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  • Massachusetts Farm Jobs – Harvest and Seasonal Work

    The Massachusetts agricultural industry provides a variety of farm jobs and agricultural careers. In 2012, total agricultural outputs produced in excess of $492 million, with each individual farm valued at close to $12,000 per acre. Despite boasting one of the greatest population densities in the U.S., The Bay State calls home to roughly 7,750 farms. Southeastern and northwestern portions of the state represent the most active agricultural areas of the New England territory, with more than 16% of Franklin, Dukes, and Plymouth counties comprised of farmland. The densely populated state encompasses around 523,000 acres of land purposed specifically for crop growing or livestock raising out of a total 6.7 million acres (7.8%). Nursery and greenhouse operations also serve as considerable agricultural outputs and produce over a quarter of total domestic commodities.

    One of the smallest states in the Union, Massachusetts possesses several redeeming factors, such as an eastern border along the Atlantic Ocean (1,500 miles) offering low coastal plains, which render the area ideal for farming and trade. Mostly temperate climates provide for adequate growing seasons, as well. Forests cover a vast majority of the state, and historically rocky soils in the east also limit arable farmland; however, over 250 years of colonization produced highly developed irrigation practices utilizing both the neighboring ocean to the east and the Connecticut River Valley in the western portion of the state to create ample land suitable for farming. The two areas consequently yield the largest agricultural outputs of any other regions statewide.

    Massachusetts cash crops include dairy, livestock, sweet corn, apples, and cranberries. Aquaculture commodities, such as finfish, oysters, and quahogs, also contribute to the prosperity of the industry. Depending on the region, farms typically enjoy growing seasons lasting between 120 and 200 days. The state primarily experiences localized rainfalls resulting in flash erosion of top soils; however, the instances remain limited and usually only effect areas minimally. Total annual precipitation sits between 40 inches and 50 inches. Half of the annual precipitation manifests in the form of snow. Most snowfalls occur between October and March. Temperate climates create ideal circumstances for farms to successfully plant, cultivate, and harvest crops, which requires thousands of workers annually. Many farms offer picking jobs on seasonal bases as well as part-time and full-time positions.

    The Ocean Spray Cooperative places Old Colony State farms among the largest cranberry farming practices in the United States. Migrant workers, pickers, and farmhands routinely find employment in the booming cranberry industry. State cranberry farming efforts produce close to 20% of the entire agricultural domestic product equaling more than $100 million. The Ocean Spray Cooperative alone provides more than 2,000 job opportunities for agricultural industry employment hopefuls. Around 400 farms in The Codfish State grow cranberries. Migrant workers regularly find cranberry picking jobs in Massachusetts in addition to local farmhands and career-aspiring administrators.

    In addition to Ocean Spray Cranberries, examples of large Massachusetts agricultural businesses include the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation in Marlborough and the state department of agriculture. Both act as lucrative places of employment offering widespread opportunities for work. Nationwide, agricultural workers earned an average $18,000 annual salary in 2012. As of May 2014, vegetable pickers, fruit pickers, and general farm laborers earned median salary options around $27,000. Many large farms, including cooperatives like Ocean Spray, provide employment benefits to full-time staff members as well as flexible scheduling and discounts on crop and/or livestock yields.


    Massachusetts Job Listings:  Jobs 1 thru 25 of 1518 results.

    Seasonal Warehouse Worker 1st shift (Chicopee MA) - Yankee Candle
    Newell Brands - Chicopee, MA
    Job Description:  High school diploma or equivalent work experience required. Loads and unloads trailers, restocking picking areas and follows procedures to properly document the…read more.
    Newell Brands  16 hours ago

    Material Handling Operator II - Picking/Boxing
    Merck KGaA - Danvers, MA
    Job Description:  No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin,…read more.
    Merck KGaA  18 days ago

    Equipment Operator
    Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. - Brockton, MA
    Job Description:  For more on Wheelabrator, please visit www.wtienergy.com or www.tunnelhillpartners.com or www.citycarting.net. Other minor duties may be assigned.read more.
    Wheelabrator Technologies Inc.  18 hours ago

