Employment

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Our Mission

We commit to grow and sell high-quality ornamental plants, vegetables, flowers, and fruits in a manner that respects the long-term health and well-being of the environment, the land, ourselves, and the community.

         Spring Ledge Farm is committed to equal opportunity employment.

It is the policy of Spring Ledge Farm to provide equal opportunity to all employees

and applicants without regard to an individual’s race, religion, color, national origin,

ancestry, disability, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation.

 

FARM CULTURE

     The culture on all the crews across the farm is crucial to growing and selling top-notch produce, plants, flowers, and local products.  It sets the groundwork for how we work together to fulfill the mission of the farm. Our crews are asked to work hard in all types of weather. Positive attitudes and a passion for the end goal makes all the difference. We are a part of the Kearsarge/Lake Sunapee community and strive to make products that further the health and well-being of our staff, the land, and the greater community. We are a solution-based team and work together to solve problems and accomplish tasks. We are looking for passionate people that will go above and beyond with growing, harvesting, and selling our plants and produce. 

 

NOTE ABOUT COVID

     While most jobs on the farm are predominantly outdoors, Spring Ledge Farm will follow all CDC and state mandates to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. Indoor areas are equipped with whole-room air filters and plentiful supplies of hand sanitizer. We ask that all crew members be vaccinated if eligible, follow proper sanitation guidelines, and are flexible if staggered work schedules are necessary. We hold our staff accountable when at work and expect them to maintain the same level of safety on and off the farm. If you have any questions about our protocols please ask.

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No Job Description for a position can possibly include all duties which may be requested by customers or required by the farm. The objective of all positions is to effectively provide the services personally or to immediately refer requests to the appropriate department manager. The following is a summary of the major responsibilities of the position.
 
FARMSTAND CREW

We are looking for friendly, service-oriented staff who enjoy working with people. Some knowledge and interest in plants, gardening, vegetables, cooking, health, and farming are assets. We will provide training and information in these areas as well. Willingness to work as a team at many tasks and also have daily assignments in specific areas. Some physical strength is necessary for many of these tasks. Spring Ledge Farm is open seven days a week. Tentative business hours are 9:00-6:00 Mon. - Sat, 9:00-4:00 Sun. Monday through Saturday we have an opening and a closing shift. Employees are expected to arrive an hour before opening for set up, and the evening closing usually requires working until 6:30. You will be scheduled to work one of these shifts. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are considered normal working days and also our busiest days. A rotating schedule is developed for days off. We are closed on July 4 and Labor Day. Full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions are available. Spring and summer are our busiest times; we are also looking for people who can stay through December.

Farmstand employees are responsible for:

  • Sales, display areas, general upkeep of the farm stand, and sales greenhouses.

  • Cash register transactions.

  • Customer assistance and service.

  • Morning set up, and end of the day takedown of perishable displays.

  • Assistance in watering plants in outdoor retail spaces as well as retail greenhouses.

  • Handling deliveries and taking special orders. 

  • Restocking vegetables, and arranging retail displays.

  • All crew members are required to work one weekend day.

  • A fun attitude and love for cheese and veggies!

GREENHOUSE CREW

Greenhouse crews grow ornamental and vegetable crops for retail sale in our eight greenhouses and cold frames, as well as in our outdoor growing spaces. Greenhouse crews are responsible for filling pots with soil, transplanting young plants, watering greenhouses daily, moving plants to cold frames, and keeping the farmstand stocked with fresh plants. Some plant knowledge is a bonus, but not required. Greenhouse crews generally work 8-4:30, five days per week. Spring Ledge is open seven days a week, and all crews are expected to work one weekend day.

Full-time and part-time positions available. Most positions run early spring through mid summer, with the opportunity to transition to Field or Farmstand work. Full time positions available March-October for the right candidate, with potential to stay on through the Christmas season. 

Some qualities we are looking for:

  • Crews must have excellent communication skills and be able to follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to shift quickly from task to task when priorities change.

  • Ability to work alone doing detail oriented work and as part of a team on fast paced projects.

  • Willing and prepared to work in all weather.  

  • Some plant knowledge is a plus, but not necessary.

  • Crews must be willing and able to lift heavy bags of soil and plants.

  • Must be prepared to get your hands dirty and be on your feet all day.

FIELD CREW

The Field Crew is responsible for the production and harvest of the

30 acres of vegetables, strawberries, and sweet corn that Spring Ledge Farm grows.  The job includes all the aspects of growing such as planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, washing, and packing.

This outside, rain or shine job is physically demanding, but lots of fun with a good bunch of people. Farming experience is not necessary; we will train the right person. As farming is hard work, we expect a lot out of you.

We hire for the growing season May-October, and also hire students for summer help.  Especially needed are people who can work the full season. After school or weekend work can be available for those students who work in the summer. We hire both full-time and part-time positions: part-time means mornings only. The workweek is at least 5 days for all. We need everyone to work at least one weekend day each week. Generally the weekend day is a half day or whenever we get done with the harvest. More hours are available to qualified candidates.

Requirements:

·     The ability to work all day in all weather conditions including rain, heat, and cold.

·     The ability to work quickly and efficiently.

·     The ability to listen and follow instructions.

·     Willingness to work as part of a team.

·     The ability to stand or squat or kneel for hours.

·     The ability to stayed focused during long, monotonous tasks.

·     The ability to lift and carry 40 lbs.

·     A good attitude!

CUT FLOWER CREW

Spring Ledge Farm is looking to fill a part-time position for a seasonal crew member from May/June through September/October. Work will include harvesting a wide variety of cut flower crops, processing, putting together market bunches, weeding, planting, and washing buckets. Experience is not required as we will train the right person to fit our crew.

 

Qualities we are looking for include:

 

  • Love of hard physical work in the outside no matter the weather.

  • Do well in a fast-paced environment while talking about books, events, and farm-related topics.

  • Love for flowers and farming.

  • Take joy in working efficiently and is open to feedback about tips and tricks to being more efficient on the farm.

  • Must be self-motivated and willing to learn.

  • Plant nerds are encouraged to apply.

  • Good eye for color and shape- but not required.

  • Can adapt easily to sudden changes in the days plan.

Come join our crew!
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