Farm Crew Members – Full Time And Part Time
The Neighborhood Farm is small, all natural vegetable farm in the midst of a big transition! 2018 will be our first season entirely on our new land at the historic Mainstone Farm property in Wayland.
We leased this land in 2017 and began the process of moving our farm from our old land to our new land. Last fall we grew some of our late season crops on the new land. Over the winter we built a greenhouse, a high tunnel and moved most of our infrastructure and equipment. We're looking forward to a full season of growing on the new land.
We grow vegetables, herbs, cut flowers and seedlings for farmers markets, our CSA, our on site farm stand, and for several restaurants. We grow a little bit of everything, but we're best known for our many varieties of specialty garlic, endless heirloom tomatoes, and thousands of seedlings.
This year will provide fascinating experiences for anyone interested in the process of starting a farm, breaking in new land, and developing new marketing channels. We will be building infrastructure, developing systems, establishing new planting areas and expanding our on site farm stand.
We grow and market our produce year round. We grow some crops through the winter, both in the open field and in our new high tunnel, but we also put a lot of crops into storage to expand the availability of local food throughout the year.
We are a fun, friendly, hard working farm. Many of our crew members return year after year, but we still need a few more sets of hands this season. We are seeking full time and part time crew members. Year round work might be available for those interested.
Crew members will work on many aspects of vegetable, herb and flower production including, planting, weeding, irrigation, greenhouse work, harvesting, washing, packing and selling at farmers' markets and the farm stand.
Previous farm experience is great, but not as important as listening skills, dependability, enthusiasm, and a willingness to work hard. Working on a farm has many rewards, but it has its challenges too, and so we look for people with a positive attitude, who enjoy being part of a team, and who can remain upbeat even when it's raining, or hot, or when you just wish you were at the beach. Weather conditions often alter our plans, so we look to hire people who are flexible and are able to change direction easily. Candidates should be able to lift 50 lbs, repeatedly, be willing to work outside in all weather conditions, and be willing to push themselves to work quickly and carefully. Candidates must also have reliable transportation (car, bike, feet) – we are not accessible by public transportation.
Compensation starts at $11/hour depending on experience level, willingness to assume responsibility, and commitment for the season. Crew members also get lots of vegetables, seedlings and flowers from the farm.
If you are interested, please email Kate and Jude at email@example.com for an application. In your email, please include the position you are interested in applying for (in this case full time or part time crew member). For more information about the farm, please visit our website www.theneighborhoodfarm.com. Please contact us with any questions.