New Hampshire – Applecrest Farm hiring Farmers Market and CSA Staff

Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

APPLECREST FARM IS HIRING FARMERS MARKET & CSA STAFF

THE JOB: Our farm is looking for motivated and out-going folks with a passion for sustainable agriculture and local food to represent Applecrest both at our home farm C.S.A. and at multiple Seacoast area outdoor farmers markets. These are full-time, retail oriented, seasonal positions. Beyond helping to share with the community our farm’s pride and passion in what we grow, the work involves a unique combination of produce handling and sales, savvy farm marketing and good ol’ fashioned face-to-face customer service.

ABOUT US: Applecrest Farm Orchards is a 100+ acre diversified fruit and veggie farm located in Hampton Falls, NH. In addition to an on-site retail farm stand, the farm operates a 240 member Community Supported Agriculture (C.S.A.) program and attends three local farmers markets every week of the growing season and is a strong supplier to grocery stores and schools. As a sustainable producer of over two-hundred unique varieties of tree fruits, berries, vegetables, flowers and herbs, Applecrest is a cornerstone of the seacoast-area food shed.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: is an energetic people person with a cheery outlook and strong attention to detail. He or she should thrive on customer interaction, be of vigorous good health and have the capability and willingness to develop a strong knowledge of the farm, our growing practices and products.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be suited to occasional early-rising, have weekday and weekend availability and be willing to commit for the full duration of the season (June-October).

Market and C.S.A. work involves a lot of packing, loading, unloading, setting-up and then breaking down all manner of items, many of them heavy. To boot, the majority of the work takes place out of doors, often in heat, cold, wind and/or rain. Candidates MUST be of a hearty nature, in excellent physical health and able to lift up to 40 pounds repeatedly.

All applicants must also:
Be well organized, efficient and able to work independently.
Possess a positive, diligent work ethic.
Love working outdoors.
Be friendly, outgoing, and knowledgeable.
Present a professional, clean, warm and approachable appearance.
Have excellent communication skills.

If you’re a true and honest “worker” with a strong passion for farming and food, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@applecrest.com (subject title: Farmers Market & CSA position). The cover letter is your opportunity to tell us about your passions, strengths and goals and why you’d like to join the Applecrest family! Please also feel free to highlight any other skills or personal details you possess that would be valuable to our small family owned and operated farm.

Interested candidates may also apply, in person at:

Applecrest Farm
133 Exeter Road
Hampton Falls, NH 03844

 

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Massachusetts – Powisset Farm hiring Assistant CSA Manager

Dover, Massachusetts

About the Farm:

Powisset Farm has a long history of agricultural enterprises, from a dairy farm many years ago, to Amelia Peabody’s legendary farm, famous for its breed stock of Hereford cattle and Yorkshire pigs. Many visitors remember fondly the glowing green pastures dotted with cattle and framed by beautiful barns.

Today, our farm is better known for its CSA (community supported agriculture) operation. In 2007, we began a CSA operation with 100 shares, and are currently growing for 350 Summer CSA members and 100 Winter CSA members. By purchasing a share at Powisset Farm, CSA members help to create community around our farm and their commitment to locally grown produce. They receive vegetables each week throughout the growing season, and participate in our pick-your-own crops as well, like fruits, flowers, and herbs. We also host an on-site Farm Stand three days per week during the summer and fall, so that members of the public have access to Powisset produce. In addition to these outlets, our farm donates produce to local hunger relief partners and serves our Mobile Market program in Boston, in order to make sure that our produce reaches as many people as possible.

At Powisset Farm we are committed to growing our community by connecting people to food and the land on which it grows. We host farm events, volunteer opportunities, grassroots workshops, farm tours, and work-for-share opportunities.


