Part Time or Full Time Farmers Market Worker/Orchard Worker

Black Rock Orchard Inc.

About the organization

Black Rock Orchard is a 100 acre family orchard on the Maryland/Pennsylvania border. (in Carroll County, Md, 45 min N of Baltimore). We sell all of our tree fruit, berries and specialty greenhouse tomatoes at farmers markets in the Washington DC metro area. We practice integrated pest management spray practices. Black Rock Orchard is a tobacco free, drug free workplace.

Duties

Black Rock Orchard is seeking a worker who can work at market and at Black Rock Orchard. Worker would sell fruit for Black Rock Orchard at one of our farmers markets in the DC metro area and work at Black Rock Orchard doing general orchard field work.  
   This job would be a combination of market work (1-2 days) and field work on the farm (2-3 days).  The market work responsibilities include driving the orchard truck to market (2-hour drive) setting up our market stand and selling the fruit.   Worker would do orchard field work at Black Rock Orchard in Lineboro, MD.     The field work responsibilities include general orchard field work, working with the other orchard workers doing general farm work tasks. Tasks might include working in the specialty tomato greenhouses (pruning, harvesting), picking fruit, weeding, sorting fruit, loading trucks, etc. 
      This position includes both market work and orchard field work.  Candidate must be capable of doing both parts of the job. No housing is available. Must be able to commute to Lineboro, MD in Carroll County. (45 minutes nw of Baltimore). We would consider an individual who was only interested in the market work if qualified.

Qualifications

Job requirements include:
• Ability to drive box truck (USA driver’s license and driving history required),
• excellent physical condition,
• Demonstrated experience or interest in Agriculture
• Good communication skills
• Vaccination for Covid is necessary (when available)
   Note:  Black Rock Orchard is a drug free and tobacco free workplace.  Tobacco use is toxic to greenhouse tomatoes.  No tobacco use or vaping of any kind at the orchard or market.  

This is a seasonal position through November but could become a long term position for the right candidate. We prefer a full time worker but may consider a part time candidate depending on qualifications and availability.

Salary

17.25 minimum starting salary/per hour. Full time position includes overtime.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] In cover letter, state whether you are looking for full-time or part-time employment. Please include a brief description of why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications are appropriate for the job. Thank you.

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