Crimson & Clover Farm hiring Pack House and PYO Coordinator positions

Crimson & Clover Farm is a diverse mixed vegetable farm based at the
Northampton Community Farm in Florence, MA.  In 2016 we will produce
vegetables on about 20 acres for 400 CSA members and two weekly farmers
markets.  In addition to these 20 acres we will also be managing and improving
an additional 70 acres that we are leasing.  Our goal is to continue creating
a bountiful, fun, and creative community based farm.  We want our workers, our
customers, and the community as a whole to see this farm as a place where they
can come to share in the beauty and the good work of farming.

At Crimson & Clover Farm we offer a collaborative work environment that
encourages input from employees in making our farm more productive, efficient,
and fun.  While this is not an apprenticeship or teaching position there is a
lot of learning that happens on a daily basis and we are very open to sharing
all of our knowledge of running a business and growing vegetables.

We are seeking 1-2 full time field crew members for next season.  The field
crew, along with the managers, will be responsible for executing all of the
work of the farm.  These tasks include harvest, wash-up, planting, weeding,
CSA distribution, managing farmers markets, and some tractor work.  The whole
farm team works together to ensure that all of the core work of the farm is

In addition to the general team-oriented work each field crew member is given
a dedicated realm of responsibility (see the specific position descriptions
below).  These offer the opportunity to take on real responsibility and
ownership to some of the key elements of the farm.

For all of these positions we are looking for people who are positive, hard
and fast workers, who easily takes on responsibilities, and can work
productively both in groups and individually.  The ideal candidate has at
least 1 full season of farming experience, or the equivalent.  We offer a 5
day work-week; crew members are expected to work 45 hours/week during the main
season and to be flexible at times when additional hours are needed.  We
strive to maintain a sane and balanced work schedule but there are times that
we work a little later than usual or start a little earlier to get through
certain projects.

While these are seasonal positions we do have regular part time fall and
winter work and will give priority to applicants who have interest in working
through December and returning for a second season.

The positions run from early April (depending on weather) through October 31st
2016.  This is an hourly paid position.  We start all employees at $10/hour.
All of our employees also get lots of vegetables from the farm.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide housing at this time.  There are lots
of rental opportunities in the area.

If you are interested in any of these positions please send us a resume, a
letter describing why you would like to work at Crimson & Clover Farm, and 2
references. Applicants should list any specific realms they might be
interested in applying for.  We will arrange interviews with qualified
applicants.  These positions will be open until filled.

If you are interested then please contact Nate Frigard

Field Crew Member and Packhouse/Hoophouse Manager

In addition to assisting with harvest, planting, weeding and field related

Pack house responsibilities include:

  • Recording yields for all harvests
  • Washing all vegetables for our CSA distribution, farmers markets and wholesale orders
  • Clean and sanitize all harvest bins periodically
  • Assembling wholesale orders and keeping them organized
  • Clean pack-house after every harvest
  • Uphold the farm’s quality standards for each of our 45 crops
  • Coordinating one or two helpers during times of high volume

Field Crewmember and Groundskeeper/PYO Coordinator

In addition to assisting with harvest, planting, weeding and field related

Groundskeeper/PYO Coordinator responsibilities include:

  • Keeping the farm yard mowed and trimmed (weekly)
  • Mowing around and within the PYO garden (weekly)
  • Tractor mowing the field edges around the farm
  • Installing proper signage for our PYO crops that are available
  • Keep the farm manager up to date with PYO crop availability as well as PYO
  • field projects and weeding projects that are required
  • Some small carpentry projects around the farm

This is a great position for someone who loves mowing, landscaping and
farmscaping!  This is a critical position that allows us to present a clean,
comfortable, and fun environment to our CSA members.

Florence, MA