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.



Mexico – Permaculture Farm hiring Manager

Permaculture Management Position at Playa Viva, Juluchuca, Guerrero, Mexico

Job Title:

Permaculture Management Position Juluchuca, Guerrero, Mexico

Employment Type:


Job Description:

Salary ~ negotiable based on skill & experience

Caretaker’s cottage, amenities & utilities provided, meals provided at hotel during work days.

Location ~ Juluchuca, Guerrero, Mexico – south of Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa area. Start Date ~ April 1, 2018

Playa Viva has a permaculture specialist position opening for a couple or individual with professional experience, who can demonstrate a strong work ethic, proactive communication skills and an enthusiastic focus on the long-term health and productivity of the local ecosystem.

The Core Values of Playa Viva are:

  • Promote Cleaner and More Abundant Water and Energy
  • Promote Biodiversity
  • Promote Transformation Experiences
  • Create “Meaningful” Community
  • Create a Living Legacy

As the permaculture specialist at Playa Viva, your long-term goals at Playa Viva are to:

  • Regenerate the landscape based on core values above
  • Create trails and paths to engage the guests in the landscape including update of trail markers, trail guide/printed materials and other mechanisms for guest engagement
  • Promote permaculture practices within the local community creating a connection between Playa Viva and the local community
  • Restore the mangroves and the lagoon system
  • Work with the farm production team to promote healthy soils and food production for the hotel, local ecosystem and export
  • Promote the healthy engagement of farm animals into the landscape and for consumption in the hotel (eggs, chicken, shellfish, fish, milk, etc.)
  • Manage nursery and gardens around zone zero (hotel)
  • Manage all roads, trails and paths
  • Maintain erosion control measures
  • Manage water systems (in conjunction with maintenance team) including black water treatment systems, grey water, well water, water storage and filtration, flood control, etc.
  • Work on regular drone mapping of site and adding content (photos and videos to map)
  • Work with invited biologists and other scientists related to flora and fauna

Fluency in Spanish is a must to engage with Playa Viva permaculture team and community. Fluency in English as well in engaging with guests and volunteers.

You will work in conjunction with Playa Viva General Manager, Playa Viva Farm

Production Team and Playa Viva chefs related to improving the farm to table program at Playa Viva. This does not mean that all food in kitchen will come from Playa Viva but the kitchen will eventually have a direct relationship with every food item on the plate when served.  You will work with Social and Environmental Officer in the recruitment, screening, training, onboarding and managing permaculture volunteers.  You will participate in monthly management team calls/meetings and provide monthly reports to Executive Team with progress on your goals. You will also participate in an annual review and present an annual report on your progress to be shared with the broader community.  You will participate in social media and blog content creation.

Playa Viva property is made up of 200 acres (86 hectares) with close to a mile of beachfront (1.3km). The property was a  collection of coconut, mango and tamarind groves that had not been worked for 15 years since it was taken over in 2006.  A permaculture specialist has been visiting the property approximately 9-10 times per year and working with local team. You will meet with this permaculture person to understand how the land has been transformed over the last 10 years and work to develop a plan for the next 10 years.  Property is marked by several key zones. Zone 0 where hotel is located, the oceanfront/beach/dunes, mangrove/estuary/lagoons, historical groves, land that has been restoring on its own, land that has been restored via planting of native species and farmland/roads/trails.

Only serious inquiries please

This is not a property rental situation 4+ references required

Education & Experience:

Must have 10+ years education and experience in Permaculture practices, organic farming, regenerative land stewardship and people management.

Application Instructions:

For more information please contact us ONLY via email at:

DO NOT CALL – Send email with “PERMACULTURE JOB” in Subject line along with your cover letter and resume, including any links to your website, blog, Instagram or other online media showing samples of your work.

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California – The Heal Project hiring Farm Assistant

El Granada, California


Positon: Farm Assistant

Total hours: 16 hrs/week

Weekly Schedule: T/W/Th 8am-5pm (one day of week flexible); plus Friday 8am- 5pm

Start/ End: May-October 2018

Compensation: $15.00/hour plus ​a weekly share of fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers

Specific Location: ​The San Mateo County School Farm, El Granada– Half Moon Bay, CA

Number of openings: 1

Report To: Jon Glancy – Farm Manager

About the organization: The HEAL Project (THP) is a unique organization providing hands-on programming that instills healthy lifestyle habits in elementary school children while inspiring environmental and agricultural awareness through comprehensive, interactive curriculum. Our vision is a world where everyone understands the connection between our food, our health and our environment.

The San Mateo County School Farm (SMCSF), operated by THP, is a 2 acre diversified fruit and vegetable farm in El Granada, California. SMCSF grows annual vegetables, berries, cut flowers, and culinary herbs. Produce is primarily used in THP’s educational programming and sold to local restaurants and at the Coastside Farmers’ Market. Over 1,000 student visit SMCSF annually to learn about sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and nature connection.


  • Gain experience in all components of organic vegetable, fruit, and flower production in a coastal climate.

  • Contribute to site maintenance, management, and development at The San Mateo County School Farm.

  • Assist in the management of a farmers’ market stand, community supported agriculture share program, and restaurant sales.

  • Lead work projects with volunteers and community members.

