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Wholesale & Sunflower Harvest Manager

Company: Morning Glory Farm Inc
Location: New York
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.CATEGORY: FlowersDescriptionThe Wholesale and Sunflower Harvest Manager will help in the larger Morning Glory Farm effort of growing and supplying year-round flowers and food for the island community of Martha's Vineyard. This position will also assist in educating, training and supporting the future flower farmers of our country.A major focus of this position is to manage the Wholesale & Sunflower Crew. including managing the harvest for all wholesale clients and delivery of Morning Glory Flowers. Other duties include organizing and managing the delivery or pick up of all wholesale accounts. This position is also responsible for organizing and managing the harvest, arranging and stocking of all orning Glory Farm sunflowers sold at Morning Glory Farm stand. The Wholesale and Sunflower Harvest Manager will assist in the effort to produce and grow all flowers grown at Morning Glory Farm including planting, weeding, and managing all flower crops.Reports To: Farm Manager and Owner Robyn AthearnWork Schedule: Year-Round/ Full Time (possible unpaid travel break during months December, January and February.)Hourly Wage: $15.00- 20.00 (depending on experience)Location: West Tisbury Flower Farm (12 miles from Edgartown farm stand location)Duties:

  • Provide support to farm manager and owner by assisting in all flower farm efforts and generally be on the lookout for ways to help farm and support all staff
  • Provide supervision, training, and support to flower crew
  • Be knowledgeable and curious about flower farming and help in the education of our staff
  • Effectively work with and maintain farm equipment, trucks, vans, tractors, gas tanks, shovels, weeders, fans, vents, thermostats, propane tanks, heat mats, wheelbarrows, grow lights etc. Setting an example always to all staff by caring for tools in the way required of a supervisor and manager.
  • Manage staff schedules, staff payroll adjustments and problems, staff reviews and reporting of any disciplinary problems.
  • Direct staff on tasks, such as the seeding, propagation, cultivation, and harvesting of plants.
  • Responsible for daily inspections of the farm and facilities to ensure the conditions are optimal for the plants and notifying farm manager of any disease, pests, livestock problems.
  • Manage all sunflower harvest for Morning Glory Farm.
  • May be needed to work in or on other areas of the larger Morning Glory Farm such as but not limited to - working in farm stand, kitchen, bakery, pack house or field in slow production months


    • A background in Horticulture
    • Equipment and maintenance knowledge
    • A background in cut flower farming and or the floral industry
    • Supervisory and management skills preferred
    • Solid communication and analytical skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Able to maintain confidentiality
    • Adaptable-thrives in a constantly changing work environment
    • Enthusiastic, creative team member-able and willing to participate in community life

      FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-TimeWAGE:POSITION: Wholesale & Sunflower Harvest ManagerEXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: ExemptABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Morning Glory Farm, started in 1975 by James and Deborah Athearn, grows about 65 acres of vegetables and small fruits on the island of Martha's Vineyard.Small successive plantings of a wide variety of crops supply the Farmstand from May through December.Crops include sweet corn, lettuce, carrots, beets, tomatoes, melons, potatoes, beans, squash, pumpkins, and more. Our herb garden supplies a full assortment of culinary herbs. We also raise four acres of cut flowers, and small plantings of strawberries, grapes, peaches, and beach plums.We keep beef cows on pasture in Chilmark for which we harvest 45 acres of hay and we also produce eggs, pork and fresh, pasture-raised chickens to sell in the Farmstand. Twenty-three acres of our vegetable fields are farmed using natural practices and only OMRI certified fertilizers and pesticides. We manage the rest of our land with a minimum of pesticides and with attention to the long-term health of the soil.The farm name grew from the vision of the sun rising over lush, green fields, cows with udders full of milk ambling past bountiful gardens and hedgerows lively with honeybees: true wealth of nature's glory.Each year we meet a new crew of farmers, bakers, cooks, and Farmstand staff who become part of the farm family. The farm has benefited from a variety of wonderful people who have endowed Morning Glory with their own special contributions.LOCATION: MA, EdgartownPI180561462

Keywords: Morning Glory Farm Inc, New York , Wholesale & Sunflower Harvest Manager, Executive , New York, New York

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