About Farmer Dave’s:
Farmer Dave’s is a 90-acre diversified fruit and vegetable farm based in Dracut, Massachusetts. Our mission is growing healthy food, building a strong community, and creating lifelong traditions. We focus on providing a healthy product for our guests, our workers, the soil, and our global environment. Our home farm and farm stand is located in Dracut, MA, which is open year round. The East Street farm stand in Tewksbury, MA and Hill Orchard farm stand in Westford, MA are our two satellite farms. Farmer Dave’s participates in a dozen farmers’ markets, sustains a large year-round membership in our vegetable and fruit CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, and offers PYO (Pick Your Own) experiences, including strawberries, peaches, blueberries, carrots, potatoes, flowers, and apples. Our commercial scratch kitchen creates baked goods and ready-to-eat meals from our own fruits and vegetables, strengthening our food system circle. As a team we’re energetic, philosophical, and hard working with a quirky attitude and a smile; we’re here because we love what we do.
Farmer Dave’s is looking for volunteers that are positive, energetic, friendly, flexible and that have a love for local food. This person should be self-motivated, reliable, organized and be comfortable with chatting with our members about their shares and help address questions about storage and cooking as well as where to find this information. Helping the members at the pick-up is the best part of our day and we want you to feel that too.
Training includes how to set up and break down the pick-up site. Reading and tracking the shares and add-on items sent to the pick-up and making sure the correct items go to the correct members. Our volunteers are the face of the farm at the pick-up.
Position: Fill in volunteer.
This position covers any sick calls as well as time off requests. Time off requests vary season to season. In your application please indicate which of our CSA pick-ups you are willing to travel to for coverage. Generally time-off requests we know ahead of time however sometimes life happens and we may contact you last minute to see what your availability is.
Position: Reading substitute volunteer
The position for the summer share will be on Thursdays from September 1st through October 20th.
The position for the Late Fall shares it will be Mondays from October 27th through December 5th.
The pick-up runs from 3pm to 6:30pm. The volunteer should arrive 30 minutes prior to the pick-up starting for set-up.
Position: Somerville Volunteer
The position for the summer share will be on Wednesdays from 3pm to 6pm starting on September 7th through October 19th. The volunteer should arrive 30 minutes prior to the pick-up starting for set-up.