Job Description:​

The Farm Assistant will work alongside The San Mateo County School Farm Manager for a full growing season. Tasks will include propagation, sowing/ transplanting, irrigation maintenance, mowing, rototilling, fertility management, composting, weeding, pest management, harvesting, postharvest handling (washing, packaging and storage of crops) and marketing a variety of crops. Farm Assistant will learn the basic systems and skills needed for row cropping on a small scale diversified farm, as well as many gardening and landscaping skills. In addition, this position will play a key role in helping harvest and prepare crops for sale through a CSA program and farmers’ market stand. They will be expected to assist in keeping the farm and the outdoor classroom clean and safe, and support the development of other educational infrastructure at the farm. The Farm Assistant will occasionally help with volunteers, community members, and student groups. Creativity, curiosity, flexibility, and enthusiasm are highly encouraged in this key support role.

Must be physically fit, and able to lift 50 pounds safely. Applicant must pass a live scan background check and a TB test. No previous farming experience is required for this position. Applicant should expect to learn about how to operate an educational fruit and vegetable farm in beautiful Half Moon Bay, CA.

Directions to Apply:

The HEAL Project is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


Colorado – The Farm at Knapp Ranch hiring Seasonal Farm Labor

Edwards, Colorado (Vail valley)


May 15 – August 31, 2018

The Farm at Knapp Ranch is looking for trustworthy, reliable, and hardworking individuals to participate in daily manual farm labor May 15 – August 31, 2018, could extend through the end of September or October.

Job Requirements:

The candidate must be capable of physical labor, able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, work safely in all weather conditions, and take direction well. Outside weather conditions include rain, snow, and summer heat of 70-85 degrees.

Farming and growing experience is required including harvesting, weeding, and planting. Processing and packing experience desired.

Farm equipment operator a plus.

Transportation: The Farm at Knapp Ranch is located 20-30 minutes from Edwards, Colorado up a steep dirt road.

Dress Code: Candidate will be provided with work gloves, and uniform including a sweatshirt and t-shirts. Clean pants and work boots required.

Work Days and Hours:

  • 40 hours per week of work from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm daily.
  • Will require some work on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
  • Up to 50 hours per week in June, July, and August from7:00 am – 6:00 pm.


Compensation: This at will agricultural position starts at $15/hour.

Contact Wendy at 970-446-6116 office, 970-390-8115 cell/text or with interest.

Job Requirements:

The candidate must be capable of physical labor, able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, work safely in all weather conditions, and take direction well. Outside weather conditions include rain, snow, and summer heat of 70-85 degrees.

Farming experience is required including harvesting, weeding, and planting. Processing and packing experience desired.

Farm equipment operator a plus.


The Farm at Knapp Ranch is located 20-30 minutes from Edwards, Colorado up a steep dirt road.

Dress Code:

Candidate will be provided with work gloves, and uniform including a sweatshirt and t-shirts. Clean pants and work boots required.

Work Days and Hours:

  • 40 hours per week of work from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm daily.
  • Will require some work on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
  • Up to 50 hours per week in June, July, and August from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.



This at will agricultural position starts at $15/hour.

Contact Wendy at 970-446-6116 office, 970-390-8115 cell/text or with interest.

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

Oregon – Schoolyard Farms hiring Farm Assistant

Milwaukie, Oregon
Schoolyard Farms (SYF) is a nonprofit that creates healthier communities by teaching about and growing food on underused schoolyards. Since it was founded in 2012, we have reach thousands of kids each year through our various programs, increasing the likelihood that they’ll grow up to be healthy adults. We have a total of 1.5 acres in production at 2 schools, where 1,100 kids received hands-on garden lessons. We’ve grown 6,000 pounds of produce harvested for the community each year. Our two farm sites are at Candy Lane Elementary, our one-acre pilot farm where we host our summer camp, and at New Urban High School, our half-acre farm. We harvest produce from the farms for our 85 member CSA, the Milwaukie Farmers Market, and our partner schools. Both farms are located in Milwaukie, OR–a quick drive from downtown Portland.
Farm Assistant Position:
The farm assistant will participate in all aspects of running a small-scale production farm. Schoolyard Farms grows over 40 different annual and perennial fruits and vegetables. Our ideal candidate has a background in farming, and a passion for outdoor education. This position is hands-on, and can be physically rigorous. The farm assistant will work primarily with the farm manager, and is an integral part to the Schoolyard Farms community, working alongside garden educators, summer camp participants, students, and volunteers. We’re willing to train the right person.
Time Commitment:
  • April – October 2018, 20 hours per week with 30 minute lunch breaks
  • Sunday 8-3PM, Tuesday 8-4PM, Wednesday 8-2:30PM (some flexibility may be available for the right candidate)
  • Field work: Schoolyard Farms does most of their farming by hand. This includes seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting, bed preparations, watering, trellising
  • Wash/pack on harvest days (Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
  • Delivering farm shares Tuesdays to three drop sites in inner SE Portland
  • Running Farmers Market stand on Sundays at the Milwaukie Sunday Market
  • Working with youth from Candy Lane Elementary and New Urban High School
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Farm assistant must have reliable vehicle they are willing to use for farm deliveries and farmers market. Mileage will be compensated.
  • Physical fitness and ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Self-motivated: farm work requires physical and mental endurance, and farm days are spent outside in any weather
  • Flexible: Farm work is dynamic, farm assistant must be able to shift gears quickly and efficiently
  • Collaborative: farm assistant must be comfortable working as a team
Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least one year farming experience
  • Experience working with children elementary to high school age
  • $12/hr
  • Hands-on training in small-scale, sustainable farming practices
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter answering the following questions: (1) Why do you want to work at Schoolyard Farms? (2) What prior experience do you have with farming and/or gardening? (3) What experience do you have with physical work? (4) What three attributes would co-workers, family and friends all agree that you possess? to Schoolyard Farms’ Farm Manager, Annika La Fave, at by 5:00pm on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Schoolyard Farms provides equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, affectional orientation or gender identity, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sex, or age.