Full time Field Crew
Apponagansett Farm is hiring one full time field worker to fill out our team this year. The job is from May through October and is 40 hours/week for most of the season with fewer hours at the start and end. Typical hours are 8-4:30 with a half hour unpaid lunch. Our field crew helps with all aspects of growing.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: greenhouse work, field prep (spreading amendments, rock removal, etc.), transplanting, weeding, hoeing, harvesting, washing and packing, feeding and watering chickens, and field edge/fence maintenance (mowing and weed-whacking).
Strong work ethic, dependable, and excellent attention to detail
Enthusiasm and the ability to work at a fast pace both independently or as part of a team
Ability to work in adverse weather (heat, rain, cold)
Valid drivers’ license preferred and dependable transportation a must
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Past experience on a vegetable farm and/or a strong interest in vegetable production are preferred
Sense of humor and easy going personality would go a long way
An in-person working interview is required prior to hiring
Hourly pay ($11-13/hr. depending on experience), veggies, worker’s comp, and ability to earn sick days. No housing is provided.
Please email a letter of introduction (tell us a bit about you), resume and two work-related references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Apponagansett Farm is a 6 acre chemical-free farm located on three different properties in South Dartmouth. We grow vegetables, flowers, herbs and some fruit following sustainable practices and nutrient dense farming principles. We rotationally graze about 400 chickens on pasture for egg production. We have a diversified marketing strategy, including a 100-member summer CSA, a 40-member winter CSA, a seasonal farm stand, summer & winter Farmers’ Markets, and wholesaling to local restaurants and grocery stores. Food access in low income areas is important to us. We are a SNAP/HIP retailer, we participate in a subsidized CSA program and a new mobile market in New Bedford. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality produce to our customers and believe in great customer service.