    Seasonal Farm Crew
    The Trustees of Reservations - Ipswich, MA
    Job Description:  Farming experience is not required. Farm grown produce for individual use. The farm crew is involved in all aspects of organic vegetable production, including…read more.
    The Trustees of Reservations  30+ days ago

    Thursday 10/1: Job Fair for Farm Hand/Laborer (Cannabis)
    Nova Farms - Sheffield, MA
    Job Description:  JOIN US TO INTERVIEW AT NOVA FARMS*. Openings for this harvest season for Farm Hand/Laborers. Come check out Nova Farms, Interview and apply to join our team!read more.
    Nova Farms  6 days ago

    Warehouse Associate
    Anixter - Woburn, MA
    Job Description:  Picking, packing, cutting, or shipping material while ensuring the perfect quantity and material. Ability to make repetitive movements, including bending, or…read more.
    Anixter  13 days ago

    Resident Support Associate-Virtual interviews available.
    Carriage House at Lees Farm - Wayland, MA
    Job Description:  If you have recently been displaced from a position or looking for a new position, we want to hear from you! We are looking for candidates to assist our seniors…read more.
    Carriage House at Lees Farm  18 hours ago

    Operations Warehouse Associate
    GoPuff - Allston, MA - new
    Job Description:  Contact customer for substituted or out-of-stock items. Experience working in a restaurant, retail or warehouse environment. That’s where we come in.read more.
    goPuff  3 days ago

    Travel Team Selector
    Capstone Logistics, LLC. - Chicopee, MA
    Job Description:  Selects product in accordance with a predetermined picking order either by hand or assisted by equipment maintaining accurate records. $25 per day per diem.read more.
    Capstone Logistics, LLC.  6 months ago

    Picker/Shipper
    ABLE Associated-Fall River - Fall River, MA
    Job Description:  Sewing, experienced or will train. Excellent entry-level opportunities available with leading Fall River manufacturer. $15.00 - $16.50 depending on shift.read more.
    ABLE Associated-Fall River  10 days ago

    CITY CARRIER ASSISTANT
    United States Postal Service - Gardner, MA - new
    Job Description:  Or territories or in U.S. Deliver stamps or other paper supplies to contract or classified. The individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the…read more.
    United States Postal Service  1 day ago

    WAREHOUSEMAN
    BERT'S ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO. - Quincy, MA - new
    Job Description:  Duties include picking orders, loading trucks, putting stock away, general warehouse maintenance. Full time, 8+ overtime, no weekends.read more.
    BERT'S ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO.  3 hours ago

    Cleaner - Janitorial Services - Empleado de limpieza - Servicios de Mantenimiento
    Harvard Maintenance, Inc - Woburn, MA
    Job Description:  We have multiple shifts available as well as both full time, part time and seasonal opportunities. Cleaning includes dust mopping, damp mopping, sweeping,…read more.
    Harvard Maintenance, Inc  15 hours ago

    Warehouse Worker 1
    Thermo Fisher Scientific - Agawam, MA
    Job Description:  Maneuvers picking cart or powered industrial truck to various locations throughout the Distribution Center. Position will be in one of the functional areas of…read more.
    Thermo Fisher Scientific  12 hours ago

    Warehouse Associate
    Talbots - Lakeville, MA
    Job Description:  Monday - Wednesday (5:30am - 2pm OR 7:00 am - 3pm) or other variations of 2 - 3 days per week available days include Saturday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.read more.
    Talbots  8 days ago

    Warehouse Selector
    Gordon Food Service - Taunton, MA
    Job Description:  All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color,…read more.
    Gordon Food Service  25 days ago

    Seasonal Warehouse Associate
    Newbury Comics, Inc. - Brighton, MA
    Job Description:  We are looking for seasonal FT and PT warehouse associates for functions such as put away, picking, packing, and shipping merchandise to our stores.read more.
    Newbury Comics, Inc.  30+ days ago

