Employment

About the Farm and what we’re looking for:

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2019 marks our 20th year of diversified organic (not certified) vegetable, fruit and flower production.  In 2018 we fed 280 families through our summer CSA, 100 families through our fall CSA, and 50 families through our spring CSA, as well as onsite farm-stand, farm store, and restaurant sales. We are looking for hardworking, enthusiastic, self-motivated team players, serious about farming, with a positive attitude, stamina to work 10 hour days, move 50# bags, follow directions and pay attention to details, while having a good time for our Field Crew and Harvest positions.  We value those looking to stay with us into the future to build a greater understanding of what we do here, and thus become an asset to our farm.

Location:

Tracie’s Community Farm is located in the Monadnock region of NH, on 33 acres most of which is prime agriculture soil, classified as Becket fine sandy loam. We are 20 minutes from Keene, 40 minutes from Brattleboro VT and Northfield MA. We are 5 minutes from a beautiful lake where we go swimming on hot days, 10 minutes from Mt. Monadnock and many other great hikes in the area. We have a great community, with seasonal potlucks with live music and bonfires, many great contra dances in the area and other fun gatherings like pizza night at Orchard Hill where we get our freshly baked bread.

Field Crew Member
Full-time, Part-time, seasonal (April-November)

Position Details:
As a member of our Field Crew, you will be a part of a team of co-workers, aiding and assisting in a wide variety of different tasks and responsibilities. We are seeking individuals ready to work efficiently in a physically demanding and fast paced environment. We are looking for applicants with leadership ability and experience, as well as motivated applicants new to farming. Full and part-time positions available.

The Field Crew is the backbone of the farm, and many of the crew members have worked at the farm for multiple seasons. As such they are very skilled, efficient, knowledgeable, and often self-sufficient in their work.

The Field Crew most commonly work altogether or in smaller groups, and as such all candidates should generally be positive, easy to get along with, energetic, adaptable, and capable of clear and consistent communication.

Field Crew tasks range throughout the season, but during the height of harvest season, roughly from June through November, the Field Crew work is primarily harvesting and packing vegetables.

Responsibilities can at times be physically demanding, so all candidates must be capable of lifting heavy and awkward items, capable of performing repetitive tasks with a positive attitude and physical stamina, and able to work for long durations even in inclement weather.

Please note: Candidates must be able to repetitively lift 50 pounds and move heavy items. If you have a history of chronic back pain or other serious physical ailments or limitations, this position may not be a good fit for you.

Responsibilities:
● Harvesting
● Produce washing and packing
● Transplanting
● Hand-weeding
● Hoeing
● General farm labor as needed

Qualifications:
● Prior experience that is applicable to this position (farming/produce) is desired but not a must
● Attention to detail
● Punctuality and strong time management skills
● Positive and energetic disposition with strong interpersonal skills
● Strong back with the ability to lift heavy and awkward objects
● Ability to work well in both a team setting and independently
● Fast learner and ability to adapt to new positions and working with new people
● Ability to take direction, accept constructive feedback and to ask for help when needed
● Ability to work for long durations in inclement weather
● Ability to perform and endure repetitive physical work

Working Hours:
40-50/wk Full Time. Monday-Friday schedule, with additional working hours available for motivated individuals.

Compensation:
We start our farm laborers off at $8/hr plus a share of the harvest, and offer bonuses to team members that work through the entire season.

Reports to:
Farm Manager (Jack Rixey), Barn Manager (Angela Lapinsky), Field Manager (Will Kindler)

To Apply:
Please email a letter of interest, resume, and 2 references to:

Jack Rixey
Tracie’s Community Farm
farmers@traciesfarm.com

Please write “Field Crew Member” in the email subject line and include whether you are looking for Full or Part Time work