The Farm at Sunnyside is a certified organic vegetable farm that grows a wide variety of produce and cover crops on 15 acres of annual fields set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in Rappahannock County, Virginia. We also have ten acres of fruit and pear trees, a flock of laying hens, and make compost for on farm use.
We plan on hiring three seasonal workers to help ensure a successful 2021 farming season, which runs from March to December. The farm crew of five will work together to sell its produce primarily at the Rappahannock Farmers Market (located nine miles from the farm) and serve local restaurant and wholesale accounts also nearby.
Interested applicants should enjoy working outside in all types of weather and have an interest (or experience) in harvesting, packing, and marketing organic produce to local customers. A wide range of skills are required for farming a diversified rotation of annual and perennial crops. In addition to learning new skills and following specific directions for the many tasks on this farm, any given employee can expect to be provided many opportunities to bring their particular capabilities and experience to bear in many ways that are valuable to the team. Job candidates should desire to pursue excellence in organic food production on a daily basis while enjoying the fortunate opportunity we have to live and work in a biodiverse place and grow food for our community.
Compensation includes on-farm housing, access to very tasty and healthy vegetables and eggs, hourly pay DOE (starting at $8.25 per hour with no experience).