Star Bright Farm LLC
Job Title: Farm Hand
Starting Hours: 3-4 days/week (24-35 hrs/week); Higher hours (32-35) during June and July
Starting wage: $14.50/hr. Season goes April-October
Daily hours: Work Starts at 8 and plan to work until 4:00
Star Bright Farm is a diversified Certified Organic farm that focuses on a variety of medicinal herbs and perennial fruit.
Farm work is rewarding, active, beautiful, and constructive; it is also challenging, exposed to the elements, grueling and monotonous. It is often hard work in the elements, but is rewarding at the end of a day as we watch the farm grow through the seasons.
We host a good number of weekend events, which offer additional work opportunity to help with set up, operation and breakdown, should you want extra hours.
• Hand Harvest Of leafy herbs, hand picked flowers and fruiting crops
• Hand cultivation to maintain “clean fields”
o Weeding Done by hand, and long handled weeding hoes
• Setting up drip irrigation
• Washing, bunching and prepping herbs and produce for orders/Drying
• Laying, moving and lifting “silage tarps” for bed prep
• Mulching beds and trees
• Laying out protective row covers
• Processing Dried Herbs
• Weekly spraying of bacterial probiotics, organic disease control and fertilizers
o Backpack Sprayer
• Brewing natural biological inoculants
• Help set up for events
At least 1 full season working experience on a farm preferred, but not required
Ability to lift 50 lbs or more
Good fitness: these are long days outside, with a lot of moving around. We focus almost entirely on “human power” to get the job done, which means a lot of crouching, bending over and walking; 5-10 miles walking a day. Spraying requires walking with 45lbs on your back
We ask that if you are hired to work at Star Bright Farm that you not plan any vacations from Mid June-Mid July
This letter describes where this position begins, not where it’s meant to go. We offer the opportunity to grow and develop with this business to anyone who joins our team. I cannot be sure what the future holds, but can guarantee that we approach it with the best intentions, a desire for a healthier planet and a satisfying way of life.
Here is a link to our website: www.starbright-farm.com
Farm Director, Star Bright Farm
2950 Garrett Rd
White Hall, Maryland 21161