Employment

Employment

**Now hiring for 2019**

 Positions available and descripted below:

  • Field crew - Full Time and Part Time
  • Part Time Delivery Driver

To apply:

  • Please send us a resume and cover letter along with the most available time to arrange an interview to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Expectation:

The people in these positions will be responsible for a myriad of tasks in the production of fresh high quality produce from seed to harvest and pack out. Farming is a very physically demanding job. The days are long and variable and require people with good mental and physical stamina. Working on a farm crew often fosters lasting connections and friendships. We have a small and tight knit crew that works very closely with one another on a daily basis. We aim to have our crew working together towards common goals and supporting one another through the wide range of ups and downs of farming. People that excel in all these roles will need to be a good team player, have a positive attitude and good work ethic, is efficiently minded, has a good sense of humor, and is physically fit.  

1.)   2019 Full Time Field Positions- 45-60 hrs/week

  • Runs from  May 1st - Nov. 1st 
  • Part time positions can be discussed but will greatly depend on availability and scheduling needs

 All applicants will be considered for these positions but those with prior farm experience will be given preference. You must have a valid driver’s license to apply.

Responsibilities include:
  • Greenhouse work including seeding, transplanting, filling seedling trays with soil, moving seedling trays around and out of the greenhouse
  • Field work including transplanting by machine and hand, hoeing, hand weeding, and managing row cover
  • Harvest work is mostly done by hand for the many vegetable crops we grow and requires a lot of heavy lifting, it includes using sharp tools (knives / clippers), rubber bands for making bunches, and requires a lot of counting and meticulous quality control.
  • Post-harvest work including assisting the washroom manager with produce washing and packing activities.
  • Operation of farm vehicles
  • Clean up of farm waste and organization of materials
  • Additionally some tasks such as light carpentry, painting, and building or equipment maintenance will be part of these positions.
  • Pay starts at $12.00/hr.

1.)   2019 Part Time Delivery Driver Position- 25-30 hrs/week

General Overview:

This is a key position on the farm centered around wholesale deliveries to multiple locations in Western/Eastern Massachusetts and beyond. In addition to weekly delivery responsibilities this position will also involve equipment operation, buildings/grounds maintenance, and general farm work.

Runs May 20th – Dec 21st (there will be some additional farm work required when deliveries are light)

Responsibilities include:
  • Driving an automatic transmission 16’ Cabover Box Truck or other vehicle on short and long range deliveries.
  • Ensuring that truck is running smoothly and is refueled when required. Report any potential issues with the truck to farm owners immediately.
  • Making wholesale deliveries at different locations weekly.
  • Typical hours will be 6:30 am – 12:30 pm Tuesday and Saturday; 5:30 am – 3:30pm Monday and Thursday
  • Applicant must have a valid drivers license nd clean driving record
  • Applicant must have some experience driving a box truck and be able to easily back it up to a loading dock.
  • Prior delivery experience dealing with invoices and customers is a plus
  • Ideal candidate for this position has driven trucks of this type consistently, is very responsible, and is able to carry out detail oriented tasks with little supervision.
  • Experience with a pallet jack is a plus
  • Pay starts at $14/ hr.

Housing

On farm housing is not available but there are ample rental possibilities in the surrounding area. Situated in the Connecticut River Valley, the farm is 10 minutes from Amherst, MA and 20 minutes from Northampton, MA. Nature and nightlife are close by. We are lucky enough to be growing on some of the best vegetable soil in the country. Come farm with us!

Winter Shares Available

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