Job Post: Assistant Grower, Upswing Farm, Ashland, MA

Assistant Grower Position
Upswing Farm
2017 Growing Season
Posted: January 8th, 2017

Upswing Farm is seeking one motivated beginning farmer to join their team for the farm’s second growing season.  This person will work closely with both farmers in all aspects of vegetable production.  We are particularly interested in working with an individual with clear career goals in agriculture, and will invest in their development with on-farm training and side-by-side instruction.  The timeframe of the position is flexible for the right candidate.

Start date: May 1st-May 15th (flexible)
End date: August 15th-August 30th, with the potential to continue working until December.
Schedule: Five days/week, either Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday, 7am-4pm

Responsible for Assisting the Farm Managers in all aspects of:
• Seedling Production and Propagation
• Fertility Management
• Bed Preparation
• Transplanting and Direct Seeding
• Cultivation
• Disease and Pest Management
• Harvest
• Wash and Storage
• Distribution and Sales

Skills and Competencies:
• Ability to lift and carry 50lbs repeatedly • Ability to work long hours in all kinds of weather conditions • Good communication skills • Able and eager to learn through work and experience • Interested in all aspects of vegetable production and sales • Strong work ethic

Previous farming experience is not required.  However, candidates without farmer references should be able to demonstrate their ability to work in a farm environment through other relevant experience.  All candidates will be asked to come to the farm for a working interview before being hired.

Compensation: $11-$12/hour

Benefits: Vegetables and fruit from the farm, opportunity to purchase bought- in products at cost, $200 educational stipend to be used for workshops, conferences or educational materials during employment, $200 gear stipend, and paid participation in EMass CRAFT.

About Us: Upswing Farm is a small, for-profit farm operating on 12 acres on the border of Ashland/Holliston, MA.  We grow a wide variety of vegetables and some fruit for a 3 season CSA, farm stand, farmers market and wholesale accounts.  We grow on leased land that we are working hard to preserve for agricultural production.  To learn more about the farm and farmers, visit our

To Apply: Please email a resume, cover letter and two references to Brittany Sidway Overshiner,  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Upswing Farm does not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, race, national origin, sexual orientation, age or religion.

Physical Address
Upswing Farm
28 South St
Ashland, MA 02019

Mailing Address
Upswing Farm
10 Cutler St
Bellingham, MA 02019

Phone: 508-444-9433

Upswing Farm in Ashland, MA