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Red Fire Farm

184 Meadow Road

Company Description:
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 GRANBY MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeAgriculture
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Nice to have
Preference: Preferred
Driver's License - Preference: Required
Farming Experience - Preference: Preferred
Looking for a leader and great communicator who is passionate about organic farming. A Granby Crew Leader leads a team of people on a daily basis in field tasks, harvesting, greenhouse work and more. This person also serves as the primary point person communicating about harvest to the farm team in Montague.

RESPONSIBILITIES: You will be the leader of a team of anywhere from 1 to 10 people on a daily basis. It is your responsibility to keep the crew on task at all times, ensure that everyone on the crew is following the proper techniques, meeting quality standards, and following all safety guidelines.
Know farm standards for each area of work – harvesting, weeding, etc.
Set the pace for everything; working, walking, getting in and out of vehicles, dropping things off in the packing department, etc.
Read the weekly harvest and production notes every week, and ask questions to the manager or someone else if there is any uncertainty
Bring self-motivation and good communication to the team. Experience working with other languages and cultures helpful.
Ability to lift 30-50 lbs repeatedly and work with speed and endurance
Cultivate a positive and effective working experience with your crew

SCHEDULE: Typical hours are 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday with a one-hour lunch, overall less in spring and winter, more in the summer at times. Crew leaders can expect to rotate through some weekend hours. Due to the nature of farming, all crew are expected to be available to work on the holidays that occur during the active farming season, to be on-call during spring and fall frosts, and to be flexible with the length of work days during the season. The position is seasonal from spring through late November or mid-December, with winter work possible in other departments.

LOCATION: 7 Carver Street, Granby, MA

JOB TYPE: Full-time

COMPENSATION: Starts at $11-11.50/hr, based on experience.
Other perks: Many acres of organic vegetables are generally available for your use as well.

To apply: Positions starting soon, please send in your information quickly – we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please send a simple resume with 3 relevant references and a brief letter of interest. We look forward to hearing from you!
Requirements: Valid drivers license and good driving record. Unfortunately, you will not be considered for the position without meeting this requirement.

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Boxcar Media, LLC  • North Adams, MA 01247 •  Tel: 413.663.3384 • Fax: 413.664.4251 • Email: info@jobsinthevalley.com