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Flying Plow is a diverse certified organic farm in Cecil County, MD. Our primary focus is vegetable production for our 200 member CSA, four farmers markets, an on-farm stand, and some restaurant/wholesale sales. Most of our working hours are spent around the vegetables, planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, packing, selling, etc. We have 13 acres in vegetable production with 6.5 acres in cash crops during the season and the remainder in cover crops. We harvest every week of the year.
Vegetables make up the bulk of our farming time and our income, but we have plenty of livestock, too. We keep 4 draft horses to help with vegetable tillage, cultivation, and farm chores. During the year we have 150 to 300 layers on the farm, and during the spring and fall we raise several batches of pastured broiler chickens. Finally, we have a small grass-based beef herd that are rotationally grazed and a few pigs here and there throughout the season.
We give preference to those applicants that are able to work full-time in all aspects of the farm, interested in a year or longer commitment to the farm, and have demonstrated passion for farming. Keep reading to learn about our open positions!
We seek crew members who:
Are passionate and motivated about working on a diversified farm.
Are observant, efficient, enthusiastic, self-motivated, responsible, and detail oriented.
Desire and are able to work long hours during the peak of the season in all types of weather.
Are physically resilient. You should be able to repeatedly lift and carry 50 pounds; crouch, squat, and bend for long periods of time in all types of weather.
Have a strong work ethic with a can-do, let’s get it done attitude.
Desire to work as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Have a sense of humor and a strong sense of perspective.
OPEN FULL-TIME POSITIONS
None at this time. We start building our crew in the late fall for the following season. If you are interested for the future, please drop us a line!
Open Part time positions
Farmers Market Staff: This is a seasonal position runs from mid-April to mid-November. We are looking for a motivated, people-person to help us sell veggies, chicken, beef, pork, and eggs at our farmers markets.
Availability Wednesdays 11 am - 4 pm and Thursdays 9 am - 4 pm May through November. Hours may shift slightly dependent on number of deliveries in a day.
Valid US driver's license & clean driving record
Be able to drive many types of vehicles, including: manual transmission, full size pickup, trailer and be comfortable with older trucks that may/may not have AC. Comfortable with tight delivery locations, busy parking lots, back roads, and I-95.
A demonstrable attention to detail and ability to follow instructions.
Tidy and professional appearance and pleasant customer service skills.
Physical ability to be in/out of full size trucks, load/unload boxes that may weigh up to 50 lbs, and do so repeatedly (possibly 60 - 80 times in a shift) and do this in summer heat.
Compensation is $13 -$15 per hour dependent on experience. This is a payroll position, not a contractor gig. All applicable payroll taxes are deducted. Immediate start date with 2 week trial period.