Red Fire Farm
184 Meadow Road
MONTAGUE, MA 01351
Red Fire Farm is a leader in organic veggie production in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts. We have about 100 acres in cultivation and grow just about every vegetable that can be grown in this climate. We sell produce through our CSA program, wholesale, farmers' markets, and farm stand. We are dedicated to a seriously high quality standard, hold a deep belief in organic practices, and aim to build our local community around really good food.
|Salary Range:||Location:||To Commensurate With Experience||MONTAGUE, MA|
|Education Level:||Work Experience:|
|High School or Equivalent|
Preference: Nice to have
Preference: Nice to have
Drivers License - Preference: Required|
|Interested in joining a diverse farm crew for the 2021 season? We are seeking a few new folks to round out our incredible farm field crew. We are currently hiring for a full-time and part-time seasonal farm crew position to work at our Montague and Granby locations.|
The farm is pretty big and you can expect to do a wide variety of tasks; a farm of this size offers a lot to learn within the different departments too. While the majority of the work for this position will be the harvesting of the 40+ varieties of vegetables we grow, field crew will be expected to help with hand weeding, hoeing, transplanting, row cover, tomato trellising and bulk crop harvest plus anything else that may pop up; you will rarely find yourself in the same field every day. The crew works hard but ultimately has a lot of fun.
Well qualified and interested applicants can be considered for a crew leader position. Crew leaders will daily be given a harvest list or list of field tasks to complete and assigned a crew of 3-4 people. They will be expected to help motivate their crew, move them from task to task, and complete the list as efficiently and timely as possible, with oversight from farm managers.
We highly encourage people with previous farming experience to apply but are willing to train the right people from scratch.
Applicants MUST have a valid driver’s license to be considered for the position; no exceptions.
A desire and willingness to work outside (in the rain and the heat & cold too!)
Must be able to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly and easily, and work physically all day
Must work well in teams
Must have a good attitude and be willing to learn
Schedule & Hours
We are looking to take people on throughout the months of May and June, and prefer people willing to work through November. The season ends anywhere between the first week of November and Thanksgiving (with hours decreasing then as the days get shorter).
In Montague the hours are generally, Monday – Thursday 7 am – 6 pm and Friday 7 am – 4 pm or 4:30 pm, with optional work available on Sundays. In Granby the hours are generally, Monday – Friday 7 am – 5:30 pm, with optional work available on the weekends. We are looking for people to work at least 3-4 days a week; though full-time Monday through Friday availability is preferred.
All the organic veggies you can eat!
Fresh air and exercise
An open, friendly environment where your feedback is welcomed
Opportunities to advance and build on your skills
Spanish language practice
Job Type: Part-time to full-time; seasonal
Location: This position is based at either 7 Carver Street in Granby or 184 Meadow Road in Montague, Massachusetts.
Pay: $13.50/ hour to start
To Apply: Please send a letter of interest as well as a simple resume including three relevant work references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.