Massachusetts – Waltham Fields Community Farm seeking Distribution Work Shares

Waltham, Massachusetts

Waltham Fields Community Farm (WFCF)

Distribution Work Share Description 2018

Help us make our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share program and public sales successful by trading one day of work for a vegetable share.

Work Share positions available; shifts include:

Wednesdays, 1:30 – 7pm, June 13 – October 24

OR

Saturdays, 8:30am – 3pm, June 16 – October 27

Duties:

  • Greet customers and answer questions as needed

  • Check in CSA shareholders and provide pick-up and pick-your-own information

  • Ability to lift 50lbs. and to do heavy lifting repeatedly throughout each shift as much as needed

  • Help re-stock vegetables and added products as necessary, with an emphasis on aesthetics and presentation

  • Use cash register to check out customers purchasing additional products

  • Put away vegetable bins and crates as necessary during the pickup

  • Help maintain a clean and orderly barn environment

  • Assist with cleanup before and after and recordkeeping at the end of every pickup

Qualifications:

  • Have experience with or interest in organic vegetable production, farm stand sales, and/or seasonal cooking

  • Possess a friendly, outgoing, welcoming personality and a neat, professional appearance

  • Have an ability to cope with fast-paced, unpredictable work environment with periods of high volume and energy

  • Be or become a member of Waltham Fields Community Farm ($35 donation per household)

  • Be available each week during the work share period (occasional absences can be covered by prior arrangement/swapping with other work shares)

Compensation:  One summer vegetable and one flower share from Waltham Fields Community Farm, to be picked up Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday during distribution hours.

To Apply:  Email Lauren at lauren@communityfarms.org with a brief statement of why you are interested and why you think you would be a good fit for the Distribution Work Share position.

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