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EMPLOYMENT

 

We have positions available for the 2021 season!

 

We are always interested in highly skilled applicants. If you are a wonderful person and an excellent, experienced worker with strong interest in working at Old Friends Farm, please read on!

Specific 2021 positions (full descriptions below):

 

- Salad Packing (part-time)

-  Vegetable Harvest Coordinator/(full-time)

General Details:

Pay is commensurable with applicant's experience and skill set.  Our minimum starting rate is $15/hr.  Workers must work the complete time commitment.  Full time positions have the option of taking five days off during the season, unpaid.  We do not offer housing for any position.  There are many farm perks, including delicious salads, veggies and flowers, as well as a fun and productive work experience!

 

Our farm thrives on a sustainable work model.  If you love farming, working hard, being on a high quality/high production farm, being part of a dynamic and fun team of people, and also having time to enjoy your non-farm life, our farm may be a good fit for you.  We want to cultivate 'farmers for life', and have no interest in having a farm that only can exist by having its workers give up their lives for its success.  That isn't sustainable farming to us!  All of our full time workers work 36-45 hour weeks and can rely on work day hours starting and ending on-time.

 

Interested applicants for full time positions should be enthusiastic about local organic agriculture, have a minimum of two complete growing seasons of farming experience, be energetic, be able to work outdoors in any weather condition, be self-motivated, work well with a crew and independently, and have excellent quality control while working quickly and efficiently.  Must be trustworthy, reliable and responsible.

Specific Descriptions:

Salad Packing

(Mondays and Wednesdays; Hours 7:30-4:15, May through October)

Indoor work, packing salads in our certified kitchen.  Must be fast and dexterous with attention to detail and capacity for repetitive work.

Pay is $15/hour.

Vegetable Harvest Coordinator

(Monday-Friday; 40 hrs/wk; April-third week Nov)

Ideal candidate has prior experience with diversified vegetable production, and  crew management.  Must be a clear communicator and skilled leader with an eye for quality and efficiency.  Must be organized, motivated, and keep good records.  Must have the ability to scout, harvest, estimate crop yields, and understand harvest windows/stages for each crop.  This person is the 'pace-setter' for the harvest crew.

 

Apply via email with a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references.

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PO Box 904

Amherst, MA 01004

 

413-253-9182

 

grow@oldfriendsfarm.com

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