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experienced farm hand north tabor farm

  • Date Posted December 06, 2022
  • Location Chilmark, MA
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description North Tabor Farm is a small family farm on the island of Martha's Vineyard. While not certified, we practice entirely organically and incorporate regenerative growing techniques like cover cropping, tarping, and compost application. We grow on 5 acres of land, primarily salad greens, tomatoes, other specialty vegetables.  We also raise laying hens and pastured poultry. What we produce is sold mainly at our on-site farm stand and our local farmer's market. This island of Martha's Vineyard is a spectacular place to live and has a strong, young farming community. Job description Job Description
45+ hours per week
April - November 1st, 2022

Overview:
This position will be part of a small crew involving all areas of the growing process. Responsibilities will be diverse and will include the following:
Animal care, primarily moving and feeding chickens (potential processing of broilers)
Seeding, transplanting, weeding, and harvesting
Value-added processing and farm stand care
Irrigation and farm maintenance
Market preparation, market staffing
While you are part of a team, independent work will be expected. Work is fast-paced and physically demanding. This position is excellent for someone looking to get a full-picture experience of all aspects of operating a small farm.

Requirements:
This position requires previous farm experience; specific vegetable experience is a plus.
Candidates must have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, excellent communication, and listening skills, and be self-motivated and adaptable to the day-to-day demands of farming.
This position will involve driving farm vehicles, so a valid driver's license is required.

Work Environment & Schedule
The job will be 8+ hours daily, 4 weekdays, and 1 weekend day, with one unpaid 1/2 hour lunch. Start times are early, 7:00-8:00 am, and we work in all weather conditions. Outside of work, our team is social -- our crew usually hangs out with each other to go to the beach, go surfing, have bonfires, and do other fun activities. We encourage all interested candidates to check out our social media on Facebook and Instagram @northtaborfarm. We also have a website, www.northtaborfarm.com.

Compensation
This position pays $18 per hour plus a bonus of $1 per hour worked after season completion. Rustic on-site housing is included.
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