Massachusetts: First Root Farm seeks Farm Partner/Co-Manager

23 Jan

First Root Farm in Concord, MA seeks a third farm partner/co-manager for the 2011 & 2012 seasons.

First Root Farm is a small vegetable farm with a big heart. We farm on 1.5 acres of historic farmland in Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, MA. We run a 45-member CSA and sell vegetables to local restaurants and specialty food businesses. We also take care of a flock of sweet and hilarious hens. We use organic & sustainable growing practices, host community work days and farm potlucks, and cultivate a cooperative, community-driven, joyful, and laid-back work atmosphere.

This is a full-time, year-round position with seasonally variable work. First Root is a largely hand-powered farm, so please have experience getting it done without a tractor. The third farmer will work directly with the existing farmers, sharing an equal workload skewed towards personal strengths. First Root Farm is committed to creating a social justice oriented farm environment. As a community-sustained & sustaining farm, interested farmers must be dedicated to working with volunteers of all ages and abilities.

Responsibilities include: Being an active member of the three-person team of farmers in all aspects of vegetable production & field work; whole-farm planning; woil sustainability and enhancement; CSA & restaurant business management; chicken care; winter share planning & distribution.

Benefits include: Housing & utilities; coop-style living in a fantastic farmhouse in the National Park, 1/4 mile from the farm, close to commuter rail & bus; lots of farm produce all year round. Salary TBD

We are looking to fill this position immediately.

To apply: Submit a letter of interest. Include work experience, strengths and weaknesses, why you think First Root is a good fit for you, and 2-3 references who know you and your work style well. Apply to: firstrootfarm@gmail.com

 

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