California – Cove Crest Farm & Winery hiring Caretaker Couple

Montgomery Creek, California

Cove Crest Farm & Winery

21599 Hinds Rd, Montgomery Creek. CA 96065

Email: beeviswalker@aol.com

Instagram: @covecrestfarm

Cove Crest Farm is nestled in the Shasta County foothills and is a diversified small organic farm.  It is a 22.8-acre parcel, with agricultural activities currently conducted on 8 acres and our crop includes wine grapes, table grapes, blueberries, blackberries, an orchard and a market garden. Cove Crest’s objective is to build a thriving, sustainable farm business, rooted in permaculture principles and regenerative agricultural practices while bringing quality organic product to market.

We are located 45 minutes from Redding and 35 minutes from Burney off the 299 East.

The Ideal Candidates

We are seeking a trustworthy, reliable, hardworking, organized and efficient couple (young family welcome) who are team players, to help run our market garden and assist with other farm related chores. We ask that you are serious about farming and know from experience that you enjoy this kind of work.

Position Duration

May-end Nov 2018  (but not limited to)

Desired Skills

  • Some farming and growing experience
  • Tractor and other mechanical skills a plus
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Basic carpentry and plumbing skills preferred
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions (summers can be hot and we have biting insects around!)
  • Valid drivers license and clean driving record
  • Perform repetitive monotonous tasks (i.e. weeding, some watering by hand, etc)
  • Be able to spend long hours squatting or kneeling
  • Positive outlook and a good sense of humor
  • Be able to work both independently and as a team
  • Ability to receive constructive criticism with good attitude
  • Follow safety procedures
  • Meet organic transition requirements

Responsibilities to include the following:

  • Prepare ground, plant and cultivate crops
  • Propagate seedlings for transplant into the garden
  • Harvest, wash and prepare crops for farmers market
  • Attend Saturday Farmers Market in Redding and present a professional, clean and friendly appearance
  • Mulching and weeding
  • Irrigation and some hand over watering
  • Pruning and harvesting vineyards
  • Some tractor work
  • Maintain equipment and facilities – some maintenance work
  • Help care for livestock when needed (chickens, goats, a horse, cats and dogs)

Compensation:

  • Upstairs x2 bedroom private barn apartment with own living area and kitchen
  • Produce from the farm (does not include wine J)
  • Possible Farmers Market profit share collaboration opportunity to right applicants
  • Monthly stipend and hours to be discussed
  • Workers Compensation

We are passionate about our farm and growing great product. We think working hard is fun and communication is the key to team success. Looking forward to welcoming the right applicants into our farm family!

How to apply:

Please send applications and/or questions to Bev Walker (beeviswalker@aol.com) and include the following:

  1. A cover letter to let us know why you think you would be a good fit to our farm family
  2. Resume – including any previous employment and responsibilities

 

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