Stearns Farm CSA is hiring a Farm Manager.
Location: 862 Edmands Road, Framingham, MA
Full-Time, year-round position.
Compensation: Competitive and based on experience.
Stearns Farm is a 165 member CSA in its 25th season. Located on 5 acres of sandy bottom-land in Framingham, MA, 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.
The Farm Manager is responsible for all aspects of production for a 165 member CSA. The Farm Manager will develop and implement an annual plan for an organic vegetable farm, including the management of farm staff (hired and voluntary), management of all production-related tractor work and landscaping, coordination of weekly harvests including pick up share contents. The Farm Manager will purchase farm supplies and seeds, maintain detailed farm records, maintain a clean, safe, and organized work environment. Other responsibilities include: weed management, fertility management (cover cropping, compost, crop rotation, etc.), pest and disease management, irrigation design, maintenance and management. The Farm Manager coordinates and communicates regularly with the Board of Directors and serves as a resource for member inquiries.
Qualified candidates will have 3-5 years of farm experience, including prior management experience. Must have strong organizational, communication, management, and business skills, as well as a commitment to organic agriculture.