Farm Hand in Shelton, CT

Laurel Glen Farm

Job Description

Job Responsibilities from May 29th through September 1st:

  • Complete field work including harvesting vegetables, planting, weeding, washing and packing produce, and other farm maintenance tasks in most weather conditions
  • Accept assignment of tasks by farm managers
  • Work independently on a task, taking initiative when needed
  • Communicate with other farm hands and farm managers regarding completion of tasks and farm conditions
  • Drive back and forth between fields to harvest
  • Approximately 25 hours per week
  • Begins May 29th, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday 1:30 to 6
  • After Labor Day, schedule and job type changes to finish the season: Monday-Friday 8:30 to 1:30 and Saturday 9-4
  • Position concludes on Saturday, October 28th
  • Schedule is non-negotiable

Pay: $14/hour to start; $15/hour beginning June 1, 2023

Job Position beginning on Monday, September 4th: Wash Station and Retail Associate

  • September 4th through October 28, 2023
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at wash station and Saturday 9 to 4 p.m. retail shift in farm store
  • Approximately 27 hours per week

Job Responsibilities of Wash Station and Retail Associate:

  • Wash and store produce according to food safety and quality control standards
  • Accept assignment of tasks by farm managers
  • Work independently for the majority of the day, in all safe weather conditions, taking initiative when needed
  • Communicate with farm managers regarding completion of tasks and farm conditions
  • Assist customers with shopping, checkout, and pickup, providing guidance about vegetables and cooking as needed
  • Complete tasks including lifting crates, restocking displays, and organizing vegetables in storage

Job Qualifications:

  • CT Driver’s License
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. consistently
  • Ability to work in various weather conditions (ie. sun/cold/heat/rain exposure)
  • Ability to work quickly, efficiently, and positively as a member of a team
  • Preference given to candidates who are interested in agriculture

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $14.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Application Question(s):

  • Have you carefully read the description and schedule for this position and can you commit to it exactly as it is posted? (Schedule and job responsibilities are non-negotiable.)

Work Location: In person

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