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Farm Stand Attendant

Join our team!

Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center is a 60 acre working farm and educational center that uses organic practices to grow produce and flowers for a market-style CSA, on-site farm stand, U-Pick produce field, and native plant nursery. The farm welcomes school groups throughout the year and the farm property is open to the public free of charge.

Who we are:

Hilltop Hanover Farm staff are a group of people who each bring unique and varying skills and interest and who all care deeply about the mission of the farm to support our community through shared work, food, and environmental stewardship. Our full time year round staff provide expertise in their respective fields and also work together daily to collaborate on shared projects. During the growing season, our staff team nearly doubles with the addition of seasonal crew members. Interns and volunteers help by filling in where needed. We value welcoming new friends, guests, and workers into our community and strive to make our farm a place where people from all backgrounds and identities can all learn, ask questions, and enjoy ice cream together. Our staff team is a reflection of the community we have built and are essential in doing the good work of farming! We acknowledge that everyone has different personal goals and we work to support individual growth while making sure the needs of the farm are also met. 

Job Description

Many of our customers have been shopping with us for years and we see our Farm Stand as a way to serve our community. The Farm Stand Attendant will work directly with the Farm Stand Manager to ensure that our patrons have the best possible experience shopping! The Farm Stand Attendant reports to the Farm Stand Manager, who is responsible for the entire operation of the retail Farm Stand. All Farm Stand staff should be patient, bright, and kind with fellow employees and all customers and visitors. Successful candidates must be able to wear many hats, love having a lot of diversity in their work, and be eager to engage our Farm Stand customers about the farm. This position is physically demanding and interfaces directly with our customers regularly. 

The Farm Stand Assistant may also be occasionally required to work alongside the Field Crew in order to deepen their understanding of our growing practices. 


Primary Responsibilities

Become proficient at POS operations

Maintain accuracy of cash drawer, pricing and signage, and inventory of goods

Help with our spring Plant Sale

Staff the Farm Stand 2-3 days per week including up to two weekend days

Understand our mission and growing practices and be able to talk about them with visitors

Assists with setup and takedown of market site and help oversee market day activities

Assists with enforcing market rules to ensure safety and equality for vendors and guests

Is familiar with emergency and accident procedures and ability to respond appropriately

Assists with weekly reports, and maintaining and stocking products and supplies

Performs other duties and assumes responsibilities as apparent or assigned by the market manager

Weekly (and regularly as needed) deep cleaning and sanitizing of retail space, coolers, and sinks

Weekly participation in either the wash/pack and harvest activities

Maintain a positive attitude and team mentality!


Skills and Qualifications

1-2 years of retail experience

Experience working with different POS systems, including Square

Ability to follow systems to ensure accurate inventory/cash drawer counts

Excited to work as part of the Field Crew/Farm Team on harvest days

Clear communication skills, open to receiving feedback

Comfortably able to lift 40lbs

Previous work on or with a farm is a plus, but not necessary

Interest in promotion of local foods and farmers markets

Make sound, rational decisions using judgment and problem solving skills

Establish and maintain a positive and effective working relationship with vendors, the public, volunteers, and staff

Work independently with no direct supervision at times and prioritize work

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse clientele & Farm Stand Manager

Work in various weather conditions such as heat, humidity, wind, rain, etc.

Spanish language skills a plus

Our Farm Stand is open from the end of April until the end of November. This is a part-time seasonal position, Thursday – Sunday, running from late March until the end of November. 

To apply: Email with a letter of interest, resume, and a list of 3 references, including ‘Farm Stand Attendant’ in the subject line. Please include your earliest possible start date in your cover letter.

Westchester County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center

Seasonal Farm Stand
May - November
Thursday - Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm