Part-Time Assistant Grower Position  

 

New Harmony Farm, LLC in Newbury, Massachusetts is looking for a part-time assistant farmer for our small, year-round certified organic CSA and seasonal farm stand.

The assistant farmer will work closely with our farm manager in most aspects of our organic/biological crop production, including:

  • Seedling Production
  • Production and Harvest Record Keeping to Maintain Organic Certification
  • Fertility and Irrigation Management
  • No-till Bed Preparation and Maintenance
  • High Tunnel Crop Production
  • Transplanting and Direct Seeding
  • Weed Control
  •  Disease and Pest Management
  • Harvest
  • Post Harvest Washing and Preparation
  • Setting up Farm Stand and CSA Distribution

This position is ideally suited for an individual with at least one year of

commercial vegetable growing experience, a strong work ethic and enjoyment in working in community. The candidate must be able to routinely and repetitively lift 50 lbs. and complete a wide range of farm duties carefully, quickly, and efficiently. A successful candidate will have the willingness and capacity to work in all kinds of weather conditions, have good communication skills, collaborative spirit, strong organizational and record keeping skills, and the ability to work well independently and with others.

The position runs from May through October and averages 20 hours per week, Monday-Friday mornings with potential to work some Saturday mornings during the peak growing season. Compensation is $10- $11per hour based on experience and includes a CSA harvest share. On-farm housing is negotiable. New Harmony Farm, LLCis a one acre farm located at the Earth Harmony Sanctuary,INC, a 16 acre, non-profit in Newbury, MA. Our farm is a short bicycle ride to Plum Island and the ocean and 10 minutes from Newburyport, a small coastal city 35 miles north of Boston with a thriving social and cultural scene. 

How to Apply:

Send a recent resume with 3 references and a letter of interest to Erin Stack at erinstack@comcast.net. The letter of interest should highlight your vegetable production experience and your interest in the position.Qualified candidates will be invited to visit the farm for a working interview. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

About New Harmony Farm, LLC:

New Harmony Farm, LLC is a one acre, certified organic vegetablefarm located at the Earth Harmony Sanctuary in Newbury, MA, that maintains a year-round CSA program and a seasonal farm stand.

 Our farm takes organic practice to a deeper level through our commitment to biological growing practices and permaculture principles and is transitioning into a no-till system. We are committed to working with Nature to build soil life and crop immunities through optimal nutrition and cultivation practices that grow delicious, nutrient-rich produce. 

About Earth Harmony Sanctuary, INC:

Earth Harmony Sanctuary, INC is in our first year as an educational and charitable non-profit and is in the process toward moving towards a 501 c 3. Our volunteer community offers opportunity to learn and connect with others as we develop our permaculture program including bramble and fruit orchards, flower, herb and perennial plantings, developing no-till food production, poultry, bees and environmental stewardship.

 

Our Mission:

"Earth Harmony Sanctuary builds community resilience in an era of profound environmental and social change by cultivating an intimate, healing relationship between humans and Earth. Through our programs we nurture spiritual and ethical practice; share skills and knowledge for environmental stewardship; co-create art; grow and share organic, healthy food; and honor and restore community connection.”