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On this page you’ll find job listings relevant to the local food and farming community in Southeastern Massachusetts and beyond. Please check with each individual employer on their listing’s status.

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Multiple Positions
Ward’s Berry Farm, Sharon, MA

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Ward’s Berry Farm offers year round part-time employment in our store, kitchen, fields and farmers markets.

View all listings and application form here.

Multiple Positions
C+C Reading Farm, West Bridgewater, MA

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Experience farm life and enjoy the benefits of its bounty. We seek individuals who are hardworking, responsible, motivated, enthusiastic, dedicated, and eager to learn. Jobs are seasonal and hours vary. All of our employees are trained in food safety plan principles and follow CQP (Commonwealth Quality Practices).

View all listings and application form here.

Kitchen Assistant
Round the Bend Farm, Dartmouth, MA

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Round the Bend Farm (RTB), a Center for Restorative Community, is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts and is a 115-acre working farm and educational non-profit. We are a living laboratory that cultivates, educates, and empowers people of all ages. We are devoted to the global paradigm shift toward hope and abundance by valuing diversity, modeling nature, and redefining wealth. RTB is
seeking an experienced, passionate, and motivated individual to join our team as a Seasonal Kitchen Assistant. We are accepting applications until May 28, 2021. Anticipated start date of employment is mid-June 2021.

Find more information about this position here.

New England Climate and Ag Fellowship
American Farmland Trust

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American Farmland Trust is offering a paid fellowship for one graduate student interested in the relationship between climate change and agriculture.  This Fellow should have previous experience in research focused on agriculture, regenerative practices or soil health, climate change, or climate/soil health modeling. Applicants should have experience with data collection and analysis, academic writing, and a strong understanding of the impact that agriculture has on climate change, positive and negative. Prior experience working with or researching New England’s farming community and/or with agriculture on small farms is preferred. 

View full application form here.

Summer Interns
Osamequin Farm, Seekonk, MA

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Osamequin Farm is seeking 6 summer interns, ages ~12-15, to participate in the process of growing and harvesting vegetables and berries for our Farm Stand and for donations. Our internship program will run from the beginning of July through the end of August, plus one Saturday in June. Our interns will join us in the field for two half days each week, learning tasks such as soil preparation, planting, identifying plant pests, weed control, harvesting and washing produce, and preparing for sales.

Interns will be able to bring home veggies and berries that they helped grow each week. At the end of the internship, each participant will be eligible for a stipend of up to $600. We will use self-evaluation tools throughout the summer to ensure that interns feel they have met their learning goals. There will be opportunities to learn and explore other elements of the farm,including animal care and cut flower production.

We will be rigorous about public safety on the farm, including but not limited to covid safety precautions. Interns should expect to work hard, get dirty, and make new friends! Interns should come to the farm prepared with sun protection, closed toed shoes, a water bottle, snacks, and layers for rainy days.

Groundwork Southcoast Stewardship Coordinator
Groundwork Southcoast

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Groundwork Southcoast is an environmental justice organization. We work at the intersection of environment and
community by investing in youth and young adults. We do so by focusing on the three pillars of our work: Stewardship,
Leadership, and Community Engagement.

The Stewardship Coordinator will oversee all of our stewardship sites, and be the staff managing our Green Team (youth
employees) to work at all of these sites in summer and school year.

Market & Pop-Up Coordinator
Hope & Main, Warren, RI

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Scope of Work & Significance:

This position supports mission-driven initiatives related to organization-run farmers-maker markets, pop up events and associated programming. Under direct supervision of the Director of Food Systems Strategy, the Market & Pop Up Coordinator will work collaboratively with staff, member companies/graduates, Board members and volunteers to contribute to successful farmers-makers markets and other direct-to-consumer sales events.

The Market & Pop Up Coordinator will be immersed in both the entrepreneurship and nonprofit sectors with a primary focus on the food and beverage-industry. The position will provide an entry level understanding of business development, food systems, grant assistance, direct-to-consumer sales, community engagement, and related topics.

