Little Wild Things is a commercial urban farm that produces Certified Naturally Grown microgreens, shoots, and edible flowers in the heart of Washington, D.C. We hope you'll consider joining our team!
Seasonal Farm hand
Little Wild Things Farm is an innovative urban farm located in Washington, D.C. growing Certified Naturally Grown microgreens, shoots, and edible flowers for wholesale and retail distribution in DC, MD, and VA. We currently serve over 50 wholesale customers including the area’s premier restaurants, caterers, bars and hotels. We also distribute to several local and online grocers; operate a weekly online farm share; work with one local distributor, and sell direct to the public through our ecommerce platform and a farmers market. We have two growing locations: one outdoor farm where we grow our edible flowers, and one indoor farm where we grow our microgreens and shoots. Both farms are located in Northeast, Washington, D.C.
Our team is on a mission to prove that sustainable agriculture is commercially viable in urban landscapes, and that farming is the best job out there for smart, talented, hard-working, innovative thinkers. As a first generation, women-owned farm, we aim to be pioneers in the next generation of American agriculture, which we believe will be characterized by more sustainable, regenerative practices, greater diversity, and more localized production. We are a small, fast-growing team and we put heart, soul, and grit into working on the farm every day.
Little Wild Things City Farm is looking for someone enthusiastic about growing local food with an interest and/or experience in sustainable agriculture. This position will directly help our microgreen production and assisting with our wholesale sales, farmers markets and special events/tastings, with potential to grow with us and take on more responsibility over time. This position will support the work of the Farm Manager and report to the Production Manager and Director of Operations.
Work is carried out an indoor microgreen farm and at an outdoor ¼ acre plot in the Union Market & Edgewood neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. Individual tasks may be physically demanding and may include long hours doing any of the following:
Seeding, harvesting, and packing orders
Cleaning, including washing trays and sanitizing equipment
Lifting and moving heavy objects
Long periods standing or working on concrete and in outdoor conditions, including rain, heat, and cold.
The right candidate will demonstrate an extreme attention to detail, creativity, honesty, and will be enthusiastic about working in an entrepreneurial, fast paced environment. Likewise, he or she will not be deterred by the responsibility of completing routine tasks such as cleaning, labelling, or organizing. Preferred, but not required qualifications include: experience working on an organic farm, GAP certification, experience in the restaurant industry, and/or photography skills.
This position is part time and pay is $13.25/hour. Preferred hours of work are Wednesday or Thursday-Saturday, 7:30am-1:30pm. Hours are flexible.
Please contact Chelsea & Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest with SEASONAL FARM HAND in the subject line.
Please include your resume, three references (including email and phone contact information, and the capacity in which they have worked with you), and indicate your schedule of availability in your initial expression of interest.
To learn more about Little Wild Things City Farm please visit www.littlewildthingsfarm.com or @littlewildthingsfarm on Instagram.