This position will span the growing season from seed to harvest and is ideal for someone who is dedicated to growing food, is interested in farming as a possible career, and would ideally like to stay at the farm for multiple seasons. We are seeking a motivated individual with a strong work ethic and exceptional attention to detail. With this position, you will gain experience and knowledge of all three sales channels of the farm: CSA, retail sales, and wholesale. As a part of the field crew, you will be engaged in various aspects of farm operations including:
greenhouse work (seeding and potting up)
field preparation and planting (including bed making and pruning)
weed management (including cultivating, mulching, and light tractor work)
harvesting systems and practices
wash station protocol (washing, sorting, and packing produce).
1 or 2 years of experience preferred, but not absolutely necessary for the right candidate
Able to lift 50lbs using proper body mechanics.
Capable of standing for long periods of time, and performing tasks in various weather conditions.
Flexible and easily adaptable to variable tasks that extend to other aspects of the farm.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Thrives on efficiency and productivity.
Fast learner with the ability to quickly pick up new techniques.
Punctuality and preparedness, including proper attire, footwear, and essentials like a water bottle and sunblock.
Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
Ability to work well alone or in a group.
Positive attitude and composure under pressure.
Able and comfortable to communicate your needs.
Position April 1st-December 23rd, 2024:
April 1 - April 30th, 30-40 hours/week
May 1 - October 31st, 40 hours/week
November 1-December 23rd, 20-30 hrs/week
$17-$18/hour (depending on experience)
White Barn Farm vegetable benefits
Two WBF t-shirts
30% discount on all WBF swag
Paid sick time accrued at 1 hr/30 hrs worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours, and can be used after 90 days from your start date
Paid vacation time accrued at 1 hr/30 hrs worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours, and can be used after 90 days from your start date
Letter of Intent
Contact Info for Two References
About the Company
White Barn Farm is a family farm in Wrentham, MA that strives to provide its community with fresh produce, flowers and farm products grown using organic methods. We are an energized, fun-loving team that strives to achieve efficiency and productivity with enthusiasm and a sense of humor. We appreciate hard work, a commitment to excellence and the drive to constantly improve. We offer a wide diversity of tasks that allow crew members to develop and broaden their skill-set. While not formally an apprenticeship, opportunities often arise for our crew to work alongside farmers, engaging in diverse tasks that allow skill-set development and growth.