Hope & Main’s  on site markets and events are a significant part of our community-facing initiatives. The Market & Pop up Coordinator organizes and implements specific objectives for weekly Schoolyard Market (Wednesdays, June – October), monthly Meet Your Maker Markets ( Sundays, Nov – April) and other special events that provide direct to consumer sales opportunities for Hope & Main members.

This position is funded by the USDA’s Farmers Market Promotion Program grant (FMPP) to support Hope & Main’s nonprofit mission and related initiatives. Position is funded through December 2021, continuation of position is dependent on grant award.

Objectives & Responsibilities:

A person hoping to learn about the relationship that food producers have on our local food system and supply network and consumer demographics, as well as industry leadership will benefit from this immersive experience.

Our on site markets are an integral part of our signature business incubation program, combining comprehensive entrepreneurial education with realistic consumer engagement opportunities. The Coordinator will work strategically with the Director of Food Systems Strategy to design and host events associated with product development, customer engagement, and amplifying the impact of our organization’s member companies as related to the local community.

Responsibilities & Productive/Relevant Duties

  • Serve as primary contact for market and event vendors
  • Organize vendor schedule and comprehensive logistics for all markets
  • Lead the setup, management, and breakdown of Hope & Main’s farmers markets
  • Coordinate and manage market/event volunteers
  • Develop and schedule educational market demos and activities
  • Organize and implement in-market programming per the parameters of our USDA FMPP grant, which includes cooking demonstrations, games, contests, and educational activities
  • Assist with collecting detailed market-related data as stated in our USDA FMPP grant via University of Wisconsin’s MiFi program, including data related to revenue, vendors, permits, attendance and sales.
  • Assist with reporting sales data to Farm Fresh RI regarding the Fresh Bucks/FINI grant program
  • Maintains event and market-related materials, tools and supplies
  • Assist with weekly marketing & promotion tasks including distributing flyers to local businesses as well as posting to online groups and e-calendars
  • Works with the Hope & Main incubation program manager to help Hope & Main vendors utilize markets as a platform to grow their company
  • Works with the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop content such as newsletters to promote upcoming events.
  • Respond to offsite event inquiries, and when appropriate, serve as coordinator for events (either on onsite or offsite) that feature member companies (e.g. Whisky Wonderland, pop up events, local movie nights at Burrs Hill).
  • Help develop creative and innovative direct to consumer sales opportunities for Hope & Main members.
  • Assist with entering market data into relevant databases each week

Qualifications:

Must be eligible to work in the United States. Applicants must maintain the highest level of professionalism and discretion at all times, with a personal commitment to working with diverse clientele and colleagues.

Required Administrative Competencies: (computer, analytical, design, communications, etc.)

  • Strong oral and written communication with good grammar and tone awareness
  • Excellent deductive reasoning skills and confidence in the analysis and synthesis of program data and information for problem solving
  • Professional, polished approach to presentation of documents, spreadsheets and collateral/published materials
  • Exceptional organization and planning ability demonstrating effective project coordination, facilitation, and implementation
  • Wed night availability
  • Genuine interest in food and agriculture
  • Superior customer service skills, committed relationship manager
  • Experience in event management and/or farmers markets
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs (pop-up tents, tables, signs, yard games, etc)
  • Ability to withstand varying outdoor conditions for 8+ hours (we are rain or shine, year-round)
  • Confident computer user (Popular social media platforms, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, data entry)
  • Access to regular, reliable transportation
  • Adaptable, composed under pressure
  • Loves cake

 

Required Interpersonal Competencies:

  • College-level education or equivalent professional expertise
  • Works effectively and fosters productive relationships with others

Compensation:

25 hours required per week / $20.00 per hour
Wednesdays between 1pm – 8pm required
Summer / Winter
Guaranteed May 1 – Dec 31, 2021.
Continuation of position is dependent on grant award.

Time commitment:
PART TIME

To Apply:
Email cover letter and resume to Caitlin Mandel, Director of Food Systems Strategy: market@makefoodyourbusiness.org

About Hope & MainOur mission is to empower an inclusive community of entrepreneurs to jumpstart and cultivate thriving food businesses that are the foundation of a more just, sustainable and resilient local food economy.

website: makefoodyourbusiness.org
social: @hopemain (IG) @hopeandmain (FB/t)
email: market@makefoodyourbusiness.org
phone: 401-245-7400

Multiple Positions
Lee’s Market, Westport, MA

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We are currently accepting applications for positions at Lees Market. Stop by our service desk for an application or apply online!

