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We are now hiring shopkeepers and field crew members for the 2018 season. To apply for any of these positions, please send a resume, letter of interest and 2-3 references to Lise Holdorf at lise@barrettsmillfarm.com. Our Assistant Grower positions are filled for 2018.

About Barrett’s Mill Farm

Barrett's Mill Farm is a certified organic vegetable and fruit farm located on town-owned land in Concord, Massachusetts. The farm is 15 acres and includes over 1 acre of perennial crops (asparagus, gooseberries and blueberries). We sell the large majority of our produce through our farm stand and our CSA. In our fifth season we plan to increase our CSA and Bucks credit program size to 275 members. We provide free CSA shares and donate produce to a number of local non-profits, and we also offer reduced price memberships as part of the SNAP CSA program.

 

Shopkeeper

We are seeking full-time and part-time shopkeepers to staff our farm stand (which includes the CSA and farm store) from late May until late October.

Schedule:

  • Store coverage is needed Tuesday - Friday 11am - 7pm and Saturday 9am – 4pm.
  • The exact schedule for the season will be arranged with each shopkeeper. Minimum commitment of 20 hours/week. Saturdays are required.
  • Position runs late May until late October with the possibility of part time hours in November.
  • Applicants who are interested in gaining experience out in the field may be offered field hours in early May as well as the option to swap some store hours for hours with the field crew throughout the season.  

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere in the farm stand.
  • Answer customer questions about produce and the farm’s growing practices.  
  • Maintain an attractive produce display throughout the day. Bagging, bunching, and sorting produce, and restocking as necessary.
  • Wash produce bins, clean floors, and keep the farm stand and wash area organized and clean.
  • Calculate and make change for customer purchases.
  • Keep track of product inventory and notify farm managers if anything is running low.
  • Harvest small items as needed such as herbs or cherry tomatoes.
  • Break down farm stand produce display at the end of the day. Closing responsibilities include carrying bins of produce back to the cooler, cleaning the farm stand and wash area, and closing the barn and farm stand for the evening.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in customer service.
  • Familiarity cooking with fresh, seasonal produce.
  • Positive attitude, good sense of humor and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to lift and carry 40lbs over uneven ground.
  • Organized, punctual and attentive to detail.


Compensation:

Pay starts at $11/hour. The Shopkeeper will also receive a CSA membership (weekly vegetables starting in June, ending with last week of employment).

To apply, please send a resume, letter of interest and 2-3 references to Lise Holdorf at lise@barrettsmillfarm.com

 

Part-time Farm Chores

This is a great job for someone who likes to work independently and be around plants!

Responsibilities:

  • Opening the greenhouses and cold frames.
  • Thoroughly watering plants in the greenhouses and on the cold frames.
  • Occasionally washing produce bins.
  • Depending on interest and ability, mowing and tidying around the farmstand and greenhouses.

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Responsible, efficient and self-motivated.
  • Able to comfortably lift 30 lbs and walk over uneven ground.
  • Reliable transportation to the farm.
  • Prior experience with gardening or working in a greenhouse is a plus, but not required. 

Schedule:

  • Spring (March-May): 4 - 5 hours/week, Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Summer (June-August): 4 - 7 hours/week Sunday and Monday mornings
  • Weekend chore start times are dependent on the weather. On sunny days, ability to start by 8am is crucial in order to ventilate the greenhouses. Cloudier days allow for later starts.

 

Compensation:

Pay starts at $11/hour plus a CSA membership (about $35-$50 worth of vegetables per week starting in June, ending with last week of employment).

To apply, please send a resume, letter of interest and 2-3 references to Lise Holdorf at lise@barrettsmillfarm.com

 

Field Crew - positions filled for 2018

Field Crew members will work closely with the assistant growers and farm managers harvesting and washing produce, weeding, planting and seeding.  We work in all kinds of weather and tasks can be physically challenging and repetitive. We are looking for someone who is not only able to physically keep up with the fast pace of the job, but who also has a positive attitude, good sense of humor and is enthusiastic about vegetables!

 Requirements:

  • The ability to lift 40lbs repeatedly and to commit to a regular schedule.
  • Punctuality is essential.
  • Farming experience is not required but is a plus. 

Schedule:

  • May through August 2018, but additional fall hours may be available.
  • Field crew members are generally scheduled Tuesday - Saturday mornings (7am-noon), however the exact schedule can be arranged individually.
  • Field crew members must commit to at least 15 hours per week and availability on Saturdays is a plus.

Compensation:

Pay starts at $11/hour plus a CSA membership (weekly vegetables starting in June, ending with last week of employment).

To apply, please send a resume, letter of interest and 2-3 references to Lise Holdorf at lise@barrettsmillfarm.com

 

Assistant Grower - positions filled for 2018!

Assistant Growers work directly with the two farm manager/owners as well as summer part-time staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the farm team on day-to-day field and greenhouse tasks, including seeding, transplanting, mulching, hand weeding, hoeing, irrigation, harvesting, and farm store set-up and clean-up.
  • Regular independent work includes greenhouse watering, light carpentry and maintenance projects, assisting with store stocking, and at least one day per week washing and other post-harvest vegetable handling.
  • Candidates with prior farming experience or who stay on for a second season would also have the opportunity to take on higher responsibility tasks like tractor work, leading part-time workers and volunteers in regular farm tasks, or managing the greenhouse or harvests.

Qualifications:

  • A positive attitude, good sense of humor and a strong work ethic are essential qualities for this position.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and perform repetitive physical tasks in all types of weather conditions.
  • Ability to work efficiently independently, and cooperatively as a member of a small team.
  • Organized and attentive to detail.
  • Punctual. Reliable transportation to the farm is essential as on-farm housing is not available.
  • Experience working outdoors in all types of weather and/or experience in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Prior farming experience is not required but it is a plus.

Schedule:

  • Tuesday – Saturday, 7am – 4pm during busiest season (schedule will vary slightly seasonally)
  • April – early November
  • Assistant Growers who stay on for a second season will have the possibility of additional hours in March and until Thanksgiving.
  • We can be somewhat flexible about start and end dates, but full-time availability by May is a must

Compensation:

  • Pay starts at $12.50/hour. Fifteen minute morning break is paid, 1 hour lunch break is unpaid.
  • Assistant Growers who commit to the full season will be eligible for 1 week paid vacation after completing 12 weeks of employment in good standing.
  • Assistant Growers will receive a CSA share, plus extra veggies as available.
  • Participation in EMass CRAFT farm visits.

Please not that Assistant Growers are responsible for finding their own housing as we do not have on-farm housing.

To apply, please send a resume, letter of interest and 2-3 references to Lise Holdorf at lise@barrettsmillfarm.com