Hi folks -
Freedom Food Farm in Raynham, MA is hiring for a Greenhouse Grower/Manager to start sometime between now and late winter. Details below:
-positive attitude and ability to self motivate and work independently or with a small team
-able to lift 40 pounds and work in hot environments
-at least 5 years growing experience total, with at least 2 years organic greenhouse experience and 2 years management experience
-familiar with the tools and methods for small scale no-till vegetable farming - seeders, hand cultivation equipment, irrigation, etc.
-experience building greenhouse infrastructure a plus but not required (we are currently working on a project to update our greenhouse coverings and install a climate battery system and wood fired boiler, this could be a great opportunity to add to your skills)
-Show up to the farm on time with a positive attitude and desire to contribute
-Work with the farm manager to develop a greenhouse crop plan for each season
-Manage the implementation of the greenhouse crop plan and perform the bulk of the day to day tasks for year-round organic vegetable production in 21,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space
-Hire, train, and manage seasonal greenhouse help to assist during busiest months
Additional opportunities available for the right candidate if desired:
-Retail farmers’ market responsibilities for additional compensation
-Livestock management experience
-Tractor mechanized no-till field vegetable experience
-Base hourly compensation $20-25/hr
-1.5 overtime pay
-Additional seasonal production based bonuses $3k-8k/year
-Optional farmers’ market commission bonuses $4k-6k/year
-Free farm food for your household (meat, eggs, broths, vegetables, grains and flour)
-2 weeks paid time off
-Massachusetts offers paid family and medical leave to anyone working in MA
-$55-75k total annual compensation estimated
To apply please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].
About Freedom Food Farm:
We are a first generation, four-season, regenerative, certified-organic farm located on 90 acres Southeastern MA. We produce beef, pork, lamb, chicken, eggs, grains, flour, fruits and vegetables for direct to consumer sales through farmers’ markets and home delivery. Our mission is to help build a resilient food system that increases access to healthy food for our community for generations to come. Our work towards this mission includes building local food infrastructure, developing and practicing organic no-till vegetable and grain production, rotationally grazing livestock, and encouraging biodiversity.
Freedom Food Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or protected veteran status in any employment decisions.