Longnook Meadows Farm is a small organic vegetable and fruit farm nestled in the heart of the National Seashore in Truro MA, one mile from the Atlantic Ocean and one mile from Cape Cod Bay. We sell our vegetables to restaurants and stores and at our farm stand and local farmer’s market.
We are seeking a farm worker / intern for the 2014 growing season for a wide range of work.
We are looking for a motivated, reliable individual with a positive attitude and good work ethic who is enthusiastic about sustainable farming and who will be committed to helping our farm succeed. This job will provide an opportunity to learn greenhouse plant production, organic field production, farmer’s market preparation and work, as well as the opportunity to operate farm machinery.
You will learn all aspects of greenhouse seeding, propagating and transplanting. Responsibilities would also include field planting, soil health and preparation, weed and pest management, irrigation, hand and mechanical cultivation, harvesting, and the necessary quality control required for growing and selling.
To apply: submit a letter of interest, your resume, and 2-3 references
-In your letter please indicate past work experiences,
and why you think you would be a good fit.
-Our ideal worker would be a non-smoker with some mechanical skills, their own means of transportation and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Skill at using power tools is a plus.
-Must have an aptitude for physically demanding work in all weather as well as the desire and ability to take on the challenges of the farm season, including fast paced work and a physically demanding schedule.
-Valid drivers license.
-Have an up to date tetanus shot.
-Hourly rate commensurate with experience. On farm lodging is not available.
-Weekly stipend: commensurate with experience.