We are looking for an exceptional person with farm experience interested in CSA operations for 2018 and beyond. Coonamessett Farm is located in Falmouth on Cape Cod. Our CSA has about 100 members.
The CSA Manager is responsible for providing a diverse, bountiful share to each shareholder of the CSA. The position includes work in the office, with the public, and on the farm. The CSA Manager participates in the day-to-day operations, including planting, weeding, harvesting, packing and distributing to the CSA members, other outlets, and the farm’s store. The Coonamessett Farm CSA also partners with other farms to provide meats and cheeses. The CSA Manager is responsible for all communications with cheese and meat vendors including ordering, record keeping, packing, and distributing these products. The CSA Manager maintains all communications with members including emails and newsletters.
Demonstrated interest in agriculture customer service skills. Able to comfortably lift 50 lbs and work outside in a physically demanding environment for 8-10 hours Previous experience working on farms is desired. Able to work without direct supervision. Strong organizational and computer skills.
Competitive hourly wage commensurate with experience 20% employee discount in farmstand. Housing is available at very reasonable rates.
ABOUT THE FARM & CREW
Freedom Food Farm is an 88 acre, four season, diversified vegetable and livestock farm. We produce a wide-range of products year-round, including: over 100 varieties of vegetables, fruit, grains, medicinal herbs, honey, pasture-raised meat, heritage eggs, flowers, plant starts, hay and value-added products. Our goal is to add additional products over the next few years and eventually produce a full diet from our farm. We are committed to farming sustainably and never use any pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, antibiotics, hormones, or other chemicals at our farm.
Our crew is made up of friendly, motivated, hard working individuals who are passionate about our mission of producing healthy food for the whole community. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome anyone to apply.
All our employees get free produce and a discount on our other farm products. We also have weekly crew lunches, provide educational opportunities and work to create a positive, healthy work environment.
FALL FIELD CREW POSITIONS (PART OR FULL TIME, SHORT TERM)
LATE SUMMER / FALL FARMERS’ MARKET HELP
SEASONAL FARM STORE POSITION
VALUE- ADDED KITCHEN HELP
First check out the job descriptions HERE
Then, send a resume and cover letter to Chuck Currie at firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of both the SEMAP and TLI teams, we want to reiterate our gratitude to everyone who made our 3rd Annual Farm to Tapas event a huge success last night. We would also like to make a special thank to our event sponsors; without your generous support, none of this would have been possible!
Barney’s Joy Creek Farm
Duncan & Ellen McFarland
Alan Rutan & Deborah Nutter
Skip & Tish Vadnais, Homestead Farms
It’s bittersweet to sit down at my computer today and compose my final article for SEMAP. My time with SEMAP will be coming to an end after our Farm to Tapas event on July 30th. Over the past three years with SEMAP, I have grown professionally, met many incredible individuals, and felt rewarded in the work that I do each day. My knowledge and passion for local farming has grown immensely and I feel blessed to have been able to share this love with others on a daily basis. When joining the staff in 2014, it was unclear the direction that the organization might head. I am happy to have helped SEMAP revive its programming and outreach as well as rekindle and forge new relationships with farmers and eaters, alike.
My commitment to local agriculture will by no means dissipate! I’m sure I’ll bump into many of you at local food events, farmers markets, and farm stands across southeastern Mass! Although leaving SEMAP, I’ll be close by, as I transition to my new role as the Development & Outreach Specialist at the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT). I’m happy to be accepting a position at another wonderful local non-profit.
During the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the pleasure to work closely with Jon Gray, SEMAP’s newest staff member, who will be taking over many of my duties. Jon is extremely passionate about local agriculture and is amazing fit for the SEMAP team.
Again, I’ve had absolutely wonderful experiences at SEMAP, and will certainly miss working for such a great organization! If any of you would like to keep in touch, please email me at email@example.com and I’d be happy to provide you with my personal email address.
Keep it local friends!