Local and Regional Food Jobs in SE MA

On this page you’ll find listings for jobs all across the local food system, from on-farm work and market staff, to advocacy, grant administration and non-profit roles. Jobs will range from in-region farms and partners to groups and organizations across the state (and occasionally beyond!) Listings will link to employer website or job posting whenever possible, and any questions about specific listings should be sent directly to them. For more resources on hiring for farm and food systems jobs, check out our Farmer Resource Library!

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On-Farm Jobs

Paid Fall Internship
Needham Community Farm – Needham

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 Needham Community Farm is looking for a part-time fall intern to help with vegetable production for their small CSA and food donation program. Ideal start date is ASAP, working until mid October, for 12-16 hrs/week. Compensation is $17/hr, plus produce.
Please see this job description for detailed information. The intern will assist with harvest, wash and pack, bed preparation, transplanting, weeding, pest management, and more. About ½ to ⅔ of the intern’s time will be spent with harvest and wash/pack, with the remaining time spent on field work.

If you are interested in this role, please send one reference and a paragraph to the Field Manager, Allie Comet (she/her),, addressing the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in this position and why do you think you would be a good fit for this position?
  • What is your experience farming (or other related work)?
  • Do you have reliable transportation to Needham?

Seasonal & Year-Round Positions
The Food Project – Lincoln, Wenham, Lynn

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The Food Project creates personal and social change through sustainable agriculture and their farms are the platform for this work.

The Food Project grows vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruits on approximately 70 acres of urban and suburban farmland in Greater Boston and on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Each year, they work with 140 young people and thousands of volunteers to grow 200,000 pounds of produce. That produce is donated or distributed to SNAP/HIP-accessible farmers’ markets, through neighborhood stores, and to hunger relief organizations—to increase access to healthy, affordable food. We also offer a limited number of CSA farm shares from many of our farms.

The Food Project is hiring multiple seasonal and year-round farm positions for their farms in Lincoln, Wenham and Lynn.

Seasonal Positions
Lincoln Grower’s Assistant – $20 to $21/hour
Wenham Grower – $21.50/hour

Full Time Positions
Wenham Farm & Community Manager – $48 to $55,250
Lynn Farm Manager – $48 to $55,250

If you have any questions, please reach out to

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Part-Time Summer/Fall Crew
Aeonian Farm – Westport

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Aeonian Farm are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their team immediately, for about 20 – 27 hrs per week. Positions should last until about mid-October, maybe longer. Work days will start at 7/8 AM Monday – Friday, end time 3/4pm depending on the season. Lunch is up to one hour, unpaid. Help at weekend farmers markets may be needed on some Saturdays, hours will be approximately 6 AM to 3 PM.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
* Field work/Crop production: participate in all aspects of field management including soil amending, bed preparation, transplanting, weed management, harvesting and bed flipping. Some pest management, propagation, pruning and trellising work as needed.
* Harvest: Weekly harvests of produce for our farmers markets. Quality is taken very seriously on the farm, so close attention and care will need to be paid to quality of produce and efficiency of harvest.
* Post-harvest: ensure that all produce is washed and cooled with care and efficiency, paying close attention to desire to learn the ins and outs of diversified, small-scale organic vegetable quality control. Maintain a clean and organized wash station and walk-in cooler.
* Farmers market: Create a welcoming and cheerful environment for customers. Be able to speak with passion and experience about the produce, our growing practices and share recipe ideas.
* Other: Infrastructure projects including greenhouse repairs, road maintenance, tool maintenance, fence work, etc.

Compensation: Hourly pay starts at $16.00/hour.

Send an email to with your resume in the body of the email, two references and contact info where you can be reached. Successful applicants will be invited for an in-person interview.

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Farm Field Manager
Coonamessett Farm – East Falmouth

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The Field Manager is responsible for coordinating and running the activities in the farm’s fields and greenhouses. This person must be able to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the workers and resources for efficient, well-prepared crop production. This person must communicate well and effectively with the farm owners. This is a 40-60 hours/week job during the months of May through December and 40 hours/week from January through April. The base work
schedule is 8.5 hours per day (0.5 hour for lunch) six days per week in season, but the schedule may vary depending on scheduled events and work schedules of other staff being managed.

