Flower Farmer at Moonshot Farm
Last Updated On: noviembre 1st, 2023 at 01:07PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
415 Imlaystown Rd
East Windsor, New Jersey, 08520
Primary Contact: Mark Ginsberg
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Moonshot Farm is a sustainable cut flower farm in East Windsor, NJ. We grow flowers year-round in the field and greenhouses using geothermal and traditional heating methods. We market flowers to farmers markets in NJ and NYC, to a farm stand, and to a 150+ member flower CSA.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: November 2023
Internship Ends: November 2024
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: November 15
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months
We are hiring an several flower farm workers to join our team beginning November 2023. We have both a full-time (40 hours/week) and several part time (8-12 hours/week) positions available, year round.
This is a fast-paced and physically demanding role, with almost all working hours spent outside. We work in all weather conditions, rain or shine.
Daily harvests of cut flowers for our farmers markets, CSA bouquets, and florist customers
Planting bulbs, plugs, and plants
General farm maintenance, including bucket washing, organization, cleaning out barn/cooler, irrigation repairs, mowing etc.
Greenhouse work including starting seeds
For interested candidates, potential to help at farmers market and you-pick events
1-2+ years of crop farming, market gardening, greenhouse, nursery, horticultural or related experience
Ability to lift 60+ pounds repeatedly, squat/bend, and be on hands & knees for extended periods of time
Interested in organic/natural farming, botany, horticulture, landscaping, pest control
Organized and quick to learn new tasks
Some proficiency in speaking and reading English
Able to use basic technologies like Google Sheets
Able to commit to regular schedule – our crew typically works 7am-3:30pm on weekdays, with occasional weekends and overtime required
What We’re Offering
Hourly pay starting at $17/hour for part-time roles and $19/hour for full-time role (more based on experience)
Involvement and training in a diverse range of projects
Additional experience for interested candidates (e.g., helping at farmers markets)
Paid time off, earned sick leave and IRA with matching for eligible employees (starting in year 2)
Educational Opportunities: Paid time off to attend local farm-related conference; opportunities to learn about year-round cut flower cultivation; opportunities to learn about organic pest management, low-till methods, and greenhouse systems.
Skills Desired: Preference for folks who have worked on small farms before and enjoy the work
Stipend: Yes - $17-19+/hour
Preferred method of Contact: Email