Paid, full time position at small, certified organic herb, flower and vegetable farm and plant nursery in Salisbury, MA. In our 17th season we focus on direct retail of plants at our greenhouses and cut flowers, herbs, greens, veggies and other specialty produce at weekly farmers markets (summer and winter). See our website for more information: www.theherbfarmacy.com
We are seeking a Farm Assistant for the 2014 season for a wide range of work, from greenhouse growing to market farm operations. Provides opportunity to learn greenhouse plant production as well as organic field production, including companion planting, organic soil management, irrigation and crop rotation.
Work activities include:
-Greenhouse: seeding, propagating, transplanting, grow-out and retail sales.
-Field & high tunnel: soil preparation, planting, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, harvesting, farmers market preparation. Some farmers market set-up and sales may be added as season progresses.
-motivated reliable individual with positive attitude and good work ethic
-desire to learn, ability to take direction and work independently and in teams
-prior experience in organic gardening/farming a plus
-interest in plants and organic growing practices strongly preferred
-good communication skills are essential: must demonstrate ability to interact positively with customers and co-workers
-work involves repetitive physical tasks that need to be completed quickly and efficiently
-work is all-weather and physically demanding (standing, lifting up to 50 pounds, bending, carrying).
Projected work schedule: 40-48 hrs/week March-November, weekend work required spring & summer.
Hourly rate commensurate with experience. On farm lodging not available.
Interested candidates please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with resume and letter of interest including any relevant experience.