Flower Farmer at Moonshot Farm


Contact information
Farm Address:
415 Imlaystown Rd
East Windsor, New Jersey, 08520

Primary Contact: Mark Ginsberg
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 6462650661
    Email: info@moonshotfarm.com

Website: https://www.moonshotfarm.com

Internship information
General 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: February 2024
Internship Ends: November 2024
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: Rolling
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months

Internship Details:

We are hiring an several flower farm workers to join our team on a rolling basis beginning in February-April 2024. 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Daily harvests of cut flowers for our farmers markets, CSA bouquets, and florist customers

  • Planting bulbs, plugs, and plants 

  • Weeding beds

  • 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

Ideal Candidate

  • 1 year 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 Saturdays and overtime required

  • Reliable transportation

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

Meals: No

Stipend: Yes - $17-19+/hour

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: Email