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Dayspring Farm
February 4, 2020
Shacklefords, Va
Type of farm?
Produce - Vegetable/Fruit
Entry-level positions will begin at $10 per hour
Positions Available
Tag Words
Composting, Direct Market, Farm Tours, Flowers, Fruit, Non-GMO, Organic, Vegetable



Dayspring Farm is an 18 acre family farm committed to sustainable agriculture. For over 30 years the farm has provided top quality fresh produce to CSA members, restaurants, and local food stores in Williamesburg, Richmond, White Stone, Gloucetser, Yorktown, and surronding regions. Although not certified organic we do follow organic, sustainable, and ecologically friendly growing practices to the best of our ability. We have 4 high tunnels and 1 greenhouse, a couple barns, wash shed, walk in cooler and root cellar. We love to educate people on how there food is grown and teach them how to grow there own food. We love to try new things each year and appreciate input we get from our workers.

Location Specifics

Dayspring Farm
942 Buena Vista Road
Cologne, Virginia 23181

Position Description

Dayspring Farm has a full-time and part-time employee positions available this year. Positions will be starting as early as March and ending as late as November with possibilities of year around work in the future.

Position will include, but not be limited to the following
- Seeding and plant propagation
- Irrigation systems
- Bed prep/ compost /fertilizer
- Transplanting
- Weeding / Hoeing / Cultivation
- Trellising / Staking plants
- Pruning
- Mulching
- Organic pest management
- Harvesting
- Washing / Packaging Orders / CSA's
- Deliveries / On Farm sales

We love to let people use skills and areas of expertise they might already have when ever possible.

We hold monthly educational staff meetings. Normally Thursday evening. During the summer we have Tues. and Fri. lunches together often potlucks. We allow a hour break for lunch. Our days generally start at 8 and work till 5 or until the job is done. In the summer we will start at 7 and work till 4. We do have a tractor and operate some other small equipment (tillers, mowers, and such).


Employees need to enjoy working outside and be able to deal with all the vagaries of the weather, especially the heat of Tidewater Virginia summers. They need to be in good physical condition and comfortable with physical labor. Those who are passionate about sustainable agriculture, and interested in developing basic skills of farming and market growing, will have a very rewarding experience.

Application Process

Please contact us with a letter of interest, resume, three references. We will go over these and contact you about an interview at the farm.

Mailing Address
Dayspring Farm,
942 Buena Vista Rd
Cologne, VA 23181

Email Address

Please feel free to call if you have any questions. 804-785-9401


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