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!) Any questions about specific listings should be sent directly to hiring organizations. For employer resources on hiring for farm and food systems jobs, check out our Farmer Resource Library!

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On-Farm Jobs

Seasonal Market Manager and Education Specialist
Allandale Farm – Brookline

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Education Specialist – Events
Allandale Farm is a vegetable farm and plant nursery on the border of Jamaica Plain and Brookline. We are always interested in hearing from friendly, knowledgeable professionals who are excited to share their expertise with the Allandale Farm community. Examples of past workshops include Birding Walks, Foraging Walks, Container Planting, and Mushroom Log Inoculation Workshops. All applicants must be able to lead weekend workshops.

Seasonal Market Manager
Allandale Farm is a vegetable farm and plant nursery located on the Brookline/Jamaica Plain line. We are growers and retailers with a small on-farm seasonal market. The Seasonal Market Manager oversees daily operations as part of a team consisting of Crew and other Market Managers. This position is full-time, April through early fall with a possibility of season extension.

Farm Stand Associate/Field Hand
Moonrose Farm – Rehoboth

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Moonrose Farm is a chemical-free vegetable and flower farm with low tillage practices and a focus on growing healthy food for our community located in Rehoboth, MA. Moonrose Farm is a safe space for all and we strongly encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks to apply.

We are looking for one hard-working, passionate person to work at our seasonal farm stand and help out in the field. This position is seasonal and full-time.

Full Time Seasonal Field Hand & Farm Store Associate

Responsibilities include:

Farm Stand Shifts

Set Up & Tasks:

  • Setting up the farm stand with produce and ensuring the space is clean at the start and throughout the day. Restocking with inventory as needed. Maintaining organization and tidiness of produce for sale in fridge and on shelves. Closing down the store independently, ensuring products are properly stored overnight.
  • Packing online pre-orders accurately. Maintaining organization and accuracy of orders.
  • Packing, labeling, and recording produce donations on donation log
  • Assist at our annual plant sale- Care for the retail plant starts by watering and removing damaged leaves. Identifying plant varieties and answering basic gardening questions.
  • Assist in packaging and displaying pastries and bread made on site. Restock as necessary while maintaining food safety practices.


  • Managing set up and accurate labeling of CSA produce tables. Possessing knowledge of our CSA program, reading our weekly newsletter to answer date/schedule questions. Re-stocking CSA produce and ensuring CSA members get the correct share size and extra shares.

Customer Service:

  • Working the register of the farm stand, handling various payment methods including SNAP EBT, gift cards, membership cards, cash and credit. Counting cash and maintaining an accurate cash drawer.
  • Providing excellent customer service establishing relationships with customers and CSA members. Answering questions about the products including produce varieties, recipe ideas, growing practices, and when certain crops might be available.
  • Serve bread and pastries to customers and answer questions about ingredients and allergens.

Cleaning and Maintenance:

  • Managing quality control to ensure all products are being sold at their peak freshness. Maintaining proper rotation / FIFO (first in first out)
  • Performing various side work tasks including arranging flower bouquets, seeding trays of crops, painting display signs, washing and bagging vegetables, packing orders, and deep cleaning.
  • Maintain outside of farm stand- sweeping / raking leaves, weeding and maintaining garden beds
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of walk-in cooler, weekly clean out and floor wash on Sundays.

Field Shifts

  • Assist farm manager- with daily chores & helping move chicken coop as necessary. Collect eggs and provide food and water to chickens as needed.

  • Greenhouse- assist with weekly seeding schedule and daily watering. Open and close greenhouses daily, depending on weather as applicable to your schedule.

  • Field work – participate in all aspects of field work from bed prep and transplanting to weeding and bed maintenance. Follow instructions for proper plant spacing, bed prep techniques, plant variety identification, and appropriate time management as outlined in training. Participate in harvesting and washing vegetables, ensuring products are picked at their peak and stored properly.

  • Flowers- harvest and bunch flowers at the appropriate bloom time. Deadhead flowers as you harvest as needed. Store flowers properly in cold water, shade, and safely in the cooler. Wash buckets after use. Assist with floral design for CSA and farm stand bouquets. Participate in wedding/event floral design and installation upon request.

Reliability is extremely important. Must be committed to the full season. Please inform us of any planned vacations at the start of the season. Mother’s Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, and July 27-30 are unavailable for time off requests.

Requirements: We require that you are able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. We work rain or shine and require our team to be adequately prepared with appropriate attire for rain/mud/extreme heat/snow. You must have reliable transportation. 1 season of related farming experience required.

Compensation $15.75 per hour plus:

  • 10% employee discount off items sold in the farm stand (some exclusions apply).

