(Framingham, MA) Stearns Farm hiring for 2017 growing season

Stearns Farm is hiring either two A ssistant Growers or one Assistant Manager (with at least two years of farming experience) for the 2017 season. The job description that is attached mostly outlines the basics for the Assistant Grower positions, but we can talk about increased pay and responsibility, and extending the length of employment significantly for the right applicant. While teamwork is an important aspect of the culture at Stearns, this is a great opportunity to gain significant farm management experience and to work with a fair amount of autonomy and self direction in a supportive, community oriented environment. And Stearns is a gorgeous little farm!

Position: Assistant Grower(s) OR Assistant Manager
Location: 862 Edmands Road, Framingham, MA
Type: Temporary, Seasonal, Full-Time position, averaging 40 hours per week for thirty-one weeks.
Compensation: Competitive, negotiable, and dependent on experience (starts at $525 per week minimum); workers’ compensation; 5 paid days off per season; produce from the farm; participation in Eastern Massachusetts Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) workshops.

Stearns Farm CSA, located on 2 acres of sandy bottom-land in Framingham, MA, is a CSA farm now in its 26th season. We are seeking two Assistant Growers to help with all aspects of farm operations. Candidates must: have a strong work ethic, be able to communicate clearly, have a sense of humor, and enjoy working with a diverse group of people. Tractor experience heartily welcomed, but not necessary.  Assistant Manager position, with corresponding responsibilities, extended season, and pay, would be considered for the right person.  A valid driver’s license and the ability to lift 50 pounds is required. This is a temporary, seasonal, full-time position, averaging 40 hours per week for thirty-one weeks, starting in April and ending in early November.  

Stearns Farm has created an environment that encourages the community to actively participate in many aspects of the farming process. It is a beautiful, peaceful haven including 2 acres of tillable land for vegetable production, as well as perennial berries, a flower garden, a children’s garden and culinary and herbal tea gardens.  
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to the farm manager.
Contact: Melanie Hardy, Farm Manager
Email: melanieatstearns@gmail.com

Stearns Farm in Framingham, MA