Farmers Market Customer Service Specialists
The Farm at Moose Hill, Sharon, MA

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Farmers Market Customer Service Specialists – The Farm at Moose Hill

Location: Sharon, MA

The Farm at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of Mass Audubon and provides fresh, organic produce to 200 families through our CSA program, to a number of visitors at our weekend Farm Stand and at an urban Farmer’s Market. We seek hard-working, friendly individuals with an interest in local food systems, sustainable agriculture to join our team for the 2021 season to act as Customer Service Specialists at Pick-ups for shareholders and Farmers Markets.

 

Responsibilities
Farmers Market Customer Service Specialists is responsible for delivering vegetables to farmers markets, setting up and breaking down displays, greeting shareholders and/or customers. While at the Market you will sell produce, share information with customers about Mass Audubon and The Farm at Moose Hills organic farming practices.  At Moose Hill, we are committed to farming organically and work closely with our partners at a neighboring farm. Our partner uses crop rotation that includes fallowing with green manures, spreading organic compost, and careful monitoring of soil organic matter and fertility. We use drip irrigation when needed in one field and rely on soil fertility for our other field. This is wonderful way to learn the interests of customers who shop local and shop organic.

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication & “people” skills, with the ability to accept direction and guidance
  • Highly organized, energetic, punctual, and strong work ethic
  • Dependable, tidy, flexible, personal maturity,
  • Ability to work independently and in groups of diverse people
  • Comfortable with physical labor in all weather conditions
  • Willing to work with adults and children who volunteer at the Pickups.
  • Ability to lift and haul up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s)

Compensation and Benefits
Starting at $13.75/hr., plus fruit and vegetables produced on the farm.

 

Additional Comments
Shifts are 7am-4pm Saturday and Sunday and may include one evening shift from 1-8pm. Our season runs from the end of May through mid-October and interested applicants must be available for the full season.

 

How to Apply
Please send your resume and letter of intent to:

Lauren Gordon Director, Metro South
Job# 3388

Farm Stand Customer Service Specialists
The Farm at Moose Hill, Sharon, MA

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Farm Stand Customer Service Specialists – The Farm at Moose Hill

Location: Sharon, MA

The Farm at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of Mass Audubon and provides fresh, organic produce to 200 families through our CSA program, to a number of visitors at our weekend Farm Stand and at an urban Farmer’s Market. We seek hard-working, friendly individuals with an interest in local food systems, sustainable agriculture to join our team for the 2021 season to act as Customer Service Specialists at the weekend Farm Stand.

 

Responsibilities
Farm Stand Customer Service Specialists is responsible for running the weekend farm stand at the Farm at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary.  They will set up displays, share information with customers, sell produce and promote the farm and CSA products.  This is wonderful way to learn the interests of customers who shop local and shop organic.

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication & “people” skills, with the ability to accept direction and guidance
  • Highly organized, energetic, punctual, and strong work ethic
  • Dependable, tidy, flexible, personal maturity,
  • Ability to work independently and in groups of diverse people
  • Comfortable with physical labor in all weather conditions
  • Willing to work with adults and children who volunteer at the Pickups.
  • Ability to lift and haul up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s)

 

Compensation and Benefits
Starting at $13.75/hr., plus fruit and vegetables produced on the farm.

 

How to Apply
Please send your resume and letter of intent to:

Lauren Gordon Director, Metro South
Job# 3389

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Farm Fieldworkers
The Farm at Moose Hill, Sharon, MA

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Mass Audubon offers a work environment that is challenging, yet flexible. Our compensation and benefits program is competitive, including a 403(b) plan and generous paid time off. Every inquiry will be treated confidentially. Mass Audubon is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Farm Fieldworkers – The Farm at Moose Hill

Location: Sharon, MA

Are you curious about where your food comes from, looking to raise your environmental awareness, and interested in improving your skills in sustainability? Want to spend the summer outside, make a difference, and get paid for it? The Farm at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of Mass Audubon and provides fresh, organic produce to 200 families through our CSA program, to a number of visitors at our weekend Farm Stand and at an urban Farmer’s Market. We seek hard-working individuals with an interest in local food systems and sustainable agriculture to join our team for the 2021 season.

