We are looking for friendly, smart employees in three areas of the farm: Farmstand Sales, Greenhouses and Field Crew.
The job includes transplanting, watering & moving plants to the farmstand for sale. Spring Ledge operates 10 greenhouses and cold frames supplying the farmstand with fresh material Spring, Summer and Fall. Applicants need the stamina to be on their feet throughout the day and a love of plants. We practice I.P.M. and release millions of beneficials each season. High quality crops are the stated goal. As the focus of the business moves to the farmstand in the summer, greenhouse jobs may evolve into farmstand help. (March/April – June)
The Crew works on approx. 5 acres of vegetables and flowers, 4 acres of strawberries and 18 acres of sweet corn. The job includes all aspects of growing such as planting, cultivating, irrigating, harvesting, washing and displaying. This full time, outside, rain-or-shine job is physically demanding, with lots of fun amongst a good group of people. We practice I.P.M. in our field growing and we’re looking for a crew that upholds our high quality of production.
We are looking for friendly service oriented people, who enjoy working with the public. Some knowledge and interest in plants, gardening, vegetables, and cooking is an asset. We will provide training and information in these areas during the year.
Farm stand employees are responsible for the general upkeep of the displays and restocking areas, including the farm stand, the two green houses, the perennial and shrub area, and the coolers and recycling and trash areas. All staff should expect to be focused primarily in one area, such as the greenhouse, and also be able to assist in other areas as needed. It is expected that everyone will do some register work daily.
Spring Ledge is open seven days a week and Saturday , Sunday, and holidays are considered normal working days. Weekend hours are part of everyone’s schedule as they are our busiest days. We are open to the public from 9:00 to 5:30/6.00 Monday thru Saturday, and from 10:00 until; 3:00 on Sundays. Staff needs to arrive an hour before opening and the late shift can expect to stay at least a half hour at the end of the day We have two shifts and part time and full time positions as well as mothers hours are all available. A rotating schedule is developed monthly in an attempt to accommodate all needs. We try to have you work in the areas of your interest as much as possible, but ask that you be flexible. Every area has a manager, who will help train staff, allocate jobs and be available to answer your questions.
Helping customers is always our first priority!
Greenhouse, annuals, perennial and shrub area work will include unloading carts and trucks, pricing material, moving to sales space , watering, maintenance, such as dead heading, removing sick plants, making displays and sweeping floors .A strong back and the ability to do some lifting and be on your feet most of the day are requirements of this job. Everyone helps with cleanup and needs to be able to do simple sales on the registers.
Register jobs will include greeting customers, directing customers to specific areas and alerting staff in those areas. Answering phone and taking or relaying messages to appropriate person or clipboard, ring up sales, have knowledge of other computer features, keep the register areas neat and stocked. Do small chores around the register, and assist in other areas as needed and time allows. Everyone helps with cleanup.
Farm stand and produce display jobs, will include setting up for the day, unloading trucks and helping put away produce, keeping displays full and misted, floor sweeping, helping customers, helping around registers, unloading carts, packing bags and carrying packages. Working outside as time allows everyone helps with cleanup, and needs to be able to do simple sales at the register.
This is a great opportunity to learn with hands-on experience about the real life workings of a busy farmstand, a diverse and varied produce farm . We are located in the beautiful Kearsarge / Lake Sunapee region of N.H.
Print out, fill out and fax the application back to us at 603-526-6679 OR mail it to:
Spring Ledge Farm – Jobs
37 Main Street
New London, NH 03257