Oregon – The 47th Ave Farm hiring 2018 Farm Crew

Portland, Oregon

The Farm:

The 47th Ave Farm has 20 years of experience running a year-round 200 member CSA and selling to award winning restaurants in Portland, Oregon. We are hard working, committed to continuous improvement & serious about growing great food sustainably and profitably.

We farm at two different locations:

  • On Grand Island, an agricultural oasis just south of Dayton, Oregon we have 38 acres of beautiful river bottom soils. The farm is very close to the Willamette river and we grow a mix of vegetables, cover crops and pasture there. The crew at this farm lives in the Salem, Newberg, McMinnville area.
  • At Luscher Farmwe partner with the Lake Oswego Parks & Rec Dept to manage 12 acres on the edge of the urban growth boundary. This historic dairy is now an amazing urban farm on slightly sloping clay loam soils. We grow a mix of vegetables and cover crops there. The crew at this farm lives in the Portland metro area.

All of our farm properties are managed sustainably using cover crops between vegetable rotations, beneficial insects, organic fertilizers, drip irrigation,  conservation tillage techniques and no synthetic chemicals. This holistic farming system improves the tilth and fertility of the farmland. It also protects the woods, wetlands and communities that surround our farms.

Job Description:

We’re hiring for our Portland, Oregon based Summer Farm Crew! Applicants with previous agricultural experience will be prioritized, however all hardworking & motivated individuals will be considered.

If you want to spend the next few years managing harvest on and learning from one of the most experienced CSA farms in Portland, Oregon – then this is the job for you!

The Harvest Manager will lead the crew during harvest, washing & processing of crops on the farm. To do this they work with the Farm Manager to develop a list of crops that may be harvested each week, help manage the harvest schedule, and set goals for harvest & washing times for all crops. They will be responsible for all the equipment related to harvest & washing and they will manage the loading of produce and equipment back and forth to the pickup sites. The Harvest Manager will lead the primary harvest and/or washing crew and coordinate with other harvest and/or washing crews when necessary. The Harvest Manager will be responsible for quality control, time tracking, and record keeping related to harvest. The Harvest Manager may also be responsible for receiving orders, packing & delivering to the restaurant accounts.

Year-round vegetable production involves many hours of repetitive work in all kinds of weather and can be challenging. We are looking for folks who are serious about farming and know from experience that they enjoy this kind of work!

Desired Experience/Qualifications:

  • 2 years working on organic vegetable farms, or equivalent
  • Management experience
  • We will prioritize applicants who are interested in joining us for 3+ seasons.
  • Disciplined, hard working, organized, responsible, independent and positive
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Clean Drivers License

Hours:

  • May to Sept: Monday–Friday 6:15am – 5:30pm
  • Oct to April: Monday–Friday 6:15am – 4:30pm (Includes loading & unloading from pickup sites and driving back & forth to Luscher Farm)
  • CSA pickups on 4 evenings per month: Tuesday & Thursday, 5pm – 7:30pm
  • Occasional Saturdays in the summer for work parties

Compensation:

  • $11-$13/hr DOE
  • 1 Whole CSA share
  • 1 week paid family leave
  • Unpaid time off: 5 days, May – Oct. Flexible time off in the winter months Nov – April.
  • Room and board not included

The farm is a fertile learning ground for those who are willing to work hard. If you are a person with tremendous energy and enthusiasm for farming and you’re looking to take the next step forward in your farming career, we look forward to hearing from you!

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Red Fire Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Granby, Massachusetts

FIELD CREW

Red Fire Farm, located in Western Massachusetts, is looking to hire field crew workers for the 2015 growing season (June-October).

We are seeking mainly full-time crew. Work involves harvesting, transplanting, weeding, hoeing, & packing over 40 different types of vegetable crops.

We are looking for people who can ideally work at our farms in both Montague and Granby. For example, one day you might be helping at the Granby location to bulk harvest root crops in fall, or transplant early melons in spring, and then big harvest and packing days you’d be in Montague picking the seasonal bounty for CSA and market.

There are several field crew positions that have added responsibilities that we are looking to fill, such as Weekend Harvest Coordinator and harvest team, Spring Greenhouse Assistant, end of day packing shed organizers, and daily Harvest Crew Leaders.

Farming is hard physical work, requiring a rugged work ethic and endurance, but is also very satisfying. Previous farming experience is a plus, but not required for field crew positions.

Necessary Skills
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly and easily, and work physically all day.
• Must work well in teams
• Must have a good attitude and be willing to learn

Starting pay is $8/ hr, with the possibility of pay increase over time. Please see our website, redfirefarm.com, for more information, and send applications to jobs@redfirefarm.com.

CREW LEADER

Red Fire Farm is hiring crew leaders for the 2015 season. If you are passionate about local farming, have at least a year of previous farming experience and want to help teach and inspire new farmers, please consider applying. Our crew leaders work hard, but that work is fulfilling — and all of it takes place in some of the most beautiful spots in the Pioneer Valley. Leaders, with the support of 4 to 7 crew members, will primarily manage the daily harvest for our 1500+ member CSA and large wholesale accounts. Red Fire is dedicated to growing and harvesting high quality, certified organic produce. Our crew leaders will learn about those standards and be responsible for maintaining them with their team. You will bring in the harvest of thousands of pounds of local food!

