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About this position:

If you’re an outdoor type person with a desire to do a job that is eco-friendly and challenging then this might be the position for you.  We are seeking a team player that can take initiative and wants to improve their skills.  This position is new to our farm and the role will be developing over the next few seasons as we build our fruit business.

This position requires proficiency using farm tractors and implements to conduct produce farming tasks. Operators use a variety of tractors ranging in size from 100 hp down to small cultivating tractors. In 2018 Red Fire Farm is planting 6.5 acres of tree fruit crops including peaches, pears and high density apples, as well as 4 acres of blueberries. This position will have specific responsibilities to ecologically manage the planting & care of these new fruit plantings. Ideally we seek to hire someone for this position that has experience & background with tree fruit & berry horticulture. This position will also involve doing tractor work & crew leading in the vegetable fields. Experience with farm equipment maintenance & repair is desirable, and attention to detail is required. English & Spanish proficiency is ideal.

About the farm:

Red Fire Farm is a diversified produce farm located in the towns of Montague and Granby MA. Many of our fields are made of rich alluvial soils along the shore of the Connecticut River. The farm plants about 120 acres of crops each year, including vegetables, berries & tree fruits, and produce is sold via CSA, Farmers Markets, and Wholesale. The farm has been in operation since 1990 and has been continuously certified organic since 1995. The new tree fruit plantings are low spray, ecologically managed, but not organic.

Skills for this position are as follows:

  • Proficiency in tractor operation is required.
  • Ideally some background with tree and fruit and berry horticulture.
  • Ability to maintain farm equipment and some repair is desirable.
  • English proficiency, both written and spoken is required and Spanish is a plus.
  • Some supervisory experience is a plus.
  • Valid drivers license and clean driving record.
  • The desire to commit to multiple seasons of employment and grow with the farm and into a management position.

Pay is based on experience.

Location: 7 Carver Street in Granby, Massachusetts

TO APPLY:
Please send a brief cover letter outlining your relevant experience as well as a resume and three references to: jobs@redfirefarm.com

This position will start in the spring of 2019 and we will be accepting applications until the position is filled.

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