Massachusetts: Silverwood Organic Farm seeks four Seasonal Growers

7 Dec

Silverwood Organic Farm is a 400-member CSA situated on 100 acres of privately-owned and leased land in Sherborn, MA.  We cultivate 15 acres of certified organic vegetables, berries, and herbs for distribution from June through October.  We are committed to providing high-quality, diverse, and fresh produce to our members.

For the 2011 season, we are hiring four Seasonal Growers to help with all aspects of production and distribution. 

Dates: May 1-late October, 2011 

Hours: Monday through Friday; hours vary during season from 40-60 and will include at least one weekend a month for greenhouse watering 

Compensation: $1600 monthly stipend, workman’s comp, 5 days paid time-off, produce from the farm, and participation in EMASSCRAFT meetings 

Responsibilities: The Seasonal Growers are involved in all aspects of production and distribution.  Specific responsibilities include greenhouse management; possible tractor operation; infrastructure and irrigation management; field prep; planting and weeding; insect and disease control; harvesting; washing and packing; and CSA distributions.  S/he is supervised by and works closely with the farm manager and assistant farm manager.  

Qualifications: One to three seasons of farming experience, preferably in an organic system, is required.  Additionally, applicants should have serious interest in CSAs, sustainable agriculture, and certified organic standards.  The ability to bring enthusiasm, initiative, and good humor to the intense working conditions of the season is essential.  Also, applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule, able to lift 50 lbs, and have a valid driver’s license. 

To Apply: Please send resume and letter of interest to Jonathan Martínez, Assistant Farm Manager, at jmartinez@silverwoodorganicfarm.com.  If you have any questions about the position or Silverwood Organic Farm, please contact Jonathan by email or phone, 508-545-1380 x115.  We will contact qualified applicants to schedule a farm visit and interview.  For more information about this and other job openings, please our website at www.silverwoodorganicfarm.com 

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