Position Summary:

The Assistant CSA Manager works with the CSA Manager to grow vegetables for shareholders, our farm stand that is open to the public, our Mobile Market program, donations to hunger relief agencies and wholesale accounts. The Assistant reports directly to the CSA Manager and also works with property colleagues from education, stewardship, and livestock programs as needed. The position is salaried and year-round with a seasonally variable work schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in leadership of all day-to-day operations, including field preparation, planting, cultivating, irrigating and harvesting.
  • Assist the CSA manager in supervising apprentices, part-time workers and volunteers in all field work, and in demonstrating appropriate pace and best practices in carrying out these tasks.
  • Help foster a positive and friendly work atmosphere.
  • Work with the CSA Manager to monitor field conditions and soils, evaluate and improve soil health and fertility, control for pests, diseases, and weed pressure, and develop annual crop plans and rotations.
  • Help manage and maintain CSA equipment, infrastructure and facilities including tractors, implements, trucks, greenhouse and hoophouse, barn, coolers and root cellar, fencing and irrigation systems.
  • With the CSA Manager, help train seasonal CSA staff in safe tractor operation and use of equipment and facilities.
  • Help recruit and hire seasonal staff, including posting jobs and participating in screening and interviews.
  • Help manage and encourage public involvement in the CSA operation where appropriate.
Qualifications
  • At least 3 years of direct, hands-on experience on a production–scale vegetable farm.
  • Experience operating and maintaining tractors and other farm equipment.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision or as a member of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills.
  • Experience supervising other staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to work long hours and perform physically strenuous farm tasks including repeatedly lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Strong work ethic, willingness to be flexible and a positive attitude.
  • Current drivers’ license and clean driving record.

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position provides an excellent benefits package which includes group health and dental insurance, vacation and sick pay and after one year, a defined contribution pension plan. Housing is not available with this position.

Additional Benefits:

  • CSA vegetables;
  • A modest education stipend for agricultural-based trainings/conferences/workshops;
  • An annual membership to the Trustees.

Apply here: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=19340&clientkey=A116ACB81F47E0050535F1FC4DA6EE15

About The Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 116 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 50,000 members.

The Trustees offers competitive compensation, as well as the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

New York – Hilltop Hanover Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Yorktown Heights, New York

Hilltop Hanover Farm:

Hilltop Hanover Farm is a nonprofit farm and education center located in Yorktown Heights, NY, less than 1 hr. north of NYC and is open to the public free of charge.  Our produce is grown using sustainable and organic methods and our produce is sold at our 100 member CSA, wholesale, Farm Store and 10% of our produce is donated to food pantries and soup kitchens.  We offer educational opportunities to adults and children and host over 3,000 school visits annually, with over 25,000 visitors annually. Our production season runs from April – Nov. 31st – with a small hoop house operation in the winter.  We have (3) dairy cows, (2) goats and roughly (50) free range chickens. We are currently cropping (8) acres with a diverse variety of produce and (1) hoop house & (1) heated hoop house.

Field Crew (Seasonal)

Primary responsibilities

  • Assist with propagation, bed preparation, transplanting, irrigation, weeding, and greenhouse management
  • Work efficiently during harvesting, processing, washing, and packing
  • Maintain high energy in a faced paced environment

Skills and qualifications

  • 1-2 years of experience in agriculture and/or field production
  • Self-motivated individuals
  • Comfortably able to lift 50lbs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to be flexible with daily tasks
  • Clear communication skills
  • Strong commitment to organic and sustainable farming practices
  • A sense of humor
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Retail experience is a plus

During the growing season employees are expected to work 40 to 48 hours a week with rotating weekends; in all weather conditions; hours and days may vary. Background checks are required. Positions available are seasonal.  Unfortunately we are unable to provide housing. Pay commensurate with experience.

Contact: Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and list 3 references to the Farm

Head Farmer: Max Zanke at max@hilltophanoverfarm.org

2 – Assistant Farm Managers

The position will report directly to the Farm Director but will have significant day-to-day interaction and oversight from the Head Farmer.  Experience in managing staff and excellent communications skills are required.

Primary responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Head Farmer in ensuring the farm is operating properly and efficiently
  • Team management during seeding, transplanting, weeding, greenhouse management
  • Assist in all areas of farm operations including organic crop production
  • Potential to assist in wholesale and/or retail operations

Skills and qualifications

  • 2-4 years’ experience in crop production
  • Strong ability to lead and mentor field crew
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to lead and work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortably able to lift 50lbs
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to be flexible with daily tasks
  • Strong commitment to organic and sustainable farming practices
  • A sense of humor
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Retail experience is a plus
  • 1 year farm management or related management experience preferred

During the growing season employees are expected to work 40 to 48 hours a week with rotating weekends; in all weather conditions; hours and days may vary. Background checks are required. Positions available are seasonal and/or year round.  Unfortunately we are unable to provide housing. Pay commensurate with experience.