  • A half share vegetable CSA for all 3 seasons

  • Paid lunch break

  • Sick pay accrued at 1 hr per 30 hours worked up to 40 hours per year

  • $100 clothing stipend for the purchase of work related gear

  • $100 massage/wellness stipend for bodywork of your choice

Assistant Farm Manager
Medway Community Farm – Medway

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Medway Community Farm is embarking on the search for a dynamic Assistant Farm Manager to join our team. Nestled in the heart of Medway, Massachusetts, on town-leased land, Medway Community Farm (MCF) spans 7 acres of tillage, several acres of pristine forested and protected habitat along the Chicken Brook.

This seasonal position is anticipated to commence in mid to late February and conclude in late November. The ideal candidate will bring a solid background in seed production, crop rotation, and harvesting. More than just a set of skills, we are seeking an individual with a passion for community and a dedication to furthering MCF’s growth in alignment with the Farm Manager and Board of Directors’ vision.

In this role, you will play a crucial part in documenting and overseeing the farm’s field crops, CSA and Farm Stand operations. Additionally, you’ll collaborate with both large and small volunteer groups throughout the season. The Assistant Farm Manager position is dynamic and fast-paced, requiring a high level of self-motivation and the ability to inspire and motivate others.

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Farm Crew
Roots Farm – Tiverton, RI

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We are looking for hardworking, self-directed individuals with a strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail. Crew members are involved in many aspects of the farm including: harvesting, bed preparation, seeding, transplanting, cultivation, and farmers markets.

We have a positive work environment here at Roots Farm and keep that standard when hiring. We have been farming for 13+ years, have a successful farm business, and it is a pleasant place to work.

Applicants should be in good physical shape as the majority of work is done by hand.  Previous experience is a plus. Applicants should be able to work well with others but also independently.

Full-time work would begin in March/April and go through November/December. Work days are 8 hours/day, with full-time at 5 days/week, and part-time at 2-3 days/week. Exact start and end dates are flexible.

No housing is provided. Must have reliable transportation to and from the farm.


— Hourly pay (starting at $16/hr or higher, depending on experience)

— Farm veggies

— Paid time off accruing after three months employment

— Paid holidays on Thanksgiving and Christmas

— A 401K plan for employees who work over 1000 hours per year, with a 4% employer match

— Year-end bonus

— A 50% reimbursement for farmgear purchases (work-related footwear, work clothes, rain gear)

— Winter work for employees returning the following season

If you are interested in working with us at Roots Farm, email your relevant experience, interests, and resume to kelli@roots-farm.com.

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Various Crew Positions
White Barn Farm – Wrentham

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White Barn Farm is hiring for several positions including Seasonal Full-Time Assistant Grower, Seasonal Greenhouse & High Tunnel Worker, Summer Part-Time Field Crew.

Farm Crew
Big Train Farm – Chepachet, RI

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We are open for applications for:

One Full Season (March-November) Part Time Assistant Manger Position (31 hours/week)

$17/hour… 1-2 years of farming experience needed to apply.  Point-person position for field work.  Minimal/no management experience required to apply.

One Full Season (March-November) Full Time Field Hand Positions (36-42 hours/week)

$15/hour… no previous experience necessary.

One Market Season (June-November) Part Time Field Hand Position (25 weeks, 18 hours/week)

$15/hour… no previous experience necessary.

Two Summer (June-September) Time Part Time Field Hands (13 weeks, 22 hours/week)

$14/hour… great summer job between high school or college semesters.

Description of Work:

Work on the farm is overseen by the farm owner and manager, John Kenny.  John works with the Big Train field crew directly in all aspects of the farm including field work, greenhouse management, and marketing.

In 2024 several multi-year coworkers will be present to assist in management of the weekly routine.

The Full Season Field Hand Positions will be on a rotating schedule including one week of work from Sunday afternoon – Thursday and the following week Monday – Friday for an average of 40 hours/week.  The compensation is $15/hour plus a three-quarter share in our CSA program.  A three-quarter share is roughly $25/week of vegetables.  Part-time shifts begin in March and full-time shifts begin in May.  The Market Season Field Hand Position begins the week of our summer/fall CSA program and ends the last week.

The Part Time Assistant Manager Position is be a fixed schedule with work Sunday afternoon, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for a total of 31 hours/week.  This compensation for this position is $17/hour and a three-quarter share in our CSA program. Part-time shifts begin in March and full-time shifts begin in May.

The Summer Part Time Field Hand Positions will be a fixed schedule with work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning the last week of May/first week of June.  Compensation is $14/hour and a 3/4 share in our CSA program.

