We are currently hiring for our 2017 team! We have both full and part time positions available. Please read below for position descriptions and to get a sense of what its like to work at the farm. We ask that all applicants send us a resume, statement of interest, and at least 2 work related references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full time field crew positions:
Experienced Field Crew Team position descriptions.
Crimson & Clover Farm is a diverse mixed vegetable farm based at the Northampton Community Farm in Florence, MA. In 2017 we will produce vegetables on about 15 acres for 390 CSA members and one weekly farmers markets. In addition to these 15 acres we will also be managing and improving an additional 35 acres that we are leasing. Our goal is to continue creating a bountiful, fun, and creative community based farm. We want our workers, our customers, and the community as a whole to see this farm as a place where they can come to share in the beauty and the good work of farming.
At Crimson & Clover Farm we offer a collaborative work environment that encourages input from employees in making our farm more productive, efficient, and fun. While this is not an apprenticeship or teaching position there is a lot of learning that happens on a daily basis and we are very open to sharing all of our knowledge of running a business and growing vegetables.
We are seeking 1 full time field crew member for next season to go along with 3 that we have returning from 2016. The field crew, along with the managers, will be responsible for executing all of the work of the farm. These tasks include harvest, wash-up, planting, weeding, CSA distribution, managing farmers markets, and some tractor work. The whole farm team works together to ensure that all of the core work of the farm is accomplished.
In addition to the general team-oriented work each field crew member is given a dedicated realm of responsibility (see the specific position descriptions below). These offer the opportunity to take on real responsibility and ownership to some of the key elements of the farm.
For all of these positions we are looking for people who are positive, hard and fast workers, who easily takes on responsibilities, and can work productively both in groups and individually. The ideal candidate has at least 1 full season of farming experience, or the equivalent. We offer a 5 day work-week; crew members are expected to work 40 hours/week during the main season and to be flexible at times when additional hours are needed. We strive to maintain a sane and balanced work schedule but there are times that we work a little later than usual or start a little earlier to get through certain projects.
While these are seasonal positions we do have regular part time fall and winter work and will give priority to applicants who have interest in working through December and returning for a second season.
The available positions begin in mid May and runs through October 31st 2016. This is an hourly paid position. We start all employees at $11/hour. All of our employees also get lots of vegetables from the farm. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide housing at this time. There are lots of rental opportunities in the area.
If you are interested in any of these positions please send us a resume, a letter describing why you would like to work at Crimson & Clover Farm, and 2 references. Applicants should list any specific realms they might be interested in applying for. We will arrange interviews with qualified applicants. These positions will be open until filled.
Jen Smith and Nate Frigard
Farm Stand Manager and CSA Distribution Coordinator (Full Time: Tuesday- Saturday)
Farm Stand and CSA Distribution Coordinator responsibilities include:
– Setting up and staffing our CSA farm stand
– Offering welcoming, friendly, and helpful customer service to our 400 CSA members and local farm stand shoppers
– Signing in and welcoming CSA members to the share room
– Coordinating the packing of our walk in cooler
– Keeping the CSA/farm stand clean, well stocked, organized, and well labeled
– Keeping inventory of what is left in the cooler at the end of the day and coordinating with Assistant Manager/field crew manager about what harvest needs the CSA has
– Managing store inventory and ordering new products to keep the shelves stocked
It is essential that this be a person who loves food, cooking, talking to customers, and presenting vegetables in a beautiful display. This is very much a ‘foodie’ and ‘people person’ position!
All of our positions offer a 5 day work week. This position runs Tuesday through Saturday and involves some evenings.
Field Crew Member and Farmers Market Coordinator (Full or Part Time)
In addition to assisting with harvest, planting, weeding and field related tasks…
Farmers Market Coordinator responsibilities include:
– Setting up and managing our 1 weekly farmers market every Saturday morning
– Offering top notch, friendly, and helpful customer service to our market customers
– Coordinating the packing of the market truck with all market supplies and vegetables
– Maintain a beautiful and well stocked market stand
– Coordinate with the Assistant Manager/field crew manager about the harvest needs for the market to maximize sales.
This is a great position for someone who LOVES customer service and presenting vegetables in a bountiful and beautiful display. Our market is fast paced and requires the ability to think on your feet while still presenting a fun and positive attitude to our market customers.
This is can be a part or a full time position that runs at least 3 days a week.
Part Time Positions (2 available)
We also have two part time dedicated field crew positions. These positions are 25 hours a week (3 full days) and they run from June through early September. The work would be all of the field crew work listed above without any additional dedicated responsibilities.
Field Crew Member and Hoophouse Manager (Filled for 2017)
In addition to assisting with harvest, planting, weeding and field related tasks….
Hoophouse responsibilities include:
-coordinate the seeding of hoophouse starts
-keep our vegetable starts watered and healthy
-irrigate our hoophouse tomato crop
-sanitize greenhouse trays
-coordinate with Assistant Manger/field crew leader about starts that are ready to be planted
All of our positions offer a 5 day work week. This position has the flexibility to be Monday through Friday OR Tuesday through Saturday.