Hiring: Field Crew – Next Barn Over

Feb 10 2022
Published by under Food in the Pioneer Valley

Field Crew

40-60 hours per week, May – November

Next Barn Over is a 50-acre, organic vegetable farm in Hadley, MA. We grow forty crops for our 800-member CSA and several local wholesale customers. Field crew is involved in all aspects of crop production including seeding in the greenhouse, transplanting, weeding, and harvesting. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Qualifications:

  • Passionate about sustainable agriculture with a special interest in commercial organic vegetable production
  • Excited to learn from an experienced crew
  • A team player that can also work independently
  • Strong and efficiency-minded work ethic
  • Good attention to detail, able to balance speed with high quality standards
  • Positive attitude
  • Able to repeatedly lift 50+ pound items
  • Spanish language is a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Greenhouse work: including seeding, transplanting, filling seedling trays with soil, moving seedling trays around and out of the greenhouse
  • Field work: including transplanting by machine and hand, hoeing, hand weeding, managing row cover, trellising, mulching
  • Harvest work: is mostly done by hand for the many vegetable crops we grow. It is fast-paced and requires a lot of heavy lifting and the ability to balance speed with meticulous counting and quality control
  • Post-harvest work: including washing, sorting, and packing
  • Operation of farm vehicles
  • Clean up of farm waste and organization of materials
  • Some additional tasks such as: light carpentry, painting, building and equipment maintenance.

Applicants please reach out to: info@nextbarnover.com

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