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

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Red Fire Farm hiring Tractor Operator/Production Assistant

Granby, Massachusetts

Red Fire Farm, a certified organic farm in the beautiful Pioneer Valley, is seeking a skilled Tractor Operator/Production Assistant to work on our fields in Granby.

We have about 100 acres in cultivation, with more than 30 in Granby — the smaller, more public-facing farm of our two farm locations. Our CSA program is one of the largest in New England, with more than 1,500 members around the state. We are dedicated to a very high standard of diversified crops and sell our produce at farmers markets, our stands and to restaurants and retailers in western Massachusetts and Boston.

For this role, we’re looking for individuals with proficiency operating a mix of farm machinery. We need candidates who are truly passionate about farming, and want to help us sustain a large, successful organic farm.

You’ll work with the management team in Granby to implement the farm’s production plans in the field, from field preparation and seeding to cultivation and irrigation. Aside from field tractor work, round out time helping with harvests, leading field crews, and assisting with the general process of the farm.

The majority of our greenhouses and salad mix fields are in Granby and we’re looking for someone with an interest in those areas. In the next couple of years, we’d like to expand our salad mix production and bring in new tools for a more progressive, efficient harvest. Ideally, we’d have someone make a two-year commitment to the farm.

Tractor Responsibilities—

At Red Fire Farm you will operate 65-75 hp Massey and John Deer Tractors with Imants Spader, Flail mower, Chisel Plow, Perfecta, Bed Former, Mulch Layer, Lannen and Rain Flow Transplanters and other vegetable farm implements for field preparation and crop care. Detailed operation of ACG’s and Farmall Cubs for seeding and cultivating also.

Other Responsibilities —

In this role, you’ll be a key member of the production team, and will be doing all sorts of farm related tasks. You work closely with the Production Manager on irrigating, repair projects, greenhouse care, weeding, and more.
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Red Fire Farm hiring Flower Intern

Granby, Massachsuetts

Red Fire Farm, an organic farm in western Massachusetts, is looking for a creative spirit dedicated to local agriculture and passionate about floral design to fill our Flower Intern role for 2014.

Our primary business at Red Fire Farm is veggies — we have one of the largest CSA programs in New England and sell our produce at farmers markets, our farmstands and wholesale to retailers and restaurants as well.

But we also have a growing organic flower program and a unique flower CSA at our farm too. We sell more than 100 flower shares each year, and arrange for markets, our farm stands and special events.

Ideal candidates for this position would have a beginning to intermediate background in cut flowers to assist in growing, harvesting and arranging.

This position starts in May or early June and goes through September. In the fall, as flowers wane, you can take on other roles on the vegetable farm. There is a potential for winter (year-round) work.

We’re seeking a candidate who would like to make a two-year commitment to the farm and train specifically to take on the role of lead Flower Grower in the 2015 season, which comes with a higher pay rate and greater responsibility.

Our Flower Intern is arguably the most fun and magical job on the farm. If you love being outdoors, being surrounded by beautiful plants and can bring an artistic eye to floral arranging, please apply!  Continue reading