Native Son Farm is a diversified family farm in Northeastern Mississippi growing certified naturally grown annual vegetables and strawberries for our CSA, farmstand and restaurant customers. As one of the oldest and the largest CSA farm in Mississippi, they are constantly pushing the envelope of sustainable agriculture in the deep south and are looking for dedicated farm workers and managers to join them for the 2016 growing season.
Native Son Farm has 2 management and 3 worker positions available. The farm is a place of diversity, integrity and professionalism and they take great pride in the quality of produce and farm work. They now farm on two pieces of ground that are 3.5 miles apart in the Tupelo city limits and will be growing around 15 acres of vegetables and 15 acres of cover crops for the CSA, farmers market and restaurant customers in 2016.
This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in organic vegetable farming, as with most things in life, you will get out as much as you are willing to put in. Workers will have the opportunity to gain proficiency in or continue to perfect tasks such as: plant propagation and greenhouse management, direct seeding, planting, transplanting, high tunnel production, tractor operation, harvesting, washing, marketing and CSA management.
The ideal applicant is interested in pursuing a career in sustainable farming in the Southeast. They are looking for individuals that are honest, strongly motivated, possess good communication skills and have a positive attitude. Farming is hard but rewarding, applicants should enjoy physical labor and find purpose through doing good work. This is an especially great opportunity for individuals that are looking to acquire more advanced knowledge and practice before getting their farm started.
Contact: Will Reed, 662-678-3497 for more info or visit the website: nativesonfarm.com