Job General Horticulture

Farm Workers for 2018 Season Robin Hollow Farm, Saunderstown, RI

posted August 17, 2016
apply by May 31, 2018

Description

Hello! Robin Hollow Farm is looking for some help with our beautiful flower harvests. We are a fun-loving, hard-working group who believes in gorgeous, amazing flowers for all. Detail oriented, fast folks especially wanted. This is part time or full time for the right person, starting now and going through the end of November possibly the beginning of December.

Send us your resume if that sounds appealing! We will reply to folks who write a cover letter stating what you will bring to the team, and attach a resume of relevant work experience.

Robin Hollow Farm is a fast-paced, diverse flower farm. The farm uses sustainable and/or organic methods on about four acres in Saunderstown, RI. We grow in the field, in high tunnels and utilize three heated greenhouses. We produce a wide variety of cut flowers and plants for three farmers' markets, on-farm sales and weddings & events. We also do floral design for events.

Duties
Assist with greenhouse production, including scouting for pests and diseases, propagation and & watering.
Harvest crops, using proper harvest systems and post-harvest treatments and labeling.
Contribute to weed and disease management, transplanting, tunnel and field work.
Operate tractors, delivery vans and other equipment as needed, based on experience.
Work at farmers' markets, on-farm sales, or wedding flower set-up/delivery as needed.
Assist with cooler management, farmers' market set up bouquet making, etc. or getting ready for events as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Positive attitude, enjoying good communication with customers and volunteers.
Punctual and reliable.
Self-motivated to work independently and in groups of workers quickly and efficiently.
Able and willing to do physically demanding tasks. These may be repetitive and strenuous, with occasional heavy lifting up to 50lbs and bending, kneeling, etc.
Experience with farming or horticulture work is preferred but not required.
Inquisitive minds are strongly encouraged.

Wages, Salary and Benefits

Work period and Compensation
Now to November, 2018. Tuesday-Saturday, or Monday - Friday for the majority of the season, with slightly less for the ends of the season. Hourly wage based on experience. Farm produce veg, herbs, fruit, flowers provided in season, and a generous employee discount.

Application Requirements

We will respond only to emails with an attached resume and a cover letter stating what you'll bring to the team.

Contact

Mike, mike@robinhollowfarm.com or 4012942868