Hiring: Farm Assistant – Green River Farms

Green River Farms is situated on 250 acres of rolling hills, nestled between the Berkshire and Taconic mountains in Williamstown, MA. Here at Green River, we are committed to leaving the land better than we found it through regenerative and ecological farming practices. As we restore our thirteen acre apple orchard, our focus is on using integrated practices that will preserve and enhance the orchard ecosystem health. In addition, our vertical hydroponics greenhouse produces a variety of unique, heirloom vegetables for use in the Store at Five Corner’s cafe and for sale at the Williamstown Farmers Market. Our historic farm is preserved for agricultural use, and will forever remain farmland. We are continuing to grow and expand operations, so we will have more exciting projects developing soon.

 Job Description

  • Responsibilities and activities will shift with the seasons and farm developments
  • Help with all aspects of farm production including but not limited to:
    • Apple orchard and Blueberry patch maintenance
    • Preparing cider equipment
    • Clearing out and cleaning indoor farm spaces
    • Assisting in greenhouse propagation, including seeding and harvesting
    • Pest management and soil fertility activities
    • Miscellaneous repairs

Qualifications

  • Flexible and personable
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs regularly
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Communicative
  • Good time management skills
  • Willing and excited to learn
  • Ability to work quickly and safely
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about working with and in nature

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with farm machinery
  • Experience on fruit or vegetable farms
  • Drivers license
  • Experience with cider production

Hours and Compensation

  • Can be 20-40 hrs/week
  • Start as early as April
  • $12/hr

How to Apply

  • Send resume, 3 references, and a letter of interest to grace@greenriverfarms.com

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