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WORK WITH US!

Calling All Flower Nerds - 2024 Applications Are Open!

I am inviting a few reliable individuals who are curious by nature and love to master new skills to join me this season on the farm. I have two assistant positions that will report about 12 hours a week and one weekend position is for a few hours every Saturday or Sunday. In addition, the two assistant positions will work one weekend per month at the farmer's markets.

I encourage budding farmers and flower fans to apply regardless of experience. Even if you feel underqualified, but have a strong desire to learn, I will train motivated individuals - so apply! A sense of humor and flexibility are key. We are working with nature - no two days will ever look alike. My farm is a judgement free space - discrimination based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age is not tolerated here. If you are kind, curious, and ready to work really hard in a fast-paced environment, I want to meet you.

Click on descriptions below to learn more about each position. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
The form will officially close April 1, 2024, sooner if a hire has been made. Please apply only if you can commit to the majority of the entire season (I am assuming applicants may have vacations, weddings or other commitments during the season - that's fine! Please include planned absences where indicated on the application form.)

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Harvest Assistant

15/hour, M,W,F, 8am - 12pm

This position has been filled :)

Description

The harvest assistant is responsible for harvesting flowers two mornings a week at one of the three farm plots (Centennial & Lakewood) and working on the bouquet assembly line once a week. In addition, farm assistants are expected to work one weekend a month at the Saturday and Sunday Farmer's Markets, including set up and take down (generally 6am - 3pm, paid lunch included).

 

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Recording harvest counts and losses on a harvest log

  • Preparing for weekly farmer’s markets by stocking supplies, light cleaning of equipment, and stickering bouquet sleeves

  • Communicating directly and graciously with farm stand, market, and pick-up order customers

  • Weeding and helping with other seasonal tasks when time permits

  • Opportunities for additional learning available if desired

 

Time Commitment

May 6th through November 1st (this date could be earlier, depending on frost dates) 2024

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and one Saturday and Sunday a month

8am to 12pm

 

Hourly Compensation 

$15 + vegetables & cut flowers when we have extras

 

Experience Required

No experience is necessary (individuals who have worked in restaurants, landscaping, or greenhouse/nursery work tend to be well-suited)

 

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting up to 50 lbs

  • Bending, crouching, kneeling for long periods of time

  • Working in all weather conditions. Regular exposure to insects and wildlife

  • Using flower snips to repetitively cut flower stems

  • Moving at a fast pace for long periods of time

 

Other Requirements

  • Have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record

  • This position is critical to the functioning of the farm. Showing up for work every single day, on time, is essential

  • Honesty and integrity

  • Ability to work independently without supervision

  • Able to take direction from women/younger/older people

  • Open-minded and open to receiving and giving constructive feedback

  • Curiosity about farming, nature and flowers

Field Assistant

15/hour, 2 days/week 8am - 12pm

Description

The field assistant is responsible for the care of seedlings, preparing beds for planting, planting, weeding, fertilizing, and performing minor maintenance on farm systems and equipment. Work will take place at one of three farm plots (Centennial and Lakewood) depending on production schedule. In addition, farm assistants are expected to work one weekend a month at the Saturday and Sunday Farmer's Markets, including set up and take down (generally 6am - 3pm, paid lunch included).

 

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Recording feedings, planting stats and other crop data on log sheets

  • Constructing season extension structures (low tunnels, high tunnels, shade cloth etc.)

  • Spreading compost, planting cover crop, shredding leaves

  • Communicating directly and graciously with farm stand, market, and pick-up order customers

  • Helping with other seasonal tasks when time permits

  • Opportunities for additional learning available if desired

 

Timeframe

April 22nd through November 1st, 2024

Two days a week and one Saturday and Sunday a month

8am to 12pm

 

Hourly Compensation 

$15 + vegetables & cut flowers when we have extras

 

Experience Required

No experience is necessary (individuals who have worked in restaurants, landscaping, or greenhouse/nursery work tend to be well-suited)

 

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting up to 50 lbs unassisted

  • Bending, crouching, kneeling for long periods of time

  • Working in all weather conditions and regular exposure to insects and wildlife

  • Using long handled tools, small farm equipment, power tools

  • Moving at a fast pace for long periods of time

 

Other Requirements

  • This position is critical to the functioning of the farm. Showing up for work every single day, on time, is essential.

  • Have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record

  • Knowledge of power tools, or a willingness to learn how to use them

  • Honesty and integrity

  • Ability to work independently without supervision

  • Able to take direction from women/younger/older people

  • Open-minded and open to receiving and giving constructive feedback

  • Curiosity about farming, nature and flowers

Weekend Harvest Prep

50/week, Saturday or Sunday, 3 hours

This position has been filled! :)

Description

The Weekend Harvest Prep position aka 'Flower Bucket Washer' will work independently every. darn. weekend. for 3 hours washing all of the harvest buckets (30-40), sweeping and tidying the flower cooler, and cleaning harvest tools so that the team can hit the ground running for the following week’s harvest.

 

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Organizing farm supplies and tools

  • Farm supplies cleaning

  • Restocking farm stand bouquets

  • Weeding beds

  • Stickering bouquet sleeves

  • Opportunities for additional learning available if desired

 

Timeframe

April 27th through October 27th 2024

Saturday or Sunday

3 hours between 8am and 4pm (employee can determine start time which will be agreed upon in advance).

 

Weekly Compensation 

$50 + vegetables & cut flowers when we have extras

 

Experience Required

No experience is necessary

 

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting/emptying 2-5 gallon buckets filled with water and plant debris

  • Washing, scrubbing, sweeping, carrying stems, branches, and dead flowers to compost 

  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

  • Working in all weather conditions and regular exposure to insects and wildlife

  • Moving at a fast pace for long periods of time

 

Other Requirements

  • This position is critical to the functioning of the farm. Showing up for work every single week, on time, is essential.

  • Honesty and integrity

  • Ability to work independently without supervision

  • Able to take direction from women/younger/older people

  • Open-minded and open to receiving and giving constructive feedback

  • Curiosity about farming, nature and flowers

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