Jobs

We are now hiring for the 2016 farm season and beyond.

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Langwater Farm is a 100 acre, Certified Organic farm with 50 acres in vegetable production. We provide year-round, high-quality vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit to Boston, Providence and our surrounding communities. Our markets include a 350-member CSA, farm stand, restaurants, wholesale, and 5 weekly farmers’ markets. In our seventh season, we’re a hard-working team that values efficient farm systems. We enjoy friendly competition and have been known to keep a stopwatch in the field while harvesting kale. You won’t be disappointed by our work ethic!

All the details on the Field and Farm Stand positions are below & attached. To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume and 2 relevant references to langwaterfarm@gmail.com. Please include the position title that you are applying for in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Experienced Field Crew Member

This is a great opportunity for someone with a couple seasons of vegetable farming under their belt to join our team! A rare chance to work on an organic farm of this scale in Eastern MA.

Responsibilities 

Experienced Field Crew Members participate in a wide range of fieldwork in annual vegetable production including transplanting, harvesting, hoeing, hand weeding and mulching. Additionally, there are opportunities to specialize based on an individual’s strengths and interests. These focus areas include Harvest Leader, Weeding Crew Leader, Wash/Pack and Farmers Markets. In each of these focus areas, an Experienced Crew Member would work alongside and be trained by Farm Mangers before leading small crews, packing wholesale orders or taking the lead at a weekly farmers’ market.

Experienced Field Crew Members gain…

  • Understanding of efficient systems for harvesting, washing and packing produce1013074_561504497222296_1656926020_n
  • Knowledge of the cultural techniques we employ to produce high quality organic produce
  • Insight into how management decisions are made on a sustainable, organic farm
  • Opportunity to participate in weekly discussions of UMASS Extension’s Veg Notes

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years experience in vegetable production
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment
  •  Ability to maintain good spirits and morale in all weather
  • Drivers license and reliable transportation
  •  Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly
  • Must be able to work at least one weekend day

Schedule

This is a full-time, full-season position with the potential for year-round work for the right candidate. Our daily schedule is seasonally variable with a start-time beginning at 8:00 am and moving to 6:00 am by the height of the season. Field Crew Members join us in early May and work full-time (40-60 hours/week) through Thanksgiving. Field Crew Members work 5-6 days per week, with one weekend day required. Thanksgiving through the end of the year, will be part-time (20-30 hours/week). Part-time, off-season work (January-April) is available for the right candidate. Off-season work includes harvesting greens, packing wholesale orders and staffing winter markets.

Compensation

We offer a $10 – $12/hour starting wage based on experience. Additionally, all employees enjoy farm produce and a 20% discount in the Langwater Farm Stand.

Experienced Farm Stand Crew Member

This is a great opportunity for someone with retail experience to work in a gratifying, hardworking environment on a beautiful, organic farm. We will begin accepting applications for farm stand crew members in March. 

Responsibilities

Experienced Farm Stand Crew Members participate in all aspects of running a bustling farm stand. Our Farm Stand Crew is the positive, professional face of the farm. Work includes designing and implementing displays, stocking produce, washing produce, selling vegetables and discussing food with customers. The nature of the position requires high attention to detail and produce quality.

Experience Farm Stand Crew Members gain…

  • Understanding of efficient systems for washing, packing and storing produce
  • Knowledge of aesthetics and strategies for designing outstanding displays
  • Experience interacting with a broad range of customers brought together by a commitment to delicious, high quality, local food

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years experience in retail12006346_950519264987482_5923438761540863954_n
  • Love of food and interest in local food
  • Ability to talk about vegetables and basic cooking techniques
  •  Ability to work at a fast pace while maintaining a positive, professional demeanor
  • Reliable transportation
  •  Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly
  • Must be able to work at least one weekend day

Schedule

This is a full-time, full-season position with the potential for year-round work for the right candidate. Our daily schedule starts at 8:30 am. Farm Stand Crew Members join us in early May and work full-time (40 hours) through the end of the year. Part-time, off-season work (January-April) is available for the right candidate. Off-season work includes harvesting greens, packing wholesale orders and staffing winter markets.

Compensation

We offer a $10 – $12/hour starting wage based on experience. Additionally, all employees enjoy farm produce and a 20% discount in the Langwater Farm Stand.

We will review applications and contact you.  Thank you for your interest in working at Langwater Farm!