Hiring: Field Positions – Riverland Farm
Riverland Farm in Western Massachusetts is an established 50+ acre diversified vegetable operation marketing through several wholesale accounts and a winter CSA. Our Certified Organic farm is seeking highly motivated and eager individuals to fill key positions for the remainder of the 2019 season. Please send resume detailing any relevant experience, employment references, and which position you are applying for to firstname.lastname@example.org
Farming is hard, and as an applicant for these positions that needs to be understood. We approach teaching our farming systems with an effort toward everyone becoming proficient and capable to all farm tasks and to be forward thinking (ready for anything). A crew able to see the whole picture will, in turn, help the farm run efficiently. We need field crew and managers to understand the goals set for the day and for the season, and be willing to challenge oneself with physical endurance, mental stamina, and an open mind, a sense of humor welcome and helpful. The biggest challenges we face are all forms of weather, weed pressure, and the health of crew dynamic and the health of our crops. Our mission is to provide our community and producers with the best organic produce we can grow. This can be the most satisfying and challenging experiences you can ever give yourself. If you can show up to work with a good attitude and be ready to get dirty, then we can all support each other and accomplish amazing things…and maybe even have a little fun doing it.
In addition to specific responsibilities listed all employees will be responsible for:
Work in all aspects of vegetable production including greenhouse propagation, seeding and transplanting, Field seeding, transplanting, hoeing, hand weeding, and harvesting, etc.
2019 Full Time Field Positions- 45-60 hrs/week
Runs ASAP – November 19th (with the possibility to continue into December).
We strongly prefer applicants with prior farm experience.
The people in these positions will fill out our core staff. This is a full-time position. Hours vary with the season but are generally between 45 and 60 hours weekly (5 and ½ day schedule Mon. – Fri. 1/2 day Sat on a rotational basis). While this is not an apprenticeship you can expect to learn a lot about running a diversified organic vegetable farm. This is a very physically demanding job. Employees in this position will be exposed to and be responsible for carrying out work in all aspects of our farm operation including but not limited to transplant production, transplanting by hand and machine, hoeing, hand weeding, managing row cover, harvesting, washing and packing produce, operating farm vehicles. Pay starts at $12/hr