Field or Weeding Crew

Location: 
Weston, Massachusetts
Publication Date: 
Monday, February 11, 2013 (All day)
Company Name: 
Land's Sake Farm

Land's Sake Farm in Weston, MA, is excited to introduce two different ways to join our tight-knit, hard-working, fun-loving crew for the 2013 season!

 
  • If you are interested in morning work Tuesday through Friday and don't mind weeding in the company of other entertaining folks, our Weeding Crew position could be for you. The work is physically challenging but very rewarding, and more than a few weeding crew members in past years have loved this introduction to organic farming so much that they are farmers themselves now!
 
  • If you have a few full days a week to commit to farming and would like a broader experience in what we do as farmers, the Field Crew position might suit you better. You will help out with weeding projects alongside the Weeding Crew, but you will also get to plant, harvest, and perform field work such as tomato staking and tying under the supervision of the full-season farm staff. This position is new at Land's Sake and would be great for someone with an interest in learning many of the basics in farming without a full-time commitment.
 
 
Please see the detailed job descriptions attached for more information. Feel free to contact me at stephanie@landssake.org with any questions.

For the 2013 season, Land’s Sake Farm in Weston, MA, is looking for two to three enthusiastic, dependable, hard-working, and dynamic folks to join our well-established farm team as Field Crew. This is a part-time position that will run from June 1st through Mid-September for 2-3 days a week.

Field Crew members will work closely with the full-time farmers, as well as the Weeding Crew, to operate a busy and complex community farm operation. We grow for a good sized CSA program, a very busy farm stand, and a donations contract with the town of Weston. We also work with our education program to create opportunities for volunteers and young community members to have experiences on the farm. We strive to make Land’s Sake a welcoming, community-centered farm for all involved, including customers, shareholders, campers and staff.

As a Field Crew member, you will assist in many aspects of running the farm and will participate in everything from weeding and planting to harvest and other field chores, such as tomato staking and tying. Applicants should be enthusiastic about learning, communication, having fun and working hard, and must be able to work independently as well as with a team. You can expect to work long hours in all weather conditions, and a can-do attitude is a must.

Depending on your schedule and our needs, you will work either two or three days a week, eight hours a day, regularly. We would prefer Tuesdays and Thursdays with the additional options of Fridays or Saturdays, but there is some flexibility. The eight hour work day would start at 7:30AM sharp and go through about 4:30PM with an hour (unpaid) break for lunch. We will give preference to candidates who can commit to working the entirety of the time period from June to Mid-September.

Field Crew members will receive as compensation:

  • $10/hr.
  • worker's compensation.
  • free produce from farm and discounts on other goods sold at the farm stand.

Qualifications: a sincere interest in vegetable production; a driver’s license; a clean driving record; the ability to lift 50 lbs; the ability to work for long periods of time in all weather conditions; reliable transportation; sunny disposition (for those long hours in the field).

To apply, please send a brief letter of interest, your resume, and three reference to stephanie@landssake.org.

For the 2013 season, Land’s Sake Farm in Weston, MA, is looking for four enthusiastic, dependable, hard-working, and dynamic folks to join our well-established farm team as Weeding Crew. This is a half-day (morning) position that will run from May 21st through August 31st for 4 days a week.

Weeding Crew members will work under the supervision of the full-time farmers to weed, weed, weed out our crops until we can get them to harvest! We grow for a good sized CSA program, a very busy farm stand, and a donations contract with the town of Weston. We also work with our education program to create opportunities for volunteers and young community members to have experiences on the farm. We strive to make Land’s Sake a welcoming, community-centered farm for all involved, including customers, shareholders, campers and staff.

As a Weeding Crew member, you will be expected to be comfortable (or at least willing and able) weeding for close to five hours straight each morning through rain, heat, bugs, and cold.  You will spend much of that time on your hands and knees, with some time spent upright hoeing as well. It is not an easy job but can be very rewarding and enjoyable with the right mindset and has spurred many a crew member into full-time jobs farming! Applicants should be enthusiastic about learning, communication, having fun and working hard, and must be able to work independently as well as with a team.

Your schedule would run Tuesday through Friday from 7:30AM sharp through 12:30PM with a 15 minute break mid-morning. We will give preference to candidates who can to commit to working the entirety of the time period from late May to the end of August.

Weeding Crew members will receive as compensation:

  • $9.50/hr.
  • worker's compensation.
  • free produce from farm and discounts on other goods sold at the farm stand.

Qualifications: an interest in vegetable production; the ability to work for long periods of time in all weather conditions; reliable transportation; sunny disposition (for those long hours in the field).

To apply, please send a brief letter of interest, your resume, and three references to stephanie@landssake.org.