Hiring: Farmers Market and CSA Staff – Warner Farm
Farm Description: Warner Farm is a 10th generation diversified small fruit and vegetable farm located in Sunderland, Ma. We grow over 150 acres of both IPM (125 ac.) and certified organic (25 ac.) crops for wholesale throughout the Pioneer Valley as well as operate a 400-member CSA and attend farmers markets. In the fall, Warner Farm is also home to Mike’s Maze, the Pioneer Valley’s world famous corn maze, and Zombie Night Patrol, our premier haunted paintball attraction. Warner Farm always hires with an eye on our core values of respect, integrity, sustainability and family. We seek motivated, energetic, hard working individuals who can grow our business and grow with our farm family.
Job Description: Warner Farm is seeking individuals to join our farmers’ market and CSA distribution team. We attend 2 weekly farmer’s markets located in Amherst and Winchester as well as manage 4 different drop-off sites for our 400-member CSA program. Market staff is responsible for communicating directly with the public and must be comfortable regularly interacting with the public. While market and CSA drop off days can be demanding, sometimes requiring 10-hour days, management does its best to ensure time off in between long days. Market and CSA Staff report directly to the Farm Sales and Marketing Manager.
Duties include: arriving promptly to load trucks for markets; filling out market logs accurately; driving to, setting up, and breaking down market displays; creating an attractive produce display; facilitating sales; answering customer questions about our farm and produce; attending weekly CSA drop off in the greater Boston area; attending weekly check-in meetings with management; providing management with feedback regarding markets and drop-offs; all duties are to be performed in a manner to promote a positive image of Warner Farm and ensure customer satisfaction.
1-2 years customer service experience
An outgoing personality
Ability to drive 16 ft box truck
Availability on most Tuesday afternoons/evenings and some Saturdays
Previous farm experience
Previous retail experience
Interesting in cooking and fresh food
This is a seasonal, part-time position requiring up to 25 hours per week from September through the end of October with the chance of some shifts in August. Shifts available Mon-Thurs and Saturdays. Pay starting at $10/hr and access to delicious, fresh produce. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are received on a rolling basis and position is open until filled.