Siena Farms hiring Apprentices

Sudbury, Massachusetts

2015 Summer and Fall Apprenticeship at Siena Farms

We are seeking hardworking, high-energy, positive individuals who are motivated by a career interest in sustainable agriculture to join our 2015 summer and fall team. We are a 75 acre diversified vegetable farm that does a large CSA, as well as market and wholesale accounts in the Boston area.  We are located half an hour west of Boston.  Apprentices are paid hourly, starting now through the beginning of July, and working until the middle of December.

Our apprentices participate in all of the farm’s daily operations, including production, harvest, and retail. This traditional, hands-on apprenticeship provides the opportunity to be an integral, productive part of our fast-paced, for-profit farm. Apprentices gain knowledge, farming skills, and professional work-experience to help them prepare for the next steps in their farming careers.

Hours range from 50-60 hours per week, 5 days per week. Applicants should be prepared to lift upwards of 50lbs repeatedly and work in all weather conditions. Compensation includes hourly wage, a CSA share, and employee discounts at Siena Farms South End, and our partner restaurants Oleana, Sofra, and Sarma.  We do not offer on-farm housing.

Next Barn Over hiring Field Crew Members

Hadley, Massachusetts

Next Barn Over is a 34-acre organic mixed vegetable farm in Hadley, MA. We grow for our 500-member CSA as well as a few local restaurants and grocery stores.

We are currently hiring 2 people to join our returning five-member field crew for the 2015 season. Both positions are full-time (40-60 hrs/wk) and full season (April-December).

Applicants should have an interest in efficient farm systems; be hardworking, reliable, and self-motivated. Farm work is fun and rewarding but also very physically demanding. Applicants should have the desire to work outside even in adverse weather and be able to work early in the morning. Preference will be given to folks interested in a multiple-year commitment. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus. Women, people of color, queer and trans people are encouraged to apply.

Competitive wages will be offered, commensurate with experience. To learn more about the positions, or to apply, please send your letter of interest and resume to or check out our website or facebook page.

Bon Appetit Management Company hiring Campus Engagement Coordinator

Atlanta, Georgia

Food services for a sustainable future
Campus Engagement Coordinator
Emory University – Atlanta

Bon Appétit Management Company is seeking an entry level campus engagement coordinator that will assist with expanding Bon Appétit’s sustainability-related programs in cafés at Emory University’s Atlanta campus.

Duties will include:

  • Working collaboratively with Bon Appétit’s Manager of Community Partnerships, chefs, and managers to progress towards Emory University’s sustainable Food Initiative Goals.
  • Researching partnerships with local farms, ranches, and artisan producers for specific food items not currently procured locally.
  • Assisting in the tracking and reporting of local and sustainable food purchases to communicate progress to the campus community.
  • Helping the team achieve greater food waste diversion through food waste audits, the expansion of food recovery programs, and the launch of reusable to-go container programs.
  • Serve as a resource to guests interested in understanding or strengthening sustainability-related programs in their cafes.
  • Engaging creatively with the Emory community by assisting with the coordination of farm visits, cooking classes, kitchen tours, information tables, and various educational events.

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Public Health, Communications or related area preferred
  • Knowledge of public health, environmental and social issues related to food and agriculture;
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail and ability to manage multiple and competing priorities;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including comfort speaking publicly;
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Ability to think critically and to effectively deal with unique challenges as they arise
  • Flexible availability to include occasional evenings and weekends;
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications skills;
  • Proficient in social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Familiarity with the food service or restaurant industry preferred

Working for Bon Appétit Management Company will allow you the opportunity to work with GREAT people like yourself who are passionate about what they do! We offer a competitive wage and benefit package in addition to the opportunity to work for a premier onsite restaurant company with over 500 locations in 32 states.

For consideration apply online at:

Longnook Meadows Farm hiring Farm Assistant

Truro, Massachusetts

Longnook Meadows Farm is a small organic vegetable and fruit farm nestled in the heart of the National Seashore in Truro MA, one mile from the Atlantic Ocean and one mile from Cape Cod Bay.  We sell our vegetables to restaurants and stores and at our farmstand and local farmers market.

We are seeking a farm assistant for the 2015 growing season for a wide range of work.

We are looking for a motivated, reliable individual with a positive attitude and good work ethic who is enthusiastic about sustainable farming and who will be committed to helping our farm succeed. This job will provide an opportunity to learn greenhouse plant production, organic field production, farmer’s market preparation and work, as well as the opportunity to operate farm machinery.

You will learn all aspects of greenhouse seeding, propagating and transplanting. Responsibilities would also include field planting, soil health and preparation, weed and pest management, irrigation, hand and mechanical cultivation, harvesting, and the necessary quality control necessary for growing and selling.

To apply: submit a resume, letter of interest and 2-3 references

-Our ideal intern would be non -smokers with some mechanical skills with their own means of transportation and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Skill at using power tools a plus.

-Must have an aptitude for physically demanding work in all weather as well as the desire and ability to take on the challenges of the farm season, including fast paced work and a physically demanding schedule.

-Valid driver’s license and a social security card.

-Have an up to date tetanus shot and health insurance.

-Hourly rate commensurate with experience.

