The Neighborhood Farm is small, all natural vegetable farm in Wayland, MA. 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 currently looking for farm stand staff who are comfortable with customer service and sales, creating displays, talking to people about cooking and gardening, and also doing a bit of side work around the farm that might include planting, weeding, watering, greenhouse work, and harvesting.
Previous farm, farmers market, or farm stand 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, even in the farm stand, so we look to hire people who are flexible and are able to change direction easily.
The farm stand is open Wednesdays through Sundays. We have both part time and full time positions available. Our full time position is condensed into 4 longer days. In general, farm stand staff work from about 9AM to 7PM.
2019 is our second season entirely on our new land at the historic Mainstone Farm property in Wayland. One of our biggest projects this year will be expanding operations at our on site farm stand. We moved our farm from Medfield to Wayland over the past 2 years, and have since built a greenhouse, a high tunnel, moved our crops and infrastructure, and run the existing farm stand in a limited capacity. This year we will continue building infrastructure, developing systems, establishing new planting areas, and expanding our offerings at the farm stand. Overall activities at the farm this year should provide fascinating experiences for anyone interested in the process of starting a farm, breaking in new land, and expanding marketing channels.
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.
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.
Preference is given to candidates able to work the full season from spring through mid December. Year round work may be available for those interested, and the farm stand is open through the winter with more limited hours. Candidates must 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 local housing (there is no housing on this land) and reliable transportation (we are not accessible by public transportation.)
Compensation starts at $12/hour and is based 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.
To apply: email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application