Winchester, New Hampshire
Seasonal Field Crew at Picadilly Farm
Picadilly Farm is a family farm, owned and operated by Jenny and Bruce Wooster since 2006. We grow certified organic produce on 26 acres, for 700+ Community Supported Agriculture shareholders. The farm is located on 71 acres of rural farmland in southwest New Hampshire, in the Connecticut River valley, just over the state line from Northfield, MA, 20 minutes from Brattleboro VT, and half an hour from both Greenfield MA and Keene NH. Employees at Picadilly Farm include an Assistant Manager, a Delivery Driver, 7-8 Seasonal Field Crew, and 5-6 Summer Crew.
Job Details and Responsibilities: Seasonal Field Crew are involved in many aspects of the farm, including greenhouse and field planting, weeding & hoeing, produce harvesting, produce washing & packing, produce distribution, and general farm clean up and upkeep. Field Crew may be trained in the use and maintenance of farm tractors and equipment, depending on skills and interest.
Field Crew positions are seasonal, and are most often full-time (50+ hours/week) during the growing season. Positions begin in the spring – March, April or May – and continue until the fall – November or December. Work hours are Monday through Friday, as long as 6am through 5pm, with some Saturday work required.
Field Crew are supervised by farm owners, Jenny & Bruce Wooster, and by the Assistant Manager.
Skills and qualifications: Field Crew will have some farm experience, and stamina to spend an 8-9 hour work day in the fields in variable weather conditions. The position requires heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds) and repetitive work. A valid driver’s license is preferred. Speed and attention-to-detail are both important skills for members of the Field Crew.
Wages & compensation: Starting wage for Field Crew is $9.50/hour in 2013. Full-time crew also receive produce from the farm for personal consumption, sick pay, and farm housing when available. Winter housing is usually available for returning workers.
To apply for a Field Crew position, or for more information, please contact us at the farm. We require an on-farm interview for all potential candidates, and we hire on a rolling basis.
Jenny & Bruce Wooster
264 South Parrish Road
Winchester, NH 03470