Hiring: Farm Crew – Song Sparrow Farm 

Farm Crew 

Song Sparrow Farm

Song Sparrow Farm is seeking multiple people to work on the farm 16-42 hours per week starting March 18th, 2024, and hiring will be ongoing.  The farm hand role requires work on Mondays and Fridays, with optional shifts other days of the week.  This is an entry level position, NO experience is required, in small scale, regenerative, sustainable, organic, farming.

Farm Hand’s will gain experience with transplanting, irrigation, trellising, mulching, pruning, weeding, harvesting, cleaning, bagging, & selling produce, making flower bouquets,  caring for flowering plants, & if they’d like to work beyond 16 hours per week, can gain experience in the commercial kitchen, adding value to crops, & at farmers market, selling crops and processed foods.

Ideal Candidates may possess any of the following:

  • Communicate with care and respect.
  • Manage priorities and time to accomplish goals.
  • Ask questions, take initiative, and work independently.
  • Love to use their creativity to cook up dishes and drinks with local, seasonal ingredients.
  • Are interested in participating in local food processing, market gardens, or any aspect of the food system.

How to Apply

Fill out this application form and upload your resume. We aim to follow-up with all applicants within 1-2 business days.

About Song Sparrow Farm

Song Sparrow Farm is on a mission to make nutrient dense food more accessible to the communities we serve. Our 1.5 combined acres of market gardens in Easthampton and Florence will produce veggies and herbs that are turned into pickles, veggie sides, prepared food, baked goods, and herbal teas available at several farmers markets and farm stands in Western Mass. We are committed to growing practices and techniques that build healthy living soil, sequester carbon, and build resilience. That means we don’t till, rotate planting, plant cover crops, and save seeds.

2024 is the third season for the Song Sparrow crew, which had a tough 2023 after a flood devastated our crops in Florence. Despite the tough losses, we pivoted to develop Song Sparrow Kitchen, a project which blossomed because of the support we received from a collection of farmers, herbalists, and food producers in our amazing community.

Song Sparrow Farm is owned and operated by Toni Hall, who views growing food as an act of resilience and resistance. They grew up in the garden & making music. They learned how to farm, how to be an educator, and how to get large quantities of food to food insecure communities. They lease farm land, work-trade for kitchen access, and run this business to grow community and plants, hoping that both will act as medicine. Song Sparrow’s crew is queer and full of cheer. We share food, laugh a lot, and always make time to pet and play with one very sweet farm dog, named Dandy Lion.

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