Red Fire Farm, located in Western Massachusetts, is looking to hire field crew workers for the 2015 growing season (June-October).
We are seeking mainly full-time crew. Work involves harvesting, transplanting, weeding, hoeing, & packing over 40 different types of vegetable crops.
We are looking for people who can ideally work at our farms in both Montague and Granby. For example, one day you might be helping at the Granby location to bulk harvest root crops in fall, or transplant early melons in spring, and then big harvest and packing days you’d be in Montague picking the seasonal bounty for CSA and market.
There are several field crew positions that have added responsibilities that we are looking to fill, such as Weekend Harvest Coordinator and harvest team, Spring Greenhouse Assistant, end of day packing shed organizers, and daily Harvest Crew Leaders.
Farming is hard physical work, requiring a rugged work ethic and endurance, but is also very satisfying. Previous farming experience is a plus, but not required for field crew positions.
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly and easily, and work physically all day.
• Must work well in teams
• Must have a good attitude and be willing to learn
Red Fire Farm is hiring crew leaders for the 2015 season. If you are passionate about local farming, have at least a year of previous farming experience and want to help teach and inspire new farmers, please consider applying. Our crew leaders work hard, but that work is fulfilling — and all of it takes place in some of the most beautiful spots in the Pioneer Valley. Leaders, with the support of 4 to 7 crew members, will primarily manage the daily harvest for our 1500+ member CSA and large wholesale accounts. Red Fire is dedicated to growing and harvesting high quality, certified organic produce. Our crew leaders will learn about those standards and be responsible for maintaining them with their team. You will bring in the harvest of thousands of pounds of local food!
More about what we’re looking for:
Ideally two years of farming experience
Excellent communication skills
A positive attitude and sense of humor
An excellent driving record
Willingness to hustle and promote hustle with crew members
Previous leadership or management experience (a plus)Other perks of the job include:
Year-round access to delicious, organic produce
Fresh air and exercise
An open, friendly environment where your feedback is welcomed
Opportunities to advance and build on your skillsEarn $9- $10/hr based on experience, potential for year round work in farming. Please send applications, received on a rolling basis. Open until filled. Positions start in spring. Please see our website, redfirefarm.com, for more information, and send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.