OPPORTUNITIES

When specific employment opportunities are available at Pakeen Farm, they will be posted here.  

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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

posted 4/1/21

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

 

Qualifications, REQUIRED:

  • 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

 

Qualifications, PREFERRED:

  • Previous experience in farming

  • Sense of humor, good-natured & open-minded

 

Qualifications…EXTRA CREDIT!

  • Carpentry/handyman skills

  • Mechanical skills (small machines mostly, and diesel tractors)

  • Tractor operation experience

  • Food service experience

 

Compensation:

    •    $15-$20/hr, based on relevant experience and overall fit with our operation.   

 

To apply, please send a simple cover letter and resume to info@pakeenfarm.com.  

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PAKEEN FARM

109 ELM STREET 

CANTON, MA, 02021

781-828-0111

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