Employment Opportunities

Farmer Dave’s is hiring!

 

Farm Stand and Farmers Market Team Member

Farmer Dave’s is looking for hardworking, fast moving, organized, veggie loving  individuals to work at our Farm Stands and Famers Markets.   Your job is to create and ensure a “Farmer Dave’s” approved customer experience as well as performing the daily needed operational tasks of a Farm Stand and/or Farmers Market.

Locations: 

  • Brox Farm Stand – Dracut, MA
  • East Street Farm – Tewksbury, MA

We are a 100 acre diversified vegetable and fruit farm in Dracut, including satellite fields, greenhouses and an orchard in Tewksbury and Westford, Ma.  We offer our produce through our 3 farm stands, our CSA (which has grown to over 1200 members and serves fourteen communities in the Greater Boston area), several farmers markets, and limited wholesale markets and restaurants.  Although we are a small farm, a “go big, or go home” attitude will serve you well.  We are not certified organic, but use organic methods. If you have a “duck on water” work ethic, enjoy the challenge of many moving pieces, and geek out a bit about feeding people only the most nutritious vegetables and fruits, as well as building sales through a great experience , you may be just who we are looking for.
Farm Stand and Farmers Market team members may be responsible for the following:

  • Daily set up and closing of the stand or market, ringing up sales, making and maintaining displays, stocking, grading and packing produce for sale, helping with the wash and prep of vegetables, and other tasks as needed
  • Keeping the displays, farm stand and/or market full, clean and inviting
  • Maintaining the exterior of the farm stand, seasonal flowers, the herb and flower gardens watered and in neat order
  • Keeping the stock rooms/coolers orderly and clean.
  • Working together with other team members to prioritize tasks, set up promotions, execute signage changes as needed, produce and baked goods rotation
  • Partnering with the Retail Operations Manager as it relates to inventory management and sales reporting.

Schedule:

The Farm Stand and Farmers Market Team Members are seasonal part time hourly positions. Part time is a minimum of 3 shifts weekly to a max of 40 hours (May 1st –December 15th) that the farm stands are open and the markets are running.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in customer service and a sincere enjoyment of working with customers, our neighbors and members
  • Good communications and time management skills
  • Valid drivers’ license
  • Ability to lift 50lbs repeatedly
  • Friendly, helpful demeanor
  • An interest in local and organic food
  • Ability to work well in a team atmosphere
  • Experience with Apple products (iPad and square) and money handling a plus

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and application to jobs@farmerdaves.net. No phone calls, please.

 

Packing Facility Staff

Farmer Dave’s is looking for hardworking, fast moving, organized, veggie loving  individuals to work at our new packing facility in Dracut. We are a 100 acre diversified vegetable and fruit farm in Dracut, including satellite fields, greenhouses and an orchard in Tewksbury and Westford, Ma.  We offer our produce through our 3 farm stands, our CSA (which has grown to over 1200 members and serves fourteen communities in the Greater Boston area), several farmers markets, and we limited wholesale markets and restaurants.  Although we are a small farm, a “go big, or go home” attitude will serve you well.  We are not certified organic, but use organic methods. If you have a “duck on water” work ethic, enjoy the challenge of many moving pieces, and geek out a bit about feeding people only the most nutritious vegetables and fruits, you may be just who we are looking for.

Position schedule: 25-40 hours per week, depending on the time of year and the volume of work to be completed. Positions may end in early October, with the possibility of continuing into early December based on business needs and job performance.

Position may include any kind of packing facility work, including:

  • Washing produce
  • Grading produce
  • Packing produce
  • Reading records, counting produce
  • Keeping work area clean / cleaning up workspace when task is completed
  • Loading trucks
  • Other duties as assigned

Required skills/experience for this position:

  • Willing to work in all weather and temperature conditions (inside cold refrigerator or summer heat)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Enjoys working alone or with others as required.
  • Capable of doing tedious and sometimes strenuous work for several hours at a time.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs repeatedly
  • Spanish speaking ability not needed, but helpful

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and application to jobs@farmerdaves.net. No phone calls, please.

Farm Stand, Farmers Markets, Packing Area, and Field Staff for the 2017 Season

We will be posting specific opportunities as they become available. In the meantime, if you would like to fill out an application, you can download one and send it to jobs @ farmerdaves.net or mail it to Farmer Dave’s, Attn: Denise Lee, 437 Parker Road, Dracut MA 01826.