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 veggie 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 and hold a deep belief in organic practices. We're a large production farm with the heart and soul of a tiny operation. Our goal is to make this farming thing truly sustainable -- for everyone involved!
|Salary Range:||Location:||To Commensurate With Experience||MONTAGUE MA|
|Job Type:||Category:||Full / Part Time||Agriculture|
|Education Level:||Work Experience:|
|High School or Equivalent|
Preference: Nice to have
Preference: Nice to have
Valid Driver's License and clean driving record - Preference: Required|
|Red Fire Farm, a leader in organic farming with more than 100 acres in cultivation in the Pioneer Valley, is seeking experienced, responsible drivers for year-round positions with the potential for Farmer’s Market duties as well.|
Drivers are responsible for getting our CSA farm share and wholesale orders to customers in the valley as well as various locations in the greater Boston area. We deliver Tuesday-Friday every week, with additional shifts available some Mondays and Saturdays. June through December is our seasonal peak with full-time hours, with part time work available in the later winter and spring.
This is a fast-paced job that comes with a lot of autonomy. It's physically demanding but mentally rigorous as well: there will be lots of tiny details to keep in your head each day. We're looking for someone with previous driving experience, but we're willing to train the right candidate.
You get a lot of quiet time on the road, and you need to flex a lot of muscle while loading and unloading. Must be able to lift 30-50 lbs repeatedly and move large pallets. You'll work with warm, wonderful people on both sides of your drive and go home with all the veggies you can eat.
This position may also include working at our Farmers Markets on Tuesdays in the summer. Responsibilities include loading a box truck with market infrastructure and produce and setup in a timely way before the start of a market. At the end of each market, assistants return to the farm and unload their vehicles.
Market days are long and full of hard work, but these are coveted positions on the farm: the markets we work are a lot of fun, people love interacting with the public and bring back really useful feedback for the rest of the crew.
For the right candidate, this opportunity could be combined with field crew work (see our website for full job description) making it more of a full-time position. The schedule could potentially look like: Monday field crew, Tuesday Farmers' Market, Wednesday through Friday field crew or other delivery opportunities.
Compensation: $11.00 to $12.00 /hour plus all the organic produce you can eat.
Perks of the job include:
• Fresh air and exercise
• An open, friendly environment where your feedback is welcomed
• Opportunities to advance and build on your skills
Please send a letter of interest, simple resume, and three professional references to email@example.com before August 31, 2018 to be considered. We look forward to hearing from you!
|Qualified applicants MUST have:|
A valid driver's license and clean driving record (unfortunately you will not be considered for the position without this)
Ability to work efficiently based on priorities
Ability to self motivate and follow a list - much of this position is performed independently
Ability to lift 50lbs repeatedly and easily, and to hustle through a physically busy day
Experience in customer service and retail
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and e-mail
Familiarity with produce and garden plants a plus
Ability to be a team player with a can do attitude
Passion for local food