Why work at Round Right Farm? There are many reasons to join our team, but the simplest one is this: great food. Our team not only helps produce amazingly fresh and delicious food for our customers, but they get to fill their bellies with it too. Fresh, organically raised food is the most important step to take towards good health, and it’s how we keep our family healthy and energetic.
At Round Right Farm, we work to foster a team of enthusiastic hard workers who help us produce food of which we can all be proud. If you’re passionate about food and want to have a job that makes a real difference in the world, then farming is a great choice. Every day is filled with its own unique challenges and adventures and there's always something new to learn.
The farm is situated in the Allegheny Plateau and surrounded by many beautiful places to hike, camp, kayak and bike. It borders the Cranesville Swamp Nature Preserve where we sometimes have the pleasure of watching bears from our fields. Nearby Deep Creek Lake is a popular tourist destination, and the cities of Morgantown, Cumberland and Thomas/Davis are all an hour’s drive from the farm, all of which are great destinations for live music, good food and excellent company.
Round Right Farm is currently looking to hire Apprentices and Seasonal Garden and Harvest Staff for the 2016 season. Please scroll down for info on these openings.
We are seeking 3 full-season apprentices who begin May 1st and continue through November. For full details about our apprenticeship, please see our Apprenticeship Description.
We would not be running our own farm today if it weren't for our apprenticeship at Round Right Farm! Despite our lack of experience, Steve and Sunshine opened up their farm and their family to us in a way not many other farmers or business owners do. We learned both the physical and mental game of farming in a very tangible way - both how to use our bodies in the field and how to think of the farm as a system and business. When we decided to pursue an academic program in sustainable agriculture, we found that our apprenticeship at Round Right Farm put us years ahead of other students in the program.
-- Bobby Jones, 2010 Apprentice; Owner-Operator Babe & Sage Farm www.babeandsagefarm.com
Round Right Farm was the first working farm I ever worked on. I was thinking about making a shift in my life towards agriculture and Steve and Sunshine gave me the opportunity to get real, hands-on experience and a healthy dose of farming reality vs. farming romanticism. The experience was inspiring and set the bar high for what it takes to start a successful farm. I recommend Round Right for anyone who wants to learn solid, nuts-and-bolts methods of sustainable food production, and how to make a living at it.
-- John Morgan, 2009 Apprentice; Owner-Operator Cardinal Island Farms www.cardinalislandfarms.com
This is a seasonal position. We have hours available from mid March to mid November. At the tail ends of the seasons, hours average about 20 per week. From May through Mid-October, we work 40 hours per week.
Garden and Harvest Staff perform tasks that are varied with the seasons, but primarily include harvest and transplanting as well as cultural practices in the field (i.e. putting on row cover, mulching, tying up peas, etc.). As you develop an understanding of our farming systems, tasks can also include seeding in the greenhouse, irrigation/hoophouse management, running the wash/packing station, produce delivery and market sales. We are looking for intelligent, hard-working candidates who are eager to take on responsibility and learn how to best serve the farm's needs. The ability to learn quickly and show great attention to detail is also desired. Reliable transportation and the ability to stay on for the entire season are a MUST.
Pay starts at $9/hr. Please contact Sunshine Vortigern at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-805-1787 if interested.