Flower Farm Field Crew
Last Updated On: enero 11th, 2023 at 07:17AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
34427 Hollow Oak Road
Bluemont, Virginia, 20135
Primary Contact: Chelsea Graves
Secondary Contact: Chris Griffin
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: We are a Certified Naturally Grown specialty cut flower farm that has been in operation since 2014. We grow quality flowers for florists in NoVA, DC, and Baltimore, our own flower CSA, and are vendors at a competitive weekly farmers' market just outside DC. We also have our farm-based floral design studio and do wedding design. We produce on about four acres. We have both perennial and annual production, five unheated tunnels for season extension, and one heated propagation house. We use conservation tillage methods and a combination of both tractor and human power. We are based in Bluemont, VA-in western Loudoun County. Our Workplace Culture: We are a woman-owned business. We have over 15 years of farming experience. We are collaborative, thoughtful, inspired, and know how to hustle. We work hard but make time for conversation and connection while keeping our hands busy. We also farm with our young son (2 years old). He is part of the wonder of our daily tasks. So an openness to having him at our feet asking questions and making tractor noises at us is a necessity on our team. We send folks home with flowers and other farm bounties. Have lunch together as a team and love to find tasks and duties that celebrate our team's gifts and skills. We also are willing to teach new skills that team members show an interest in.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: April
Internship Ends: November
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: February 15 2023
Minimum Length of Stay: May-August
Job Description: Team members work together to raise cut flower crops, and will participate in most farm tasks, including; planting, weeding, seeding, and cultivating.
An interest in and willingness to design and arrange flowers is necessary. Our ideal candidate is hardworking and lighthearted, flexible and dependable, kind and thoughtful, resourceful and creative, strong (able to lift 50 lbs) and has the ability to work independently, and enjoys being outdoors in all kinds of weather. Most importantly, Bee’s Wing Farm team members know how to hustle! This is a growing business, and we get to wear many hats!
Work Schedule: This position can be part-time or full-time, a minimum of 24 hours a week, beginning in mid-March or early April and ending in early November. We work no matter the weather. Ideal work days are a full 8-hour day on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and a six-hour day on Fridays. If seeking full-time work we would consider this for the right individual.
- Enjoys physical labor in all weather conditions
- Has excellent communication
- Able to lift up to fifty pounds repeatedly
- Willing to work with groups of adults
- Energetic, resilient, self-motivated, and punctual
- Excellent attention to detail
COMPENSATION: this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr
Apply by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us a bit about yourself, and include your resume and three work references (employers or managers preferred).
Educational Opportunities: Learn how to operate and manage a diverse flower farm.
Skills Desired: An enthusiasm for agriculture and sweat
Stipend: We would prefer to compensate any labor we have working at our farm
Preferred method of Contact: email