    Building Custodian - 2nd shift Glenbrook School
    Longmeadow Public School District - Longmeadow, MA
    Job Description:  (F)Reaching(C) Extending the hand(s) and arm(s) in any directionHandling(C) Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise work with hand(s)Fingering (F)…read more.
    Longmeadow Public School District  6 days ago

    Cannabis Packaging / Trimming / Joint Rolling Second shift 4pm-10:30pm
    Sanctuary Medicinals - Littleton, MA
    Job Description:  High school or equivalent (Preferred). Multiple or duplicate applications will not be processed. High School Diploma or GED (this is a must;read more.
    Sanctuary Medicinals  22 days ago

    E-Commerce Store Shopper
    Roche Bros. Supermarkets - Sudbury, MA
    Job Description:  Standing or walking on tile or concrete, handling fingering, feeling, talking, seeing, hearing, and smelling. Must possess the ability to handle multiple orders…read more.
    Roche Bros. Supermarkets  5 days ago

    Warehouse Assistant
    Jordan's Furniture - Avon, MA
    Job Description:  Must be 18 years or older. Provides courteous and professional customer service to guests picking up furniture. Jordan’s may have the job you are looking for!read more.
    Jordan's Furniture  30+ days ago

    2nd SHIFT ORDER PICKERS
    Atlas Distributing Inc. - Worcester, MA
    Job Description:  Must be physically able to perform strenuous labor due to heavy lifting requirements. Full-time, stable, year-round work including Benefits with a family owned…read more.
    Atlas Distributing Inc.  30+ days ago

    Armored Service Technician
    Loomis Armored US, LLC - Boylston, MA
    Job Description:  Picking up/delivering customer change orders/deposits carrying a minimum of 50 pounds by hand or up to several hundred pounds by cart, a minimum of 30 stops per…read more.
    Loomis Armored US, LLC  30+ days ago

    Material Handler
    The Coca-Cola Company - Northampton, MA
    Job Description:  Print daily orders/production plans and distribute to appropriate personnel for picking orders or manufacturing. Why Join Coca-Cola North America?read more.
    The Coca-Cola Company  11 days ago

    Part Time Farm Attendant
    Northfield Mount Hermon - Mount Hermon, MA
    Job Description:  Northfield Mount Hermon, an independent co-educational boarding school in western Massachusetts, seeks an experienced and energetic individual to assist with…read more.
    Northfield Mount Hermon  14 days ago

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    Directory of Farms, Orchards, etc

