Potter Hill Farm Hiring for 2019 Season
Position: Farmer’s Assistant
Location: 64 Potter Hill Rd, Grafton, MA 01519
Potter Hill Farm is a 35 acre farm located in Grafton, MA with a 1.5 acre diversified market garden focused on growing certified organic heirloom vegetables using no-till practices. We sell through a seasonal farmers market, a CSA, and an on-farm pickup via online ordering. The remaining acreage in previous years has been rotationally grazed utilizing beef cattle, pigs, and laying chickens.
Just 15 minutes southeast of Worcester, the farm sits atop a quiet mile-long hill with incredible views of Worcester and Mt Wachusett. The ideal candidate will be available mid-April through October, averaging 40 hours/week over the course of the growing season. Addition shoulder season work will be available in March/April and November/December.
A successful candidate will have the following qualities:
-motivation and a willingness to work hard are more important than farming experience, though experience certainly would be an advantage
-ability to routinely lift 50 lbs, work happily in all weather conditions, and complete a wide range of farm duties carefully and efficiently
-willingness to work with farm animals big and small
-a good sense of humor, collaborative spirit, and the ability to work well independently and with others
-enthusiasm for growing and eating a wide range of vegetables
-passionate about connecting people to their food
This position will work closely with the farmer and will have learning opportunities that can further develop his/her own skills and understanding of small scale, organic crop production. The farmer’s assistant will be involved in all aspects of annual vegetable crop production and bringing harvest to market. Participation in farm workshops and EMass CRAFT meetings will be encouraged.
Compensation is commensurate with experience. Full season completion bonus of meat or cash. There is currently no on-farm housing.
How to Apply:
Send a brief email explaining your interest and highlighting any vegetable or animal production experience to Paul Grady at firstname.lastname@example.org