Farm Hand Position

Farm · East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Department Farm
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $14-$16 hourly

 Farm Hand Positions


Pat's Pastured was founded in 2002 and provides the highest quality pasture-raised and grass-fed meats all grown in Rhode Island. Our goal is to provide our livestock with a life that allows them to express their natural instincts fully in a pasture environment. That means that pigs get to root, run and play; chickens get to peck, scratch and crow; turkeys goggle and strut; cows eat grass outside, NOT corn in confinement. 


Farm Description

100+ acres of pasture and woodlots spread over several pieces of land in Rhode Island. All land is managed in an intensive rotational management system with multiple species of livestock. The main farm is located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. All meat and eggs are sold through farmers markets (4 summer, 2 winter in 2021), home delivery, Meat/Poultry CSA, restaurant sales and on-farm sales.


Livestock Details:

  • Pasture-raised pigs (350-400 annually)
  • Pastured, Free-range broilers (20,000 seasonally)
  • Pasture-raised turkeys (600 seasonally)
  • Grass-fed beef steers (30 annually)
  • Free-range laying hens (2000 annually)
  • Free-range laying ducks (200 annually)
  • Livestock Guardian Dogs (6)
  • All poultry are processed on-farm in a RI Health Department processing facility on-farm


Responsibilities:

  • Daily watering, feeding and pasture rotation of broiler chickens, laying hens, ducks, turkeys, pigs and cattle 
  • Management of chick brooder
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Assist with sales of products
  • Assisting with products processing, packaging & inventory
  • Building fence
  • General carpentry and construction
  • Weekly slaughter/processing of poultry on-farm  (approximately 800 per week May-November)


Qualifications:

  • Enjoys working with animals
  • Willingness to work long hours in all weather conditions
  • Willingness to learn
  • Valid drivers license – no moving violations
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Able to work independently or in a group
  • Ability to lift 50lbs on regular basis required 
  • Availability to work weekends
  • Good communication skills
  • Punctual and reliable


 $14-$16 per hour based on experience (40hrs per week) Interested applicants should fill out the questions listed on the job posting. We will accept applications until positions are filled. We will require either an in-person or video interview as part of the application process and if moved to next step a 1 day work try-out on-farm. 

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  • Location
    East Greenwich, Rhode Island
  • Department
    Farm
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $14-$16 hourly