Massachusetts – Medway Community Farm hiring Assistant Grower

Medway, Massachusetts

Assistant Grower Position at Medway Community Farm

Farm Description:
Medway Community Farm Inc. is a non-profit farm on town land in Medway, Massachusetts with 6 acres in vegetable production spread over three close range sites. MCF uses non-certified organic methods, to manage a diverse vegetable operation that produces food for a CSA program, an on-site farm stand, local farmers markets, wholesale accounts, and local food pantry donation. We offer a variety of education programs, community events, and volunteer opportunities for the public.

We’re seeking another motivated Assistant Grower.

Position Duration:
Mid-March/April – October/November depending on availability. The weekly grind, 7am – 4pm (schedule will vary slightly seasonally) with a 10:00am paid union coffee break, a 1 hour unpaid lunch.

The assistant grower will work closely with the Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager, assisting in all aspects of vegetable production including greenhouse management, planting, cultivation, irrigation management, harvest, washing, packing and direct sales. We are looking for someone who enjoy fast paced, efficient work and are eager to learn how to be even faster and even more efficient.  The right candidate should be easy going, passionate, work well alone and with a group, and good communicators. Candidates must be able to safely lift and carry 50 lbs., have a valid driver’s license, and the ability and interest to work long hours outside in any type of weather. Applicants should also be excited about working with community members of all backgrounds and ages to promote the farm’s mission. We strive to balance the high demands on our operations while integrating education, volunteerism and activism, and taking time to enjoy what we do.

Our assistant growers have the opportunity to take on more responsibilities as well, helping to guide the overall workings of the farm. A variety of roles exist to plug into including greenhouse growing, wholesale selling, farmers markets, etc. Besides the qualities listed above, ideally, grower candidates will have worked on a farm for a season or two already and having any previous experience as a teacher, outdoor educator, community organizer or other relevant positions is a plus, but not necessary.

Compensation is commensurate with experience, and includes produce from the farm, participation in EMass CRAFT, hands on training sessions, discounts in the farmstand, and eggs from our chickens. Currently there is no housing available, but we are willing to work with the right candidates to find housing solutions in our community.

If you’re interested in working with a community farm dedicated to education and its local and greater communities, we’d love to hear from you!  Please send a cover letter and resume to Seth Terramane at

Medway Community Farm is an equal opportunity employer.
MCF Mission: To maintain a place that enhances Medway’s rural character, fosters community spirit and encourages “learning from the land” by providing locally grown food, volunteer experiences, educational programs and public events.



Connecticut – Common Ground hiring Urban Farm Interns

New Haven, Connecticut

Now Accepting Applications for our Urban Farming Internship, 2018 Season

Common Ground is home to a charter high school and a non-profit urban farm and environmental education center. The site includes 20 acres of forested hiking trails, wildlife and diverse natural habitats, and a working farm that includes production and education gardens and a variety of farm animals. Common Ground’s mission is to cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practice among a diverse community of children, young people, and adults.

Working on the One-Acre Urban Farm

Common Ground (CG) grows nearly 10,000 lbs of fresh produce annually, including vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. We also raise broiler and laying hens, ducks, sheep and a goat. Farm products go to our Cafeteria, onsite farm stand, Spring and Fall CG Family CSA, the CG/Cityseed Mobile Market, and local restaurants. Farm work will be done with the Farm Director and Assistant Farm Manager, caring for the farm through the growing season. You will gain experience in all aspects of planting, growing, and maintaining a diversified sustainable vegetable operation, and small scale livestock management. Specific farm tasks may include planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, preparing for market, maintaining irrigation, keeping crop records, caring for farm animals and a variety of other tasks.

Several summer programs for children ages 4 – 18 take place on the farm. Apprentices do not have daily responsibilities for working with these programs, but must be mature and a good role model for all children on the farm. Apprentices may sometimes work with small groups of teenagers who are employed by Common Ground. Interns may also run an on-site farm stand and assist with additional markets and farm events as needed.  Depending on the interest and skills of the intern, there may be opportunities to help with off-site mobile farm stands and/or help host weekend educational events on the farm.

Skills and Experience

  • An interest in food security/food justice, urban agriculture and the local food economy.
  • Willingness and ability to work hard, physically in all weather. Previous garden experience is not necessary.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with people of all ages and a good sense of humor.
  • Ability to learn, to ask questions, and also take initiative, to work both with and without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated commitment, reliability, punctuality, and responsible behavior at previous jobs.
  • Maturity, and the willingness to be a positive role-model to young people working on the farm.
  • 18 years or older

Apprenticeship Logistics and Details

Seasonal availability and duration:

  • There are two apprenticeship spots available from the end of May-Mid August.
  • There is one apprenticeship spot available from the end of May through November.
  • Hours will be around 20 per week.

