Hiring: Farmer- The Winthrop Estate
FARMER – THE FARM AT THE WINTHROP ESTATE
Full Time. Starting hourly, DOE around $20/hr
JOB DESCRIPTION: Seeking Farmer
We are seeking a farmer who is collaborative, creative, and self-motivated who has the desire and skills to grow this Farm. The farmer should have at least three years experience growing a variety of New England produce using regenerative farming practices. The farmer’s desire to contribute to farm programming, community building, and woods management would be a plus. The woods include mountain biking trails, walking trails, maples to tap, and potential mushroom logs.
If you are interested in farming with us in Lenox, please tell us about your farming experience and your complimentary skills. Also, include any experience you have, if any, with greenhouses, processing produce, teaching and regenerative practices. Email Jamie@winthropestate.com Thank you!
OVERVIEW OF JOB for 2022
•Prepare approximately 1-2 acres of land for production, and (eventually) manage the greenhouse. Manage the Farm Enterprise (planting, growing, harvesting, processing, marketing and selling core crops). The area for cultivation has access to nearby water, power and a road. Some tools and equipment are available for use.
•Some landscaping and property care for existing garden beds and lawn, woods, farm buildings, and driveway is also expected.
•Off-season hours could include farm business development, building beds, fences, greenhouse work and building the farm community which could include offering classes or hosting educational programs.
Our goal in creating a regenerative farm is to produce organic, tasty, nourishing food while restoring the soil and respectfully adding to the majesty of this historic property. This newly established regenerative farm and this historic estate, with its breathtaking views, established gardens and native forest, in the heart of Lenox, Massachusetts, are being cultivated for regeneration of soil and spirit. We invite you to become part of the story.