 

Responsibilities
Fieldworkers harvest crops, load vegetables, and hand weed on 17 acres. You’ll work hard as part of our team, but you’ll learn a lot and have a chance to teach others by working alongside and guiding volunteers and CSA shareholders. You’ll spend your time in the field, in both rain and high heat, assist with farm stand and CSA setup, and with the washing of produce.

At Moose Hill, we are committed to farming organically and work closely with our partners at a neighboring farm. Our partner uses crop rotation that includes fallowing with green manures, spreading organic compost, and careful monitoring of soil organic matter and fertility. We use drip irrigation when needed in one field and rely on soil fertility for our other field.

 

Qualifications
• Comfortable with physical labor in all weather conditions and interested in hands-on training in organic farming

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

• Willing to work with groups of adults and children

• Punctual, precise, energetic, resilient, and attentive people are encouraged to apply; the work day begins at 6:50 am

• Ability to bend and kneel repeatedly during harvesting and weeding activities

• Ability to lift and haul up to 50 lbs.

• Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion

• Valid driver’s license

• Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s)

 

Compensation and Benefits
Starting at $14/hr., plus fruit and vegetables produced on the farm, limited on-farm housing is available at $35/week.

 

Additional Comments
There are three potential shifts available. Hours range from 30-41 per week, depending on the shift; A daily lunch break is unpaid. Our season runs from mid-May through mid-October and interested applicants must be available for the full season.

 

How to Apply
Please send your resume and letter of intent to:

Lauren Gordon, Metro South Director
Job# 3394

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Operations Assistant
Coastal Foodshed – New Bedford, MA

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Coastal Foodshed is seeking an immediate part-time, year-round Operations Assistant. The Operations Assistant will support internal operations of farmers markets, farm stands, and virtual market. The position floats between these programs and shares responsibilities with other Operations Assistants. Applicants must be able to prioritize and handle a variety of assignments simultaneously in a vibrant work environment and be willing to work with the public in a socially distant setting.

They will also work closely on a small team made up of two program managers, full-time program staff, plus volunteers and interns. An ideal candidate will be energetic, outgoing, organized, and passionate about community connections and food access.The Operations Assistant position is subject to change over time given the needs of the organization and has the ability to become a full-time position depending upon funding and growth of the programs.

Immediate Need – Schedule Requirements:
Applicants must be available now until the end of May for a least 20 of the following hours to be considered.

Tuesday, 9:00pm – 3:00pm
Wednesday, 7:30am – 2:00pm
Saturday, 8:00am – 3:30pm
Schedule requirements will change in the outdoor season June-October and again in NovemberMay. Weekend work required.

Primary Responsibilities:
Farmers Markets and Farm Stands
Drive the truck/trailer to sites to set up product/marketing display for the market and farm stand
Sell products using a point-of -sale system while engaging current and potential customers to encourage them to try new products and promote farmers and local food producers
Provide general market education and SNAP/HIP information to consumers and vendors
Collect data/feedback from customers/vendors at market
Provide quality control and monitoring of produce

Virtual Market
Assist with aggregation prep, sorting, inventory, and packing products for CFS Virtual Market
Assist with implementation of a weekly SNAP delivery route (pending grant funding)
Educate new SNAP/HIP customers on how to shop for delivery/pickup on the WhatsGood Virtual Market platform (pending grant funding)
Deliver Virtual Market orders to SNAP customers in New Bedford (pending grant funding)
Collect relevant information on SNAP customers for grant reporting (pending grant funding)

Skills Required
Be outgoing and able to connect with a range of audiences
Be able to build relationships with people from varied cultural, economic, educational, racial, and religious backgrounds
Be able to work effectively on a teamHave excellent verbal communication and customer service skills, with an ability to enforce market rules and regulations
Have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Be able to bend and lift loads up to 50 pounds
Have access to reliable transportation for delivering orders throughout New Bedford (pending grant funding)
Have a valid drivers license

Candidates with any of the following skills will be prioritized:
Spanish speaking or non-english language skills
Excellent computer skills
Farming or foodservice experience
Customer service and administration
Driving a truck/trailer

Hours/Benefits:
This is a year-round, part-time, non-exempt hourly position (20-28 hrs/week) and compensation is dependent upon experience $15-$17/hr, plus reimbursement of mileage for deliveries. Employees also have access to free/discounted local products, trainings, and an experience to be a part of a growing organization working to improve our local food system.