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Director of Agriculture
Gaining Ground – Concord, MA

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Gaining Ground is looking for an exceptional candidate to fill the newly- created role of full time Director of Agriculture (start date: Fall 2023). The Director of Agriculture will possess significant experience with and knowledge of no-till, organic vegetable production; a demonstrated aptitude in managing a team of farmers and engaging with more than 3,000 annual volunteers; a positive, strategic mindset; and a healthy, self-motivated work ethic. This position requires a passionate commitment to hunger relief and equitable access to nutritious food.

The Director of Agriculture reports to the Executive Director, supervising a team of full-time, year-round staff (including Farm Managers) and seasonal staff across all farm sites. The Director is responsible for ensuring our commitment to food equity and human-centered, regenerative agriculture supported by no-till agriculture and volunteer engagement. The Director oversees all farm expansion projects, infrastructure development, and execution of strategic plan goals within Agriculture and Farming. The Director is responsible for building robust farming systems and a skilled team of growers across all farm sites within the budget. This position collaborates with a wide range of colleagues and partners to realize organizational agricultural goals and Gaining Ground’s strategic plan targets.

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TerraCorps Youth Education Coordinator
Friends of Holly Hill Farm – Cohasset

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TerraCorps cultivates an ecosystem of people and organizations that center community land ownership, access, and stewardship to support a diversity of interests that benefit human health and environmental sustainability. We value the power of local nonprofits to best understand and serve their communities. Our goal is to help them succeed by providing them access to the AmeriCorps national service model to build organizational capacity. TerraCorps partners with a network of 40+ nonprofits in Massachusetts and Rhode Island focused on community needs related to local land conservation and sustainable agriculture. These partners act as service sites for a new cohort of up to 60 AmeriCorps service members annually. Service members are paired with a site supervisor who provides guidance and mentorship while they learn to manage community programs and projects over an 11-month, 1700-hour service term.

Friends of Holly Hill Farm is interviewing candidates for a Youth Education Coordinator (YEC). The YEC will engage with the Education Director to manage volunteers on community service projects, educate or train individuals in environmental stewardship or environmentally conscious practices, and complete three capacity building projects. Potential projects include:
● Review, update, and prepare educational materials and curriculum.
● Enhance Conservation Stewardship and Farm to Food Pantry Education programs

Applications for this position must be submitted via the TerraCorps online application. The position description for the Friends of Holly Hill Farm Youth Education Coordinator can be found at

Field Crew
Waltham Fields Community Farm – Waltham

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WFCF is a non-profit organization in its 28th year running a mixed vegetable farm and educational and food access programs just outside of Boston. We adhere strictly to organic methods to cultivate 8 acres of farmland.  The Field Crew works to support our farming operations, helping to supply food to our CSA program, our Mobile Outreach Market program, as well as distributions to our food access partners, Waltham Public Schools and various events throughout the season.  We couldn’t do it without our amazing Field Crew each year!

The Work:  The Field Crew works alongside farm staff in all aspects of vegetable production including greenhouse work, transplanting, harvest, cultivation, irrigation set up, and other field tasks on our two separate sites of operation (both in Waltham).

Qualifications:  We seek individuals who are hardworking, enthusiastic, able to do fast-paced physical work on a team, and who love to be outside and get dirty.  A sense of humor is a key component to the joy of farming.  Applicants should be able to sustain focus through repetitive tasks with an upbeat and positive attitude, be prepared to do strenuous physical work in all weather conditions and have a reliable form of transportation.  Crew members will be trained on proper techniques and approaches to all tasks.  Previous experience is not required, but a robust work ethic and the ability to work as a team with strong communication and listening skills are important.  If you don’t have any background in farm work, please be sure to describe other applicable experiences in your cover letter.  Please note: farm work is very physically demanding.  Candidates should be able to repeatedly lift up to 40 pounds, should have an awareness of body mechanics and their own physical capabilities and limits. An in-person or Zoom interview is required.

