https://www.zephyrfarmri.com/jobs

Zephyr Farm is a five-acre+ diversified vegetable farm with egg layer production in Western Cranston, RI. Zephyr Farm is a fast paced work environment, always striving for quality and efficiency! Zephyr Farm primarily grows for farmers markets and online platforms. We focus on growing the healthiest, tastiest vegetables without the use of synthetic pesticides or herbicides. We incorporate appropriate technology whenever possible to work smarter, not harder! All workers are expected to use best practices to reduce COVID-19 (and other disease) transmission.

To apply for an open position, please send a resume and letter of interest to [email protected]. Positions will remain posted until filled.

Open Positions for Spring 2022
Farmhand
Job Description

(2 positions available April-October

2 positions available May-September)

Zephyr Farm is hiring 2 full-time farm hands. We are seeking enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to be involved with all aspects of the farm. Full time crew members are the backbone of the farm. They see farm production throughout the season and become familiar with all farm operations.

Two positions will be available for May through September. Work hours April through June are 8am-4pm and work hours July through September are 7am-4pm. We will be accepting applications until the positions have been filled.

Responsibilities:

Greenhouse seeding

Some hoop house work, planting, trellising and harvesting

Harvesting, washing and packing vegetables

Irrigation set up

Cultivation and weeding

Transplanting

Chicken chores (feeding and moving chickens and collecting, washing, sorting eggs)

Occasional Farmers Market coverage

Qualifications

Must be able to work in all weather conditions

Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly

A positive, can-do attitude a must

Ability to follow directions

Must be able and willing to work until the job is complete (This means staying on farm later than normal work hours, especially during the heat of the season)

Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail

Must be able to work well with a team, and be willing to work alone at times

Previous farm experience a plus but not necessary

Drivers license and clean driving record required

Must love dogs!

Compensation

Pay is hourly and commensurates with experience ($12-13/hr)plus produce for personal consumption .

Employee discounts apply to certain seasonal items.

Farmers Market Help
Job Description

2 positions available

6am -2pm every Sat from May 7-Oct 29

Zephyr Farm sells the majority of its produce and eggs at Hope St Farmers Market. Farmers Market Crew meets at the farm early mornings on Saturdays to load up the truck and finishes the day back at the farm to unload. For the right candidate, additional Friday hours may be available.

Responsibilities:

Meet at the farm at 6am to load truck with produce and eggs

Set up all market equipment in a neat and timely manner

Communicate with market managers and other market staff when necessary

Maintain a tidy and appealing market tent, replenishing produce and assisting customers in the right direction

Effectively checkout customers quickly and carefully

Breakdown and load truck with all market equipment, produce bins and leftover produce

Unload market equipment and produce at farm

Qualifications

Must be able to lift 30lbs repeatedly

Must be able to drive a small box truck

Must have a clean driving record

Must be able stand for long periods at a time

Strong customer service skills

Knowledge of vegetables and ability to communicate with customers

Positive attitude!

Attention to detail

Previous farmers market experience a plus

Must be a morning person!

Compensation

Pay is $13/hour, plus produce TBD

Workshares
Farm Workshare Job Description

Zephyr Farm is seeking individuals to work 4hr shifts at the same time, same day from May-Oct in exchange for $30 credit weekly through our website. Work may include harvesting, transplanting, seeding, packing, washing, sorting vegetables, and chicken chores. Seeking individuals with a positive, can-do enthusiasm with interest in working on a farm.

Must be able to commit from May through October, one day per week 8am-12. No previous experience necessary.

Qualifications

Must be able to lift 30lbs

Must be able to work standing for up to 4 hours

Must be able to work in all weather

Market Workshare Job Description

Zephyr Farm is seeking individuals to work at the Hope St Farmers Market from June - October, 8am-noon. Workers will unload the truck, set up the stand, and checkout customers. Must be good with numbers, efficient, and friendly. It is helpful if the applicant is familiar with produce and can talk to customers about cooking it. Compensation is $30 credit at the stand.

Qualifications

Must be able to work in all weather conditions

Must be able to lift 30lbs repeatedly

Must be a morning person

Jack/Jill of all Trades
Job Description

This position is what it says. In search of a part time worker to complete miscellaneous tasks around the farm including

small building projects

maintenance on farm equipment, trucks, buildings, etc

fixing stuff

This is like a “personal assistant to the farmer” position. Must be able to see a problem and fix it with supplies on the farm. This person must have a “can do” attitude, enjoy a fast paced environment, and enjoy work in general. General farm work may be added to the position to create more hours if interested. Position could be good for someone newly retired and looking to get outdoors and put their knowledge to good use. $15-$17/hr depending on skills, plus veggies and eggs. Very flexible hours.

Tractor Operator
Job Description

Looking for someone with at least 3 years experience to perform tractor work. Work involves both a 25hp and 70hp tractor. It may involve laying black plastic, spreading fertilizer, and transplanting with workers riding on the back of the tractor. Must be comfortable with driving on the road as our farm is in 2 locations. Also must be comfortable driving small box trucks. $13-$15/hr plus veggies and eggs. General farm work may be added to this position to make it full time if interested.

small building projects

maintenance on farm equipment, trucks, buildings, etc

fixing stuff

For all positions please send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position/s you are applying for, any previous farm experience and what unique set of skills you will bring to Zephyr Farm this season. Please send all responses to [email protected]

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