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 an Assistant Farm Manager and an Apprentice. Please scroll down for info on these openings.
Round Right Farm is seeking an Assistant Farm Manager. This is a full-time, year-round position, starting at $12/hr. On-farm housing in a one bedroom house, including utilities, is included.
The assistant manager will be working directly with the farm owners (we’re also the managers) in any and all of the various tasks associated with running a local produce delivery business. We’re looking for someone with at least 2 years experience growing organic vegetables for market who knows the work rhythms of vegetable life and understands the need to be flexible in scheduling and eager to put in a long day when the weather is right. That being said, the Assistant Farm Manager will have many responsibilities that are unrelated to weather. We’ve grown to the point where two managers are not enough to get everything done in the off-season. We’re looking for someone who can quickly learn our systems, make themselves indispensable to the farm and help us continue to thrive.
We raise a wide variety of organic vegetables which are marketed to the Morgantown, WV and Oakland, MD areas through a 300+ member year-round Farm Share Subscription program. Our online market (based on in-house custom software) gives subscribers a wide variety of choice in what they receive each week from the farm as well as offers a wide variety of products from other producers in our region. We deliver to various drop spots and subscriber’s homes approx. 40 weeks out of the year.
We proudly employ H2A workers from Chiapas, Mexico from mid-April through November and we are looking for a candidate with some knowledge of the Spanish language who is excited about the opportunity to practice communicating in Spanish, even if they are far from fluent.
The Assistant Farm Manager should have a clean driving record and feel comfortable driving a box truck in varying weather conditions, as well as using only mirrors to back into tight spaces. Most weeks of the year, you will run the delivery route to Morgantown twice a week, so comfortability with truck driving is important.
Another main responsibility will be pack-shed logistics. Our wide variety of produce (both from the field and from other producers) has differing needs for how it is handled. Keeping everything processed, inventoried and in the right place is essential to getting the orders right for our customers when we pack their boxes. We’re looking for someone with an eye for both quality and detail, who also has a clear head and can multitask well. Knowing your way around a Windows computer will also prove helpful.
There will also be a wide variety of work with the plants in the fields and high-tunnels. We look forward to a candidate that can bring their own passion, experience, techniques, and ideas to help improve the quality of what we offer. Only slightly less important to us than quality is productivity. We constantly seek to improve our systems so that both the work can feel easier for us and that we can keep our prices in line with what customers can afford.
One month's unpaid vacation is available during the winter months. This can be all at once or spread out some time from Mid-November through March. We also offer 5 unpaid sick/personal days a year that healthy people can also use for a mid-season vacation.
Housing is provided on the farm in a 520 square-foot one bedroom home. Utilities including electricity, gas, great spring water, and high-speed internet are also included free of charge. Bring your spouse and children, but please no pets. We are happy to share the farm’s dog and cat with you. We’re sure you’ll love them.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a letter of interest and two professional references.
We are seeking a full-season apprentice who begins March 1st and continue through December 1st. 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 full-time but seasonal position. Our garden and harvest staff work from May to November.
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 email@example.com or 858-805-1787 if interested.!-->