Tiny Hearts Farm, founded in 2011, is a cut flower farm in Copake, NY. We grow on 25 acres in the Hudson Valley, near the Berkshire foothills, with seven to eight acres in field and greenhouse production each season. We market primarily to florists and grocers in the Hudson Valley, Berkshires, NYC, and Boston, do wedding and event design, and have a flower shop in neighboring Hillsdale, NY. Our aim is to grow the highest quality cut flowers and specialize in unique and unexpected varieties in line with our personal design aesthetic.
Each season, we strive to build a great team of farmers and floral designers, pooling the skills, talents, abilities, and proclivities of each member to get the job done and the business run. We have found that our best teams have included both highly experienced farmers/florists and those who are newly turned on to this field, and we encourage applicants of all experience levels. Specific jobs and responsibilities may be tailored to the individual, but overall, everyone at Tiny Hearts works together to produce the highest quality cut flowers, from seeding to sale. In our daily work, we:
- Care for greenhouse seedlings and plants
- Transplant and direct seed in the fields and greenhouses
- Maintain plantings (i.e. cultivate, trellis, prune and deadhead, etc)
- Harvest and uphold post-harvest handling procedures
- Prep and pack out flowers for retail/wholesale outlets
- Run our own retail flower shop
- Design for weddings, events, and special orders
The Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate is curious and excited about farming and plants, energetic, creative, and counts a good work ethic among his or her core values. Emotional maturity, self-motivation, reliability, and an aversion to drama are the keys to a good season. In short, attitude is everything. Farm skills and floral design proficiency are highly valued. Everyone must have the ability to work (pleasantly) in all kinds of weather, to work individually or with a team, to lift 50 lbs, and to keep a clean and organized work-space.
This position is paid hourly, commensurate with experience (our starting wage is $12 per hour). We work 7 – 10 hours per day, 5 days per week, depending on the time of year. Some weekends may be required. We are a seasonal business and work from early spring through late fall. The employee is responsible for housing.