Jobs

We are now hiring for the 2014 farm season.

boys onionsAt Langwater Farm, in order to produce high-quality organic vegetables, fruits, and flowers, we rely on having a strong, trustworthy, competent crew.   We are looking for dedicated, hardworking farm crew members to be involved in all aspects of production and marketing, including planting, weeding, harvesting, washing and packing vegetables, and selling produce at farmers’ markets and our farmstand.

Please note that while it can be very rewarding, farm work is also tough– it is physically demanding, with a fast pace and long hours outside in all kinds of weather, including hot, cold, and rainy weather.

We are looking for workers who are:

  • Experienced in production agriculture and field work
  • Responsible, reliable and trustworthy
  • Hard workers, physically strong and able to keep up with a fast pace
  • Quick learners, able to follow directions and learn new tasks
  • Personable with a good attitude and enjoy interacting with customers and farm visitors
  • Have a valid drivers license
  • Interested in agriculture, food and farming

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Current Openings for the 2014 season:

Farmstand Crew

Applicants must have a flexible schedule with availability during daytime hours. Both part-time and full-time positions are available. Applicants must be available to work from May through the end of December.

Position Description: Key sales and service position at the busy farmstand of a small, diversified, certified organic family farm. Starts early May and runs through late December.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions: Position is chiefly responsible for customer service and culinary advice, as well as display management. Reliability and trustworthiness, with a cheerful, engaging personality and a love of vegetables are all essential. The crew member’s duties include opening and running all farmstand sales and distribution operations, washing, packing, stocking produce, and closing up for the day.

Qualification Requirements:
a. Skills & Experience: excellent customer service skills; a love of vegetables and cooking; the ability to multitask the various aspects of our multifaceted distribution system.

b. Physical demands are a major part of this position and are: ability to lift 40 lbs to waist height frequently throughout the day; ability to work outside in all weather, as well as in a farmstand building that is not climate controlled; ability to work in an environment that is often dirty, dusty and/or muddy and wet.

Special consideration will be given for general knowledge of agricultural and food system issues and an aesthetic eye or drawing ability.

Our farm crew is an enthusiastic and hard-working bunch who LOVE to talk food. Join us and be part of the team producing the best food around. To apply, follow the instructions below. Please no phone calls.

Field Crew

Applicants must have a flexible schedule with availability during daytime hours. Both part-time and full-time positions are available. Applicants must be available to work from May through the end of December.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions: Working in the greenhouse (filling pots, seeding), transplanting in the field, weeding, harvesting, washing & packing produce for distribution.photo (62)

Qualification Requirements:
a. Skills & Experience: strong work ethic, work well with others, ability to work independently and productively, attentive to detail

b. Physical demands are a major part of this position and are: ability to lift 50 lbs frequently throughout the day; ability to work outside in all weather, and in an environment that is often dirty, dusty and/or muddy and wet.

 

Interested in working with us?  Please contact us by email at langwaterfarm@gmail.com with:

  • Your name
  • Contact information (be sure to include email and phone)
  • Experience in production agriculture and field work
  • Other relevant skills or experiences (including retail, customer service, knowledge of food and cooking, etc)
  • Past work experiences and/or resume
  • Why you are interested in working with us

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

4 thoughts on “Jobs

  1. I am 14 years old and live in Norton. do I have any chance working at the farm? if so what jobs could I do and what are the payments and hours? thank you.

  2. Anything part time? I work full time but would love to work afternoons/weekends in the farm stand. I am an experienced vegetable gardener and love to cook to with fresh organic ingredients. I also have 5+ years retail management experience. Thanks.

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