When specific employment opportunities are available at Pakeen Farm, they will be posted here.
We are always eager to meet new folks! If you are interested in working at the farm, or would like to explore other ways to contribute or collaborate, please do contact us.
At Pakeen Farm, we spend most of our time:
- Growing & selling Christmas trees;
- Growing & selling pumpkins & gourds;
- Growing & selling vegetables & fruit to members of our Multi-Farm C.S.A.
Also, we spend a lot of time:
- Maintaining many acres of woodland, wetland, and pastures;
- Taking care of livestock such as chickens, turkeys, and horses;
- Preparing fresh donuts & hot beverages!
Work Opportunity: ASSISTANT GROWER at PAKEEN FARM
Pakeen Farm is a small, diversified farm located just outside Boston in Canton, MA. We grow apple trees, Christmas trees, vegetables, berries, and flowers. We run a multi-farm C.S.A. from June through November, and have two robust on-farm retail seasons: our Fall Harvest Season in September and October, and our Christmas Tree Season from just after Thanksgiving to mid-December.
All farm production is currently managed by Farmer Dave. We are seeking an assistant grower to cooperate in all aspects of farm production for our 2021 growing season. This position is available from April through October, with the potential to extend employment through mid-December. Hourly commitment can be part-time (minimum 20 hrs/week) or full-time, to be determined through the interview process.
Responsibilities, by category:
ORCHARD tasks: transplanting, spraying (organic), monitoring, mowing, irrigation, harvesting
Christmas TREE tasks: planting, transplanting, mulching, mowing, shearing
BERRIES and other PERENNIALS tasks: pruning, weeding, mowing, irrigation, harvesting
VEGETABLES tasks: high tunnel crop management, field crop management
OTHER farm tasks: assisting with CSA distribution, maintenance of structures & machines, some livestock management (layer hens), other tasks as directed by the farm manager
Punctual, with reliable form of transportation
Valid drivers license & clean driving record
Strong work ethic
Comfortable working independently, and able to remain productive for extended periods of time
Prepared for and capable of hard physical work, such as:
Lifting minimum 50lbs repeatedly
Working outdoors, in all types of weather
Previous experience in farming
Sense of humor, good-natured & open-minded
Mechanical skills (small machines mostly, and diesel tractors)
Tractor operation experience
Food service experience
• $15-$20/hr, based on relevant experience and overall fit with our operation.
To apply, please send a simple cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.