Eager to Work on a Farm this Summer?


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Nancy LaRowe

Learn about farm jobs here!

Working on a farm can be hard, skill-building, and rewarding work. Vital Communities is helping connect farms and workers by hosting this platform, where farmers can advertise employment opportunities for the coming season. 

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Here you will find listings of Upper Valley farms and the positions they are hiring for. Some positions are for experienced farm workers while many jobs don't require experience, just a willingness to commit to show up and work hard. Some are for part-time seasonal while others offer full time or year round employment. Each farm has its own systems and options; find the one that fits your goals! 

Here's some helpful information if you're considering working on a farm:

  • In addition to wage, stipend, or salary, many farms offer great perks like free or discounted veggies, flexible scheduling, swim breaks, performance raises, farm swag, and more.
  • You get to work outside which is amazing when the weather is perfect!! But remember, farm work happens every day, regardless of weather, so be prepared to happily work when it's raining, hot, and/or buggy.
  • Tasks tend to change daily and seasonally, so flexibility is required.
  • Working on a farm is the best way to learn if you are a future farmer. If you are thinking of a career in agriculture, most farmers are happy to share their knowledge with the next generation.
  • Be ready to have fun! Farming is hard, but incredibly rewarding.
  • A willingness to learn and a positive attitude is a must! 
  • Farms and jobs vary, so if you're mechanically inclined, or detail oriented, or get satisfaction from completing a task, or like to work alone there is a job to fit what you are looking for.  

Below is a listing of farms looking for employees. Please click on links below to learn more about the farms and the jobs they have available.

Autumn Harvest, Grafton NH

A family farm meeting the demand for fresh local vegetables all year round through innovative season extension, improved storage areas, and preservation through canning and freezing.

Employment Season: Variable

Position(s) available:  Full-time and  Part-time positions available: view listing

Contact: 603-298-5764

Blue Ox Farm, Enfield, NH

A certified organic farm that grows high quality vegetables and annual fruits.

Employment season: May or June - November

Positions available: Field crew - view listing

Crossroad Farm, Fairlee, VT

Crossroad Farm is a sixty acre vegetable farm in Post Mills, VT, one half mile from Lake Fairlee. For over 35 years our extended family and crew have been practicing sustainable agriculture. We grow a wide variety of vegetables, specializing in greens and tomatoes, as well as strawberries, melons, flowers, and bedding plants. Our produce is sold at our two farm stands and delivered to restaurants and grocery stores throughout the area.

Employment Season: May-November

Contact: 802-333-4455

Position available: Farmstand member - view listing


Edgewater Farm, Plainfield, NH

A family farm of 50 acres on the Connecticut River that produces vegetables, plants, flowers, fruit, and eggs for sale at a farmstand through CSA, pick-your-own, and whole sale accounts.

Employment Season: March-December

Position(s) available:   Field Crew - Greenhouse- Farmstand- Kitchen

Contact: 603-298-5764

View current listing.

Deep Meadow Farm, Ascutney, VT

On the banks of the Connecticut River and in the shadow of Mt. Ascutney are 50 acres of deep river bottom soils. Each season we grow Organic vegetables while nurturing this beautiful land. With family and a great team, we are dedicated to providing natural  produce, flowers, herbs. and meat. You can purchase our products from our farm stand, CSA or local farmers markets.

Employment Season: May-October

Position available: Farm stand manager

View current listing.

Luna Bleu, South Royalton, VT

Well-established diversified certified organic farm in central Vermont, growing food for our community for over 25 years. On our 42 acre farm, we grow 5 acres of vegetables, raise cattle, pigs, and chickens for egg and meat production, and have a small orchard with blueberries, apples, and plums. We grow and market year round through our CSA, Saturday farmers market, and a few local businesses. Season extension and winter growing in high tunnels is an expanding part of our operation. We work hands on with our employees to share the knowledge we have gained over our years of farming and encourage employees to take advantage of the rich agricultural opportunities in the Upper Valley of Vermont. We are relatively small in size but our diversity with crops and animals means we have lots of fun every day!

Employment Season: March-December

Position(s) available:  Part-time and full-time field crew, Assistant Manager

Contact: Email suzanne@lunableufarm.org

View current listing.

Sugarbush Farm, Woodstock, VT

Maple and cheese producer with retail and wholesale accounts.

Employment Season: Year-round

Position(s) available: Cheese retail sales and shipping - view listing

Hemingway Farms, Charlestown, NH

We grow vegetables, berries and ornamental plants for sale at our farmstand, CSA, and greenhouses.