    Ashby Apples
    394 Erickson Rd, Ashby, MA 01431
    978-386-7230
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September – November
    Main Crops: Apples
    Autumn Hills Orchard
    495 Chicopee Row, Groton, MA 01450
    978-448-8388
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September – November
    Main Crops: Pears, Plums, Apples, Peaches, Raspberries, Grapes
    Barker’s Farmstand
    1267 Osgood St, North Andover, MA 01845
    978-683-0785
    Harvest Time: June – September
    Main Crops: Apples, Strawberries
    Bartlett’s Farm
    33 Bartlett Farm Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-9403
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Organic Spinach, Lettuce, Arugula, Tomatoes, Herbs, Mesclun, Asparagus, Gourds, and Other Seasonal Vegetables and Fruits
    Bear Swamp Orchard
    1209 B Hawley Rd, Ashfield, MA 01330
    413-625-2849
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Apples
    Belkin Family Lookout Farm
    89 Pleasant Street S, South Natick, MA 01760
    508–653–0653
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Pears, Peaches, Apples, Nectarines, Strawberries, Pumpkins
    Berlin Orchards
    Rt 62 and Lower Sawyer Hill Rd, Berlin, MA 01503
    978-838-2400
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Apples
    Blue Meadow Farm
    120 Nobscot Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776
    978-443-4800
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – September
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Boston Hill Farm
    1370 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845
    978-681-8556
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Strawberries, Peaches, Blueberries, Apples, Raspberries
    Brooksby Farm
    54 Felton St, Peabody, MA 01960
    978-531-7456
    Harvest Time: June – September
    Main Crops: Apples, Peaches, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries
    C.N. Smith Farm
    325 South St, East Bridgewater, MA 02333
    508-378-2270
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Pumpkins, Blueberries, Apples, Strawberries, Corn, Peas, Beans, and Other Assorted Vegetables and Fruits
    Carlson Orchards
    115 Oak Hill Rd, Harvard, MA 01451
    800-286-3916
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – September
    Main Crops: Apples, Nectarines, Peaches, Blueberries, Raspberries
    Carver Hill Orchards
    101 Brookside Ave, Stow, MA 01775
    978-897-6117
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Blueberries, Peppers, Cherries, Strawberries, Pumpkins, Corn, Tomatoes, Peaches, Cucumbers, Zucchinis, and Other Assorted Fruits and Vegetables
    Charlton Orchards Farm & Winery
    44 Old Worcester Rd, Charlton, MA 01507
    508-248-7820
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – December
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Pears, Apples
    Cider Hill Farm
    45 Fern Ave, Amesbury, MA 01913
    978-388-5525
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – November
    Main Crops: Broccoli, Peppers, Tomatoes, Peaches, Nectarines, Blueberries, Cucumbers, Squashes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Herbs, and Other Assorted Fruits and Vegetables
    Clearview Farm
    4 Kendall Hill Rd, Sterling, MA 01564
    978-422-6442
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Squashes, Apples, Peaches, Blueberries, Raspberries, Nectarines
    Connors Farm
    30 Valley Rd, Danvers, MA 01923
    978-777-1245
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Blueberries, Apples, Raspberries, Strawberries, Peaches, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Coonamessett Farms
    277 Hatchville Rd, East Falmouth, MA 02536
    508-563-2560
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: April – September
    Main Crops: Arugula, Eggplants, Blueberries, Cherries, Beans, Kale, Peppers, Peas, Tomatoes, Turnips, Cabbages, Beets, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Crescent Farms
    140 Willow Ave, Haverhill, MA 01835
    978-914-3158
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Corn, Pumpkins, Gourds
    Doe Orchards
    327 Ayer Rd, Harvard, MA 01451
    978-772-4139
    Harvest Time: July – December
    Main Crops: Apples, Blueberries, Peaches, Christmas Trees
    Dufort Farms
    55 Reservoir Ave, Rehoboth, MA 02769
    508-252-6323
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – September
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    George Hill Farm
    582 George Hill Rd, South Lancaster, MA 01561
    978-365-4331
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Apples, Raspberries, Blueberries, Peaches, Pears
    Green Meadows Farm
    656 Asbury St, South Hamilton, MA 01982
    978-458-3720
    Harvest Time: June – December
    Main Crops: Blueberries, Broccoli, Raspberries, Leeks, Brussel Sprouts, Carrots, Strawberries, Lettuce, Arugula, and Other Assorted Fruits and Vegetables
    Green River Farms
    2480 Green River Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267
    413-458-2470
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Blueberries, Pumpkins, Corn, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Harvey’s Farm
    120 South St, Westborough, MA 01581
    508-366-1545
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: April – December
    Main Crops: Carrots, Tomatoes, Beets, Asparagus, Onions, Herbs, Pears, Squashes, Cabbages, Broccoli, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm
    1215 Route 134, Dennis, MA 02660
    508-385-2768
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – August
