Willowsford Farm manages 300 acres over three non-certified organic farms, ten minutes south of Leesburg, Virginia and thirty miles west of Washington, DC: 20 acres in vegetables and cover crops, the remainder in grass and woods for animals. We grow mixed vegetables, raise livestock for eggs and meat, and manage a small herd of goats who perform land management services. We sell through a diversified CSA and Farm Stand. Our CSA is 280 members and growing. As farmers we work to promote soil health, care for our livestock holistically and produce nutritious, flavorful food.
Our farm is part of a unique model of development, a working landscape that includes agricultural production, ecological services and residential neighborhoods. We also serve as an educational and social resource and encourage community members to make healthy lifestyle choices. We have a great team and are a growing farm with long-term opportunities.
Willowsford Farm grows mixed vegetables and raises animals for meat and eggs, over three farms and close to three hundred acres: 30 acres in vegetables and cover crops, the remainder in grass and woods. We sell through a diversified CSA and farm stand. Our CSA is 280 members and growing. We are located ten miles south of Leesburg and thirty miles west of DC.
We have a great team returning next year and are looking for a few key additions, including a vegetable farmer to oversee production at one or both of our vegetable farm locations. This is an opportunity to bring your experience and love of growing to take on full management of a veggie farm. Or, if you are the right person with less experience, to work closely with us to hone your skills managing production of a select group of crops and cover crops.
We have good systems in place and the equipment to support them, but this is a young farm and there is room to improve it and to make it your own.
Communication, teamwork and flexibility are important aspects of this work. With vegetable production, animal production and a farm stand, we are a small community of growers and support each other.
Work Experience/Skills Desired: three or more full seasons on a vegetable farm and at least one season of management on a mechanized operation. Experience operating and maintaining tractors and equipment and demonstrated attention to detail are required. Enjoyment of growing plants and food for local market.
This is the Mid-Atlantic. Farm work is physically demanding and we work in all conditions: cold and wet and hot and humid. In a crew we look for the same commitment to working hard, having fun, and getting the job done and done correctly. We expect a veggie farmer to work hard and inspire their crew to do the same.
This is a salaried position with benefits and housing. Salary will be commensurate with experience. After the first year, an incentive agreement can be negotiated. The position begins in winter, as responsibilities include planning and pre-season materials orders.
Salaried, less than 50k
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