Field Hands should be comfortable working outdoors in all kinds of weather.  We expect employees to be prompt to work, curious about the work they do, and courteous to their coworkers, customers, and volunteers on the farm.  This position is a great opportunity for someone interested in a full-immersion experience on a small-scale, regenerative, organic vegetable farm.

Some of the perks include 2 hour mid-day breaks, lots of interesting people (employees and volunteers), break room, 3 day weekend every other week, and nearby swimming options.  Big Train Farm is committed to education and offers several classes and workshops over the course of the season.  We are very open to sharing the structure of our business and can provide workshops and presentations on business planning, etc.

Some things to consider are : We do not hire couples.  Reliable transportation to the farm is necessary for each employee. Heavy lifting is involved.  Field hands must be available for the majority of the growing season (April-November) with some flexibility available for trips, etc.

Apply by sending a resume, a brief cover letter about your interest in the position and include two professional references.  Send to bigtrainfarm@gmail.com.

Farm Intern
Needham Community Farm – Needham

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The Needham Community Farm (NCF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase access to fresh produce for those in need and to promote education, environmental stewardship and community building through volunteerism.

NCF Summer Interns will learn about local food systems and food justice through hands-on participation in farm operations. They will work closely with the Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager in all aspects of our work according to their skills and interests, see below. 

Ideal candidates have a strong interest in sustainable farming, local food systems, and food justice. Candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a small team. Strong written and verbal communications skills are critical to success in this role. 

This is a full- or part-time position with relatively flexible dates and hours. Internships may start as early as March/April and run for a minimum of 8 weeks. Internships may run through October.  This is a paid position at $17 per hour for up to 30 hours per week.  As a charitable organization striving to maximize resources toward the common good, Needham Community Farm encourages applicants to initially seek funding from their educational institutions, if possible. Responsibilities will vary depending on intern skills and interests and may include a mix of activities, to be agreed upon by intern and Farm Manager before start date. This position reports to the Farm Manager.

Multiple Farm Crew Positions
Siena Farms – Sudbury

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Siena Farms is now hiring for the following positions; please click on the links below to read the individual job descriptions.

If you are interested in one of the positions listed above (and described in detail at the individual job description links), please email a letter of interest and a resumé to jobs@sienafarms.com.

Assistant Gardener
CitySprouts – Cambridge/Eastern MA

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CitySprouts strives to actively build a community of teachers, students and families united around public education, gardens and connecting children to the natural world. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are among the core principles that define our work, and thus we actively seek to build a team that is inclusive of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.

The Assistant Gardener will be responsible for the care, upkeep, and maintenance of 6-8 schoolyard gardens each week. This part-time/seasonal position reports to the Garden Operations Manager.

Multiple Positions
Ziegler’s Market Garden – Norfolk

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Zeigler’s Market Garden is a 1st Generation family farm run by Zach and Sarah Zeigler and was established in 2015. They use organic practices to grow diversified vegetables on 4 acres of leased land in Norfolk, MA. The Farm supplies the local community with healthy food by attending 3 farmers markets in Norfolk, Franklin, and Providence.

ZMG is looking for a candidate who is interested in farming, has a strong work ethic, and works well both independently and as part of a team.

Available Positions:

Assistant Grower

Days will be spent performing all tasks associated with small scale organic farming. Tasks may include seeding and watering in the greenhouse, weeding, trellising, bulk harvesting, planting in the field and more. Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Our farm uses a variety of human-scale and tractor based farming methods. Use of hand tools and tractor/small engine powered implements.

Farmers Market Team Member

Days will be spent preparing for the farmers market. Position includes some harvesting and washing/packing of produce. Loading/unloading produce onto trucks. Setting up tables, tents, and market displays as well. Must have a good attitude and be able to converse with customers.

An ideal candidate is a person who is charismatic, quick, and patient. You must be able to prioritize and multitask while maintaining a positive attitude. Selling at farmers markets is a challenging task that requires the use of technology, math, and constant conversation. Hours will include the duration of the markets which is typically four hours as well as an hour before and after for setup and breakdown.

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Multiple Positions
The Food Project – Wenham

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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.

Current open positions include:

  • Market Coordinator
  • Crew Leader – Seed Crew
  • Operations Coordinator – Seed Crew
  • Grower’s Assistant
  • Summer Agricultural Fellowship
  • Greater Boston Youth Development Manager
  • Farm Manager – Lincoln

If you have any questions, please reach out to jobs@thefoodproject.org.

