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.



Oregon – 47th Ave Farm hiring Harvest Manager

Portland, Oregon

47th Ave Farm

The Farm:

The 47th Ave Farm has 20 years of experience running a year-round 200 member CSA and selling to award winning Portland restaurants. 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-based Harvest Manager position! This job requires at least 2 years of experience working on organic vegetable farms, and we will prioritize applicants with management experience who are interested in joining us for the long run. 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


  • 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


  • $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!

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.

Massachusetts – Siena Farms hiring Apprentices

Sudbury, Massachusetts

2018 Apprenticeship at Siena Farms

We are seeking hard-working, committed, positive individuals who are motivated by a career interest in sustainable agriculture to join our 2018 team. Our apprentices participate in many of the farm’s daily operations, including facets of production, harvest, and retail. This traditional, hands-on apprenticeship provides the opportunity to be an integral, productive part of our fast-paced, for-profit farm. Apprentices gain knowledge, farming skills, and professional work-experience to help them prepare for the next steps in their farming careers.

The apprentice position is seasonal, with flexible start and end dates between April and December. Hours range from 50-60 hours per week, (10-12 hour days, 5 days per week). Applicants should be prepared to lift upwards of 50lbs repeatedly and work in all weather conditions.  Previous farming experience is preferred but not required. Compensation includes hourly wage and farm vegetables.  We do not offer on-farm housing.



  • Planting, including greenhouse propagation and mechanical transplanting
  • Cultivation/weed-control by hand and hoe
  • Field work such as trellising, pruning, fencing, and thinning


  • Daily harvest of our 100+ varieties of vegetables, fresh herbs, and sunflowers
  • Post-harvest handling, including washing, packing, and distribution

Sales & Distribution

  • Preparation and packing of wholesale orders for restaurant deliveries
  • Preparation and packing of CSA shares for pickup and distribution
  • Sales and customer service at our Boston farmers’ markets
  • Participation in farm events such as farm tours and volunteer days

Practical Training Sessions

  • Participation in bi-weekly EMass CRAFT farm tours
  • Orientation to core farming topics and systems, including crop-planning, field-planning, marketing, soil fertility, pest and disease management, irrigation, and farm equipment
  • Group field walks with Farmer Chris and farm managers to learn from the fields and crops themselves

Our Apprentices, like all of our employees, are held to high standards for organization, communication, positive attitude, respect and kindness for coworkers, work quality, and professional agricultural work ethic and schedule.

To Apply

Please email a letter of interest and a resumé to We look forward to hearing from you!


Massachusetts – Siena Farms hiring Assistant Grower

Sudbury, Massachusetts

2018 Assistant Grower at Siena Farms

We are a seeking hard-working, committed, talented individual motivated by a career interest in sustainable agriculture to join our 2018 team as an Assistant Grower. Our Assistant Grower is a core member of the crop production team on our 50-acre vegetable farm.  S/he works closely with our Farm Managers to carefully and efficiently grow and harvest our crops, and assist with the training of our seasonal apprentices.

Our Assistant Grower is a seasonal, full-time position, April to December, with an opportunity to evolve into a year-round position.  Hours range from 50-60 hours per week (10-12 hour days, 5 days per week).  Two seasons’ previous farming experience is required, with at least one of those seasons having included substantial equipment operation. Compensation includes hourly wage and farm vegetables.  We do not offer on-farm housing.



  • Tractor work such as plowing, harrowing, bed-forming, transplanting, mulching, cultivating, mowing, fertilizer spreading, compost spreading, bed lifting, cover cropping, spraying and seeding
  • Field work such as trellising, pruning, fencing, hand-weeding, hoeing, irrigation
  • Participation in weekly production team field tours and staff meetings
  • Greenhouse propagation
  • Repair and maintenance of equipment, buildings, and other infrastructure
  • Participation and leadership in general farm upkeep, cleanliness, safety and organization of indoor and outdoor spaces

Harvest and Post-Harvest

  • Harvest and post-harvest handling, packing, and distribution
  • Sales and customer services at our Boston farmers’ markets, as needed
  • Participation in farm events such as our farm tours and volunteer days


  • Assisting managers in the training of our seasonal apprentices

Our Assistant Grower, like all of our employees, are held to high standards for organization, communication, positive attitude, respect and kindness for coworkers, work quality, and professional agricultural work ethic and schedule.

To Apply

Please email a letter of interest and a resumé to We look forward to hearing from you!


New York – New Leaf Farm hiring Field Crew Member

New Lebanon, New York

Diversified, sustainable farm seeks a part time field crew member to join our small team. New Leaf Farm grows 3+ acres of organic vegetables and cut flowers in New Lebanon, NY. Field Crew member will assist in all aspects of vegetable and cut flower production including but not limited to greenhouse propagation, harvest and post harvest handling, field work, planting & attending farmers markets. Ideal candidates are self motivated, flexible, interested in local agriculture, open to receiving feedback, and willing to work & laugh in rain, frost, heat, or mud.   

Duties &Responsibilities

  • Plant, weed, water, mulch, trellis, tend, prep beds for all field and greenhouse crops
  • Harvest, wash, and pack vegetables for CSA and Farmers Markets
  • Harvest and processes cut flowers
  • Make Market Bouquets (Optional: For those with an eye for color or creative side)
  • Help maintain a clean, safe work environment
  • Maintain efficiency in all aspects of day to day farming
  • Attend Farmers Market, actively engage and assist customers, set up and break down display
  • Help maintain fence line and living mulches with weed whacker and lawnmower
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications                   

  • Able to lift 50lbs repeatedly and prepared to work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to maintain our standards of high quality produce and customer service while working as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • A good sense of humor!
  • Ability to adapt to changing plans and tasks
  • Clear communication skills
  • Punctuality & Reliable transportation to the farm
  • Previous farm experience preferred but not required.

Schedule & Compensation

This is a seasonal, part time position. The position runs April through Thanksgiving, 15-25hours/week

Compensation starts at $10-12/hour based on experience plus farm vegetables and flowers.

To Apply

Send Resume, Cover letter, and at least two references to

New Hampshire – Applecrest Farm hiring Farmers Market and CSA Staff

Hampton Falls, New Hampshire


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 (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