BULLETIN BOARD

Two Boots Farm is hiring for 2024

Two Boots Farm is looking for a Farm Hand to join us part time or full time for the 2023 season. We are flexible with this position and open to hiring someone 4 days a week (32 hours) – 5 days a week (40 hours).

The Farm Hand will work alongside the Farm Manager, owner and our other employees, engaging in all aspects of day-to-day work on the farm. Our season runs early April – late November. We work 8 hour days, generally from 7am-3pm.

Two Boots Farm is a small, intensive farm raising cut flowers and specialty produce in Carroll County, Maryland. We are a woman-owned farm. 2024 marks our eleventh season in production. Our goods are sold at Baltimore City farmers’ markets, to florists, and restaurants. We also design with our flowers for weddings and events. We use intensive farming techniques on 2 acres, and implement no-till practices. We also grow ginger and have a pawpaw orchard.

The farm hand will participate in all aspects of production including:
-communication – with other employees, the Farm Manager and Owner
-planting- greenhouse management, bed preparation, transplanting, and direct seeding
-growing- weeding, trellising, pest and disease management, irrigation
-harvesting- participating in the flower harvest most days of the season. Our hot summers require us to harvest quickly in the mornings, working efficiently with an eye for quality.
-marketing- assisting with farmers market sales and deliveries. We have one Sunday farmers market and would require working at the market a few times a year.
-design – weekly bouquet making and occasional help with wedding design

Ideal (but not required) background and skills include:
-2+ years of organic farming experience, preferably with some knowledge of cut flower production
– excellent communication skills
-ability to work well both independently and as a team
-a capable problem solver
-excellent work ethic and positive attitude
-pays close attention to detail while working efficiently
-physical stamina and the ability to work in all kinds of weather
-willingness to commit to the farm for the full year, ideally more

Salary and benefits:
$16/hour April – late November
Paid time off: 40 hours (*only applicable to full time position)
End of season bonus which historically has been between $300-500.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Elisa at twobootsfarm@gmail.com

In your cover letter please address these questions:
Why do you want to work at Two Boots Farm?
Why should we hire you?
What relevant experience do you have? Such as farming, gardening, project management, construction, master problem solver, etc.

Category:
Jobs, Internships & Opportunities
Region:
Baltimore & Central Maryland
Address:
4226 Maple Grove Rd.

Hampstead, Maryland 21074
Contact Name:
Elisa Lane
Contact Email:
twobootsfarm@gmail.com
Date Posted:
12/13/2023