now hiring 2018 farm crew

Owl’s Nest Farm grows Certified Naturally Grown produce for CSA members, farmers market customers, restaurants, and friends on four acres just 15 miles from Washington, DC. 2017 was our second growing season, and we’re looking for a creative, hardworking, reliable full-time Field Worker for the 2018 season, from early April to mid-November.

A field position at Owl’s Nest Farm involves hard work with your body; it’s demanding and exhausting and often wonderful. You’ll work 40-55 hours per week, including Saturdays, in all weather conditions, and you’ll work alongside the farmer/owner in all aspects of running a small-scale, diversified vegetable and herb farm. We think you’ll learn a lot, but this is a paid job, not an internship or apprenticeship.


components of job

  • Daily physical field work, including: greenhouse seeding, planting, mulching, row-covering, weeding, harvesting, washing, and packing
  • Working outside in all weather conditions
  • Frequent heavy lifting of 25-50 pounds
  • Following verbal instructions
  • Maintaining clear and accurate records of field work and harvest
  • Building relationships with CSA members and customers at pickups and markets
  • Making deliveries in DC

Required Skills and Qualities

  • At least one full season on a vegetable farm or other farm experience
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and positive attitude
  • Ability to appropriately balance speed and quality of work
  • Ability to follow directions, take initiative, and ask questions
  • Ability to build strong relationships with diverse individuals in both teamwork and customer service settings
  • Positive, flexible attitude
  • Basic math skills
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and perform strenuous physical tasks
  • Must have a driver’s license and clean driving record; ability to drive manual transmission preferred

compensation and how to apply

Compensation: $1500-1900 per month stipend, depending on experience, plus benefits like:

  • Access to surplus produce
  • Vegetarian farm lunches twice per week
  • Opportunities for independent projects for motivated individuals
  • End-of season bonus may be available

Before you apply, learn more about the farm by visiting our website, Facebook, and Instagram. Then, email a resume, cover letter, and three references to: We welcome all sorts of people. Thanks for your interest!