How to Apply:
Please send resumes and cover letters to stephanie@coastalfoodshed.org with subject line: “Operations Asst. Position” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Coastal Foodshed is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Farm Hands
Gopal Farm, Sandwich, MA

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We are currently seeking 1 Lead Farm Hand living on-site and 2-3 capable Farm Hands. Ideal Candidates will be self-starters who have a passion for regenerative farming and want to contribute their unique backgrounds/ideas to the rapid growth of our beautiful farm.

Position: Farm Hand

Website: https://gopal.farm/pages/capefarm

Location: Sandwich, MA

Compensation & Benefits: 

  • Salary commensurate with experience; opportunities for performance-based wage increases
  • On-Site Housing (a.k.a. Live on Cape Cod for the summer!)
  • Fresh fruits and veggies to take home during the harvest
  • Participation in on-farm educational workshops and community events (COVID dependent)
  • Training will be provided for all tasks and equipment as needed, and may include: hand tools developed for intensive vegetable production, tractor, BCS, and other small engine equipment

Work Schedule: Part-time and Full-time positions available

Contact: 

Email: jack@gopal.farm

Cell: Text/call Jack 508-289-1813

Full Job Description: 

Gopal Farm Cape Cod is a 223-acre Ag-conserved farm focused on regenerative practices, the ethical treatment of animals, and supporting local communities with fresh, delicious produce. Located in Sandwich, Massachusetts, we are the largest piece of arable farmland on Cape Cod.

Our main focus is on Ethnic Indian produce for our CSA, but we are looking to expand our wholesale and community customer base, as well as private event revenue streams. While we are not certified yet, but we adhere to organic practices. In addition to our location on Cape Cod, Gopal Farm also includes our founding farm

in New Paltz, NY, along with Mango, Coconut, and other tropical farms on Pine Island off the coast of Florida.

Now in Year 2 of production, we are scaling up our organic vegetable growing by 500%. We are currently seeking 1 Lead Farm Hand living on-site and 2-3 capable Farm Hands. Ideal Candidates will be self-starters who have a passion for regenerative farming and want to contribute their unique backgrounds/ideas to the rapid growth of our beautiful farm.

Either full-time or part-time (minimum 3 days/week). Farm Hands report directly to the Farm Manager and collaborate with other staff members as needed. We offer a salary commensurate with experience, on-site housing, and all the fruits and veggies you can eat!

Team Members must love physical labor, keep up a rigorous pace, and be willing to work in all weather conditions while maintaining a positive attitude. If you are self-motivated, like to ask questions, love to learn on the job, and are excited to work outside in a startup environment, then join us! Previous farming experience is helpful, but we are willing to train the right candidate.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • All aspects of intensive vegetable, herb and cut flower production, including but not limited to propagation, soil prep, seeding, planting, harvest, irrigation, cultivation, weeding, trellising, wash/pack, and equipment maintenance
  • Washing and packing produce and other farm products for CSA and wholesale customers
  • Interacting in a friendly and informative manner with on-site guests ● Additional duties may include fence work, landscaping, animal husbandry, hospitality support, facilities development, farmer’s market sales, and other enterprises as needed

Requirements & Qualifications: 

  • Full-time is 40-50 hours per week, fluctuating seasonally, with reduced hours in the shoulder seasons.
  • Availability and willingness to work weekends for chores, markets and/or events is a plus
  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Willingness to drive vehicles (large pickup and/or RTV)
  • Respect for safety guidelines and willingness to follow safety procedures (including COVID protocol)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs safely and repeatedly
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, and cooperatively as a member of a small team
  • Punctuality and reliability are essential
  • Some produce experience preferred, but we are open to training motivated individuals

Additional Preferred Background: 

  • Construction Experience
  • Landscaping Experience
  • Minor Mechanical Experience

To Apply: 

Please note that this job description is not comprehensive. Activities, duties, and/or responsibilities may change at any time. If you think Gopal Farm Cape Cod might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply by emailing the following information to jack@gopal.farm. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If we think you might be a good fit, we will contact you to set up a phone interview followed by a farm visit or video interview (depending on applicant distance and covid feasibility).

