Title: Farm Field Leader
Dept: Field
Hours: 45 hours weekly, 7:30 to 5pm with some flexibility, and seasonal changes
Season: 6 month minimum.
Report to: Field Crew Manager
Wage: See below

Photo by Alison Shaw

Under the direction of and in concert with the Field Crew Manager, this position leads our vegetable growers.  We select 10 high performing staff to be our core farm team. This core team will be the stewards of our growing methods and systems and the standards and skills of our farm, and will instruct and work alongside the larger team of Field Hands to meet the quality and production standards to fill our store with the best possible produce. 

Field Leaders often receive a specialization area, such as alliums, tomatoes, greens, roots, etc., to champion and represent. This is the position where you can learn the most about our farm and get a real understanding of our cropping systems.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ability and willingness to work across disciplines on the field crew.
  • Ability to follow all established procedures, and instruct others.
  • Willingness and ability to easily advise and assist others on the crew.
  • Knowledge of and passion for farming and crops and the soils and people that produce them.
  • Ability to use a variety of tools and instruct others on their use.
  • Efficiency in budgeting time and effort, and to record them correctly.
  • Ability and willingness to ensure work areas, tools, vehicles and boxes are kept clean, tidy and well cared for.

Position Requirements:

  • Prior farming/agriculture experience with MGF or another produce farm
  • Full or near full season commitment; April/ May to November with several positions available 12 months
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Management tact and skill, ability to motivate the farmhands in their work
  • 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, $15/ hour base. Apply online »»