Stow Greenhouses is an industry leading in the growing of cut flowers. We pride ourselves on quality and customer service. We are looking for individuals to join our team who: like to get their hands dirty; enjoy interacting with customers; and pride themselves on a job well done.

Positions currently available are listed below. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to info@stowgreenhouses.com

Field Production Supervisor

Stow Greenhouses is looking for a full-time cut flower field production supervisor to help manage our annual and perennial fields.

We are an industry leader in the production of hybrid lilies and are looking to expand and improve our field flower production.  The right individual will increase harvest while helping us to remain good land stewards.  He/she will be enthusiastic, able to multitask and pitch in as needed.  This is a hands-on position. Stow Greenhouses is located in Stow, MA.

Responsibilities:

·      Manage and perform all aspects of field production from early seeding and field preparation through summer harvest and winter cover crop seeding.

·      Monitor fields for pests and recommend solutions using biological controls where applicable.

·      Direct and monitor seasonal employees in the field.

Qualifications:

·      Associate’s degree with 2 year’s experience (or any combination), cut flower  production experience preferred.

·      Familiar with New England growing practices.

·      Comfortable using equipment such as bucket tractor with attachments, mowers, tillers etc.

·      Pesticide license or ability to obtain one.

 

Start date is April 1, 2015 but will consider part time employment April 1 – May 15, 2015.

Currently this is an 8-month appointment leading to a possible full time position.

 

Farmer-Florist

Stow Greenhouses is looking for a full-time farmer-florist to work at our cut flower farm and design studio.

Stow Greenhouses, located in Stow MA, is an industry leader in the production of hybrid lilies and seasonal cut flowers.  The right individual will help grow flowers both in a greenhouse and in outdoor fields as well as bunch and arrange the flowers for farmers’ markets and weddings. He/she will be enthusiastic, able to multitask and pitch in as needed.  This is a hands-on position.

Responsibilities:

·      Perform all aspects of field production from early seeding, weeding and harvesting.

·      Bunch and prepare flowers for sale to florists and at farmers’ markets.

·      Create arrangements for farmers’ markets and events.

Qualifications:

·      Associate’s degree with 2 year’s experience (or any combination), cut flower  production experience preferred.

·      Excellent communication and customer service skills.

·      Floral design experience a plus. Creativity and artistic ability a must.

Currently this is a 9-month appointment leading to a possible full time position.

Farmers’ Market Salesperson

Stow Greenhouses is looking for a farmers’ market salesperson to sell our cut flowers at local area farmers’ market.

Stow Greenhouses, located in Stow MA, is an industry leader in the production of hybrid lilies and seasonal cut flowers.  The right individual will be customer oriented, reliable, self-motivated and possess excellent communication skills.

Responsibilities:

·      Load flowers and market materials into vehicle and drive to market location from Stow MA.

·      Set up market tent and arrange flowers prior to the start of the market.

·      Sell flowers to customers maintaining an inventory and accurate accounting of all sales.

·      Answer customer questions and provide additional information about our farm, flowers and services as appropriate.

·      Break down stall at end of the market. Pack up vehicle with market supplies and any unsold product.

·      Return to Stow MA with vehicle. Unload unsold flowers into cooler.

Qualifications:

·      High School diploma.

·      Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

·      Excellent communication and customer service skills.

·      Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Start date varies depending on the farmers market but most markets run May through November.

There is a possibility of starting in April to help with seasonal farm work and Mother’s Day.

Boston Public Market Staff

Stow Greenhouses is looking for individuals to staff our stall at the Boston Public Market.

Stow Greenhouses, located in Stow MA, is an industry leader in the production of hybrid lilies and seasonal cut flowers.  The Boston Public is the new, year-round market slated to open in the summer of 2015. The 28,000 square-foot indoor retail location will offer farm fresh produce; meat, poultry, and eggs; cheese and dairy; fish and shellfish; bread and baked goods; plants and flowers; beer and wine; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods. Once open, the Boston Public Market will be the only locally sourced market of its kind in the United States.

The right individual will be customer oriented, reliable, self-motivated, creative and possess excellent communication skills. Floral experience is a plus.

Responsibilities:

·      Stock inventory daily (a.m. shift).

·      Sell flowers to customers maintaining an inventory and accurate accounting of all sales.

·      Answer customer questions and provide additional information about our farm, flowers and services as appropriate.

·      Perform tasks such as tying ribbons on mason jars, applying stickers to bags, etc.

·      Create floral arrangements.

·      Communicate with farm regarding special orders and inventory.

·      “Close” stall at the end of the day (p.m. shift). Tasks includes cleaning, freshening water in buckets, removing wilted foliage, anthers, and flowers and putting away hard goods.

Qualifications:

·      High School diploma.

·      Excellent communication and customer service skills.

·      Floral design experience a plus. Creativity and artistic ability a must.

Tentative start date is the beginning of June.