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Wishbone Heritage Farms is a diversified small farm specializing in raising animals for meat and eggs using organic, sustainable, and regenerative methods.  We are in the midst of building out significant vegetable and herb growing operations. We deliver our foods in the Lowcountry directly to families and to select restaurants, food artisans, and small grocers. 

 

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We currently have multiple employment opportunities available. Please complete the application below to be considered for any/all of them.  On site housing is available for the right candidates for full time positions.

 

Farmhands

Multiple part time or one full time opening for motivated individuals with interest in growing healthy food to join our team. Typical tasks include gathering, washing, and packing eggs, other poultry related chores, planting, weeding, and harvesting in the garden, long term projects, and miscellaneous farm help. Farm hands will assist the livestock manager and garden manager as needed as well as the owner on special projects. 

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys outdoor work, appreciates healthy food, and is available to work at least one set day each week up to full-time.

Pay commensurate with farm experience, starting at $12 to $15 per hour.

Job Requirements:

    • Ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs. (feed bags)      
    • Comfort working with animals      
    • Working outside (in all types of weather)      
    • Willingness to get dirty to complete a job      
    • Working well as part of a team and by yourself      
    • Reliable Transportation      
    • Punctuality

 

Egg Production Assistants

Multiple part time or one full time opening for motivated individuals with interest in helping us provide top quality eggs for our community. Typical tasks include washing, grading, and packing eggs as well as filling and managing order flow. 

This is a great opportunity for someone who prefers indoor work, is willing to work hard to help produce healthy food, and is available to work one to three set days each week.

Pay commensurate with experience, starting at $12 to $15 per hour.

Job Requirements:

    •  Ability to repeatedly lift 25 lbs. (full egg baskets)    
    •  Ability to work on feet for extended periods      
    •  Ability to focus on a repetitive task      
    •  Attention to detail      
    •  Working well as part of a team and by yourself      
    •  Reliable Transportation      
    •  Punctuality

 

Livestock Manager

One full time position is currently available to manage our pasture raised laying flock (1,200 to 1,800 consistently), broiler chickens (2,500 per year), pigs (finishing 8 consistently), and grassfed cows (finishing 2 to 8 consistently). Duties include performing and managing consistent pasture rotations of all livestock, intensively managing our egg production, and overseeing all aspects of animal care from birth to transport.

This is a great opportunity for a someone with experience working with livestock in a professional setting, especially laying hens as this the core of our cash flow. Our eggs are included in 600+ CSA shares per week and a used by select chefs and food artisans locally with enormous opportunity for expansion.

For this position, preference will be given to someone willing to live onsite or currently residing very close to the farm.

Pay commensurate with farm experience, starting at $26,000 to $34,000 per year

Job Requirements:

    • Ability to work on site with a minimum of 40 hours per week, over a minimum of 6 days per week consistently
    • Experience with livestock in a commercial setting
    • Minimum of basic tractor experience preferred
    • Desire to produce a meaningful and consistent amount of food for our community
    • Plus all requirements listed above for the Farm Hand position

 

 

Garden Manager

One part time position is currently available with possibility to quickly blossom into a full-time year round position. We have several 1/8th acre plots as well as permanent herb gardens that need to be maintained, managed, and with huge opportunity for expansion. The opportunities are immense and distribution is already initially established. This position can be full-time immediately if some Farm Hand roles are taken on as well.

This is a great opportunity for a beginning vegetable/herb farmer or experienced gardener.

Pay commensurate with farm experience, starting at $15 to $18 per hour.

Job Requirements:

    • Ability to work on site a minimum of 20 hours per week, over a minimum of 3 days per week consistently
    • Experience growing vegetables/herbs in the field with knowledge of Southeastern US growing seasons and natural/organic fertilizing and pest control methods including IPM
    • Desire to produce an meaningful and consistent amount of produce for our community
    • Delivering produce as needed, likely one day per week
    • Plus all requirements listed above for the Egg Production position