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Posted: Mon, March 23, 2020

Hadley, MA job


40-60 hours per week, April – November

Next Barn Over is a 50-acre, organic vegetable farm in Hadley, MA. We grow forty crops for our 600 member CSA and several local wholesale customers. Field crew is involved in all aspects of crop production including seeding in the greenhouse, transplanting, weeding, and harvesting. Pay starts at $12.75/hr and is commensurate with experience.

We are looking for someone who:
Is passionate about sustainable agriculture with an interest in commercial organic vegetable production.
Desires to learn from an experienced crew.
Is a team player that can also work independently.
Has a strong and efficiency-minded work ethic.
Has good attention to detail, and is able to balance speed with high quality standards.
Possesses a positive can-do attitude.
Is able to repeatedly lift 50+ pound items.
Spanish language is a plus.
Responsibilities include:
Greenhouse work: including seeding, transplanting, filling seedling trays with soil, moving seedling trays around and out of the greenhouse
Field work: including transplanting by machine and hand, hoeing, hand weeding, managing row cover, trellising, mulching
Harvest work: is mostly done by hand for the many vegetable crops we grow. It is fast-paced and requires a lot of heavy lifting and the ability to balance speed with meticulous counting and quality control.
Post-harvest work: including washing, sorting, and packing.
Operation of farm vehicles
Clean up of farm waste and organization of materials
Some additional tasks such as: light carpentry, painting, building and equipment maintenance.