Orchard and Market worker, full time, Black Rock Orchard.

Black Rock Orchard Inc.

About the organization

Black Rock Orchard Inc. is a 100 acre family farm on the Maryland/Pennsylvania border. We sell all of our tree fruit, berries and special greenhouse tomatoes and figs at farmers markets in the DC and Baltimore metro area.

Duties

Black Rock Orchard has a full time opening for an orchard worker who has interest and experience in crop production. In addition to general fieldwork, the worker would attend at least one market a week in the DC metro area.
Black Rock Orchard is a 100-acre orchard on the MD/PA border. We grow a wide variety of tree fruit, berries, and specialty greenhouse tomatoes. All of our fruit is sold at area farmers markets in the DC metro area. We use IPM practices; our orchard is not organic.
Black Rock Orchard owns 2 farms. We are expanding some of our fruit and greenhouse production. We will prefer an individual with interest or experience in high intensity fruit production and greenhouse technology. Academic background in agriculture is preferred.
This position is appropriate for an individual who is able to work in all areas of orchard work including outside field work, planning, marketing. The workweek is 5 days (42.5 hour) which can include Sat/Sun. The rental housing is subsidized by Black Rock Orchard.
This is a full-time permanent position with opportunity for growth. It would be a good position for someone who wanted practical experience in sustainable orchard production with the goal of owning their own farm in the future. Black Rock Orchard is a drug free and no tobacco work place.
Starting Salary: $45,000-$47,000. Benefits (vacation,retirement) after probationary period.

Qualifications

Requirements:
• Applicants must be in excellent physical condition
• Agricultural college degree in crop production or significant experience in sustainable crop production or outside work experience in a related field.
• Mechanical ability necessary to perform some greenhouse and farm operations.
• Work references
• Good driving record. (3-year history required)
• No tobacco use (in any form) or drug use. Tobacco is toxic to greenhouse crops.

Salary

Starting Salary: $45,000-$47,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send resume to [email protected] In addition to resume, please include cover letter explaining why your skills and interests are suitable for the job.
For more about Black Rock Orchard, visit our website: Blackrockorchard.com.

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