Hiring: Crew members – Astarte Farm

2021 Astarte Crew Job Description:

Astarte Farm in Hadley, MA, is hiring two new full-time crew members for the 2021 growing season. Come join the team on our beautiful 3.5-acre, certified organic, no-till/no-spray farm. Astarte Farm is one of the Pioneer Valley’s first 100 percent no-till commercial growers, with a strong emphasis on creating pollinator/predator habitats. Crew members will gain extensive experience with all aspects of greenhouse and field production, including but not limited to: seeding, transplanting, weeding, pruning, trellising, harvesting, and all wash/pack house operations essential for deliveries to local markets. This is a FULL-TIME position (40hr/week), Monday-Friday.

The ideal candidate would be able to learn many tasks quickly and precisely, be naturally energized by the prospect of working outside in a small group, have stamina for long days of physical work, and have a great sense of humor and fun! Most importantly, we are looking for candidates that seek out physical activity in their daily lives and who are self-motivated by the mission of our farm. Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly and be content to work outside in all types of weather.

Start Date & Compensation: Applicants will be expected to start full-time April 26th, 2021 and commit to work through October 29th, 2021. Hourly rate of $12+ depending on applicant’s experience and qualifications.

To Apply: Contact with a resume, a brief statement about yourself and interest in sustainable farming, and a minimum of two references.

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