Type of farm?
Produce - Vegetable/Fruit
You must be self-motivated and a self-starter. Experience in organic gardening preferred. Experiences with sustainable agricultural techniques and water catchment systems a HUGE plus. Housing is rural and private, so you must be happy and content with living 2 1/2 miles down a bumpy dirt road. We have an amazing variety of resources available for garden, orchard, and poultry projects. Some income available via income streams you create with quality products. A customer base is ready and waiting for you.
Other (explained in position description)
We are located at 4975 Clippys Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32303. The garden and housing are ten minutes down a dirt road, and about twenty minutes from town.
Please send me your passion statement - what you really really really want to do. Along with that, any gardening/farming experiences that you have had. In addition, please share any knowledge/experience in agroforestry, water catchment systems and ANY earth friendly sustainable practices that you have. This information can be a resume or just a friendly email. We can email and talk on the phone as well.
Most of the food I eat comes from the farm. I will not do all the cooking for all of us. I expect that to be a shared responsibility, but I do a LOT of cooking. Most of my protein comes from eggs and wild meat from the farm. We do have cattle, and I sometimes eat beef. I try to do fermented foods for gut health. I eat some fruits and lots of vegetables. I cook with organic farm butter and coconut oil. I have been a vegetarian in the past but I now eat very small portions of wild or organic meats and eggs. There is a wonderful cook who makes weekday lunches - those are not to be missed!
Whatever money you make selling produce, you keep
I am seeking someone with a joyful passion for sustainable agriculture to manage the garden at Ayavalla Land LLC, located in the Red Hills Region of North Florida, near Tallahassee. Housing is provided in a shared housing situation where homemade bone broth is stewed in the kitchen and kambucha and kimchi are fermenting in the closet. Veggies and wild meat provided. Plenty of land and resources for creating food forests/agroforestry. Large established gardens and orchards. Some resources are available for a start up of a pastured poultry project.
Currently, our meat production is being marketed, but our garden production is being used solely for our personal use, with the excess being donated to food-insecure people in our community. A little extra work will boost our garden production to be marketable on Red Hills Small Farm Alliance, where local produce is constantly being sold out due to high buyer volume. Although there is no salary provided, the money profited from future produce sales will all go to the manager selected who can help expand this garden project. Essentially, we need a manager with a strong gardening experience and some marketing knowledge who can keep track of what to plant, when to plant, and where to plant. Any insight brought to this project would be beneficial. This is a position perfect for someone interested in sustainable agriculture with no resources available to follow their dream.
My passion statement today: I joyfully grow, share, and consume quality food that is grown sustainably. In so doing, I am living my passion and will create opportunities for both income streams and educating others. Please email me a personal passion statement along with any experience you have had. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.