Massachusetts – Farmer Tim’s Vegetables hiring Multiple Positions

Dudley, Massachusetts

Farmer Tim’s Vegetables is looking for three individuals: One or Two Growers and One or Two Assistant Growers (total of three positions).

The farm is a growing vegetable operation with four acres under cultivation in 2017.  The farm is located in central Massachusetts, in Dudley, MA and is comprised of 92 acres that will eventually all be in production.  We sell at a farm stand, through our own CSA, to a multi-farmer CSA, and to a local store.

All positions come with free housing on the farm, farm vegetables, and salaries competitive with experience level.  All Jobs begin on April 1 and run through October.  These are full time positions that require weekend work (the CSA and Farm Stand are on Sunday afternoon, so all day Saturday and Sunday morning are critical pre-harvest and harvest times.)

Grower Position(s):

  • Passion for farming and local food
  • Experience working on a vegetable farm for at least one season.
  • Able to take general direction and convert it to daily work plans for self and crew
  • Work well with others of diverse experience
  • Tractor experience highly desired (disc, raised bed/plastic layer, etc.)
  • Able to do hard, dirty work in all weather
  • Familiar with: Seed Starting, Transplanting, Field Preparation, Weeding, Direct Seeding, Harvest, Wash Station, Trellising, Pruning
  • Experience with Organic Pest and Disease Management (row covers, organic sprays, etc.)
  • Survey Fields weekly for maturity, yield, pests, disease, and areas needing attention
  • Supervise activities for part time workers
  • Help maintain equipment and tools
  • Manage Irrigation from a pond through a system that includes both drip and overhead sprinklers
  • Keep good records

Assistant Grower Position(s):

  • Strong interest in farming, with some experience in gardening or farming preferred
  • Able to do hard, dirty work in all weather
  • Can work independently in an efficient manner
  • Desire to learn and use new knowledge effectively
  • Strong teamwork orientation

If interested, please contact Tim at farmertims@gmail.com or 857-334-3121.

 

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