Adam’s Farm was established by Adam Mentzer in 2011 in Bloomingdale, Ga; he expanded to St. Helena Island approximately two years ago. Adam’s Farm grows a variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers year round utilizing farming practices that reflect a respect for the earth and future generations. The produce and floral varieties are available for purchase on a seasonal basis to retail and wholesale customers.
Finding consistent, conscientious farm workers has been a challenge. Community Bible Church was provided to me as a potential contact for assistance in connecting with individuals possessing a good work ethic and desire for employment. As a small business owner Adam is looking for part time (under thirty hours/week), dedicated farm help. Generally the work week is Monday through Friday, but large orders/events may lead to requested work on select Saturdays. There is flexibility regarding the hours scheduled for work, with an expectation that once scheduled -the time is adhered to. Possessing access to reliable transportation and the ability to commute is necessary.
The general duties of farm workers will include, but are not limited to:
- Planting – seeds and starters, weeding, harvesting and washing produce as necessary
- Packing, filling and cross checking orders with accuracy
- Loading and unloading trucks and trailers for delivery
- Feeding and caring for animals-miniature donkeys, pigs, goats, turkeys and peacocks
- Picking flowers and creating bouquets
- Farm and equipment upkeep – cleaning, maintenance
- Basic knowledge and application of building skills
A delivery driver is also needed to deliver produce orders to restaurants in Hilton Head, Bluffton and Savannah, Deliveries are made on Wednesday early evening and Thursday mornings. A driver is expected to provide his/her own automobile, have a clean driving record and be dependable. The driver will be paid by the hour and for gas consumption on a per mile basis. Duties include cross checking the order for accuracy, carrying the order into the location, delivering the order statement, and returning the payment back to Adam.
Per Adam, compensation for a general farm worker begins at $13.00 -14.00 per/hour, based upon experience, performance and attitude. There is potential for an increase in pay, once trained. An employee that develops supervisory skills will be considered for such a position with a commensurate increase in earnings. A delivery driver will earn a base pay of $14.00 per hour with fuel paid per milage.
All categories of employees will receive the appropriate training with a focus upon safety. Employee’s must be able to safely lift 50+ pounds as needed. Prior to any hire, there will be an interview in which each potential employee is met directly. Please note, in addition to English as the primary language, Adam also speaks Spanish at a bilingual proficiency.
Should you have any questions, and/or further information is needed, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly. My contact information is below.