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Farm and Orchard Assistant Position

Our Farm

Highly diversified transitional organic orchard growing figs, raspberries, black raspberries, blackberries, kiwi berries, pawpaws, persimmons, jujubes, and blueberries for u-pick, farm stand, and wholesale. We also maintain a geothermal high tunnel, a vegetable garden, and goats.

Learn more about Our Family and Our Purpose

Description

Want an opportunity to work on a transitional organic fruit and vegetable farm? We’re looking for a farm hand to assist with daily farm tasks ranging from day-to-day operations to implementing new farm plantings and infrastructure. Applicant must love outdoor work and a background in sustainable practices, organic farming, or farm work is a definite plus.

Opportunities

  • Work in a transitional organic orchard with raspberries, black raspberries, blackberries, kiwi berries, pawpaws, persimmons, figs, and other fruiting plants
  • Learn irrigation, weed management, pruning, and training of fruit, vegetable, and nursery crops
  • Prepare ground for future blueberry plantings
  • Implement practices to attract beneficial insects and pollinators
  • Work with our goats!

Pay, Lodging, Duration, and Hours

  • Pay: Up to $10/hour, depending on knowledge, motivation, and experience
  • Lodging: On-farm housing available if needed (for minimal rent or workshare)
  • Duration: Early May through end of August, possibility for part-time work before and after. June start dates considered for highschool students.
  • Hours: 32-40 hours/week during main season (Monday thru Saturday, 1 day off/week), up to 12 hours/week in the off season

Duties & Requirements

  • Assist with day-to-day operations on the farm such as (but certainly not limited to) harvesting, weeding, irrigation, trellising, pruning, mowing, restocking, deliveries, interacting with and assisting customers
  • Positive attitude and self-starter
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for interacting with farm stand and u-pick customers
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs

Please complete the form below to apply. We will contact you shortly if you're selected to interview.

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On working for Threefold Farm...

Working on Threefold farm was a very fulfilling experience. I learned a diverse amount of information through the different tasks that came with each day. A day is never boring and not like the previous, as the tasks and weather are different every day. Any day could involve working with plants, infrastructure, and people.  There is the occasional hard task, but the work evens itself out and the Clymers are very gracious people. If you enjoy rewarding work, Threefold Farm is the place for you.

It was great to see the growth, birth, and transformation which happened in the 15 weeks I was there, in the goats, berries and figs, to name a few. I was able to experience a variety tasks working with tools ranging from clippers to power saws to tractors to goats and people. Tasks can dabble in electrical, woodwork, and irrigation beyond the normal farm work. The feeling of knowledge gained and the work environment make a job at Threefold Farm worth any obstacles you may face.
— Ashley