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26 August, 2019

Job Openings – August/September 2019

2019-08-26T11:15:29-04:00August 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

As you might expect, fall is a very busy season for those who work on a farm! With a bounty of apples and pumpkins and cider donuts and lovely fall weather, it's a great time to enjoy the outdoors in New England. As such, we're looking for some seasonal (and some ongoing) help on the farm! Please see below for our open positions. We look forward to hearing from you! Fall Festival Help, Birthday Party Hosts, and Educational Tour Guides Farm Stand Shift Leaders Production Bakers for FT or PT hours Event Staff - Set-up and Closing Assistant Manager, Education [...]

23 August, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: August 2019

2019-08-23T14:36:09-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

Fall is coming! As summer starts to wind down, we’re enjoying an abundant, very sweet and very tasty crop of peaches and plums. We’ll soon wrap-up our successful Whim Dinner Series, and while it’s always bittersweet to move out of this season, we have much to look forward to. The apple trees are laden with fruit, and in fact due to ample rain, heat and sunshine these last months, it looks to be one of the best apple crops we’ve ever had!   Our animal area has some new additions, including Australian Swans, Nubian goats, Heritage Breeds of Turkeys, and Muscovey [...]

31 July, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: July 2019

2019-07-31T16:33:02-04:00July 31st, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

Mid-Summer Updates: Staff, Crops, Whim and More The summer is passing quickly, and soon there will be the feel of fall in the air. The crops are growing well, and the peach and apple crops especially look wonderful this year. We should have a heavy apple crop this fall! Early crops faced some challenges this year with the weather, but we’re finally moving out of that season and into a more abundant one.   We’re excited to welcome some new faces into various roles at Smolak Farms, and familiar faces into new positions! Tricia Dunphy, who has been busy in [...]

11 June, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: June 2019

2019-07-06T08:50:47-04:00June 11th, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

Whim Dinner Series kicks off this week! With spring comes eternal optimism and a look towards the future. The weather this spring has been difficult for farmers everywhere with cloudy skies and lots of rain. At Smolak, it has caused many of our crops to be about two weeks behind the normal schedule, which might affect the CSA start this year. CSA’s are an interesting idea as originally conceived – they were created to mirror the ups and downs of what Mother Nature provides for us, and we have been fortunate that over time we've been able to deliver a [...]

23 May, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: May 2019

2019-05-24T13:43:27-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

We still have 2019 CSA shares available for purchase! Read more and sign-up here! Additional upgrades at the farm, and CSA season is almost here! As the flowers fall from our stone fruit trees, we see a sign that we are right on track. As a matter of fact, the bloom this spring was a very heavy one, which translates to a very abundant crop in this coming season! The spring rains have made it a challenge to keep ahead of the cultural issues, but the good news is that we are headed in the right direction. We are working [...]

22 May, 2019

Michael Smolak on Food for Thought with Billy & Jenny

2019-05-22T15:01:33-04:00May 22nd, 2019|News and Announcements|

Our very own Michael Smolak recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jenny Johnson on her WBZ NewsRadio Food for Thought segment to discuss all things Smolak. Michael talked with Jenny all about the farm's history, our Whim Dinners, famous apple cider donuts, and of course all the other great activities and events happening at the farm over the next few months. Take a listen!  

26 April, 2019

Whim Dinner Series 2019

2019-05-19T21:31:30-04:00April 26th, 2019|Whim Dinner Series|

We're excited to announce our Whim Dinner Series calendar for the 2019 season is LIVE! We have an incredible line-up of prominent local restaurants and chefs for this year, and we've added an extra dinner to make our dinner series 11-weeks long.   We'll kick off the 2019 Whim season with a new event we're super excited about. We're partnering with JK Food Group to bring together their three restaurants, Toro, Coppa, and Little Donkey, for a farm dinner! This dinner will take place on June 12, and will kick of the Whim season! Tickets for all events are available [...]

4 April, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: Spring 2019

2019-05-23T21:05:51-04:00April 4th, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

Our 2019 CSA is available for purchase! Read more and sign-up here! Spring has Arrived at Smolak Farms! As winter has turned into spring, like every year before, we’re getting back into the business of growing things. All of the seeds we plan to grow this year for our annual crops and terrific CSA program have been purchased and are starting to be planted. This year, we’ve selected a wonderful variety of seeds, and hope to have an abundant, healthy crop. As a farmer, I truly believe that the best and safest produce you can get is what's grown on [...]

21 March, 2019

We’re Hiring! Farm Stand Shift Leaders and many other roles

2019-03-21T22:41:03-04:00March 21st, 2019|News and Announcements|

We're currently looking for new Farm Stand Shift Leaders! General responsibilities of the position include: Daily oversight of farm stand operations Set up and closing of the farm stand, ringing up sales General cash management and daily reconciliation Monitor inventory to assure freshness and excellent presentation Responsible for inventory control and stocking Ensure excellent customer service by all Farm Stand employees Job Requirements/Qualifications: Excellent customer service skill and ability to work effectively with the public Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to work independently with moderate supervision Positive, motivated and creative attitude, strong work ethic, reliable Retail Experience [...]