Langwater Farm (LWF) in North Easton, MA is hiring for 2018 and beyond. Langwater is a 100 acre, Certified Organic farm with 50 acres in production. Since 2010, we’ve provided year-round, high-quality vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit to Boston, Providence and our surrounding communities. Our markets include a 350-member CSA, farm stand, restaurants, wholesale, and 4 weekly farmers markets.
CUT FLOWER GROWER
The LWF Cut Flower Grower runs all aspects of cut flower production from seeding to designing and making bouquets. We grow ¼ acre of annual cut flowers including one high tunnel. We are beginning to add perennial flowers and foliage to the landscape. In the woodlands and field edges, this land hosts diverse species for foraged plant material. Langwater’s floral offerings include a Pick-Your-Own Flower Share, farm stand bouquets and seasonal wreaths. The Cut Flower Grower is responsible for communicating with the management team around necessary tractor work or field work that may require assistance from the Field Crew.
2+ years experience in agriculture
Strong understanding of and skillset in cut flower production
Lush, seasonal design sensibility and experience in floral design
Ability to work with a sense of urgency and maintain a swift pace, looking for efficiencies in independent tasks
Aptitude for self-driven, independent work
Drivers license and reliable transportation
Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly
Willingness to “wear multiple hats” and contribute to other aspects of the farm
This is a part-time, seasonal position averaging 24 hours/week with the potential for year-round work for the right candidate. The Cut Flower Grower joins us in April and works through the end of December. Outside of the peak flower season (July-October), the Cut Flower Grower may step into other roles in the greenhouse, field, packhouse or farm stand (depending on the individual’s skills and interests). In December, the Cut Flower Grower leads wreath design and production. This position may be combined with another management role at the farm for the right candidate. In the past, this role has been combined with the Greenhouse Manager role.
We offer a competitive hourly wage commensurate with experience. Additionally, all employees enjoy farm produce and a 20% discount in the Langwater Farm Stand. LWF management staff are encouraged to participate in relevant professional development opportunities.
To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume and 2 relevant references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the position title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. For more information on the farm, visit www.langwaterfarm.com.