Position Description: "We are seeking hard-working, committed, positive individuals who are motivated by a career interest in sustainable agriculture to join our 2017 team. Our apprentices participate in many of the farm's daily operations, including facets of production, harvest, and retail. This traditional, hands-on apprenticeship provides the opportunity to be an integral, productive part of our fast-paced, for-profit farm. Apprentices gain knowledge, farming skills, and professional work-experience to help them prepare for the next steps in their farming careers. <br /><br /> The apprentice position is seasonal, with flexible start and end dates between April and December. Hours range from 40-60 hours... Press the button below to find out more!
Farm Address: 182 Flagg Hill Rd
Position Description: The apprenticeship entails about 50 hours of work per week with a stipend of $200/ week in addition to meals and lodging. Additional $250 educational stipend. The apprenticeship begins between March 18-April 1 with an end date of November 18th (33-35 weeks). One week off on mutually agreed upon week.
Farm Address: 48 Marion drive
Position Description: "This internship will involve a fair amount of responsibility and accountability after the initial training period. You will have involvement in practically every aspect of running the farm, and a level of quality will need to be upheld to keep things running smoothly. Tasks will include bed preparation and operation of our compact tractor, planting, transplanting, watering, harvesting, washing and packing, data tracking, compost sifting and hauling, likely some construction and customer interaction at the farmer's market, as well as many other miscellaneous tasks. We also raise hens and will expect you to help in their upkeep. The work environment... Press the button below to find out more!
Position Description: "We suggest approximately 30 hours/week of work. For short term interns, there will be opportunities to work with the animals (particularly goatherding), in the gardens and tending perennial fruit bearing trees and shrubs. For the long term farmer position, you will be involved in all aspects of the farm, including responsibility for animal care. The person in this position will learn to make hay using a scythe and do this on a regular basis throughout the growing season."
Internship Starts: Short Term Internships - can begin anytime spring through fall LONG TERM FARMER POSITION - begin March/April 2017
Internship Ends: Short Term Internships - 2-3 week duration LONG TERM FARMER POSITION - 8 months to a year
Farm Address: 656 Asbury Street
Position Description: "The apprenticeship is an intensive working and learning experience designed to provide motivated candidates with valuable farm management skills. It is intended for those who are seriously considering a career in sustainable agriculture, and ideally, interested in someday operating a farm. Apprentices are engaged in every aspect of the farm's operation from the greenhouse to the wash stand. They drive tractors, seed, harvest, care for livestock, weed, wash, fix things, hoe, plant, prep fields, and much more. In addition to on-farm training and instruction, apprentices have the opportunity to attend off-farm educational opportunities, and visit other farms. This is a... Press the button below to find out more!
Farm Address: 50 Winthrop St
Position Description: "The Assistant Grower, working closely with the Farm Manager and Assistant Farm Manager, will assist in all aspects of vegetable production including greenhouse management, planting, cultivation, irrigation management, harvest, washing, packing and direct sales. We are looking for someone who enjoys fast paced, efficient work, is flexible, passionate, works well alone and with a group and who is a good communicator. S/he must have the ability and interest to work long hours outside in any type of weather. Qualified candidates must be able to safely lift and carry 50 lbs and have a valid driver's license. Previous experience farming, as... Press the button below to find out more!
Position Description: "<br />INTERN POSITIONS:<br /> Red Fire Farm, a certified organic produce farm and CSA in Western Mass, is hiring both crew and management for the 2017 season. Ideally, we'd like to bring folks on now to train during the 2016 bulk harvest. Management positions available include Production Manager, Assistant Harvest Manger, and Logistics Manager for 2017. These are leadership positions that require 2-5 years experience farming and at least one year of management experience, preferably on a large farm. Folks new to farming should contact us about crew positions. Management pays $13-$15/hr depending on experience. Crew is $10/hr in 2016... Press the button below to find out more!
Farm Address: 227 East Street
Position Description: "The Vegetable/Plant Production Manager manages the Weir River Farm vegetable operation, including the care and management of the fields and operations that have been dedicated to a vegetable CSA program. The Weir River Farm CSA Program will be transitioning to include spring seedling sales from the Weir River Farm greenhouse, a modest CSA distribution sourced from a partner farm, a vegetable growing operation that will provide wholesale vegetables through a partner farm-stand as well as retail outlet at our own farm-stand, and a u-pick field for flowers and vegetables. This position manages the production and sales related to each of... Press the button below to find out more!
Internship Starts: May
Internship Ends: October/November
Farm Address: 216 Wachusett Street
Position Description: "GARDEN INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES Responsibilities are to work with the Garden & Education Coordinator to: 1. Lead and facilitate education activities with program participants as scheduled both at the farm and in the community; 2. Cultivate an understanding of shared goals for the season as well as the long-term vision; 3. Commit to working on part of a team that values communication, feedback, trust, hard-work, support, and a positive atmosphere; 4. Participate in all aspects of organic vegetable production for use on our on-site kitchen and farm stand; a. Planning and record keeping b. Seed propagation, greenhouse maintenance c. Raising beds,... Press the button below to find out more!
