Listing Information

Currently Hiring

No, not at this time. Please check back next season!

Number of Workers Sought

1

Type of Farm

Other

Type of Farm (Other)

Flower Farm

Marketing Strategy

Community Supported Agriculture, Farm Stand, Wholesale

Paid

Yes

Pay Rate

$15/hr

Describe yourself, your family, background, farming experience, philosophy, goals and interests

My wife and I grow flowers for local sales. With a heated greenhouse, we can grow year round. Most of the work is in the Spring, with some days work in the Winter and Summer. In Autumn, there is not much work.

Describe the physical setting of your farm and the nature of the community in which you live

1.05 Acres in Target Range. Swimming is available in the summer nearby (McClay's Bridge). All flat land, 1000+ peonies, numerous other flowers.

Describe your farm operation

We quit the Clark Fork Market a year ago, other markets before then. We are older folks, and need a strong young person to help with the harder work. We have no livestock, we are generally organic, and we are members of the Blue Mountain Montana Coop. There is very little mechanization involved in this work.

Describe the work to be performed by applicant

Pulling weeds, planting, harvesting, using hand tools, and turning soil.

What do you expect of a worker?

2 days per week, time off as agreed. It is hard work. Start at 9, work until it gets too hot. Could start at sun-up, if trustworthy.

Describe the learning and educational opportunities available to a worker

We'd be happy to educate and train the right person, but mostly we are looking for help with the physical labor. We will work alongside at times and the worker will be given assignments at times.

Are you a full-time farmer?

Yes

Explain the room and board arrangements or describe options in your area

No smoking on site. Young children could accompany adult worker if appropriate. Drinking alcohol or doing drugs is counter productive.

Please attach any photos of your farm and operation

Please share three things you think people should know about living with you.

No living arrangements provided.

What are the dates of your position?

Whenever the weather cooperates

Are you open to shorter periods of employment or do you prefer that workers stay the full season?

Shorter periods of employment possible