Employment Season: April-December

Position Available: Farmstand Retail Sales

Farm & Wilderness Foundation, Plymouth, VT

Educational organization with strong farm focus operating six summer camps for children and young adults, a family camp, and off season retreat and rentals.

Employment Season: Summer

Positions(s) available: Camp chef and cook

Contact:  julie@farmandwilderness.org

View Current List.

Spring Ledge Farm, New London, NH

We commit to grow and sell high quality ornamental plants, vegetables and fruits in manner that respects the long-term health and well-being of the environment, the land, ourselves and the community.

Employment Season: March-October

Position(s) available: Field crew

Contact: info@springledgefarm.com

Cedar Circle Farm, East Thetford, VT

Cedar Circle Farm has been growing flowers and certified organic fruits and vegetables along the Connecticut River since 2001. We currently have fourty acres under cultivation, as well as 25,000 square feet of greenhouse space. We are an organic farm with a social mission. We engage the community to develop and share practices that promote regenerative agriculture, good health, and a resource rice environment.

Employment Season: April-November

Position(s) available:  Full season production crew, barista, farmstand crew, summer camp educators

Contact: Email growing@cedarcirclefarm.org  

View current listing.



Peaked Moon Farm, Piermont, NH

Vegetable and dairy farm on the Connecticut River.

Employment Season: Variable

View current listing.

D Acres, Dorchester, NH

A nonprofit Organic Farm & Educational Homestead located in rural Dorchester, NH, seeks a gardener for the 2017 growing season.  The gardener will work with D Acres staff, residents and volunteers as a manager to care for the gardens.

Employment Season: May-October

Position(s) available: Garden Manager, Culinary wellnes specialist

Contact: http://www.dacres.org

Kiss the Cow, Barnard, VT

Organic, grass-based dairy selling farmstead ice cream and raw milk from our small herd of Jersey cows. We also raise and sell pastured eggs, chickens, ducks, and turkeys. In our spare time we make several hundred round bales every summer.

Employment Season: March-December

Position(s) available:  Creamery apprentice/Intern

Contact: Email 802-763-3921

Heartwood Farm

Heartwood Farm grows vegetables for CSA, Feast and Field Market, and wholesale to area restaurants and stores. We cultivate 6 acres of diversified, non-certified, organic land. The farm is part of a much bigger agrarian vision, in which you have opportunities to participate.

Employment season: May-October

Position(s) available: 2-3 Summer interns

Contact: heartwoodfable@gmail.com

Mountain School

During the summer, we hire a group of five or six alumni and others with an excellent work ethic who are looking to immerse themselves in an intensive farm experience. For the months of June, July and August, the farm crew works to take care of every aspect of the Mountain School farm. They care for the animals, do daily chores, plant seeds and transplant seedlings, weed and weed and weed, bring in the hay and harvest the summer crops.

Employment Season: Summer

Position(s) available: Summer crew

Contact: liana.horster@mountainschool.org

View current listing.

Free Verse Farm, Chelsea, VT

Small herb farm and apothecary specializing in naturally-grown tisanes (herbal teas), culinary herbs, medicinals, and herbal remedies. Our farm is situated high in the hills of the White River watershed in the Upper Valley region of eastern Vermont. We produce all of our own plants and herb.

Employment Season: April-October

Position(s) available:  Apprentice

Contact: Email farmers@freeverse.com

View current listing.

1000 Stone Farm, Brookfield, VT

The farm is a 4-season certified organic homestead farm that is providing our community with the food they need year-around at a cost that is realistic for the consumer, supportive of the farmer, and the farm while also being good to the land.

Employment Season: March-December

Position(s) available:  Greenhouse manager, field crew

Contact: Email Kyle@1000stonefarm.com

Sunrise Farm, Hartford, VT
We grow vegetables that are sold exclusively through our on-farm CSA from May through October and organic winter greens through local food coops and restaurants from November through April. While vegetables are our main endeavor, we also sell our own pasture-raised lamb, chicken, eggs, maple syrup, and honey.

Employment Season: Summer
Position(s) available: Summer field crew
Contact: csa@sunrisefarmvt.com

Strafford Organic Creamery, Strafford, VT

Organic dairy milking 50 Guernsey cows, bottles and distributes milk and cream, produces ice cream, makes hay.

Employment Season: March-December

Positions(s) available: Production worker

Contact: 802-765-4180

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