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Farm Stand and CSA Shopkeeper Barrett's Mill Farm +1 more

  • Date Posted July 30, 2020
  • Location Concord, MA
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description Barrett's Mill Farm is a certified organic vegetable and fruit farm located on 15 acres of town-owned land in Concord, Massachusetts. We strive to farm in a way that will keep the land healthy and productive for generations to come. In 2020, our seventh season of production, we are growing for over 300 members as well as farm stand customers. We also donate vegetables to local hunger relief organizations and participate in the Healthy Initiatives Pilot (HIP) for SNAP customers. Employees work closely on a daily basis with Lise and Melissa, the two owner/managers. For more information about us please visit our website. Job description

We are seeking a friendly and energetic Shopkeeper to help staff our bustling farm stand (which includes the CSA and farm store) for the late summer and fall. This is a great opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic about vegetables and who likes being close to nature while interacting with the community!
 

Schedule:
  • Store coverage is needed Tuesday-Friday 10am - 7pm. Shorter shifts (10am-4pm or 3pm- 7pm are a possibility). Hours may also be available Saturdays 8am – 4pm.

  • Position runs late August until late October. Possibility of some hours in November.

  • Applicants who are interested in gaining experience out in the field may be offered some field hours.

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere in the farm stand and CSA.

  • Ensure food safety and COVID-19 safety protocols are followed.

  • Answer customer questions about produce and the farm’s growing practices.

  • Maintain an attractive produce display throughout the day. Bag, bunch, sort and stock produce as necessary.

  • Wash produce bins, clean floors, and keep the farm stand and wash area organized and clean.

  • Ring up 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:

In addition to an hourly wage, shopkeepers will also receive a CSA membership (weekly vegetables starting in June, ending with last week of employment).

Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $13.00 - $15.00 Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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