New Hampshire – Heron Pond Farm hiring Farm Hand

South Hampton, New Hampshire

Heron Pond Farm

We grow vegetables, small fruits and cut flowers on 55 acres of crop land along the Powow River in South Hampton, NH. Our produce is marketed through our farm stand in South Hampton, farmers markets in several locations, CSA and wholesale. We’ve been farming here for almost 20 years, on the site of a longstanding farm. We love our work and are happy to share our knowledge with curious minds.

We are currently hiring for several full time seasonal openings on our harvest crew. We are busy until Thanksgiving bringing in storage crops and other cold hardy vegetables. Harvest work can be dirty and does require the ability to lift baskets of produce weighing 50 pounds multiple times a day. Besides harvest, other duties include washing vegetables and occasional planting. Driver’s license required, as we use farm vehicles throughout the day.

Starting hourly wage is $10.50 to $12 depending upon experience. Year round work possible for the right candidate. Apply by contacting Greg Balog, greg@heronpondfarm.com.

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New Hampshire – Vernon Family Farm hiring Full Time Employee

Newfields, New Hampshire
Vernon Family Farm is hiring a FULL TIME employee. 

Hours:  40 hours per week

Compensation: $9-$10/hr depending on experience

Qualifications: A candidate must be:

– 18 years old or older

-able to lift 75lbs

-able to operate equipment

-able to work outside in all types of weather

-able to work Sunday-Thursday

-able to work independently with little supervision

Job description: 

Work includes both livestock and veggie chores and attending farmer’s markets.
 
To apply: Send cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position along with your resume to vernonfamilyfarm@gmail.com

New Hampshire – Tom Ten Farm and Sanctuary hiring Part-Time Help

Haverhill, New Hampshire

Farm and Sanctuary Help Needed

Newly relocated, up and coming non-profit in Haverhill, NH seeking part-time help to assist with day-to-day operations, including but not limited to, feeding, watering, picking, grounds keeping, fencing and basic handyman duties. Must be no drama, honest, reliable, diligent and comfortable working independently and/or with others. We are seeking a positive, mature, motivated and flexible individual who takes pride in their work, pays attention to detail and is not only at ease, but truly enjoys working with a variety of animals. Job requires all applicants be physically fit, capable of working through inclement weather, safety conscious and have a realistic understanding and appreciation for all that farm employment entails with a growing organization.

This is a year round position with long-term potential. Both full time and possible live-in opportunity available for the right person in the months ahead. Compensation and hours negotiable based on expereince and comittment. Must be over 18 and have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation.  References and cori check required.

Please contact Jen with your interest at 617-331-8435 or via tomtenfarmandsanctuary@gmail.com

New Hampshire – D Acres hiring Gardener

Dorchester, New Hampshire

Gardener – 2017 growing season

D Acres of New Hampshire, a nonprofit Organic Farm & Educational Homestead located in rural Dorchester, NH, seeks a gardener for the 2017 growing season. The gardener will work with D Acres staff, residents and volunteers as a manager to care for the gardens. First and foremost, we are looking for a person that enjoys gardening. We appreciate a strong work ethic and a high level of motivation & self direction. Due to the nature of the position, applicants must have experience working with plants. Full growing season experience is necessary. The applicant should also have a willingness to commit to employment at least until November 2017.

Duties will include care and maintenance of 2 acre vegetable no till concept hand tool powered annual garden and 2 acres of forest garden in process. Specifically there will be seeding, irrigating, weeding and harvesting responsibilities. Also harvesting and dehydrating tea plants and herbs; sheet mulching, and division in the perennial gardens. Our farm consists of 180 acres of land, mostly forest. The farm serves as an educational center, offering workshops, residencies, a film series, and community events designed to promote sustainable living alternatives. We grow a nice variety of annual vegetables, mainly for onsite consumption. Our largest crops are garlic, potatoes, squash and apples. The gardener will be responsible for providing food to the kitchen and also coordinate the workers whether volunteers or residents.