Farm Address: 216 Wachusett Street
Position Description: "FARM HAND INTERN DUTIES: 1. Lead and facilitate tours, education activities and programs with participants as scheduled. 2. Assist with a combination of farm work including: livestock care, maintenance & repairs, forage management, grounds-keeping, janitorial, and construction. 3. Oversee service projects with program participants and assist with education activities / programs as skill and interest permits. 4. Learn the basic information about issues of hunger and poverty, the mission of Heifer International, and link Heifer Farm programs to Heifer International?s work around the world. 5. Perform other tasks as interests and needs dictate. "
Farm Address: 195 Western Ave
Position Description: "Hours: Monday through Friday; hours vary during season from 30-60. <br /><br /> Responsibilities: The Seasonal Growers are involved in all aspects of production and distribution. Specific responsibilities include greenhouse management; possible tractor operation; infrastructure and irrigation management; field prep; planting and weeding; insect and disease control; harvesting; washing and packing; and CSA distributions. S/he is supervised by and works closely with the farm manager and assistant farm manager.<br /><br /> To Apply: Please send resume and letter of interest to Abel Clark, Farm Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about the position or Silverwood Organic Farm, please... Press the button below to find out more!
Internship Starts: 1-May-16
Internship Ends: Late October 2016
Position Description: "We are looking to fill our Urban Agriculture Crew Supervisor position with someone who is excited about urban agriculture, local food systems, and working with youth in a physically demanding setting. The YCC agriculture program introduces youth to farming and food systems at City Natives garden in Mattapan. The Urban Agriculture Supervisor is responsible for supervising the youth and managing all agricultural production. Essential Functions: ?Develop seasonal soil preparation, planting, management, irrigation and harvesting plans for garden plots, Organic management practices required ?Provide leadership development and mentoring for youth between the ages of 15 and 18 ?Supervise and educate the... Press the button below to find out more!
Position Description: "Work closely with farm owner/operator in every aspect of operation of small farm. Greenhouse seeding, transplant, weed, harvest, wash, pack boxes, help manage CSA drop off and market stand. Flexible hours from part-time to full. Applicant with more experience could expect more autonomy, independent projects and management responsibilities. "
Position Description: Beginning Farmers work closely with the Crops Manager to raise crops on twenty acres and market produce through a farmstand, two weekly farmers? markets, restaurant accounts and a summer and winter CSA program. Beginning Farmers gain management experience as they instruct and lead volunteers in the fields and at markets. Beginning Farmers are encouraged to take responsibility for aspects of the operation that suit their talents and interests: management of cut flowers/bouquet-making, the greenhouse, the farmstand, display/graphics at markets, weeds, tomato trellising/harvesting, the CSA. At Drumlin, we are committed to farming sustainably. Our crop rotation includes fallowing with green manures,... Press the button below to find out more!
Farm Address: PO Box 1031
Position Description: "Heirloom Harvest is seeking two candidates. One position has already been filled.<br> Farm work includes planting and transplanting, weed control (mechanical tractors and hand work), harvesting, and all other field-related activities. The farm-site is open to the public, and all apprenticess and interns are expected to be able to work well with volunteers and children. Heirloom Harvest growers will have some management responsibility, especially for assign weeding, transplanting or harvest projects. Some management and direction of volunteers will be necessary.<br>"
Internship Starts: Until filled
Internship Ends: 10/28/2016
Farm Address: 206 River Rd.
Position Description: "2016 Washroom Management Position (1 Position Open) 45-65 hrs/week Runs March 28th- Nov 21st with possibility to continue into December Responsibilities include ? Washroom management. Including overseeing of and implementation of washing, processing, and packing all farm produce in our modern and mechanized pack house. ? Harvest record keeping ? Maintaining inventory of washroom and packaging supplies ? This will involve management of a small crew of helpers that may change on a daily basis. ? Managing the washroom requires keeping quality control, cleanliness, and food safety a priority for all workers involved in the process. ? This position requires... Press the button below to find out more!
Internship Starts: March
Internship Ends: November
Farm Address: 40 Prescott St
Position Description: "Field Crew<br /> The field crew position requires a strong willed and bodied person willing to work outside in all weather conditions. This position is involved in all aspects of growing and harvesting vegetables. Farmers market duties may be required on a rotating basis. The work schedule is a 5 day work week, 7-9 hour days. Being part of the weekend rotation is a requirement so the days off will fluctuate. Positions start mid April through June 1 and run through the end of October. Preference is given to those candidates willing to commit to the entire season. There is... Press the button below to find out more!