|2014 marks our 16th year of diversified organic (not certified) vegetable, fruit and flower production. In 2013 we fed 350 families through our summer CSA, 140 families through our fall CSA, and 50 families through our spring CSA, as well as onsite farm-stand, farm store, and restaurant sales. Looking for hardworking, enthusiastic, self-motivated team players, serious about farming, with a positive attitude, stamina to work 10- hour days, move 50# bags, follow directions and pay attention to details, while having a good time for our Field Crew and Harvest positions. We value those looking to stay with us into the future to build a greater understanding of what we do here, and thus become an asset to our farm.
Tracie’s Community Farm is located in the Monadnock region of NH, on 33 acres most of which is prime agriculture soil, classified as Becket fine sandy loam. We are 20 minutes from Keene, 40 minutes from Brattleboro VT and Northfield MA. We are 5 minutes from a beautiful lake where we go for swimming on hot days, 10 minutes from Mt. Monadnock and many other great hikes in the area. We have a great community, with 3 seasonal potlucks with live music and bonfires, many great contra dances in the area and other fun gatherings like pizza night at Orchard Hill where we get our freshly baked bread.
Field Crew: (3 out of 6 positions open for 2014) April through September, we start at 7 a.m. and work till 4:30 p.m. (sometimes later when we are in a pinch but it is your option whether you want to or not). We do have positions starting in Mid May for those in college. October we start at 8 a.m. and work till 4 p.m. November-December hours weaning off or you can choose to work elsewhere as the season comes to a close. Fridays are a definite for some of our crew for our fall share harvest along with 2-3 other days/wk on average.
We provide long term employment opportunities, hourly pay, potential housing, shares of the farm produce while you work here valued at $1 per hour, and healthy, hearty lunches that crew members take turns making, Monday through Friday, also worth $1 per hour.
First season crew members start at $8 per hour, with one paid personal day during the season. Raises are based on merit/effort/efficiency. We also have end of the season bonuses based on how much the farm makes that season coupled with merit/effort/efficiency. This can significantly increase your income. Second season crew members receive 2 paid personal days, and third season crew members receive 3 paid personal days.
If you’d like to get a better feel for who you’ll be working with, visit Our Crew link on our website.
If you’re interested in working with us in 2014, check out how to apply on our website. We’re scheduling working interviews from now-November of 2013 and will make our final decisions by late December of 2013 for the 2014 season.
72 Jaffrey Rd.
Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire 03447