The goal is to provide a demonstration of a community farm system which maximizes food production with minimal inputs and strategic use of resources. Although we will always have substantial annual gardens, we are committed to creating areas throughout the farm that produce food, medicine and craft materials perpetually with less and less maintenance throughout the years. Our investment in plants and labor now are designed to serve the community well into the future.

We seek a person that understands this vision. We have a no-till system and prefer to design garden beds that flow with the contours of the land. Our gardening philosophy is inspired by permaculture, French intensive, biodynamic and lasagna gardening. A salary of $750 per month plus room and board is available for this position. In addition to 40+ hours of gardening per week, the gardener will also be asked to participate in the communal contract, which entails one night of cooking per week, 2-4 hours of household chores, and community meetings once a week. Accommodations vary, but generally residents live in treehouses in the woods. To learn more about D Acres of New Hampshire, please visit our website at HYPERLINK “http://www.dacres.orgwww.dacres.org. An online application form is available on the Opportunities page.

 PS: If you’d like to come by to visit, we are always open to the public and we host 3 monthly events: Farm Feast Breakfast from 10-1 on the first Sunday of each month and Pizza and a Movie night (6 pm) on the second Friday of each month and Potluck & Open Mic (6 pm) the last Friday of each month!

New Hampshire – Autumn Harvest Farm hiring Three Positions

Grafton, New Hampshire

Autumn Harvest Farm is a small diversified vegetable farm which has been in business since 2002.  We use the best of conventional and organic growing practices with our main crops being vegetables which include a large assortment from arugula to zucchini and everything in between.  We are expanding our fruit varieties each year and currently grow strawberries in our high tunnel greenhouse along with elderberries and beach plums.  Our farm also raises laying hens for fresh eggs and sheep.  We operate a small farm store offering locally produced products along with our freshly baked breads, prepared foods and preserves from our kitchen.  We have a growing CSA and soon we’ll be opening a cafe at the farm along with Maple Leaf Quilt Shop.  Autumn Harvest Farm is expanding in many directions and will be opening up hiking trails, a few campsites and our pond for kayaking and canoeing.  Come grow with us and be a part of this new venture.

Autumn Harvest is hiring three positions:
Farm Manager
Part Time Field Crew Member
Part Time Flower & Herb Crew Member

View the full job descriptions here: Farm Job Postings

New Hampshire – Applecrest Farm Orchards hiring Vegetable Production Manager

Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

Vegetable Production Manager

Farm Description:

Applecrest Farm Orchards is a 100+ acre diversified fruit and vegetable farm located in Hampton Falls, NH. Started in 1913 and now operated by the third generation of Wagner families, the farm is the oldest and largest orchard on the New Hampshire Seacoast. In addition to an on-site retail farm stand, creamery, bakery and full service bistro, Applecrest operates a 200+ member CSA program, attends five local farmers markets every week of the growing season and is a strong supplier to local restaurants, grocers 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.

Position Description:

The Vegetable Production Manager will assume responsibility for all components of field and high tunnel production on the farm. Five-thousand square feet of greenhouses and thirty-five acres of row crop and raised bed horticulture make this a true soup-to-nuts farming position. At its core, the job requires someone comfortable with, and capable of, handling all manner of agricultural tasks at any given hour, on any given day.

While responsibilities will vary greatly according to time of season, the Vegetable Manager’s main function will be to oversee and assist with the scheduling, preparation, planting, cultivation, harvesting, washing and storage of all propagated, transplanted and direct seeded green crops. Tasks will include greenhouse and equipment maintenance, budgeting and costing, field scouting, fertility and pest control, crop rotation, cover cropping and irrigation management, as well as a host of record keeping responsibilities. The Manager will also be accountable for the day-to-day time management and labor requirements involving a crew of up to six hands.

Additional Responsibilities:

In addition to field work, the successful candidate will also assume responsibilities in coordinating with Retail, Bistro, CSA and farmers market managers regarding daily veggie inventory needs to ensure a steady, consistent and timely supply for all sales outlets.

