From the Good Earth: Making a Stand

Edible Sarasota Fall 2012.

Farming in the Burbs

If you ever have the pleasure to talk with Bill Pischer, owner of North Sarasota’s Jessica’s Organic Farm, you’ll certainly find yourself on the receiving end of some serious opinions. But they aren’t unfounded, and if you listen long enough, well, you’ll find that the man has some points.


Since 1980, Bill has ran one of Sarasota’s best-kept organic utopias, a five-acre farm tucked in north county, south of Desoto Rd. One of Florida’s first fully organic farms, they started off small.


Read more: From the Good Earth: Making a Stand

Employment Opportunities

Both paid positions and internships are seasonal, and openings vary from year to year. If you are interested in working at Jessica's, please look over the job description and fill out the application below. We will review your application and contact you if there is an opening. Thanks for your interest!

* Update:
We do not have any openings at this time. If you would like to submit an application anyway, we would be happy to keep it on file. You might also be interested in our internship program.



skip if submitting resume
skip if submitting resume

 Do you have any conditions that would keep you from:

 How many hours would you like to start with?

hours per week

 Do you have any experience in farming or landscaping?

please describe
(txt, rtf, doc, docx, or pdf)


Contact Us


Jessica's Stand is owned and operated by Bill & Pam Pischer.


Visit Us

We are located in Desoto Lakes, at 4180 47th St, Sarasota, FL 34235.

(Near Desoto Rd. and Lockwood Ridge, not far from University Parkway.)

During the growing season, our farm stand market is open to the public on:

Fridays from 8am - 6pm,

Saturdays from 8am - 5pm,

Sundays from 11am - 5pm.


Click here for a map of our location.



Call us at

(941) 358-3895



You can email us at

Or you can use the form below.


[ required ]
[ required ]

Jessica's Stand on YouTube

John from films his visit to Jessica's Stand.



Photos by:

- Fabiola Rodriguez

- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Chris at Happy Stacks

Additional information