  1. Please answer the following questions: 

– Tell us a little about yourself! What is your background? Interests? What are your long-term farming goals?

– Why do you think Gopal Farm Cape Cod is a good fit for you?

– What is your experience with outdoor, physical labor? If experience is limited, are you capable of working 40-50 hours outdoors in all weather conditions?

– How would you describe your ideal working environment? What motivates you to work quickly and efficiently? How do you best learn new concepts and skills?

– Are you willing and able to work weekends?

  1. Please provide a resume. 
  2. Please provide a reference who could speak to your learning and working style. Farming or other physical labor-related references preferred, if applicable. 

At Gopal Farm Cape Cod our greatest strength is our people and their collective individual backgrounds and differences. Gopal Farm Cape Cod is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion and connectedness to each other and to the land. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, culture & ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status, and all other protected classes. 

We publicly affirm our ongoing commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization and that our anti-racism commitment is reflected in the life and culture of our policies, programs, and hiring practices as we continue to learn about bias and racism.

Agricultural Tractor Operator
Gopal Farm, Sandwich, MA

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Gopal Farm Cape Cod in Sandwich, Massachusetts is seeking a seasonal Tractor Operator to start as soon as possible. This position will be operating a JOHN DEERE 5115M Utility Tractor and all associated implements in preparation for the 2021 Season.

Position: Agricultural Tractor Operator
Location: Sandwich, MA
Pay: $25-30/hr (dependent on experience)
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: Mid-June
Contact:
Email: jack@gopal.farm
Cell: Text/call Jack 508-207- 8694
Full Job Description:
Required Qualifications:
● Minimum 2 years previous heavy equipment experience
● Working knowledge of the operation and uses of tractors and all associated
implements
● Familiarity with the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in
connection with the care and maintenance of the farm
● Ability to operate equipment safely and skillfully
● Ability to detect damage and make minor repairs to equipment
● Good time management skills and ability to work long days
● Experience operating Plows, Harrows, Discs, Front End Loaders, Tillers, Bed Shapers, Flail Mowers, & Pallet Forks

Essential Capabilities:
● Ability to work independently
● Follows instructions well
● Reliable
● Good verbal communication skills
● Safety minded
● Ability to work well with others

Additional Preferred Background:
● A current Forklift License
● Experience with a John Deere 5115M Utility Tractor
● Minor Mechanical Experience

Duties & Responsibilities:
● Operates the tractor for the purposes of Discing, Tilling, Plowing, Plastic Mulching, Seeding, Transplanting, Hauling, & Mowing
● Service tractor and equipment, Clean interior and exterior
● Assist with assigned tasks as needed

Farm Stand Manager + Agronomist
Gopal Farm, Sandwich, MA

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We are currently seeking a Farm Stand – Farmer responsible for the management, cultivation, and operation of a Farm Stand supported by 1+ acre of growing space.

Compensation & Benefits: 

  • Compensation will be all revenue generated from the farm stand ● On-site living available
  • Fresh fruits and veggies to take home during the harvest
  • Participation in on-farm educational workshops and community events (COVID dependent)
  • All equipment and irrigation will be provided for including hand tools for intensive vegetable production and the latest BCS tractor with all needed equipment
  • Unique opportunity to manage and cultivate your own small scale 1 acre farm

Work Schedule: Full-time, weekend availability required, May – October Contact: 

Email: jack@gopal.farm

Cell: Text/call Jack 508-289-1813

Full Job Description: 

Gopal Farm Cape Cod is a 223-acre Ag-conserved farm focused on regenerative practices, the ethical treatment of animals, and supporting local communities with fresh, delicious produce. Located in Sandwich, Massachusetts, we are the largest piece of arable farmland on Cape Cod.