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Off-Farm Jobs

Delivery Driver and Food Hub Operations Support
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project – Beverly

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Job Summary

The Delivery Driver and Food Hub Operations position is responsible for packing produce and ensuring timely produce deliveries to our Food Hub customers, ranging from CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shareholders, schools, food pantries, senior food access partners and wholesale accounts. The position will also provide some field maintenance and crop production support to the Farmer Training Team who manages a 20-acre vegetable production site with a demonstration plot, cover crops, and land care services on a historic property. The position is a vital part of the New Entry Food Hub and Farmer Training teams, and as such will share in the responsibility of fulfilling program deliverables and reporting requirements.


Essential Job Functions

Delivery Driver:  up to 40 hours/week Transport produce from local farms to the Food Hub and from the Food Hub to customers. Responsibilities include delivery of produce for a 400 plus member, multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program as well as variety of wholesale accounts. New Entry distributes fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables to customers around the Boston area. Driving shifts will likely be 6-9 hours per day on three days per week. Driving duties include:

  • Pick up produce from area farms
  • Deliver CSA shares and wholesale produce orders to 15-20 locations per week in the eastern MA/Boston area on time and during scheduled pickup windows
  • Work with wholesale customers, site coordinators and volunteers at various pick-up locations to trouble shoot delivery or pick-up concerns and communicate issues back to Food Hub team
  • Provide friendly customer service to stakeholders at pick-up locations
  • Maintain cleanliness and monitor operational and maintenance needs of delivery vehicles (gas, oil, windshield-wiper fluid); schedule maintenance as needed

Food Hub Operations: up to 10 hours/week Work with Food Hub team to pack and organize produce in a warehouse environment. Share packing will be 5-6 hours on one day per week with additional Food Hub duties up to 10 hours per week.

To Apply for this position, please send a brief letter of inquiry and a summary of your experience to meet the qualifications or a resume and email to:  Sara Poggi Davis, Food Hub Program Manager,  Candidates will be required to complete a background check and demonstrate a clean driving record.

New Entry values diversity and unique lived experience and does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.

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Director of Administration and Programs
Newton Community Farm – Newton

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Newton Community Farm (NCF) is seeking a dynamic Director of Administration and Programs to be responsible for the successful administration of NCF and its educational/community/DEI outreach programs.


Key duties of this leadership position include administration, fundraising, event management, marketing, community outreach, education, and other initiatives as needed. The position reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors, works closely with the Board on strategic planning, and supervises one part-time Program Coordinator and numerous volunteers. The position also closely collaborates with the Farm Manager on administrative aspects of farming operations, produce distribution, and some educational programs. 


  • Work 40 hours/week on weekdays generally within the hours of 8 am to 6 pm. Must be able to work some weekends and weekday evenings as needed for programs, events, and meetings 
  • Location: Work on-site is primarily in a renovated barn which serves as an office but some work in the fields and outdoor facilities is required for events and educational programs. This position needs to work on-site often from April through November. Option for some remote work available and negotiable; dependent on the seasonality of farm events and programs. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs of educational materials and transport them to public events. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and personal transportation for local use. 


  • Annual salary between $55,000 and $70,000 commensurate with experience 
  • Benefits include 401k, sick leave, vacation, holidays, and produce credit during the growing season ($15/week). 

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Executive Director
Nourishing the North Shore – Newburyport

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Nourishing the North Shore, a non-profit organization focused on increasing equitable access to local produce is seeking their next Executive Director to lead the organization’s staff, programs, partnerships and administrative functions in alignment with their mission and strategic plan.
NtN are looking for an energetic Executive Director who relishes the idea of building on a solid base in a creative and open-minded environment. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced entrepreneurial leader who wants to influence the future of food security in our region. Position is based in Northeast Essex County, with both remote and in field/community work. The Executive Director oversees a staff of three, a robust and engaged volunteer base, and will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, our staff, volunteers and community partners.
Please email all questions and applications to:

Fall Part-Time Farm Stand Staff
Medway Community Farm – Medway

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Medway Community Farm is looking for seasonal farmstand staff this fall. MCF practices small scale, sustainable organic growing methods, and provides fresh, local produce through CSA memberships, farm stand purchases, food donations, and more.

