Hiring: Field Crew – Upswing Farm

We are growing our team! We are a four season vegetable farm selling primarily through CSA and retail outlets. At Upswing Farm we strive to offer accommodating schedules, fair compensation and set reasonable and clear production expectations. The diversified nature of our operation provides interesting work that varies on a daily/weekly/seasonal basis.

About Us: After farming on leased land in Ashland/Holliston/Franklin we secured farmland in Pepperell in January, 2021. We use organic growing practices and will be completing the certification process this season. We love working with people, and strive to offer an organized and structured work environment that allows our team to feel confident and enjoy our work.

Upswing Farm Field Crew 2021
Pepperell, MA
Part-time, Seasonal 15-25 hours/week
3-5 positions available

Upswing Farm is seeking motivated crew members to join our team.  We are offering flexible schedules, and start and end dates. The crew will work closely with the farmers in all aspects of vegetable production, with a primary focus on harvesting, washing, transplanting and cultivating field crops.  The right candidates will be excited about working on a diversified farm and ready to continually improve upon important farm skills.

Start date: May-June (flexible)
End date: August-October (flexible, but preference will be given to candidates who can work until the end of September)
Schedule: Shifts are 7am-12pm Monday through Friday. Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of three shifts/week. (We can offer flexible start and end times if needed, but the regular shift is 7-12)

Responsible for assisting the farmers in all aspects of production as needed, with a focus on harvest.
Harvest • Washing and packing • Planting • Cultivation including hoeing and hand weeding • Mulching, trellising and pruning • Seedling production
Skills and Competencies:
Ability to do fast, quality, detailed work like bunching, picking, seeding and hand weeding
Ability to lift and carry 30-40lbs repeatedly
Willing to work in all weather conditions
Good communication skills
Ability to receive and digest constructive feedback

Previous farming experience is not required.  However, candidates without farmer references should be able to demonstrate their ability to work in a farm environment through other relevant experience.  All candidates will be asked to come to the farm for a paid working interview before being hired.

Compensation: $15/hour
Benefits: Vegetables from the farm.

To Apply: Please email a resume, cover letter and two references to  Applications will be accepted until the schedule is filled.

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