More about what we’re looking for:

Ideally two years of farming experience
Excellent communication skills
A positive attitude and sense of humor
An excellent driving record
Willingness to hustle and promote hustle with crew members
Previous leadership or management experience (a plus)Other perks of the job include:

Year-round access to delicious, organic produce
Fresh air and exercise
An open, friendly environment where your feedback is welcomed
Opportunities to advance and build on your skillsEarn $9- $10/hr based on experience, potential for year round work in farming. Please send applications, received on a rolling basis. Open until filled. Positions start in spring. Please see our website, redfirefarm.com, for more information, and send applications to jobs@redfirefarm.com.

The Neighborhood Farm hiring Crew Members

Needham, Massachusetts

Crew Members

We are seeking crew members who are interested in working and learning on a small family farm operation. Crew members will work with the Farm Managers/Owners and Crew Leaders on all aspects of vegetable, herb and flower production and harvesting. These tasks will include, but are not limited to, planting, weeding, irrigation, greenhouse work, harvest, washing, packing and selling at farmers’ markets.

We are looking for crew members who are flexible, productive, easy to work with, open minded, and responsible, with a good sense of humor to see them through the challenges of farming. Crew members must also have reliable transportation and a clean driving record.  Previous farming or gardening experience is preferred, but not required.

The work can be physically challenging as we do the vast majority of our work by hand. Candidates should be able to lift 50 lbs, repeatedly. We will be working outside in all weather conditions. The hours will vary by season, but can be long (between 35 and 50 hr/week). Crew members will work either a Monday through Friday schedule or a Tuesday through Saturday schedule with weekend greenhouse duties once a month. Some schedule changes are possible, but in general the schedule will be set.

We have crew member positions beginning June 1st, running through Thanksgiving. Crew members must commit for the entire season. There may be a possibility of some winter work if desired.

Compensation: $10/hour, and vegetables from the farm. Unfortunately, we cannot provide housing.

If you are interested, please email kate@theneighborhoodfarm.com and we will send you more information. For more information about the farm, please visit our website http://www.theneighborhoodfarm.com. Please contact us with any questions.

About the farm:

The Neighborhood Farm is a collection of market gardens. In 2008 we planted gardens in five Needham back yards, because we couldn’t find available farm land in the Boston area. Homeowners lent us a portion of their yards and we grew vegetables, herbs and flowers – all without synthetic inputs of any kind. The number of sites and the logistics made us decide against pursuing organic certification.

Since then we’ve grown substantially, adding and subtracting gardens from year to year as circumstances changed. We also began leasing a field from The Trustees Of Reservations in Medfield. We now grow on about six and half acres and sell our produce at four local farmers’ markets, to restaurants, and through our Farmers’ Market CSA. For the 2015 growing season, we will be based at Powisset Farm in Dover where we rent barn space. We will be working at garden sites in Needham and Dedham, at the field in Medfield, and at our rented greenhouse space in Sharon. Despite the number of sites we use, more than 90% of our time will be spent at the field or at the barn, which are both on the Dover/Medfield line, less than 2 miles apart.

As a family owned small business, we are committed to helping others prepare to start their own farming and gardening operations. We love to work with people who are exploring the possibilities of starting their own enterprises, and with people who are just looking for more experience in farming and gardening.

The Neighborhood Farm hiring Three Positions

Needham, Massachusetts

Full Season Farm Crew Member

The Neighborhood Farm is looking for a full season crew member to work at our small family vegetable farm in the metro Boston area. Former farming experience is not required. Crew members will work with the farm managers on all aspects of vegetable, herb and flower production and harvesting. These tasks will include planting, weeding, irrigation, greenhouse work, harvest, washing and packing. We are looking for crew members who are responsible, mature, and do not shy from a hard day’s work. Having a good sense of humor is a plus, as farming has it’s challenges, and having a go-with-the-flow attitude makes the work day easier. Crew members must have reliable transportation, and we do not provide housing. We will be working outside in all weather conditions. The job is Monday through Friday. Hours will vary by season, anywhere between 35 and 55 hr/week. Candidates should be able to lift 50 lbs. The crew member position begins in May or June and runs through Thanksgiving. Crew members must commit for the entire season.

Compensation: hourly wage commensurate with experience, and large Farmers’ Market CSA Share.

If you are interested, please email kate@theneighborhoodfarm.com and we will send you more information. For more information about the farm, please visit our website www.theneighborhoodfarm.com. Please contact us with any questions.

