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Farm Stand Team Member

Posted 2014-02-18
At a Glance –

Monadnock Berries
545 West Hill Road
Troy, New Hampshire

Job Type:
Job (Part-Time)

Job Location:
Troy, NH and Farmers Markets

Job Description

This is a part-time seasonal position. Our season generally lasts from Mid-July to Mid-September. There are opportunities to work before and after the season depending on your interest. Expect to work 25-35 hours a week. Wage will start at $9 an hour.

The position of farm stand team member is integral to the success of our business. This is not a typical cashier job. On a farm, seasons and their respective responsibilities change constantly. There is always something new and different to do depending on what fruit is in season. A farm stand team member does a little bit of everything to allow daily farm operations to flow smoothly. Most importantly, a farm stand team member represents the face of the farm to our customers.

Main responsibilities:
Greeting and Explaining farm rules to customers
Answering questions about the farm and local area
Giving picking directions
Offering golf cart rides to aging or disabled pickers
Weighing customers buckets and cashing them out
Grading and packaging of berries for retail sale
General cleaning and upkeep of farm stand
Restocking or pricing of farm stand products
Occasional picking of berries for retail sale
Occasional feeding of petting zoo animals (goats, bunnies, donkeys)

A sense of humor
Ability to stand on feet for more than 8 hours
Ability to regularly lift 10-20 lb buckets
Previous customer service or retail experience preferred
Can easily take direction and adjust to changing priorities
Can provide transportation
Ability to work weekends
Must be a people-person
Agricultural knowledge preferred but not necessary (you will learn!)
Ability to understand farmer Anthony's British accent

Hours: Part-Time
Type: Job


Fenella Levick

Company Description

Monadnock Berries is a family run pick-your-own fruit farm located at the foot of Mt. Monadnock in Troy, NH. The farm has offered a unique fruit picking experience to locals and tourists for over 25 years. We offer pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries, currants, and gooseberries. Each year we expand a different section of our farm. Last year we started growing black raspberries and strawberries under green house tunnels with great success. This year we hope to build another tunnel to grow cherries under. We sell our produce at five local farmers markets in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the Monadnock Food Co-op, our garden center located on Rt. 12 in Troy, and at Whole Foods Market in Hadley, Massachusetts. Our business relies on the health of our environment so we take great care in preserving it and participating in sustainable agriculture initiatives. Our business equally relies on our pick-your-own customer base so customer service at all times is a major priority.

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