Now accepting applications for
Summer/Fall 2021! 
Open positions:
Field Crew & Retail Farmstand Crew

 
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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.

Employment

         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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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 work in our eight greenhouses and cold frames, as well as in our outdoor growing spaces. Greenhouse work requires flexibility to shift from one task to another, willingness to work both independently and as part of a team, and a sense of humor. Candidates must be able to follow written and verbal instructions. Full-time and part-time positions available. This position runs from early spring through mid-summer. The right candidates may have the opportunity to transition to

Farmstand or Field Crew positions if space allows. 

Greenhouse crew is responsible for:

  • Greenhouse crews fill pots with our soil and beneficials.

  • Transplant young plants into pots to grow on for retail sales. 

  • Charged with the watering and everyday needs of one greenhouse or coldframe.

  • Keep the farmstand stocked with fresh annual, vegetable, and herb plants. Moving fresh plants to the farmstand is a large part of the job.

  • Greenhouse crews are expected to provide customer service assistance on the occasion when they are in retail spaces.

  • 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 their hands dirty and be on their feet all day.

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

FIELD CREW

Spring Ledge Farm grows approximately 27 acres of vegetables, strawberries, and sweet corn. The job includes all the aspects of growing such as planting, cultivating, irrigating, harvesting, washing, and packing. This outside, rain or shine job is physically demanding, but lots of fun with a good bunch of people. Experience is not necessary; we will train the right person. The job runs all summer, depending on school schedules. Especially needed are people who can start in May or work through October. After school or weekend work is also available for those students who work in the summer. We hire both full-time and part-time positions: part-time means mornings only. The full-time workweek is 36 hours: 4 full days during the week and at least one-half day on the weekend. 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 lift and carry 40 lbs.

  • A good attitude!

 

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