Contact: Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and list 3 references to the Farm Head Farmer: Max Zanke at max@hilltophanoverfarm.org

Oregon – Full Cellar Farm hiring Farmworker

Gresham, Oregon

Full Cellar Farm

Farmworker Job Description

Full Cellar Farm is currently hiring one part-time (32 hours a week) farmworker for the 2018 season. This is a seasonal position, running from around the beginning of April through mid-November. The pay starts at $12 per hour, and may be higher depending on experience. Experienced farmworkers are encouraged to apply.

About the Farm

Full Cellar Farm started in 2014, offering bulk preserving and storage crop shares. In 2015, we added our weekly vegetable CSA and sold 50 shares. Since then, we have steadily increased our membership, and plan to sell 120 shares in 2018. Community Supported Agriculture is our passion and provides almost all of our income. Our CSA focuses on smaller, more manageable share sizes and allows members to choose which vegetables they get in their box each week. We farm on about 2 acres at Headwaters Incubator Farm, just east of Gresham. We use sustainable growing methods to improve the health of the soil, water, and ecosystem.

Position Description

This is a part-time, seasonal position with 8-hour work days on Mondays through Thursdays. The season runs from the beginning of April through mid-November. The farmworker will participate in most aspects of the farm work, including seeding, transplanting, irrigation, weeding, harvesting, and packing CSA boxes. They will frequently be working alongside the owner to complete tasks. Strong work ethic, good physical fitness, attention to detail, and a positive attitude will contribute to a successful farm season.

Position Requirements

  • Physical fitness and strength, including the ability to lift 60 lbs. frequently throughout the day and engage in repetitive physical tasks
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to get work done as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to make decisions and be self-directed when needed
  • Emotional maturity and respect for self and others
  • Reliable transportation to the farm
  • Availability for the entire farm season (beginning of April through mid-November).

We want to see more diversity in the small farm world, and encourage anyone with the requisite skills and a strong work ethic to apply!

To apply, please fill out our application and email it, along with your resume and three professional references, to fullcellarfarmoregon@gmail.com. You can also mail your application materials to:

Full Cellar Farm

28600 SE Orient Dr

Gresham, OR 97080

Position is open until filled.

 

Massachusetts – New Farm hiring Farm Manager

Chesterfield, Massachusetts

Accomplice Wanted – Full Time Farm Manager (Housing provided)

We are looking for a motivated and entrepreneurial farm manager to jump start operations on our newly acquired farm in Chesterfield MA. My wife and I recently purchased a 100 acre horse estate with 10+ acres of pastures that we are converting into an organic farm with possible livestock. Our vision is to build a small CSA over the next few years and ultimately open a farm-to-table taqueria in the area focused on heirloom varietals of chilis and oaxacan field corn (for fresh masa tortillas).

I’ve been a tech entrepreneur for the last 15 years with little to no experience in commercial farming and we are seeking someone to work with us bringing this farm to life. While we have numerous ideas of how to best utilize the land and facilities, we are equally excited to hear your vision as well.

The position is full time and year round and would entail some property management responsibilities.

The ideal candidate should have all appropriate experience running and managing a small farm.

An apartment can be provided along with utilities.

Photos of farm and apartment in link

https://imgur.com/a/vmP9b

Salary based on experience. Profit sharing available to the right candidate.

Email deadbranchfarms@gmail.com if interested in the position. Include a resume or a description of your work history and work experience.

Massachusetts – The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project hiring Food Hub Operations Assistants and Drivers

Lowell, Massachusetts

The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is hiring for two Food Hub Operations Assistant and Driver positions. Both positions are part time and seasonal (late May through late October)—one position is 30-40 hours per week and the other position is 15-20 hours per week.

This position will assist in operations of the World PEAS Food Hub, a local food aggregation facility in Lowell, MA. Responsibilities include assisting in operations and delivery of a 300 plus member, multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and as well as variety of wholesale accounts providing fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to customers around the Boston area.

