Tea Lane Farm is seeking a full-time farmer.
We are a thirteen-acre farm located on Martha's Vineyard, with six acres devoted to organic cut flower production and the remaining nine acres to sheep and cows. The Tea Lane property includes a 250-year-old farmhouse, pastoral fields with grazing sheep and cows, several barns - all surrounded by stone walls and just a ten-minute ride to the ocean. Though our business has been in operation for ten years, this is our third year in a new location - so this is an exciting opportunity to grow and learn with us. We're seeking someone to be an integral part of our team and essential to the development of our infrastructure.
We grow hundreds of varieties of annual and perennial flowers. In addition to growing flowers we:
- design and arrange flowers for weddings and events
- make custom arrangements at the local farmers’ market
- sell wholesale to the Boston Flower Market
- sell from our roadside stand as well as to local businesses
We are primarily looking for someone to be involved with the farming aspect of the business which includes:
- greenhouse maintenance
- working at the farmer’s market
An interest in and willingness to design and arrange flowers is necessary. Two years of any farm experience is preferred. Our ideal candidate is hardworking and lighthearted, flexible and dependable, kind and thoughtful, resourceful and creative, strong (able to lift 50 lbs) and has the ability to work independently. Carpentry skills are a plus. Like we said, this is a growing business, and we get to wear many hats! This is a great opportunity to be part of a new farm on a beautiful island! We work hard and like to have fun.
April through November. Housing is a possibility.