Flowers Greenhouse and Roadside Stand Manager
Company: Morning Glory Farm Inc
Posted on: January 23, 2023
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
This position will assist in the effort of growing and supplying
year-round flowers and food for the island community of Martha's
Oversees the daily operations of the flower farm greenhouses, the
roadside stand and all perennial beds on the property. Maintains
all greenhouses and perennial gardens, keeps them in constant
production, free of weeds, harvested, irrigated, and fertilized.
Manages the two gardens at a roadside stand, keep them in
production, free of weeds, watered and maintained the entire
season. Manages all greenhouse staff and all seeding and
transplanting efforts on the flower farm and at the roadside stand
location. Runs irrigation and fertilization for all field crops.
Scouts crops for disease and weed problems daily, reports any
problems to the farm manager and owner.
Reports To: Flower Farm Manager and Owner Robyn Athearn
Work Schedule: Year-Round/ Full Time (possible unpaid travel break
during the month of January)
Hourly Wage: $15.50- 18.50 (depending on experience)
Location: West Tisbury Flower Farm (12 miles from Edgartown farm
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 greenhouse and flower
Be knowledgeable and curious about flower farming and help in the
education of our staff
Maintain seeding calendar and yield records
Provide supervision over greenhouse and field workers
Be knowledgeable about the stages of plant life and diseases that
Effectively manage greenhouse equipment, fans, vents, thermostats,
propane, heat mats, grow lights..etc...
Manage staff schedules, staff payroll adjustments and problems,
staff reviews and reporting any disciplinary problems.
Direct staff on tasks, such as the seeding, propagation,
cultivation, and harvesting of plants.
Responsible for daily inspections of the facility to ensure the
conditions are optimal for the plants and handling any diseases or
pests that may appear in the greenhouses, field or gardens.
Harvest and Arrange 25 Roadside stand bouquets a day
During slower months 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
A background in Horticulture Equipment and maintenance
A background in cut flower farming and or the floral industry
Supervisory and management skills
Solid communication and analytical skills
Strong attention to detail
An ability to maintain confidentiality
Adaptable-thrives in a constantly changing work environment ---
Enthusiastic, creative team member-able and willing to participate
in community life
POSITION: Flowers Greenhouse and Roadside Stand Manager
ABOUT 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
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, Edgartown
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