Gorman Farms / CSA

Contact information
Farm Address:
10151 Gorman Rd
Laurel, Maryland, 20723

Primary Contact: Kathryn Underwood
Primary Phone:
    Number: 3019088063
    Email: info@gormanfarmscsa.com

Website: https://gormanfarmscsa.com

Website: https://gormanfarmscsa.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022-Distribution-Assistant.pdf

Internship information
General Farm Description: Gorman Farms offers fresh, nutrient rich, flavorful vegetables grown with organic practices on our two farms in eastern Howard County and Whitehall, Maryland. Our produce is available through our Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA) program. We use Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) products for fertilization, disease, and pest management. We employ Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies and always aim towards sustainability in all that we do. We build compost for supplementing our plant’s nutrition and the soil’s overall health. We strategically cover crop our ground to protect from erosion, to feed our soils, and to maintain and offset fertility requirements. Our mission is connecting our members to our farm by providing the best source of organic vegetables possible with a unique farm experience.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: mid-May 2022
Internship Ends: December 2022
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Minimum Length of Stay: June through December

Internship Details:

Gorman Farms seeks a CSA Distribution Assistant for our 650+ member CSA program. We have a market style distribution where members come to the farm to select their CSA shares and we welcome up to 300+ members on any given day. We have a flowing system of distribution and product management through various walk-in coolers and our pack house. We distribute produce Wednesday – Friday each week and typically Mondays and Tuesdays are utilized for prep work. Harvests roll in fresh throughout the week. Our summer CSA program starts in early June each season and runs through mid-October. We have a winter CSA that extends into mid-December.

Applicants should complete the Questionnaire on our website: https://gormanfarmscsa.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022-Distribution-Assistant.pdf

Educational Opportunities: This position will provide hands on opportunities to learn the operations of a working vegetable farm.

Skills Desired: Desired Skills/Experience: - 2+ years experience in retail, produce handling, distribution or similar related field - Excellent and friendly communication skills, written and oral - Microsoft Office; Google Suite; Square Point of Sale for managing CSA charting and retail sales - Organization and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously - Self-starter: Knowledge of how to seek out help and support independently - Experience in racially and culturally diverse workplaces

Meals: Meals are not provided.

Stipend: This position will be compensated hourly at $18/hr dependent on experience.

Housing: Housing is not provided. Applicants must live local and be able to commute daily to the farm.

Preferred method of Contact: Email