Compensation: Apprentices receive compensation based on minimum wage, a share of the harvest, farm field trips and other learning opportunities.

Housing: Housing is not provided.

Transportation: Parking is available on-site, as are bicycle racks. We have a bus-stop on site (take the B1 bus from the New Haven Green), and we are walking distance from New Haven’s Westville neighborhood.

To Apply: Send a cover letter addressing your interest in this position and your resume by May 1st, 2018. Send to the Farm Manager at or mail to Attn: Farm Manager, 358 Springside Ave. New Haven CT 06515. Questions? Call 203.389.4333 ext. 1217

Maine – Ripley Farm hiring Farm Crew Member

Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

Farm Crew Member
Ripley Farm – Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Location: Dover-Foxcroft, Maine (40 miles west of Bangor, Maine)
For questions regarding this position please contact Gene Ripley at

Job Summary:

The Ripley Farm crew is efficiently growing five-acres of MOFGA Certified Organic vegetables using hand tools and tractors.  The crew understands how important quality vegetables are to customer satisfaction and is passionate about our CSA program’s ability to help.

When growing, crew members are focused on producing healthy crops efficiently and competently.  When ready to harvest, they use the discerning eye of the customer to bring in beautiful vegetables.  Members of our crew must be able to pack a CSA box with confidence.

Ripley Farm Core Values:

At Ripley Farm we are passionate about growing great vegetables and believe the CSA model is the best way to connect people to more and better vegetables.  We believe beautiful produce tastes better.  We love our soil.  We think working fast is fun.  We understand good communication to be the key to team success.  We are always learning and expanding our contribution.  We compete against our best efforts and believe the sky is the limit.

Caught the farming bug and want a year-round position with potential for growth and impact?  Read on.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare ground, plant and cultivate crops
  • Propagate seedlings for transplanting to fields
  • Harvest, wash and pack crops for sale
  • Deliver products to customers
  • Record field and harvest activities
  • Maintain equipment and facilities
  • Build new infrastructure

Compensation and Hours:  $11.00-$12.00 per hour starting rate, commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The job runs full-time 40 hours per week during spring, summer, and fall from late-April until Thanksgiving.  Half-time hours during the winter months of December through April.

  • We offer Workers Compensation.
  • Free organic vegetables from our farm.
  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to continually develop their knowledge, skills and abilities in small-scale organic farming. We will hold an annual performance review with an opportunity for pay raise and increased responsibility based on the results.

Note: Thanks to farming here for nearly 10 years, we have a strong network of friends and customers in the Dover-Foxcroft area.  We are happy to use our contacts to help you find affordable housing within 15 miles of the farm.


  • No prior farming experience is required
  • one year of small-scale vegetable farming experience strongly preferred

Experience with any of the following relevant skills is a plus: machinery/tractor operation and maintenance, basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding, etc.

The Successful Candidate will…

  • Have the ability to use and maintain small-scale agricultural tools, equipment and machinery;
  • Exercise good judgment and demonstrate initiative and active engagement in the work;
  • Work well independently and in team environment;
  • Demonstrate excellent reliability and punctuality;
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and organize details;
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills and mathematical skills.

Position Special Requirements

  1. Must possess a valid class C driver’s license, a clean driving record, and have reliable transportation.
  2. Must be able to competently operate a vehicle with standard transmission.

Physical Demands

Farming is physically rewarding and challenging work.  We care about our employees’ safety and well being and have developed the following information to reflect the reality of the job’s expectations.  With or without reasonable accommodation, the successful candidate must be able to work in all weather conditions including extreme heat, sun, cold, rain, snow, wind, and with many biting insects around to:

  • Maintain a fast and accurate working pace all day;
  • Move objects up to 50 pounds repeatedly;
  • Spend long hours squatting or kneeling;
  • Perform repetitive and monotonous tasks.

How to Apply:

We are accepting applications until the position is filled.  Applicants must be able to appear for a working interview on the farm. Please send completed applications to Gene at with the following items:

  1. A cover letter addressing why you are a good fit for the job
  2. A resume that must include the names of previous employers, duration worked,  previous job titles, and primary responsibilities
  3. Three work-related references with job title and contact information
  4. For questions regarding this position please contact Gene Ripley at
  5. No phone calls, please.  We will not consider incomplete applications.