The number of hours per week will fluctuate greatly with the demands of the particular season. At height of production, the position may require periods of +60 hours, six days a week. In slower months, this reduces to five days at ~40 hrs. pr/week.

Qualifications:

The ideal Vegetable Production Manager candidate will have a minimum of two full year’s hands-on, practical farming experience and possess a well-rounded knowledge of horticultural technique. While a degree in agriculture is preferred, it is not a requirement. Applicants for this position, if not already well on their way, should be resolved to the pursuit of a career in farming. Additionally, candidates should possess:

  • Demonstrated ability to succeed in a physically strenuous outdoor job.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently at tasks that require a high level of detail.
  • Commitment to efficiency and quality in one’s work.
  • Energetic personality, positive attitude, and excellent work ethic.
  • Strong computer/internet skills and be very comfortable with web-based database software, particularly Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • THIS IS A JOB WHERE YOU CAN WRITE YOUR OWN TICKET.

Term of Employment, Compensation, and Benefits:

This is a ~$40k salaried “working manager” position with health benefits, three weeks paid vacation plus, holidays.

How to Apply

E-mail your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@applecrest.com. (The subject line should read: Veggie Manager Position). Use your cover letter as your opportunity to tell us why we should read your resume! Please emphasize how your background and skills are an excellent fit for the responsibilities and qualifications in this job description.  As Applecrest is a small family-run operation and every person wears many hats, please feel free to highlight other valuable skills you might possess.

New Hampshire – Brookford Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Canterbury, New Hampshire
General Livestock Assistant

Brookford Farm is a large, diversified operation nestled along the banks of the Merrimack River in central New Hampshire, a short drive north of Concord. The farm acquired this 650-acre plot and moved from a leased location four years ago. We grow about 40 acres of certified organic vegetables, raise pastured layers, broilers, and hogs, and rotationally graze our dairy and beef animals. The dairy cows’ diet is supplemented with organic grain, but we feed no soy, corn, or corn silage. Our milk is all bottled raw or turned into various cultured products right here on the farm, and moved through our 300 member year-round CSA, farmers markets, and local groceries and restaurants.

The General Livestock Assistant would be expected to milk 6 shifts per week, feed out bales and bed down barns through the winter, monitor herd and calf health, set up and move temporary fencing during the grazing season, and assist with construction projects. There will also be a fair amount of work with the chickens: moving them on pasture, feeding and collecting eggs. Those with tractor experience (preferred) may expect to help with mucking out, turning compost, cropping, and haying. Once settled in, the candidate will be expected to anticipate and execute tasks on their own or with the livestock team.

Previous animal husbandry experience is required, and dairy experience is preferred, but not absolutely necessary. We are looking for patient individuals who are committed to low-stress livestock handling. The ideal candidate would be observant and organized, possess strong communication skills and a positive attitude, and be proactive and hardworking. Must be capable of lifting 50lb bags multiple times a day and working through inclement weather.

Compensation based on experience. Please send a resume, two references, and a brief letter of interest to brookfordfarm@gmail.com. If you are interested in a different type of position on the farm, or have a partner who would also be looking for employment, contact for availability.

Vegetable Field Crew
We manage ~35 acres of organic vegetables for distribution to a 200+ member CSA, wholesale markets and restaurants, and farmers markets. We are one department on a ‘full diet’ 650 acre diverse organic farm, and with a myriad of native tongues among our staff including French, Swahili, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, German, and Californian, our farm proudly reflects the strength of cultural and agricultural diversity.

Our work requires passion, precision, speed, and great stamina. Much of our crew will log 55+ rigorous hours in 5 days and then head off to hike, ride bikes, or build houses in their time off.

Successful candidates will have experience or a strong interest in agriculture/local food, and a proven work history in physically demanding positions. Special consideration will be given to those with pertinent advanced education and/or a career mindset. Experience operating tractors or other large machinery is always a plus.

Management/leadership roles will become available towards the beginning of next season, and as we always prefer to promote from within, we’d really like to see strong retained employees move into those vacancies. Pay is commensurate with experience and performance. Interested candidates should contact brookfordfarm@gmail.com.