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Howden Farm
    303 Rannapo Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257
    413-229-8481
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins
    Indian Head Farm
    232 Pleasant St, Berlin, MA 01503
    978-838-2942
    Harvest Time: May – December
    Main Crops: Asparagus, Squashes, Pumpkins, Blueberries, Tomatoes, Raspberries, Melons, Corn, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Ingaldsby Farm
    14 Washington St, Boxford, MA 01921
    978-352-2813
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Apples, Peaches, Strawberries, Beans, Pumpkins, Peas, Tomatoes, and Other Seasonal Vegetables and Fruits
    Keith’s Farm
    1149 Main St, Acushnet, MA 02743
    508-763-2622
    Harvest Time: June – December
    Main Crops: Tomatoes, Strawberries, Christmas Trees, Beans, Peppers, Squashes, Corn, Potatoes, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Leonhard & Eldred Farm
    1000 Dale St, North Andover, MA 01845
    978-683-1158
    Harvest Time: May – August
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Strawberries
    Long Hill Orchard
    520 Main St, West Newbury, MA 01985
    978-363-2170
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Lettuce, Peppers, Carrots, Potatoes, Apples, Melons, Cucumbers, Beets, Radishes, Rhubarb, Arugula, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Maple Crest Farm
    102 Moulton St, West Newbury, MA 01985
    508-641-5955
    Harvest Time: June – December
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Christmas Trees
    Marini Farm
    259 Linebrook Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938
    978-356-0430
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Peppers, Corn, Lettuce, Strawberries, Zucchinis, Beets, Onions, Tomatoes, Beans, Plums, Cherries, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    McHugh’s
    439 Linebrook Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938
    978-356-4298
    Harvest Time: June – August
    Main Crops: Blueberries, Raspberries
    Natural Way Farm
    79 Hill St, Topsfield, MA 01983
    978-887-8580
    Harvest Time: June – September
    Main Crops: Bok Choy, Blueberries, Squashes, Tomatoes, Zucchinis, Eggplants, Garlic, Scallions, Herbs, Peppers, Celery, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Nessralla Farm
    139 Hemlock Ln, Halifax, MA 02338
    781-293-6792
    Harvest Time: May – December
    Main Crops: Beans, Corn, Pumpkins
    Riiska Brook Orchard
    101 New Hartford Rd, Sandisfield, MA 01255
    413-258-4761
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: October – November
    Main Crops: Apples
    Rogers Hill Orchard
    1269 Boston Rd, Ward Hill, MA 01835
    978-372-4780
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Apples, Strawberries
    Russell Orchards
    143 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938
    978-356-5366
    Harvest Time: June – November
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Blackberries, Zucchinis, Peas, Peppers, Garlic, Herbs, Eggplants, Gooseberries, Peaches, Potatoes, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    The Silverbrook Farm
    934 Main St, Acushnet, MA 02743
    774-202-1027
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Corn, Beets, Peppers, Peaches, Broccoli, Rhubarb, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Onions, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Simcock Farm
    361 Marvel St, Swansea, MA 02777
    508-673-5721
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – December
    Main Crops: Peppers, Tomatoes, Christmas Trees, Pumpkins, Squashes, and Other Seasonal Vegetables and Fruits
    Smolak Farms
    315 South Bradford St, North Andover, MA 01845
    978-682-6332
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Tomatoes, Cherries, Pumpkins, Blueberries, Currants, Peaches, Gooseberries, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Spring Meadow Farm and B&B
    109 Marion Rd, Mattapoisett, MA 02739
    508-758-2678
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Tomatoes, Rhubarb, Raspberries, Melons, Asparagus, Broccoli, Beets, Peppers, Onions, Okra, Potatoes, Eggplants, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Spring Rain Farm
    692 Caswell St, East Taunton, MA 02718
    508-824-3393
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – June
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Tony Andrews Farm
    394 Old Meetinghouse Rd, East Falmouth, MA 02540
    508-548-4717
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Peas, Corn, Pumpkins, Squashes, Apples
    Tree Berry Farm
    Route 123, Neal Gate St, Scituate, MA 02066
    781-545-7750
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – December
    Main Crops: Blueberries, Christmas Trees
    Turkey Hill Farm
    380 Middle Rd, Haverhill, MA 01830
    978-372-9474
    Harvest Time: July – November
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Blueberries, Christmas Trees
    Webster Cranberries LLC
    11 Cranberry Ln, Norwell, MA 02061
    781-659-1599
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – September
    Main Crops: Blueberries, Cranberries
    Wheeler Brook Farm
    57 Jewett St, Georgetown, MA 01833
    978-352-8289
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – September
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Beans, Brussel Sprouts, Onions, Bok Choy, Tomatoes, Squashes, Carrots, Raspberries, Blueberries, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

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