Connecticut – Anderson Acres Farm hiring Flower Farm Field Crew

Kent, Connecticut

Connecticut – Flower Farm Field Crew



Crew work at Anderson Acres Farm is for the tough, diligent, and creative. We are looking for like-minded people to jump in for the summer on a full or part time basis. If you enjoy working with your hands, getting out into the sun and soil, and learning about how to grow fresh, beautiful flowers, then this could be a great fit for you. Join our small team and work on a lovely 200-acre property just behind Lake Waramaug where we produce specialty cut flowers.

Daily duties can include but are not limited to: seeding, planting, pruning, weeding, bed prep, flower harvest, bouquet packaging, and deliveries. We are especially in need of folks who are interested in and/or have experience working with flowers or vegetables. If you enjoy plants and have a flair for design, we want you on our team!


Previous work experience, trade or farm background preferred

A good work ethic and positive attitude

Comfortable working around dogs, cats, and chickens

Means of transportation and valid driver’s license

Ability to repeatedly lift 50lbs and general physical stamina

Compensation is $12-14/hr, depending on experience, as well as plenty of flowers, vegetables, and eggs to take home. We are currently looking for someone who could work 20-25 hours/week starting in late April. Learn more about the farm at Please send a cover letter and resume to

Vermont – Salvation Farms hiring Vermont Commodity Program Manager

Winsooki, Vermont

Organization: Salvation Farms

Position Title: Vermont Commodity Program Manager

Supervisor: Executive Director

Employee Status: Full Time, Exempt

Starting Annual Salary: $37,000

Primary Location: Winooski, VT

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Theresa Snow, Executive Director, at

Program Summary

Salvation Farms’ Vermont Commodity Program operates Vermont’s first surplus crop food hub. The food hub aggregates approximately 5,000 pounds per week of “un-marketable” crops from farms across the state. From the food hub, crops are distributed to charitable and institutional food sites.

The Vermont Commodity Program operates through a workforce development training program. Enrolled trainees clean, quality assess, case-pack, and minimally process surplus crops while gaining job readiness skills and exposure to potential employers. Volunteers also help the Vermont Commodity Program meet its production goals.

This is the first operation of its kind in the nation.

Position Summary

The Vermont Commodity Manager is responsible for maintaining the Vermont Commodity Program operations, related training program, and partnerships. This position ensures Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures are created and followed by all who enter the food hub. Food safety, product quality, and operational sophistication, safety, and efficiency are upheld by this staff person. The Manager is responsible for administering and supporting training in a safe working and learning environment for individuals with barriers to employment, i.e. ex-incarcerated, out-of-school youth, those in recovery, etc. The Manager fills a vital role in supporting the growth and evolution of this program.

Primary Duties (include but are not limited to)

  • Ensure workplace and food safety, quality controls, and compliance with standard operating procedures
  • Manage production, product sourcing/marketing to farmers, transportation logistics, product development (raw packing and minimal processing), end-product marketing, product distribution and sales, and traceability
  • Oversee pack-room activities, engage in produce cleaning, packing, and processing alongside trainees and volunteers
  • Oversee daily activities of trainees with particular focus on operational training, work, and field trips
  • Engage in trainee recruitment, enrollment, orientation, operational training, conflict management and developing pathways to employment
  • Collaborate with co-workers, partners, and trainee caseworkers/support service agencies
  • Maintain product inventory, supplies, crew productivity, and associated tracking systems
  • Measure program impact and outcomes; generate periodic reports
  • Manage facility and equipment upkeep; maintain service records
  • Manage sub-lease and facility shared use arrangements
  • Manage volunteers and interns
  • Supervise AmeriCorps VISTA member
  • Collaborate with staff, AmeriCorps VISTA, and partners to:
  • improve operations; i.e. refine production line elements, establish new distribution avenues, etc.
  • administer training; aid in refining the workforce development program
  • Engage in some elements of program and product marketing material creation, community outreach, partner meetings, program expansion, capacity building, budget building, fundraising, and strategic planning


  • Highly organized, efficient, and pragmatic
  • Operations and/or food manufacturing experience; writing, refining, implementing SOPs
  • Demonstrated success training, managing, and working in teams
  • A desire to support workforce development and skill building initiatives for individuals in transition
  • Able to work in partnership with staff and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to work independently, a self-starter with effective time management skills
  • Ability to coordinate priorities and exercise appropriate judgment and discretion
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent record keeping skills, computer and data entry skills
  • A passion for local agriculture, resource management, and social justice
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Available to work some nights and weekends

Benefits & Work Environment

  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Health insurance available (Employer covers 75% of premium)
  • Access to training and professional development opportunities
  • This position is based in Salvation Farms’ Winooski Facility – some travel will be required
  • Mileage is reimbursed at $.40/mile for all approved work travel