This position is part time, requiring a minimum of 20-25 hours per week. Shifts in our stand are during our open hours on Thursdays (3-6:45), Fridays (3-6:45), Saturdays (9-4:30 ish), and Sundays (9-4:30 ish). Weekend shifts are required for this position. Candidates must be friendly, helpful, and comfortable interacting with consumers and the greater public. Those interested in applying MUST be available through Thanksgiving weekend- MCF is unable to accommodate requests for time off for the remainder of our season. Helpful (but not required), would be some experience working with plants and in sales/retail and /or using Square.

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Kitchen Staff
The Foodsmith – Duxbury

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The Foodsmith in Duxbury is looking to fill its roster of team players!
* A full-time staffer to work the 6 a.m. shift Tuesday – Friday and
* A high school junior/senior with Saturdays free to work the morning shifts.
Competitive pay, friendly kitchen, free eats!
Please send an email to to apply. Or pick up an application at the shop at 17 Standish St.

Farmers’ Market Lead
Freedom Food Farm – Raynham

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Freedom Food Farm is hiring a lead person to represent our farm at the Somerville Winter Farmers’ Market. Possibility for this to be a year-round position, and/or become full time with additional work at the farm for the right candidate.

Responsibilities include:

-Load farm vehicle at the farm in Raynham, MA at 5:30am and drive to the market in Somerville, MA on Saturdays

-Help set up display

-Interact with customers in a positive way and hype our farm products – regenerative, organic meat, produce, and grains.

-Help break down market stall, load and drive back to the farm. Typically arrive back at the farm around 3pm.


-Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

-Comfortable driving vans and box trucks in the city

-Familiarity with farmers markets and local food

-Ability to work a 10 hour shift and lift 40lbs

-Some retail experience preferred

-Experience cooking food from farmers markets preferred (#1 question at markets is “how do I cook this?”)


-$20/hr plus commission worth an additional $8-10/hr on average

-Some farm produce

-Discount on other farm products

Please email with questions or to apply.

Part-Time Assistant Farmers’ Market Manager
Dedham Farmers’ Market – Dedham

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Dedham Square Circle, a local nonprofit organization, is seeking a part time Assistant Farmers Market Manager to run the weekly Dedham Farmers Market on Wednesdays from 11:30am-6pm in September and October with paid training the last week of August. The Assistant Farmers Market Manager will be the on-site contact at the market in September and October. For each market, they lead set-up/ tear-down and act at the point person during the market. Examples of some vendors include farms, bakeries, meat and seafood providers, crafters and specialty food producers.

The Assistant Farmers Market Manager works closely with the Farmers Market Manager & Planner and maintains positive relationships with vendors, community partners, neighboring businesses and shoppers in a safe and vibrant gathering place where vendors can prosper. This person must be comfortable working in a team environment with staff members and volunteers, identify potential problems, provide feedback and offer creative solutions. They are responsible for enforcing policies and assuring smooth and safe operations of the market. This is a physical, public facing, outdoor job and requires the ability to lift equipment weighing up to 50 lbs., step up and down out of a truck, set up canopies, carry large boxes and provide support in emergencies. Working conditions include but are not limited to rain, heat, freezing temperatures and wind.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $19.00-$25.00 per hour

Please send resume and cover letter to Ann Miranda at

Part-Time Event Coordinator
MA Food System Collaborative – Massachusetts, Remote

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About the MA Food System Collaborative:

The MA Food System Collaborative was established in 2016 to promote, monitor, and facilitate implementation of the MA Local Food Action Plan. The Plan is a comprehensive set of recommendations toward a sustainable, equitable food system for the Commonwealth. The Collaborative works to encourage progress toward the goals of the Plan through education, networking, and advocacy. Learn more about the Collaborative at

Position description:

The Event Coordinator will be responsible for organizing the 2023 MA Food System Forum. Around 250 food system leaders will attend the one-day conference in Worcester on December 8, 2023. The goals of the gathering are to provide a space to learn, share ideas, and meet others to ultimately create a MA food system that is more sustainable, equitable and resilient. The Coordinator, in partnership with Collaborative staff, will communicate with Forum speakers, attendees, sponsors, and conference hosts. They will ensure that the event is well attended, well organized, informative, and creates a more connected MA food system.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to and

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Multiple Managerial & Leadership Positions
NOFA/Mass – Remote/Hybrid

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NOFA/Mass (Northeast Organic Farmers Association, Massachusetts Chapter) is hiring for the following management-level and leadership positions:
You can find more information at NOFA/Mass Jobs.
These positions are all part-time, with flexible scheduling. These positions are mostly remote with occasional travel required within Massachusetts. NOFA/Mass is a growing organization with increasing opportunities to grow your skills and compensation.

