Employment

 

Thanks to all of the applicants for our 2016 full time positions.  These full time positions have all been filled but please feel free to be in touch if you are interested for 2017!

Full time field crew positions:

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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 2016 we will produce vegetables on about 18 acres for 390 CSA members and two weekly farmers markets. In addition to these 18 acres we will also be managing and improving an additional 70 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 4 full time field crew members for next season. 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 45 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.IMG_9121

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 positions run from early April (depending on weather) through October 31st 2016. This is an hourly paid position. We start all employees at $10/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

farmers@crimsonandcloverfarm.com

Field Crew Member and Pack-house Manager (Filled for 2016)

Pack house responsibilities include:
-recording yields for all harvests
-washing all vegetables for our CSA distribution, farmers markets and wholesale orders
-clean and sanitize all harvest bins periodically
– assembling wholesale orders and keeping them organized
-clean pack-house after every harvest
– uphold the farm’s quality standards for each of our 45 crops
– coordinating one or two helpers during times of high volume

All of our positions offer a 5 day work week. This position has the flexibility to be Monday through Friday OR Tuesday through Saturday.

This is a great position for someone who is organized, enjoys systems/logistics, and loves quality control.

Field Crew Member and Hoophouse Manager (Filled for 2016)

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.

Field Crew Member and CSA Distribution Coordinator (Filled for 2016)

In addition to assisting with harvest, planting, weeding and field related tasks…IMG_8400

CSA Distribution Coordinator responsibilities include:
– Setting up and managing our 3 weekly CSA distributions
– Offering welcoming, friendly, and helpful customer service to our 400 CSA members
– Signing in and welcoming CSA members to the share room
– Coordinating the packing of our walk in cooler
– Keeping the CSA room 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

This is a great position for someone who loves customer service and presenting vegetables in a bountiful and beautiful display.

All of our positions offer a 5 day work week. This position runs Tuesday through Saturday and involves working on Tuesday and Thursday until about 7pm. The Saturday workday is 8-2:30 during the CSA season.

Field Crewmember and Farmers Market Coordinator (Filled for 2016)

In addition to assisting with harvest, planting, weeding and field related tasks…

Farmers Market Coordinator responsibilities include:IMG_0787
– Setting up and managing our 2 weekly farmers markets (Tuesday and Saturday)
– 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 markets are fast paced and require the ability to think on your feet while still presenting a fun and positive attitude to our market customers.

All of our positions offer a 5 day work week. This position runs Tuesday through Saturday and involves working on Tuesday until about 7:30 pm. The Saturday workday is 6:00-2:00 during the CSA season.

Field Crewmember and Groundskeeper/PYO Coordinator 

In addition to assisting with harvest, planting, weeding and field related tasks…

Groundskeeper/PYO Coordinator responsibilities include: IMG_8465
– Keeping the farm yard mowed and trimmed (weekly)
– Mowing around and within the PYO garden (weekly)
– Tractor mowing the field edges around the farm
– Installing proper signage for our PYO crops that are available
– Keep the farm manager up to date with PYO crop availability as well as PYO field projects and weeding projects that are required
– Some small carpentry projects around the farm

This is a great position for someone who loves mowing, landscaping and farmscaping! This is a critical position that allows us to present a clean, comfortable, and fun environment to our CSA members.