Our main focus is on Ethnic Indian produce for our CSA, but we are looking to expand our wholesale and community customer base, as well as private event revenue streams. While we are not certified yet, but we adhere to organic practices. In addition to our location on Cape Cod, Gopal Farm also includes our founding farm in New Paltz, NY, along with Mango, Coconut, and other tropical farms on Pine Island off the coast of Florida.

Now in Year 2 of production on the Cape, we are scaling up our organic vegetable growing by 500%. As a result, we have limited bandwidth to focus on our Farm Stand. We are currently seeking a Farm Stand – Farmer responsible for the management, cultivation, and operation of a Farm Stand supported by 1+ acre of growing space.

Ideal candidates will be self-starters who have at least 2 seasons of agricultural background, a customer-oriented focus, and a passion for regenerative farming.

The Farm Stand Manager reports directly to the Farm Manager and will be supported by him and other key staff members as needed.

Our Farm Stand is very important to the overall farm. It serves as our introduction to the local community & provides fresh produce for our neighbors and the surrounding area. We have dedicated 1 acre of land to be solely used for Farm Stand produce. Grow, harvest, market, and sell the produce through the Farm Stand to the local community. If you are a farmer with business knowledge and are willing to put in the work, this is a great opportunity to manage your own farm startup and sell your crops directly to the community. This is not an hourly paid position.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • All aspects of intensive vegetable, herb, and cut flower production, including but not limited to propagation, soil prep, seeding, planting, harvest, irrigation, cultivation, weeding, trellising, wash/pack, and equipment maintenance.
  • Collaborate with Farm Manager on crop plan
  • Manage the Farm Stand day-to-day operations from May – October including setting hours and schedule
  • Set up and break down the Farm Stand on a daily basis and maintain produce quality throughout the day (i.e. temperature control, hydration).
  • Responsible for produce display and farm stand setup and design
  • Oversee the ordering and maintaining of supply inventory for the Farm Stand
  • Marketing the items available in the Farm Stand by creating signage, weekly

posting on Facebook, Twitter, and engaging with the community.

  • ● Keep proper records of sales
  • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the Farm Stand
  • Packing up the Farm Stand for the season at the end of October
  • Interact with on-site guests and customers in a friendly and informative manner
  • Additional duties as required

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • At least 2 seasons of agricultural background and a background in business and/or retail preferred
  • Availability and willingness to work weekends is a must
  • Willingness to drive vehicles (large pickup and/or RTV)
  • Respect for safety guidelines and willingness to follow safety procedures (including COVID protocol)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs safely and repeatedly
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, and cooperatively as a member of a small team

Additional Preferred Background: 

  • Retail Experience
  • Business Experience

To Apply: 

Please note that this job description is not comprehensive. Activities, duties, and/or responsibilities may change at any time. If you think Gopal Farm Cape Cod might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply by emailing the following information to jack@gopal.farm. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If we think you might be a good fit, we will contact you to set up a phone interview followed by a farm visit or video interview (depending on applicant distance and covid feasibility).

  1. Please answer the following questions: 

– Tell us a little about yourself! What is your background? Interests? What are your long-term farming goals?

– Are you willing and able to work weekends?

  1. Please provide a resume. 
  2. Please provide a reference who could speak to your learning and working style. Farming or other physical labor-related references preferred, if applicable. 

At Gopal Farm Cape Cod our greatest strength is our people and their collective individual backgrounds and differences. Gopal Farm Cape Cod is committed to creating a diverse

workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion and connectedness to each other and to the land. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, culture & ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status, and all other protected classes. 

We publicly affirm our ongoing commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization and that our anti-racism commitment is reflected in the life and culture of our policies, programs, and hiring practices as we continue to learn about bias and racism.

Farmstand ShopKeepers
White Barn Farm, Wrentham, MA

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Here at White Barn Farm we are seeking full-time shopkeepers to staff our Farmstand (which includes the CSA and farm store) from May until late October with the possibility of part time employment in November and December. To apply, please contact info@whitebarnfarm.org.

 

Schedule
  • Store coverage is needed Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 6pm.

  • Shifts are usually 8 hours between the times of 8am  – 7pm.  For the right candidate these shifts could be modified to fit availability.

