Employment

About the Farm and what we’re looking for:

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2020 marks our 21st year of diversified pesticide-and-herbicide-free 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.


Positions

Full Time Crew Member (1 position available)

Hours: 7am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday, May-November, time off on request

Pay: $10/hr for first 60 days and $11/hr thereafter, annual raises, lunch included M-F, rudimentary lodging available

Requirements: Able to lift 50#, can work physical labor on your feet for 10 hours, willing to take the lead in the field, serious interest in farming, able to follow directions and work as part of a team, close attention to detail, and willingness to learn

Age Range: 18+

We are looking to fill one full time position on our team for the 2020 season. We are replacing a long time crew member, so applicants with experience get priority. Additionally, applicants with long term interest/availability will get priority. The full time position is hard work and time consuming, but rewarding overall. Full timers will harvest, pack, and wash produce on harvest days (M, W, F), and weed, hoe, trellis, transplant, haul, and more on maintenance days (T, Th). Full timers are relied upon to be leaders in the field, and will be asked to lead workshares and volunteers during harvest days, as well as be able to work efficiently while alone.

All full time applicants will be asked to come in for a working interview. Working interviews are for the full work day. Lunch is provided, and $50 will be paid for the day worked.

Contact:

For more information and to submit an application, please email or call:

Jack Rixey
Farmer and Business Manager

farmers@traciesfarm.com

443-994-4629

72 Jaffrey Rd.
Fitzwilliam, NH 03447


Work Shares (8+ positions available)

Hours: 7am to 2pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday, flexible hours Tuesday and Thursday, time off on request

Pay: Any size Summer Share Basket per week, plus any add-ons, lunch included on days worked

Requirements: Able to lift 50#, can work physical labor on your feet for 5 hours, able to follow directions and work as part of a team, reasonable attention to detail

Age range: 14 +, teens and seniors welcome

We’re looking for people with an interest in working with the farm crew on harvest days to come in at 7am when we start and then use our on-site kitchen to cook lunch and eat with the crew from Noon till 2pm. We will provide any size share basket and add-ons for you on the day you work, as well as giving you access to the swap table and any extra veggies you want to take home that we can spare! Workshares are an integral part of the farm community and often are an opportunity to transition to paid employment later on as well as to participate in farm life and learn about how to grow and use vegetables in your daily life.

We will accommodate your needs, we recognize that most people have vacations in the summer and emergencies happen, as long as you notify us we are happy to accommodate your schedule. Teens and seniors are welcome!

If you want to work with us, first come first serve, call us and we’ll work out the details.

Contact:

Jack Rixey
Farm Manager
72 Jaffrey Rd.
Fitzwilliam, NH 03447
443-994-4629

farmers@traciesfarm.com