Stearns Farm CSA hiring Assistant Growers

Framingham, Massachusetts

Stearns Farm CSA is hiring for the 2014 season.

Position: Assistant Grower(s)

Location: 862 Edmands Road, Framingham, MA

Type: Temporary, Seasonal, Full-Time position, averaging 40 hours per week for thirty-one weeks.

Compensation: Competitive, negotiable, and dependent on experience ($440 per week minimum); workers’ compensation; 5 paid days off per season; produce from the farm; participation in Eastern Massachusetts Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) workshops.

Stearns Farm CSA, located on 5 acres of sandy bottom-land in Framingham, MA, is a 160 member CSA now in its 23rd season. We are seeking two assistant growers to help with all aspects of farm operations. Candidates must: have a strong work ethic, be able to communicate clearly, have a sense of humor, and enjoy working with a diverse group of people. Tractor experience heartily welcomed, but not necessary.  Assistant manager position, with corresponding responsibilities and pay, would be considered for the right person.  A valid driver’s license and the ability to lift 50 pounds is required. This is a temporary, seasonal, full-time position, averaging 40 hours per week for thirty-one weeks, starting in April and ending in early November.

Stearns Farm has created an environment that encourages the community to actively participate in all aspects of the farming process. It is a beautiful, peaceful haven including 4 acres of tillable land for vegetable production, as well as perennial berries, a flower garden, a children’s garden and culinary and herbal tea gardens. Come join us.  To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to the farm manager.

Contact: Susan Peters, Farm Manager