Hiring: Farmers’ Market and CSA Staff – Applecrest Farms
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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:
133 Exeter Road
Hampton Falls, NH 03844