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Winslow's Farm is Hiring a Farm Team Member for the 2020 Season in Augusta, Missouri

The Farm Story

Winslow’s Farm is located in Augusta, Mo. on an old hog farm settled in in the 1800’s by German immigrants. Tucked away in a valley surrounded by rolling hills, the 5 acre growing field is blessed with rich Missouri bottomland soil that has been nurtured and planted since 2005 using time honored organic and natural farming principles and practices. Seed varieties are selected for their taste and ability to withstand pest and disease pressure, started in the greenhouse, planted in succession on the growing field, irrigated with well water and harvested daily for peak flavor. We grow a large variety of annual and perennial fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs for our CSA members and select restaurants in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The 100 year old structures have been carefully retrofitted for todays needs, but clean up beautifully for private events throughout the spring and summer months.

Farm Team Member Responsibilities

  • Read, understand and follow a planting plan for diverse 5 acre growing field and help with the daily and seasonal duties of the remainder of the property
  • Greenhouse production: Assist in seeding, watering, and transplanting vegetable starts.
  • Harvesting: Follow daily harvest schedule and packing directions.
  • Assist in washing, weighing, recording and packing customer deliveries
  • Monitoring crops for weeds, disease and insect pressure
  • Soil preparation
  • Interacting with farm guests, CSA members, and chefs.
Farm Team Member Requirements

  • 3+ years previous experience working on small acre farm
  • Strong, resilient and healthy nonsmoker
  • Ability to read, understand and follow a planting plan for diverse 5 acre growing field
  • Self motivated adult with proven ability to produce excellent work independently and follow directions
  • Fluent in English
  • Proven ability to work in and maintain a high standard of organization.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather, and the understanding that this could alter work hours or regular schedules
  • Knowledgeable of mechanical equipment, preventative maintenance and proper use
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Irrigation systems: use and understanding of drip, overhead & hand water systems.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

  • Salaried/Full-time $30K annually
  • Housing Stipend negotiable
  • 40+ hour work week during the peak of the season ( May - September)
  • Equal opportunity employer
If interested and meet the requirements listed above then please remit a resume and 3 references to team@winslowsfarm.com.

Employment start date May 1, 2020. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

Farm Team Member Wanted in MO

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