Hiring: Karma Farm for the 2023 and beyond!

Karma Farm Employment Opportunities for 2023

We are seeking to fill multiple positions for full time, part time, seasonal, year round work.
February, May, and July start times available.

Karma Farm is a small-scale diversified vegetable farm located in Monkton, Maryland focused on providing chefs in the Baltimore and Washington DC region with high quality produce, herbs, and edible flowers year round through the use of hydroponics, high tunnels, and outdoor production. Additionally, we distribute fruit, select vegetables, and pantry items from other growers.

Applications will be accepted until February 22nd or until all positions are filled.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and 2 references to jackie.karmafarm@gmail.com
Include in your cover letter:
-How did you hear about this employment opportunity & why Karma Farm?
-What relevant experience(s) do you have? (Farming, home gardening, landscaping, construction)

Farm Hand(s)
Employees will work alongside the manager and fellow employees to carry out day to day farm operations. Work will be shared between outdoor fields, high tunnels, greenhouse, indoor hydroponic growing spaces, and our wash/pack barn. We ask that individuals interested in this position have a strong work ethic, positive attitude, excellent communication skills, time management awareness, reliable transportation, and seek to be part of a highly productive farming operation. Folks seeking reliable, year round farming employment, with room to grow, are encouraged to apply. Prior growing experience is preferred but all are welcome to apply and will be considered.

Farm tasks include but are not limited to:
-Harvesting, washing, packaging, and vehicle loading.
-Intake deliveries from partner farms and vendors.
-Direct and container sowing
-Transplanting, watering, weeding, mulching, broad forking, raking, cultivating
-Staking, trellising, pruning
-Plastic mulch removal
-Hydroponic system maintenance assistance
-Bulk harvesting and packing
-Participating in our integrated pest management plan and our nutrient management plan.

We are seeking to fulfill multiple schedule slots and have a variety of scheduling options
-Full time hours: Mondays-Fridays 7am-3pm
-Part Time: Any days out of Monday-Fridays 7am-3pm and/or Saturdays (hours vary)
-30 Minute lunch break. Time varies depending on the time of year/day of the week
-During the height of summer, the schedule shifts to 6am-2pm to beat the heat.

Compensation & Benefits
-$15/Hr (Farm hand)
-Weekly vegetable share for full time
-Bi Weekly vegetable share for part time
-40 Hours PTO for PT (20-39 hours per week)
-80 Hours PTO for FT (40 hours per week)

We are seeking to fill a part time delivery driver position.
February and March start times available.

Delivery Driver(s)
We are seeking a part time delivery driver to begin in March and work year round.

This position is more than just being a driver. You will be a familiar face of the farm as you interact with chefs and kitchen staff. The farm provides the vehicle used for delivery, however we ask that employees interested in this position feel comfortable/have experience driving a large vehicle in tight urban spaces. Training alongside the owner, Jon, will take place over the courage of a couple of weeks to get you acquainted with the delivery process. The opportunity to work on the farm when not doing deliveries is available. The delivery driver will be expected to start in Monkton loading the van alongside fellow employees. Once deliveries are made, the driver will come back to Monkton to empty the vehicle until the next delivery day.
-2 days a week. 1 day to Baltimore (Tuesdays or Fridays) and 1 day to Washington DC (Wednesdays)
-Load the van for deliveries in Monkton, deliver to Baltimore or Washington DC, and head back to Monkton to unload bins and coolers.
-Approximately 15 hrs/week
-Adhere to a interior cleaning and sanitizing schedule of the delivery vehicle

-Must be able to lift 50 pounds repetitively and in tight spaces
-Valid driving license and a clean driving record

-Bi weekly vegetable share
-40 Hours PTO for PT (20-39 hours per week)

Jobs, Internships & Opportunities
Baltimore & Central Maryland
16345 Old York Road

Monkton, Maryland 21111
Contact Name:
Jackie Minteh
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