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Bear Roots Farm

Williamstown & Barre, Vermont

Seeking: Part-Time Farm Assistant 

2-3 positions available 

Bear Roots Farm is comprised of 355 acres of mixed fields, woods, pastures and marsh resting between Barre and Williamstown VT. Bear Roots Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm, producing 20+ acres of vegetables,  with an extensive 90+ acre cover crop rotation. We grow over 100 varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers. We produce year round using high tunnel greenhouses and grow 100,000+lbs of storage crops. Our produce is distributed through our year round farm store, ”The Roots Farm Market,” in Middlesex, VT  and through our regional wholesale distribution. 

We are looking for 2-3 individuals to join the Bear Roots Farm staff.  The farm assistants will work closely with owners (Jon and Karin)  and H2A field crew (Denton and Mario)  to ensure daily operations are complete. This position incorporates  all aspects of the farming operation including wash/pack, seeding, field work, greenhouse work and administrative work.. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to learn or commit to something longer term as a career position. 

Assistant Farmer Responsibilities 

  • Guiding H2A crew with tasks including: interpretation of seeding logs, field maps, daily objectives, and organization in the pack house

  • Maintain and establish wholesale accounts, communicate with customers via email/phone and administer invoices using quickbooks

  • Oversee wholesale and farm market packout including weighing and labeling of all products  

  • Communicate and coordinate with farm market  staff 

  • Delivering to wholesale sites and our farm store

  • Assisting farm owner with the production plan, field map, and seeding schedules

  • Opportunity for tractor work:  (disc, plow, seed, spread, fork lift). 

  • Assist farm owner with on farm projects that may include: basic carpentry, building high tunnels, & general repairs/maintenance

Qualifications & Qualities

  • Minimum 1  years of vegetable experience

  • Strong communication (oral and written) skills, positive attitude,  solution-oriented

  • Strong work ethic and  attention to detail

  • Ability to share and accept feedback in a team environment

  • Ability to use (or willingness to learn) Quickbooks & Google docs/sheets

  • Passion and interest in working/learning about small-scale, low-input, sustainable vegetable and herb production 

  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively both independently and as a team member with minimal supervision 

  • Self-starter, self-disciplined, goal orientated 

  • Must have reliable transportation and be punctual 



Season Start date- April 1st-May 15.

Seasonal end- mid November

Full-time position may be available for right candidate



  • $18 per hour paid bi-weekly 

  • Affordable on-farm housing (cost dependent on availability and schedule) 

  • Access to farm vegetables-  surplus & 2nd quality

  • 15% off at our farm store–Roots Market 



To apply please submit a brief letter of interest, a resume, and three relevant references to Jon: 

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