Fire Ant Farms

Farm Description

We are a small family farm on Johns Island, SC. We run a market garden style diversified vegetable operation using natural growing techniques (i.e., follow organic standards but are not certified). We are passionate about regenerative agriculture and use low/no-till practices, crop rotations, and cover cropping. We primarily sell at our local farmers market, a local distributor, and several restaurants.


Job Description

Farm crew members should be ready to work hard doing manual labor in all kinds of weather. Depending upon the day or task, crew members can expect to work in teams or independently. Throughout the week crewmembers rotate through all areas of the farm, including, but not limited to:

  • Bed flipping and prep (clearing, composting, weeding, planting)
  • Seeding and watering
  • Harvesting, washing, and packing produce weekly
  • Operating tractor and mower
  • Collecting & cleaning eggs
  • Occasional building & maintenance projects
  • Potential deliveries to local businesses
  • Assisting with farmers market stall
  • Keeping work areas clean and organized

Qualifications:

  • Live in the area, reliable transportation.
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, and positive attitude.
  • Interested in sustainable farming.
  • Willing and able to work outside in various conditions (heat, cold, rain, wind, bugs, etc.).
  • Ability to perform physically demanding and repetitive tasks (e.g., bending, kneeling, lifting and moving 40-50 lb bins of produce).
  • Ability and willingness to follow directions and ask questions.
  • Comfortable around animals.
  • Able to communicate openly.
  • Not distracted by personal technology (cell phone) during workday.
  • Detail-oriented and able to pay attention to plant quality.
Number of Positions: 1
Start and End Dates: March – July 2024, but year-round is possible
Salary Details:

Depends on experience, starting at $14/hr and includes vegetables. Part-time or full-time is possible (weekdays).

Applications Instructions:

If interested, please email [email protected] with FarmCrew2024 as the subject line. Please include a resume and tell us a bit about yourself- why you’d like to work for us, why you’re interested in sustainable farming, and any previous farming/gardening experience you have. No previous farming experience required. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Contact: Ellen Waldrop, Anthony Natoli - FireAntFarmsSC@gmail.com