Part Time Summer Farm Crew Member

The Neighborhood Farm is looking for a summer crew member (June, July and August) to work at our small family vegetable farm in the metro Boston area, 3 days per week(FridaySaturday and Sunday), with opportunities to work more if desired. Former farming experience is not required. Crew members will work with the farm managers on all aspects of vegetable, herb and flower production and harvesting. These tasks will include planting, weeding, irrigation, greenhouse work, harvest, washing and packing. We are looking for crew members who are responsible, mature, and do not shy from a hard day’s work. Having a good sense of humor is a plus, as farming has it’s challenges, and having a go-with-the-flow attitude makes the work day easier. Crew members must have reliable transportation, and we do not provide housing. Candidates should be able to lift 50 lbs, and not mind working outside in all weather conditions. The position runs from June 6th through August 29th, 2014. The hours will vary, but it will average at least 24 hours/week. Weekend crew members must commit to the entire summer season.

Compensation: hourly wage commensurate with experience, and vegetables from the farm.

If you are interested, please email kate@theneighborhoodfarm.com and we will send you more information. For more information about the farm, please visit our website www.theneighborhoodfarm.com. Please contact us with any questions.

Farmers’ Market Staffers

The Neighborhood Farm, a small, all natural vegetable farm in the metro Boston area, is seeking farmers’ market staff. This is an enjoyable job for someone who enjoys food, cooking, and interacting with the community. A friendly personality and strong basic math skills are a must. Market staffers will help with all aspects of the market from setup to breakdown, and will be responsible for selling produce during the hours the market is open. The work is physically challenging as we move hundreds of pounds of vegetables in and out of the truck. Candidates should be able to lift 50 lbs, be ready to work in all kinds of weather, and have reliable transportation.

We need help

  • in Dedham from 10 am to 7:00 pm on Wednesdays from June 18th through October 29th
  • in Roslindale from 7am to 3 pm on Saturdays from June 7th through November 22nd
  • in JP from 8 am to 3 pm on Saturdays from June 7th through November 22nd. There is a possibility this position could extend through the winter.

Feel free to apply for more than one market, if this fits your schedule.

Compensation: hourly wage commensurate with experience, and vegetables from the farm.

If you are interested, please email kate@theneighborhoodfarm.com and we will send you more information. For more information about the farm, please visit our websitewww.theneighborhoodfarm.com.

 

Red Fire Farm hiring Various Positions

Granby, Massachusetts

At Red Fire Farm, we’ve been growing with certified organic practices since we started in 2001.

The farm produces a wide diversity of vegetables, flowers, fruit, and a high quality selection of vegetable and bedding plant flowers for your home garden in the spring.

Red Fire Farm is currently hiring for the following positions:

Red Fire Farm Crew Leader

Red Fire Farm Crew Leader Packing Shed Assistant

Red Fire Farm Crew Member

Visit redfirefarm.com for more information

One Drop Farm hiring Crew Members

Skowhegan, Maine

127 acres of family farm in beautiful Skowhegan, central Maine.  One Drop Farm, specializing in conscientiously and righteously raised certified organic produce (2 acres), a wide variety of seedlings, eggs (anywhere from 35-350 hens) and pork along with a line a value added products like sauces, salsas and dried herbs.  Seeking 1 to 2 additional crew members.  We offer experience in 4-season hoophouse management in which we teach the fine technique of high-quality organic, in-soil, solar-gain fruiting crop and cold-weather greens production.  We sell direct to farmers markets and to many area wholesale accounts including schools and hospitals as well as a multi-farm CSA we co-own.  Skowhegan is gaining buzz as an active local food hub.  We are a farming family seeking full season or part season folks who are hard working, motivated and interested in being immersed in growing good food.  Assistant management positions available.  Compensation based on experience.

Please visit the apprentice page of our website to learn all the details about joining our crew: www.OneDropFarm.com and contact Ann Mefferd at farmers@OneDropFarm.com.

Next Barn Over Farm hiring Several Positions

Hadley, Massachusetts

Next Barn Over Farm is Hiring Apprentice, Field Crew, and Assistant Grower

Next Barn Over is a 34-acre organic mixed vegetable farm in Hadley, MA. We grow for our 500-member CSA as well as a few local restaurants and grocery stores.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

-Apprentice. Apprentices will gain experience in all aspects of our crop production systems, from planning to planting, cultivation, harvest, and distribution; and will take on leadership within specific areas of the operation including tractor operation.

-Field crew/tractor operator. Must have at least two-years of experience on a similar farm and be comfortable operating equipment.

-Assistant grower. Must have at least two-years of experience on a similar farm and be comfortable operating equipment and leading a crew. This position requires strong communication, leadership, organization, and good time-management. Spanish language, computer, or mechanical skills are all a plus. This is a position that the right candidate could grow into over the course of the season.

All positions are full-time (40-60 hrs/wk) and full season (April-December).   Applicants for all of our positions should have an interest in efficient farm systems; be hardworking, reliable, and highly motivated. Preference will be given to folks interested in a multiple-year commitment. Competitive salaries will be offered, commensurate with experience. To learn more about the positions, or to apply, please send your letter of interest, detailing your experience, to info@nextbarnover.com, or visit our website: www.nextbarnover.com