Multiple Positions
Project Bread – Boston

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Project Bread connects people and communities in Massachusetts to reliable sources of food while advocating for policies that make food more accessible—so that no one goes hungry. To assist us in meeting our mission, Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger is currently recruiting for several positions to join our growing team.

Learn more about the open positions and apply using the links below:

Director of Government Affairs

The Director of Government Affairs will bring a strong legislative background and strategic vision to supporting Project Bread’s efforts to combat food insecurity and improve nutrition programs across the Commonwealth. A successful candidate for this role will be an inspiring leader with a passion for system-change to end hunger in Massachusetts.

Bilingual FoodSource Hotline Counselor (Spanish)

Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline is an information and referral service designed to connect Massachusetts residents in need with a variety of food resources in their local community. FoodSource Hotline counselors provide direct assistance to 25,000+ callers per year who are struggling with food insecurity. Working as part of a team, counselors listen to the individual stories of each caller; refer them to community food programs and other helpful resources, as well as provide over-the-phone SNAP (formerly food stamps) screening and application assistance and follow-up with applicants throughout the process.

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Barn & Bog Event Assistant
Bogside Acres – Plympton

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Seeking event assistant for the Barn on Bensons Pond!
As we welcome more guests and events to the Barn and cranberry bogs (farm) for summer and autumn 2023 we are seeking a person or persons to assist us with our special events, wedding and seasonal agritourism events. Most events will take place on Saturdays but seasonal availability to work weekends, Friday – Sunday, mid-July through end of October is preferred.

Event experience is not necessary, we are happy to train the right person!

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Field Agents, Maine and Southeast New England
Land For Good – Remote, New England

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Are you passionate about maintaining and expanding working farmlands in New England? Do you feel strongly about supporting local food systems and working in collaboration? Join the Land For Good team as the next Maine Field Agent or as the new new Southeast New England Field Agent (serving Eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Eastern Connecticut). This is a unique opportunity to work on the critical issue of farmland access and transfer in your region – and across New England.

Land For Good is a regional and national leader on issues of farmland access, land tenure security, and farm transfer and succession. Since 2004, Land For Good has been working with farmers, landowners, and a wide network of collaborators to put more farmers more securely on land in New England, to support farm viability, to expand farming opportunity, and to keep farmland in farming.

Field Agent responsibilities include:

  • Consult directly with farmers, landowners, organizations, and agencies

  • Deliver workshops and other educational programming

  • Partner with organizations and agencies to evolve the landscape of available farmland and advance farmland access and transfer services

  • Network and conduct outreach

  • Advocate for policy shifts based on field experience

This is a remote, hourly position (16-20 hours per week). Candidates must be located within their service region, have access to a car, and be willing to travel.

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Marketing Coordinator
Farmers to You – Boston

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Reports To: Sales & Marketing Manager

Job Status: Full-Time

Classification: Salaried

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Direct Reports (#): NA

In-Office/Remote: Remote and on-site in Boston

Pay Range: $45,000-$55,000 annually

Position Summary:

The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for creating effective workflow processes to support content development, management and distribution. This key member of the Sales & Marketing team will support branding and messaging around themes of sustainability in the food system, climate-friendly farming, and the importance of clean and nutrient dense foods for families. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer/editor and be able to create excellent written, video, and digital content. They will also possess skills around and experience with distributing this content across all possible channels (website landing pages, social media, email, blogs, podcasts and traditional media).

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Multiple Positions
The Farm School – Athol

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The Farm School is currently hiring for multiple positions. Click on the links below to check out each opening and find details on how to apply:

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