Siena Farms hiring Multiple Positions

Sudbury and Concord, Massachusetts
We’re a family-farm, in our 10th year of operation, cultivating 75 acres of protected farmland in Sudbury and Concord, MA — just 25 miles west of Boston. We grow over 200 varieties of vegetables for our 750-member CSA community, our two farmstores in Boston, our stand at the Copley Farmers’ Market, and select restaurants and chefs.
2016 Apprenticeship at Siena Farms 
We are seeking hardworking, high-energy, positive individuals who are motivated by a career interest in sustainable agriculture to join our 2016 team. Our apprentices participate in all of the farm’s daily operations, including production, harvest, and retail. This traditional, hands-on apprenticeship provides the opportunity to be an integral, productive part of our fast-paced, for-profit farm. Apprentices gain knowledge, farming skills, and professional work-experience to help them prepare for the next steps in their agricultural careers.  Applicants should be prepared to lift upwards of 50lbs repeatedly and work in all weather conditions. Previous farming experience preferred but not required.
The apprentice position is seasonal, with start dates between April and June, and an end date in mid-December. Hours range from 50-60 hours per week, 5 days per week.  Compensation includes hourly wage, farm veggies, and employee discounts at our own retail outlets as well as Oleana, Sofra, and Sarma.  Please note that we do not currently offer on-farm housing for employees.
Responsibilities:
Production
Planting, including greenhouse propagation and mechanical transplanting
Cultivation/weed-control by hand and hoe
Field work such as trellising, pruning, fencing, and thinning
Harvest
Daily harvest of our 200+ varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers
Post-harvest handling, including washing, curing, packing, and transporting produce
Sales & Distribution
Assisting with display, sales, and customer service at Siena Farms South End, Siena Farms @ Boston Public Market, and the Copley Square Farmers’ Market.
Preparation and packing of wholesale orders for restaurant deliveries
Preparation and packing of CSA shares for pickup and distribution
Participation in farm outreach events such as CSA member farm tours and volunteer days
Weekly Training Sessions
Paid participation in bi-weekly EMass CRAFT farm tours (visit www.easternmasscraft.wordpress.com for details)
On-farm training sessions on practical farming topics, including crop-planning, field-planning, business-planning, marketing, soil fertility, pest and disease management and irrigation
Orientation to all of our equipment, as well as our planning documents including crop plans, field plans, soil tests and pricelists
Group field walks with Farmer Chris and farm managers to learn from the fields and crops themselves
To Apply
Please email a letter of interest and a resumé to jobs@sienafarms.com We look forward to hearing from you!
Siena Farms’ 2016 Farm Crew Position
We are seeking hardworking, high-energy, positive individuals with at least one year’s farming experience to join our seasonal farm crew.  Applicants should have a strong interest in production farming and be team players committed to growing, harvesting, and selling high quality produce with efficiency and focus.  Applicants should be prepared to lift upwards of 50lbs repeatedly and work in all weather conditions.  They need to be flexible, willing to help with any and all day-to-day farm operations, to take on key roles for specific projects and tasks, and to help demonstrate Siena Farms’ methods and techniques to apprentices.
This position is seasonal, with start dates between March and June, and an end date in mid-December.  Hours range from 50-60 hours per week, 5 days per week. Compensation includes hourly wage, farm veggies, and employee discounts at our own retail outlets as well as Oleana, Sofra, and Sarma.  Please note that we do not currently offer on-farm housing for employees.
Responsibilities

Production
Planting, including greenhouse propagation and mechanical transplanting
Cultivation/weed-control by hand and hoe
Field work such as trellising, pruning, fencing, and thinning
Harvest
Daily harvest of our 200+ varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers
Post-harvest handling, including washing, curing, packing, and transporting produce
Sales & Distribution
Assisting with display, sales, and customer service at Siena Farms South End, Siena Farms @ Boston Public Market, and the Copley Square Farmers’ Market
Preparation and packing of wholesale orders for restaurant deliveries
Preparation and packing of CSA shares for pickup and distribution
Participation in farm outreach events such as CSA member farm tours and volunteer days
To Apply
Please email a letter of interest and a resumé to jobs@sienafarms.com We look forward to hearing from you!
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