MELLOWFIELDS FARM EMPLOYMENT -  HARVEST AND WASH/PACK ASSISTANT

 

1551 N. 1550 Rd., Lawrence KS 66046 mellowfields@gmail.com


Mellowfields Farm began in 2009 in the city of Lawrence, growing vegetables for a small CSA and farmers market on empty lots, including the city of Lawrence’s Common Ground Program. In 2017, Mellowfields bought 5 acres just on the eastern edge of Lawrence and continued to grow for market and CSA as well as a growing list of wholesale accounts. Our production methods are certified organic and we are dedicated to growing the health of our soil. In turn this produces healthy and nutritious vegetables. We strive to produce the highest quality produce possible.


We are seeking an individual to join our fast paced, fun-loving team with an emphasis on the harvest, washing, and packing of orders. This is a part-time position, with the potential for full-time for the right candidate. The candidate should be interested in increasing their skills and knowledge of local food production. Candidates with experience working in food related or physical jobs outdoors (farming, restaurants, landscaping, construction, etc.) will be given preference. 


Work Requirements
• Start date is August 16th

• Typical work day is 7-8 hours with a paid 30 minute lunch. Start and end times may fluctuate with the season.
• 20-35 hours per week, August 11th - Oct 31st, schedule TBD.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Harvesting for orders

• Produce washing and packing: sorting, bagging, packing, labeling
 

Other Duties and Responsibilities
• Cultivation and maintenance of crops

• Potential to participate in Saturday farmers market and other sales/deliveries 

 

Qualifications
• Attention to detail
• Positive and energetic disposition with strong interpersonal skills

• Punctuality and strong time management skills
• Strong back with the ability to lift heavy and awkward objects
• Ability to work well in both a team setting and independently
• Fast learner and ability to adapt to new positions and working with new people
• Ability to take direction, accept constructive feedback and ask for help when needed
• Ability to work at a steady pace in all weather
• Ability to perform and endure repetitive physical work
• Strong mental math skills


Compensation
• Starting pay: $11.50 -12.50/hr, based on experience


Employee Benefits
• Direct deposit available.
• Free food- as many farm seconds as available

Download Application HERE

Completed applications can be emailed to Mellowfields@gmail.com or mailed to:

1551 N 1550 Rd, Lawrence KS 66046