Currently HiringNo, not at this time. Please check back next season!
Number of Workers Sought1
Type of FarmFruit/Orchard
Marketing Strategy (Other)U-Pick only
Pay Rate$10-$12.50/Hour depending on skills and experience. No food or housing benefits offered
What are the dates of your position?Start 4/01 to 10/01. Somewhat flexible and weather dependent especially in the spring.
Are you open to shorter periods of employment or do you prefer that workers stay the full season?Prefer full season
Explain the room and board arrangements or describe options in your areaRental housing in Missoula is expensive, but because so many University of Montana students live here during the school year, rental housing may be more affordable in the summer
Please share three things you think people should know about living with you.NA
Do you have a website, social media account, or job posting anywhere else?Yes
Online Listing URLhttps://www.facebook.com/Green-Bench-Orchard-219204898239236/
Describe yourself, your family, background, farming experience, philosophy, goals and interests. What sets you apart from other farms?Retired economist, master gardener, planted 185 semi-dwarf apple trees on 2 acres in 2010. This will be my fifth year as U-Pick orchard in Missoula. About 400 raspberry plants, also U-Pick. USDA Certified Organic.
Describe the physical setting of your farm and the nature of the community in which you liveOrchard is on the west side of Missoula, a university town with University of Montana. Numerous recreation opportunities near by.
Describe your farm operation
Irrigated organic orchard, two small tractors, mowers, hand tools, spray equipment. Minimum till practices. Lots of hands on practices for thinning, cultivating and selling apples and raspberries for U-Pick.