Title: Farm Hand
Hours: 42.5 hr week, 7:30 to 5 p.m., with some flexibility and seasonal changes
Report to: Field Crew Manager
Wage: See below
Experienced? See our Field Leader and Wash-Pack Leader positions for ages 18 and up
This entry-level, full-time position is responsible for the maintenance and harvest of all the varied crops within the departments of the field crew: asparagus to zucchini, peaches to potatoes and hay to hyacinths. We also have an apprentice-level paid position; please see details under Job Requirements, below.
From harvests of radishes to filling barns with hay, we are a highly diversified farm that picks produce directly for our own market daily. A seasonal peak of about 25 field hands will assist the experienced and knowledgeable Field Leader in carrying out all farm-wide activities. Team members should have a strong work ethic and be ready to learn about the tools and trades of farming. With a great diversity of tasks, this is the best position for someone new to farming and/or manual labor.
- Ability and willingness to work across disciplines on the field crew.
- Ability to follow all established procedures.
- Willingness and ability to perform manual labor.
- A desire for knowledge and a passion for farming and crops.
- Ability/ willingness to use and learn a variety of tools.
- Ability to move quickly while supporting our very high quality standards.
- Ability and willingness to ensure work areas, tools, vehicles and boxes are kept clean, tidy, sanitary and well cared for.
- 16 years old or older
- Must have held a previous job successfully
- Applicants 16 years and older who have not had a paying job before can request a apprentice position thats starts at $12/hour
- Must be self-motivated and team oriented
- U.S. driver’s license holders and non-smokers preferred
- This job requires patience and heavy lifting
We are looking for people who want to work hard, enjoy the company of their fellow workers, produce a worthwhile product, enjoy the outdoors (rain or shine) and apply their energies to the success of our cause. Good workers will find themselves in excellent company. Compensation is based on experience, $13/hour base.