We’re hiring: Field of Greens Farm Manager (seasonal and part-time)

Field of Greens Farm Manager (seasonal and part-time)

Food For Free is seeking a farm manager for the 2018 growing season! Field of Greens is a program of Food For Free where staff and volunteers grow and harvest organic vegetables for distribution to agencies and programs who serve low income populations. Field of Greens takes place on 1/4 acre of land, at Lindentree farm in Lincoln, MA. The land, seeds, and equipment used are all donated each year by farmer Ari Kurtz.

The farm manager works approximately 5 hours per week with volunteers from April/May through October/November to grow a variety of vegetables using organic methods. Food harvested will be distributed weekly to the Pine Street Inn, a homeless shelter for men and women in Boston, for their 2000 meals per day, as well as be used in their restaurant training program for shelter guests. Please see some press from previous years' partnership with Pine Street Inn:

Channel 5 "Five for Good"
Boston Globe, October 2016

We are looking to deepen and expand this amazing farm to shelter program and need an enthusiastic farmer with an interest in connecting farming with our most at risk populations.

Volunteers are a critical part of successfully producing vegetables at Field of Greens as they put in hundreds of hours of time each season.

The farm manager must be available to work on the farm from 8-12:30 every Wednesday during the season with some email interaction with volunteers between working days.

Skills needed:
  • Crop planning
  • Farm experience
  • Volunteer management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
Have deep respect for working another farmers land

Applicants must have their own transportation to and from the farm and must be willing to come to Cambridge at least twice during the year to meet other staff and see the main operation. Managers are invited to volunteer on our pick-up/delivery trucks at any point, should they wish to see how our core food rescue operations work.

$15/hr approximately 5 hrs per week (Wednesdays) from April/May to October/November

To apply, send resume and cover letter to: Fiona Crimmins fiona@foodforfree.org. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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