Brigham Farm hiring Farmers’ Market Staff

Concord, Massachusetts

Brigham Farm is seeking an individual to staff three weekly farmers’ markets between June and October.

Brigham Farm is a 20 acre farm in Concord, MA, located on Rte 117 near the Sudbury River. Our fields have been in continuous crop production by the Brigham family since 1824. We grow mostly sweet corn, as well as peas, strawberries, and cauliflower.

At our markets we sell a wide variety of produce and cut flowers from our next-door neighbors at Macone Farm and Crooked Row Fields.

Farmers Market Position Responsibilities:

– arrive promptly to check inventory and load produce and market materials onto the truck

– drive to the market, unload truck and set up tent

– create an attractive produce display and original weekly marketing for produce (ie: recipe board)

– perform sales with customers using digital scale and calculator

– answer questions of customers about growing practices, recipes, etc.

– weigh and record all remaining produce at end of market

– load truck, drive back to the farm, and unload the truck

You must be available for every market, every week, unless advance notice has been given.

This position requires availability for the following hours:

Wednesdays: 10-6

Thursdays: 1-9

Saturdays: 8-2

Additional hours working in the fields and/or farm stand are possible, and will be discussed after applying

Position Requirements:

– able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly

– clean driving record

– ability to work independently and in a team

– past experience in retail and/or agriculture

– passion for local agriculture

– familiarity with produce and basic recipes

– ability to quickly and efficiently process sales with customers

– reliable transportation to the farm

– patience for answering repetitive questions

– friendly and engaging with customers

Preferences:

– a passionate cook

– a strong interest in agriculture or local food movement

Please send a resume and a paragraph about why you are a good candidate for this position to elena.colman@gmail.com.

Compensation:

– $10/hr and produce to take home

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