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Organic Farm Assistant Grower Silverwood Organic Farm

  • Date Posted February 01, 2018
  • Location Sherborn, MA
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description Silverwood Organic Farm is situated on over 100 acres of land in Sherborn, Massachusetts - a small town in the western suburbs of Boston.  The fields are historic Massachusetts farm land and the Farm continues a tradition of providing for the surrounding community that dates back over 300 years.  

Silverwood Organic Farm’s mission is to reclaim and restore historic farmland as a community resource for the production of certified organic, locally grown produce using sustainable farming methods. The Farm sells its certified organic produce direct to select retailers and restaurants on a wholesale basis.  High quality, fresh, organic produce is grown using techniques that are respectful of the environment and that naturally replenish soil nutrients.  

www.silverwoodorganicfarm.com Job Description Assistant Grower Job Description

For the 2018 season, we are hiring an Assistant Grower to contribute to the management, production, and distribution at our certified organic vegetable farm located in Sherborn, MA.

Dates: April through November 1, 2018

Hours: Monday through Friday.  Hours vary throughout the season from 30-50 hours per week.

Compensation: Hourly wage is based on experience. Workman’s compensation and produce from the farm offered.

Responsibilities: The Assistant Grower is involved in all aspects of production and distribution, including greenhouse work; infrastructure and irrigation management; operating tractors and equipment; field prep; planting and weeding; insect and disease control; harvesting; washing and packing; and delivery and distribution to our wholesalers. S/he is supervised by and works closely with the farm managers.  The Assistant Grower will be responsible for solely managing field crew, harvests, and other managerial tasks throughout the season.

Qualifications: One to three seasons of farming experience is required.  Prior experience operating tractors and an understanding of farm infrastructure, i.e. greenhouses, irrigation systems, deer fencing, is also preferred.  Additionally, applicants should have a serious interest in 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.

 

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