Warner Farm is hiring for the 2017 season!
We’re hiring! If you enjoy interacting with people, an outside workspace and great farm fresh produce, we want to meet you. Keep reading to see if you are a good fit for our job opportunities.
Warner Farm is a 10th generation diversified fruit and vegetable farm located in Sunderland, MA. We grow over 150 acres of both IPM (125 ac.) and certified organic (25 ac.) crops for wholesale throughout the Pioneer Valley as well as operate a CSA, attend farmers markets and host a seasonal farm stand. Warner Farm always hires with an eye on our core values of respect, integrity, sustainability and family. We seek motivated, energetic, hard working individuals who can grow our business and grow with our farm family.
Part-Time CSA and Farmers’ Market Staff
Job Description: Warner Farm is seeking individuals to join our farmers’ market and CSA distribution team. We attend 2 weekly farmer’s markets located in Amherst and Winchester as well as manage multiple drop-off sites for our 400-member CSA program. Market staff is responsible for direct selling of our farm produce and must be comfortable regularly interacting with the public. While market and CSA drop off days can be demanding, sometimes requiring 10-hour days, management does its best to ensure time off in between long days. Market and CSA Staff report directly to the Direct Market Manager.
Duties include: arriving promptly to load trucks for markets; filling out market logs accurately; driving to, setting up, and breaking down market displays; creating an attractive produce display; facilitating sales; answering customer questions about our farm and produce; attending weekly CSA drop off in the greater Boston area; attending weekly check-in meetings with management; providing management with feedback regarding markets and drop-offs; all duties are to be performed in a manner to promote a positive image of Warner Farm and ensure customer satisfaction.
- 1-2 years customer service experience
- An outgoing personality
- Hard working
- Ability to drive 16 ft box truck
- Availability on most Tuesday & Thursday afternoons/evenings and some Saturdays
- Previous farm experience
- Previous retail experience
- Interesting in cooking and fresh food
This is a seasonal, part-time position requiring up to 25 hours per week from June through the end of October with the chance of some shifts in November. Shifts available Mon-Thurs and Saturdays. Pay starting at $11/hr and access to lots of delicious, fresh produce. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Multiple positions are available. We will accept applications on a rolling basis and positions are open until filled.
In the fall, Warner Farm is also home to Mike’s Maze, the Pioneer Valley’s world famous corn maze and fall entertainment destination! Head on over to Mike’s Maze to check out the available positions!