Massachusetts – Land’s Sake Farm hiring Farmyard Educator

Weston, Massachusetts

Farmyard Educator with Land’s Sake Farm
Seasonal, Part-Time, At-will employee

Dates of Employment: June 9 – October 20
Supervisor/Reports to: Education Manager

Organizational Overview:
Founded in 1980, Land’s Sake is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to responsible stewardship of suburban farmland and forests. By combining ecologically sound land management with experiential farm-based education, we provide a powerful model of how public open space can be effectively used and enjoyed by the community. We operate three interdependent branches: (1) sustainable land
management and open space preservation, (2) farm-based education, and (3) a community farm. The education department serves our community through group/school programs, after school programs, adult education workshops and summer programs. Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions. To learn more about this unique nonprofit please visit:

Open Farmyard

Open Farmyard is a free, drop-in program for young children and caregivers. The target age range is for youth 3-7 years old, though all ages are welcome. This program runs on Thursday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 and on Saturday mornings from 11:00-1:00 from June through October. Open Farmyard engages young children in life on their farm. Activities include tasting food from the garden, planting seeds, caring for the garden, visiting farm animals, nature crafts, storytime, and other seasonal activities.

Position Summary:

The Farmyard Educator’s primary goal is to deliver high quality Open Farmyard programs.
With support from the Education Manager, the Farmyard Educator is responsible for implementing the unique Open Farmyard program. This position will include the additional responsibilities of: assisting with garden maintenance, assisting with livestock care, general branch and organizational development and other non-education related tasks. The Farmyard Educator works collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, maintain our unique farm aesthetic, teach and follow best management practices for sustainable food production. Collaboration and effective communication between the other branches of the organization are vital for this job; along with all staff, the Farmyard Educator works diligently to carry out mission oriented goals and objectives.

Open Farmyard:
● Coordinate program related logistics, specifically with adjunct educators, community partners/organizations and Land’s Sake staff
● Develop and implement mission-based curriculum
● Lead the Open Farmyard program
● Communicate with parents as needed
● Write articles for the newsletter, blog posts, or social media updates as needed

Other Responsibilities:
● Assist with management of the Education Garden
● Assist with the management of a variety of livestock
● Assist with other non-education related tasks as needed

● Teaching and/or youth leadership experience in a school or non-traditional setting with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline
● Experience in leadership role at a camp, after school program, or other youth program
● The ability to multi-task and work independently
● Respectful, clear and patient interpersonal communication skill set that allows for collaborative work across departments
● Professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure in a changing environment
● Comfortable with public speaking and networking
● Must be able to pass CORI check
● Current First Aid and CPR certification
● Basic computer and office skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc

Essential Functions:
● Must be able to maintain visual and auditory awareness of a group
● Must be able to negotiate various types of terrain on the farm and in the
● Must be able to communicate (both written and verbal) clearly and effectively
with staff, participants, and other constituents
● Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Employment dates:
● Training/Program Planning: Thursday, June 7
● Programming: 10:15 am – 1:30 pm., Saturdays June 9-October 20

Salary & Benefits:
● Salary: $12/hour
● Professional development opportunities including trainings in areas of job
related interests
● Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm, discount on other items sold at the Farmstand

  • Paid sick time in accordance with MA law

Equal Opportunity Policy:
Land’s Sake is seeking to hire a staff that represents the racial and ethnic diversity
of its constituents. Diversity and inclusion is an ongoing organizational practice
and a core value of Land’s Sake with the goal of having culturally competent
services, materials, resources and programs. Our hiring practices are informed
by an appreciation of the strengths offered by differing cultures, races, religions,
ethnicities, classes, sexual orientation, physical capacities, and age groups. Land’s
Sake offers benefits including medical insurance, generous vacation, access to
professional development and local organic food.
Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a
multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience
meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this
opportunity to, Deadline: March 31st, 2018

Connecticut – Devon Point Farm hiring Farm Intern

Woodstock, Connecticut

FARM INTERN at Organic Farm in Woodstock, CT

(housing and stipend provided)

Devon Point Farm, Woodstock, CT a ‘beyond organic’ Vegetable CSA & grass fed beef operation has positions open for interns in SUMMER (May-August) and FALL (August-November)

Our apprentice program includes housing, stipend and teaches all “behind-the-scenes” aspects of running profitable & sustainable farm business including farm bookkeeping, financial planning & management, grant writing, & the holistic approach animal and crop production planning. Cattle herd management, breeding philosophy, grassfed beef production, marketing and processing. All aspects of CSA business management, organic vegetable & flower farm operations, field crop planning, equipment, etc. To Apply:  See full position description at: Apply via email: devonpointfarm with cover letter, resume, & photo.