Greenhouse Manager
Freedom Food Farm – Raynham

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– Positive attitude and ability to self motivate and work independently or with a small team
– Able to lift 40 pounds and work in hot environments
– At least 5 years growing experience total, with at least 2 years organic greenhouse experience and 2 years management experience
– Familiar with the tools and methods for small scale no-till vegetable farming – seeders, hand cultivation equipment, irrigation, etc.
– Experience building greenhouse infrastructure a plus but not required (we are currently working on a project to update our greenhouse coverings and install a climate battery system and wood fired boiler, this could be a great opportunity to add to your skills)


– Show up to the farm on time with a positive attitude and desire to contribute
– Work with the farm manager to develop a greenhouse crop plan for each season
– Manage the implementation of the greenhouse crop plan and perform the bulk of the day to day tasks for year-round organic vegetable production in 21,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space
– Hire, train, and manage seasonal greenhouse help to assist during busiest months


Additional opportunities available for the right candidate if desired:

– Retail farmers’ market responsibilities for additional compensation
– Livestock management experience
– Tractor mechanized no-till field vegetable experience



– Base hourly compensation $20-25/hr
– 1.5 overtime pay
– Additional seasonal production based bonuses $3k-8k/year
– Optional farmers’ market commission bonuses $4k-6k/year
– Free farm food for your household (meat, eggs, broths, vegetables, grains and flour)
– 2 weeks paid time off
– Massachusetts offers paid family and medical leave to anyone working in MA
– $55-75k total annual compensation estimated


To apply please send a resume and cover letter to freedomfoodfarm@gmail.com.


About Freedom Food Farm:

We are a first generation, four-season, regenerative, certified-organic farm located on 90 acres Southeastern MA. We produce beef, pork, lamb, chicken, eggs, grains, flour, fruits and vegetables for direct to consumer sales through farmers’ markets and home delivery. Our mission is to help build a resilient food system that increases access to healthy food for our community for generations to come. Our work towards this mission includes building local food infrastructure, developing and practicing organic no-till vegetable and grain production, rotationally grazing livestock, and encouraging biodiversity.

Off-Farm Jobs

Director of Operations and Food Hub Driver
Coastal Foodshed – New Bedford

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We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Operations to join and lead our food hub team. This position offers an exciting opportunity to help shape Coastal Foodshed’s farmer food hub operations and implement our growth plan in the new space. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with a proven track record in operations management, process optimization, relationship building and team leadership. The Director of Operations will play a crucial role in overseeing and enhancing our organizational processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in delivering our mission. The ideal candidate will possess a genuine passion for helping farmers succeed, demonstrating a deep commitment to supporting their growth, sustainability, and prosperity within the agricultural community. This position will oversee the food hub management team and reports directly to the Executive Director.

Coastal Foodshed is seeking a dedicated and reliable Food Hub Driver to join our team. The Food Hub Driver will be responsible for sourcing local food from farmers and producers, delivering orders to wholesale customers, and packing wholesale orders. This position plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of our food hub and maintaining high standards of quality and customer satisfaction. The Food Hub Driver reports directly to the Wholesale Manager.

Multiple Driver Positions
Boston Area Gleaners – Acton

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Our drivers are responsible for distributing produce to our food access partners and food hub customers.  They effectively operate our vehicles and equipment while practicing safety standards. Drivers are held to a high level of accountability and punctuality in order to fulfill distribution routes and on-farm pick-ups.

Multiple Positions
Boston Farms Community Land Trust – Boston

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Boston Farms Community Land Trust is still taking applications for our 3 open positions! Please help spread the word among your networks or consider applying. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and work to preserve land and build resources for black and brown farmers in the Boston area.  We anticipate filling all positions soon, so apply today.

Position Openings:

Fundraising Manager (part-time)

Agricultural Technical Assistance Manager (part-time)

Land Acquisition & Farm Development Manager (part-time)

If interested, please email your cover letter, resume, and any requested writing samples or portfolios to jobs@bostonfarms.org, with the position title in the subject line. Apply as soon as possible.  Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

Background: Boston Farms is a Black-led community land development and management nonprofit. We build and protect urban farms across the neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan, making our farms accessible to Black and Brown neighborhood farmers and supporting their success. We’ve protected 5 sites and are actively preserving more farmland.

Sales and Marketing Manager
Fat Moon Mushrooms – Chelmsford

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Are you an extraordinary communicator with the skills to drive sales and build lasting customer relationships? As our Sales and Marketing Manager, you’ll spearhead our sales funnel, from bolstering brand awareness through managing client interactions. Your role will involve extensive external communication, including maintaining relationships with existing customers, planning and attending events, managing online presence, and maximizing sales opportunities. Responsibilities will overlap with Operations to ensure customer satisfaction. Looking to fill this position immediately.

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