  • One weekend shift is required.

  • The exact schedule for the season will be arranged with each shopkeeper. Minimum commitment of 20 hours/week.

  • Position runs May until late October with the possibility of part time hours in November and December.

Responsibilities
  • Maintain a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere in the farm stand.

  • Maintain mask wearing protocol throughout your shift and maintain any other public safety measures deemed necessary.

  • Answer customer questions about produce and the farm’s growing practices.

  • Maintain an attractive produce display throughout the day. Bagging, bunching, and sorting produce, and restocking as necessary.

  • Keep the Farmstand, coolers and shed organized and clean.

  • Calculate and make change for customer purchases using our POS (point of sale) system. Accept SNAP/EBT payments. All of the items have icons on an ipad with an associated price. Your job is to correctly identify and select the item coming through. Occasionally you will be asked to add new items to the screen using the “backoffice” part of the program.

  • Keep track of product inventory and notify farm managers if anything is running low.

  • Harvest small items as needed such as herbs or cherry tomatoes.

  • Break down farm stand produce display at the end of the day. Closing responsibilities include carrying bins of produce back to the cooler, cleaning the farm stand and closing the barn and Farmstand for the evening.

Qualifications
  • Experience with customer service.

  • Familiarity cooking with fresh, seasonal produce.

  • Positive attitude, good sense of humor and strong work ethic.

  • An eye for color, attractive, abundant displays, and high quality standards will help

  • Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs over uneven ground.

  • Organized, responsible, punctual and attentive to detail.

Compensation
  • Pay starts at $13.50/hour.

  • One free class at the Farm, if in person classes resume.

  • Monthly Gift Card to purchase White Barn Produce and Provisions, amount will depend on number of hours scheduled.

To apply, please send a resume, letter of interest and 2-3 references to Chris and Christy Kantlehner at info@whitebarnfarm.org.

Field Crew
White Barn Farm, Wrentham, MA

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Schedule: 40 hours/week.  Depending on the time of season, our start time will vary between 7am and 8am.  Your schedule will be roughly 8 hours/day, 5 days a week. We are willing to work with the right candidate(s) if s/he is interested in a reduced schedule. This position begins April 1st and goes through October 31st. For every 8 hour shift you receive ½ hour paid lunch break.

Responsibilities:  Assist the Owners and Production Manager in all aspects of vegetable production, including: harvest, cultivation, transplanting, greenhouse work, retail set-up and distribution, and any other tasks as they arise.

Compensation: $13.50-$15.00/hour based on experience and performance.

Benefits/Perks:

  • White Barn Farm gift card per month for purchasing power

  • 2 paid vacation/personal days

  • 2 paid sick days (a vacation day or sick day is the equivalent of 8 hours of work)

No experience necessary

There is opportunity for growth within the business for a successful candidate.

Interview process:  Hiring process includes a working interview (We ask that you volunteer with us for a day)

Application Process:
Please email to info@whitebarnfarm.org :

  • a Letter of Intent

  • your Resume

  • Contact Info for Two References

Housing could be available for the right candidate.

Our Farm:
White Barn Farm is a family farm in Wrentham, MA that strives to provide its community with fresh produce, flowers and farm products grown using organic methods.

We are an energized, fun-loving team that strives to achieve efficiency and productivity with enthusiasm and a sense of humor.  We appreciate hard work and a commitment to excellence and the drive to constantly improve. Although this is not officially an apprenticeship, there are often opportunities to work alongside the farmers.  We offer a wide diversity of tasks that allow crew members to develop and broaden their skill-set.

Qualifications:

• Can lift 50lbs repeatedly, using proper body mechanics

• Has a valid drivers license

• Ability to complete repetitive tasks for a long period of time in all kinds of weather

• Flexibility –  able to shift gears and adapt to variable tasks

• Takes pride in and thrives on efficiency and productivity

• Takes instruction and correction well and is able to ask questions

• Fast learner – Ability to quickly pick up new techniques

• Is punctual and prepared (water bottle, proper attire, footwear, sunblock)

• Works well alone or with a group

• Has a spirit of dedication/enthusiasm

• Communicates well

*No extra charge for the suntan and the workout.

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