Follow links below for more details and to apply:

Food Hub Operations Assistant and Driver (30-40 hrs per week):

http://tsne.org/food-hub-operations-assistant-and-driver-new-entry-sustainable-farming-project-temporary-part-time

 

Food Hub Operations Assistant and Driver(15-20 hrs per week):

http://tsne.org/food-hub-operations-assistant-driver-new-entry-sustainable-farming-project-temporary-part-time-15-20

California – Coastal Roots Farm hiring Farm Distribution Coordinator

Encinitas, California

Job Description: Farm Distribution Coordinator

 Position:     Farm Distribution Coordinator

Status:                 Regular, Full‐Time, Non‐Exempt

Hours:                  40 hours per week, Sunday through Monday

Reports to:         Associate Director

Position Overview

Coastal Roots Farm is seeking a full‐time, year‐round Farm Distribution Coordinator to support our efforts to share fresh fruits and vegetables with the community. We primarily distribute our food through an on‐site pay‐what‐you‐ can farm stand, a CSA program, off‐site pop‐up markets and to local hunger relief organizations. The Farm Distribution Coordinator will work with the Associate Director, the Vegetable Production Coordinator and the Social Enterprise Manager to support all of these efforts and ensure successful and efficient implementation both on‐site and off‐site. As a key “face” of Coastal Roots Farm, this role requires a radically welcoming and outgoing individual, with a passion for local food and sustainable farming.

About Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit community farm and education center that nourishes connections—to ourselves, our neighbors, and the land. Inspired by Jewish wisdom and centuries‐old agricultural traditions, Coastal Roots Farm practices biodynamic farming and shares their harvest with communities that lack access to healthy food. Their goal is to become a model for community farming and creative Jewish expression, both at home in Encinitas, California, and around the world.

The farm consists of approximately 20 acres of mixed gardens, orchards, food forest, animal pastures, compost, vineyard, barns, greenhouses and farmhouses all in various stages of development. Over 50% of the food grown at Coastal Roots Farm is donated to food and nutrition insecure families in our community through a pay‐what‐you‐can farmstand, pop‐up markets and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. The farm also distributes food through a CSA (community supported agriculture) program and to select local restaurants and grocery stores.

As a center for education and community connection, Coastal Roots Farm offers hands‐on learning about farming, gardening and environmental stewardship for people of all ages and backgrounds and hosts gatherings where the community can get to know each other, eat healthy food, connect to the earth and celebrate together.

Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and was recently spun off as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is funded through a diverse revenue mix, including philanthropic partners and social enterprise.

About the Leichtag Foundation

The Leichtag Foundation (“Foundation”) is a private independent foundation located in Encinitas, California, with a strong interest in advancing the North County coastal region of San Diego where our founders Lee and Toni Leichtag, of blessed memory, lived and worked. The Leichtag Foundation also supports programs in Jerusalem, Israel. The Foundation currently holds approximately $134 million in assets and has granted about $100 million since its inception in 1991—more than half of this since becoming independent in 2008. The Foundation focuses its philanthropy on combating poverty and increasing self‐sufficiency for residents of coastal North County; supporting and inspiring vibrant Jewish life in coastal North County; stimulating renewal, service, and social activism in Jerusalem, Israel; and building strong connections and relationships between San Diego and Israel.

In 2012, the Leichtag Foundation purchased the former Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California. The Foundation’s goal for this 67.5‐acre agricultural property, now known as Leichtag Commons, is to create a physical platform for the advancement of the strategies listed above and a cultural and community resource for the San Diego region. With breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, a network of

greenhouses, barns and other structures, and easy access to the public, the Ranch is situated in an ideal North County location.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinating and staffing all distribution efforts, including market setup/breakdown, produce deliveries, sales and operations, customer service and relations and data entry and reporting
  • Packing and distributing CSA boxes
  • Coordinating partnerships and pickups with hunger relief organizations
  • Supporting post‐harvest activities, including harvesting, washing, and packing
  • Ensuring quality control of farm products and services
  • Supervising volunteers
  • Taking photos and assisting with social media efforts
  • Recording data and supporting reporting and evaluation of farm distribution efforts
  • Identifying market needs and opportunities to expand our programs and partnerships
  • General support for the farm and programs

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