Farmer's Market Specialist/Farm Field Hand (Seasonal)

Morning Glory Farm
Edgartown, MA
United States
Job Description

Title: Farmer's Market Specialist / Farm Field Hand (seasonal)

Dept: Farmstand/Field

Hours: Farmer's Market is from June to Mid-October: Wednesdays and Saturdays 6:30 am - 1:30pm with Tuesdays & Fridays help with harvesting &pre-market organization, remaining hours would be spent working as a Farm Field Hand

Report to: Farmer's Market Manager / Farm Field Manager

Wage: $16.00 - $18.00 an hour depending on experience

The West Tisbury Farmer's Market is an opportunity for Morning Glory Farm to connect with the island community and further showcase our fresh seasonal produce and products. Each week we build a stand/set up a tent and interact with our loyal customers. Throughout the day, we are not only selling produce, we are also re-stocking and refreshing our display. The Farmer's Market is a fast paced exciting work environment. It is a great working experience where you can learn more about farming, merchandising,and display.

When not managing the Farmer's Market tasks, the Farmer's Market Specialist will be part of the Farm Field Hand crew responsible for the maintenance and harvest of all the varied crops within the departments of the field crew. Responsibilities include everything from harvesting radishes to filling barns with hay, we are a highly diversified farm that picks produce directly for our own market daily. A seasonal peak of about 25 field hands will assist the experienced and knowledgeable Field Leader in carrying out all farm-wide activities. Team members should have a strong work ethic and be ready to learn about the tools and trades of farming. With a great diversity of tasks, this is a great position for someone new to farming and/or manual labor.

In our daily work, we are:

  • Manage customer relationships, market booth set-up and break down, pack for the market which includes pick up and drop off of tent/tables/product from/to our location to the Market, market sales & handling of payment transactions.

  • Ability and willingness to work across disciplines on the field crew.

  • Perform field work including but not limited to seeding, transplanting, hand weeding, hoeing, moving irrigation, watering and harvesting.

  • Willingness to work and preparation for working outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • Daily use and safe-handling of farm equipment including tilers, wheelbarrows, tools and hand-tools such as shears and knives

  • Ability to move quickly while supporting our very high quality standards. Food quality is very important to us.

  • Performs other job duties as assigned.