Hiring: Harvest Crew Member – Astarte Farm

September 2021 Job Posting: Harvest Crew Member at Astarte Farm

Astarte Farm in Hadley, MA, is hiring a part-time (18 hrs/week) harvest crew member for the remainder of the  2021 growing season. The right applicant will start as soon as possible and work through October 29th.  Schedule is Monday 7-Noon; Wednesday 7-3:30pm; Friday 7-Noon. Hourly rate starts at $12.

Job Details:

Come join the team on our beautiful 3.5-acre, certified organic, no-till/no-spray farm. Astarte Farm is one of the Pioneer Valley’s first 100% no-till, no-spray commercial growers, with a strong emphasis on creating pollinator/predator habitats. Harvest crew members will gain extensive experience with all aspects of harvest, washing and packing for local markets. In addition, crew members will perform other production tasks such as transplanting, weeding, and using tarps.

The ideal candidate would be able to learn many tasks quickly and precisely, be naturally energized by the prospect of working outside in a small group, have stamina for long days of physical work, and have a great sense of humor and fun! Most importantly, we are looking for candidates that seek out physical activity in their daily lives and who are self-motivated by the mission of our farm. Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly and be content to work outside in all types of weather.

To Apply: Contact with resume, a brief statement about yourself and interest in sustainable farming, and a minimum of two references.

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