Farm help wanted. Riverland Farm is a 28 acre certified organic vegetable operation on the Connecticut River in Sunderland, MA. We grow for a 450 member on farm CSA, a 100 member off farm CSA, 2 extended season CSA programs in the Boston area and CT, and wholesale accounts.
Prior farm experience preferred but not required. We are especially interested in applicants that are considering pursuing farming as a career. Applicant should be capable of working independently as well as with a crew, have strong attention to detail while keeping efficiency a priority. Applicant needs to be able to work in any weather condition all day, and maintain a positive attitude. This job is a physically demanding job. Applicant should be in good physical shape and be able to lift 50 pounds.
Daily responsibilities will include: All aspects of harvest, requiring use of sharp tools, extended periods of time crouching/squatting. Field work such as transplanting, weeding (by hoe and by hand), operating a farm vehicle, and any other field task as necessary. Non-field tasks include: greenhouse seeding, washing/processing produce, preparing wholesale orders, maintenance and repair of farm equipment and buildings
We currently have 3 positions available. Hours vary with the season and position but are typically between 48 and 60 hours/wk.
Position #2 Full Time/Full Season Position
Runs April-November (with possibility of continuing into December)
Prior farm experience strongly preferred.
Pay is commensurate with experience and includes 1 wk paid vacation
Position #3 Full Time/Part Season Position
Runs end of May to end of August(with possibility of continuing into the fall)
Good position for someone with a keen interest in farming but unable to make a full season commitment.
Pay is $8/hr
More detailed job descriptions are provided to qualified applicants. Please send resume and interest to Rob Lynch. email@example.com
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