Sunshine Farm in Sherborn is looking a assistant farmer grower for our highly diversified operation.
Job requirements: One year experience minimum working on a vegetable farm. Valid drivers license, tractor and machinery operation experience. We have 3 JD tractors and many machines including mowers,sprayers,tillers,transplanters ,bedshapers. Also many irrigation systems including drip and overhead sprinklers. Applicants with mechanical skills and trade experience are preferred. Able to lift 50 lbs. Work outside all weather.
We grow 45 acres of fruits and vegetables and flowers. We retail at our farm stand, small CSA, PYO and 3 farmers markets. We are IPM, use many sustainable practices (drip irrigation, solar,high tunnels, compost). Job includes all aspects of growing produce from start to final sale. 40-50 hours a week. Pay commensurate with experience.
Job description: Must be proficient at tractor and machinery operations. Daily watering and greenhouse plant care early season. Also in charge of supervising crew and planting vegetables on 45 acres of mixed fruit and vegetables. Includes lots of tractor operations running the field transplanting crew ,field tillage, mowing, washing, packing produce for our farm stand. CSA and farmers markets. May help setup markets if needed.
Hours are 7:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays. Saturday 7:00 am to 3 pm farmers market and/or PYO fruit sales including driving haywagon with customers to picking areas.
Starting April 1 through October 31,2018. Shorter hours available for November and December. send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply in person.