-In your letter please indicate past work experiences, strengths and weaknesses and why you think you would be a good fit.

– On farm lodging not available.

Please email your documents to:

Check us out at:   http://www.Facebook/longnookfarm

Life Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Cafe hiring Multiple Positions

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Life Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Cafe hiring FOH and BOH
Do you have fast-paced restaurant experience & generous instinct to care-take and serve? Do you long to experience fulfillment of giving and receiving nourishing food and the rewarding pleasure of having accomplished a day of meaningful work as a valued part of a motivated, positive, & empowered team of passionate & creative people? Do you desire to look forward to work & experience physical, mindful, collective service, and compassionate, relationship-based labor that’s committed to revitalizing the vitality of our common humanity.. then we are looking for you to join our amazing team.
If you are a self motivated, quick learning, fun-loving human being with a love of real food, a strong spirit and flexible schedule; If you are someone who embraces physical labor, hard work, and team effort; If you respect and admire the power of extraordinary hospitality and forming authentic, relationships grounded in compassion…. you have come to the right place.
We are gearing up to expand to all the communities begging us for a Life Alive! This means we need to build the next generation of Life Alive Leaders. If you enjoy MEANINGFUL hard work and being a VALUED member of a tight knit COLLECTIVE devoted to growth, having fun, touching peoples lives in a profound yet concrete way… and making a huge, positive impact on the greater world through therapeutic food and sustainable holism, then GROW WITH US!
Begin as a “Drink Guru”
Create Sustenance as a “Meal Maestro” Inspire Progress as a “Shift Leader” Metamorphose into a Manager, Regional Director, Innovator and Architect of our Future.
Trailblaze with us. Together we actualize our infinite potential.
The sky is your limit while living “Life Alive.” Please send a resume below, but more importantly, a heartfelt cover letter describing yourself and why you would want to join Life Alive’s Team and mission.
Interested sustainable food enthusiasts should submit their application online at

Ka’u Specialty Farm hiring Temporary Farm Manager

Pahala, Hawai’i

Temporary Farm Manager Needed, May 15 – July 30

Ka’u Specialty farm is looking for a temporary farm manager who can keep the farm rolling while the owner, Malian Lahey, records an album in LA.

Ka’u Specialty Farm is an 85 acre farm that currently has an active 3 acre organic garden that supplies a local CSA.  The farm includes a small herd of sheep and some chicken.   17 acres is currently being prepared for planting in coffee and moringa trees.

Ka’u Specialty Farm is located on Wood Valley Road in Pahala, on the Big Island of Hawai’i.  Pahala is located on the eastern slope of Mauna Kea near the southern tip of the Big Island.

The Farm is located 5 minutes from the Wood Valley Buddhist Temple, 15 minutes from Punalu`u Black Sand Beach, and 40 minutes from Volcanoes National Park.

The Temporary Farm Manager would be staying in the owner’s 480 square foot, off-grid cottage with catchment water, solar water heater, propane stove, comfortable and beautiful interior, and would have use of the owner’s Tacoma crew cab truck.

Compensation for the Farm Manager would be $1,800 per month, paid biweekly. This position is perfect for a single person or a couple.

The skills needed and responsibilities are included on the following page, as well as some photos of the farm.

For more information, please feel free to call Malian Lahey, 503-575-9098, or e-mail her at malianlahey at gmail dot com


Apple Seeds hiring Farm Assistant

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Apple Seeds Farm Assistant

Arkansas GardenCorps position

35 hours/week

Apple Seeds, a Fayetteville-based non-profit providing garden-based education, seeks an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic full-time Farm Assistant for the Apple Seeds Teaching Farm. The farm will rely on organic and sustainable methods for vegetable and fruit production. This person will assist in seeding, planting, weed and insect control, soil enhancement, cover cropping, and irrigation management. The Farm Assistant will report to the farm manager and will periodically manage teams of volunteers. The Farm Assistant will also assist in our educational programs, Farm Lab and School Markets.

This is an opportunity to be a part of a new endeavor and provide a unique service in a supportive community. This person must be a team player who is excited to help grow this social-entrepreneurial non-profit.

Key Responsibilities:

Farm Assistance

  • Work under guidance of farm manager
  • Implement planting schedule and manage seasonal garden tasks
  • Monitor soil moisture, adjust irrigation settings, and monitor plant health
  • Assist with all aspects of planting and tending the garden, including transplanting, seeding, weeding, thinning, fertilizing, organic pest control, pruning, harvesting, compost management, etc
  • Harvest, wash, bundle crops
  • Assist in transport of produce when necessary


  • Assist in field trips and leading farm discussion with students
  • Assist in school garden markets
  • Offer Consultations with school garden leaders


  • Weekly staff meetings
  • Daily correspondence with farm manager
  • Create task lists for volunteers, assign duties to volunteers, educate & explain gardening tasks in detail


  • Experience in farming, large-scale gardening; experience with organic farming or school garden projects highly desirable.
  • Works well with many personality types
  • Self-motivated, hard worker, able to work and meet goals independently
  • Experience in school garden education is highly desirable
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Enjoys being around children and has a friendly demeanor
  • Able to organize, lead, and instruct all types of people with varying levels of gardening experience


  • Full time – 35 hours/week

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