding, harvesting, washing, and packing. Many tasks involve the use of specialized vegetable production equipment, like tractor-pulled planters, cultivators, and bed shapers, as well as machines for efficient harvesting and washing. New employees will have the opportunity to learn from returning farm crew members about more advanced skills like irrigation, pest management, and soil fertility.
Who Should Apply:
Vegetable farming is physically and mentally challenging. Applicants should be comfortable working with their bodies outdoors for long hours in all weather conditions. They must have an attention to detail, a commitment to high-quality work, and an openness to seeking clarification and receiving feedback. Previous experience working in the outdoors in agriculture or a related field is preferred but not required.
Our farm team works Monday through Friday, 40 – 45 hours per week. Opportunities for full-time work extend from early May through early November. Full-time employees must commit to work until late August at a minimum.
Compensation and Housing:
Starting salary for full-time employees is $11 an hour. Full-time employees accrue paid time off.
Employees are provided housing in “the Village” at our farm, which consists of four small one-room cabins and two campers nestled in the woods above the farm.
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