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Farm Assistant

Date Posted: 16-05-2015
Location: Truro, MA, USA
Contact Person: Peter Staaterman
Company/Business Name: Longnook Meadows Farm
Phone: 781-856-0513

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Longnook Meadows Farm is a small organic vegetable and fruit farm nestled in the heart of the National Seashore in Truro MA, one mile from the Atlantic Ocean and one mile from Cape Cod Bay. We sell our vegetables to restaurants and stores and at our farmstand and local farmers market.
We are seeking a farm assistant for the 2015 growing season for a wide range of work.

We are looking for a motivated, reliable individual with a positive attitude and good work ethic who is enthusiastic about sustainable farming and who will be committed to helping our farm succeed. This job will provide an opportunity to learn greenhouse plant production, organic field production, farmerís market preparation and work, as well as the opportunity to operate farm machinery.
You will learn all aspects of greenhouse seeding, propagating and transplanting. Responsibilities would also include field planting, soil health and preparation, weed and pest management, irrigation, hand and mechanical cultivation, harvesting, and the necessary quality control necessary for growing and selling.

-Our ideal intern would be non -smokers with some mechanical skills with their own means of transportation and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Skill at using power tools a plus.
-Must have an aptitude for physically demanding work in all weather as well as the desire and ability to take on the challenges of the farm season, including fast paced work and a physically demanding schedule.
-Valid driverís license and a social security card.
-Have an up to date tetanus shot and health insurance.
-Hourly rate commensurate with experience.
-In your letter please indicate past work experiences, strengths and weaknesses and why you think you would be a good fit.
- On farm lodging not available.

To apply: submit a resume, letter of interest and 2-3 references.
Please email your documents to: peter@longnookmeadowsfarm.com

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