Working Here

Interested in farm work for the 2020 growing season? 
If you are interested in employment for next season, please read the job descriptions below.

Cloverleigh Farm offers hardworking individuals the opportunity to immerse themselves in all facets of vegetable production. This is real local agriculture.

FARM CREW

This position is perfect for those interested in becoming involved in the local food movement through the production of organic vegetables. Cloverleigh Farm is a small-scale diversified farm that provides a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to residents of eastern Connecticut in addition to sales to restaurants and the local food co-op.

 

The farm crew will be involved in all facets of production: seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing & packing. The work is very physical and is geared toward those to love to learn and work in an outdoor environment. This is seasonal work May-October with possible continuation through the fall if interested, as farm work demands large harvests in the autumn months and continues to November. Work schedule can be tailored for an academic summer schedule for those in school. Days/times are flexible but must remain consistent during the summer season. The farm operates six days per week with the farm crew working Tues-Saturday. Schedules among crew members are flexible and will fit into either morning hours (7am to 12pm), afternoon hours (1pm to 6pm) or possibly full days and will be dependent upon the individual crew members, their schedules and needs, along with the needs of the farm.

 

Requirements:

  • Attention to detail and ability to focus (this is first on the list for a reason)

  • Positive attitude and great work ethic; good conversationalist, jumps in to help out without be asked

  • Interest in working outdoors in hot, cold, buggy, rainy, sunny, or any and all conditions

  • Ability to kneel, bend, walk, lift, and carry 30-50 lb. crates of vegetables repeatedly and consistently

  • Comfortable taking direction and asking good questions

  • Good communication skills, kind disposition, interest in chatting with CSA members, solid conversationalist for repetitive field tasks, and happy to share.

  • Interest in high quality vegetable production and organic growing practices

  • Comfortable working alone, in pairs, or small groups

 

Compensation:

  • Hourly pay, commensurate with experience

  • Workers Compensation Insurance

  • Seasonal farm share plus extras as available

  • Pride of playing a critical role in the development of a growing farm business

 

Please send a letter outlining why you are interested in working in sustainable agriculture and specifically at Cloverleigh Farm. A farm visit will be required. Include your resume to send to cloverleighfarm@gmail.com

 

CLOVERLEIGH FARM

336 Mansfield City Rd.

Mansfield Center, CT 06250  

Susan Mitchell, owner/operator