Oregon – Glasrai Farm hiring Farm Labor

Orient, Oregon
Glasrai Farm – Biointensive Organic Vegetables
We grow over 300 crops varieties on 2 acres including large hoop house for
2 farmers markets and local restaurants specializing in many fresh salad and braise greens
General Farm Labor – Minimum Wage up to $14/hr based on experience
Skills and Tasks:
Seeding trays
Transplanting
Drip irrigation installation
Row cover management
Harvest and processing
Minimal weeding
Tomato pruning
Hoop house management
Propagation watering
Composting
Bin Washing
Additional Work Opportunities
Farmers market sales
Restaurant accounts management
Sales tracking
Contact Justin at 503-504-1472
Text cell phone preferred
email resume to glasraifarm@gmail.com
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Oregon – Adelante Mujeres hiring Distribution Driver and Packing Assistant

Forest Grove, Oregon

ADELANTE MUJERES
Distributor Driver and Packing Assistant
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Adelante Mujeres provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low income Latina women and their families to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community. Located in Forest Grove, Oregon and founded in 2002, Adelante Mujeres has a reputation for innovative responses to community concerns.

JOB SUMMARY

The role of the Distributor Driver and Packing Assistant will be to provide logistical and customer service support to the Adelante Mujeres Distributor and CSA Program.  S/he will support the weekly intake, packing, and delivery of fresh produce sold to wholesale buyers and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members.  We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic about local food and sustainable agriculture. The ideal candidate will be inspired by and fully committed to Adelante Mujeres vision and mission and will represent the organization in a professional manner among partners, community organizations, families and individuals.

This position is a part- time/ seasonal position that runs from June- October 2018; work days are Sunday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, and Monday and Thursday mornings and afternoons.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete consistent and on-time deliveries to customers
  • Keep a record of all produce delivered as well as customer feedback, comments, and concerns
  • Handle invoicing and communications related to delivery; deliver the necessary invoices at the time of delivery, and pick up any distributor boxes from previous deliveries
  • Plan for, solicit, and respond to customer and partner feedback, comments, and concerns; report any problems or concerns to Distributor staff
  • Assist in all aspects of produce packing including washing, grading, weighing and packaging
  • Model excellent health and safety standards
  • Perform other related duties per manager’s request

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • English speaking proficiency
  • Experience driving vans and small trucks in city areas
  • Knowledgeable about safe food practices and comfortable handling all food
  • Good speaking and writing communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Basic computer skills and ability to use standard office equipment.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to travel locally
  • Good sense of direction
  • Ability to lift up to 20- 30 lbs repeatedly. This is a *very* physically demanding job
  • Drug-free individuals only
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Adelante Mujeres

Preferred Qualifications

  • Conversational Spanish speaking ability
  • Understanding of sustainable agriculture methods and produce distribution
  • Knowledge of Washington and Multnomah County geography

HOURS/ BENEFITS

  • Seasonal: June – October 2018; work days Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Part-Time, hourly nonexempt: 15-20 hours per week
  • Hourly rate: $14 per hour
  • Benefits: Limited Sick Time Off

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Oregon – Misty Mornings Farms hiring Farm Manager

Deer Island, Oregon

Farm Manager Position

Misty Morning Farms
Misty Morning Farms are a set of three sustainable and organic farms (6, 37, and 100 acres) all within 1 mile of each other. The farms are located 35 miles northwest of Portland, Oregon in Deer Island, a soil rich and beautiful rural area adjacent to the Columbia River. We specialize in naturally grown produce, heirloom varieties of livestock and Christmas trees.
Job Description:
Manage daily operations of the farms and care of animals including sheep, goats, cows, horses, alpaca, chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits and pigs. The position includes overseeing organic crop production and distribution from a 1 1/2 acre area with greenhouse and raised beds, hayfield and a small Christmas tree operation.
Qualifications:
Experience in animal husbandry and farm management (or educational background with some farm work history-we are open to helping agriculture students to have an opportunity at obtaining management experience). Marketing insight, tractor experience, foresting skills, and fencing repair knowledge are helpful.
Required:
Hands on participation and supervision of work teams using motivational leadership, organization and direction.
Responsible and hardworking qualities along with a positive outlook are important.
A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation essential as the farms are in a rural area.
Work Schedule:
Hours vary due to farm needs depending on the season. 40 hour week with long term commitment of at least 1 to 2 years but we are hoping to find a manager who will see the potential of our farms and stay to help them develop and grow.
Wage Range:
Salary negotiable on experience. Comfortable housing available if needed.
To apply:
Email cover letter (describing why you are interested in this job and what you feel you have to offer the position) and resume with references to:
Or mail them to:
Misty Morning Farms
31100 Harris Road
Deer Island, Oregon, 97054

Colorado – Infinite Harvest hiring Farm Workers

Lakewood, Colorado

Infinite Harvest is an indoor vertical hydroponic farm growing lettuce and microgreens. We are looking for efficient, safety-minded laborers for greenhouse production, prep and cleaning duties. We have long-term work available for the right candidates. Employees work four ten hours days per week and enjoy three days off. Applicants should have access to reliable transportation. We offer a consistent work schedule, with occasional opportunity for additional work hours.

Job duties performed will support the fresh produce production process at our facility in Lakewood, CO. Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Production tasks: seeding, transplanting, and harvesting crops.
• Maintain and clean facility, equipment, or tools to ensure operational readiness, safety, and cleanliness.
• Perform general nursery duties, such as propagating standard varieties of plant materials, germinating seeds, or controlling environmental conditions.
• Prepare harvested crops for transport to clients, such as labeling, boxing, and loading delivery vehicles
• Operate machinery and equipment to cultivate and harvest plants.

This is an entry level position, no prior experience is required, and on the job training is provided. Growth potential within company is high, depending on performance and interest. These are full time year-round positions, not seasonal. While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to do physical labor and repetitive motions. The employee may, on a frequent basis, be required to lift objects of up to 50 lbs, and stand in place at a workstation for extended periods of time.

Positions are available for immediate hiring.
Hourly Wage: $10.20/hour

Interested candidates please send email to jromano@infinite-harvest.com

Oregon – The 47th Ave Farm hiring 2018 Farm Crew

Portland, Oregon

The Farm:

The 47th Ave Farm has 20 years of experience running a year-round 200 member CSA and selling to award winning restaurants in Portland, Oregon. We are hard working, committed to continuous improvement & serious about growing great food sustainably and profitably.

We farm at two different locations:

  • On Grand Island, an agricultural oasis just south of Dayton, Oregon we have 38 acres of beautiful river bottom soils. The farm is very close to the Willamette river and we grow a mix of vegetables, cover crops and pasture there. The crew at this farm lives in the Salem, Newberg, McMinnville area.
  • At Luscher Farmwe partner with the Lake Oswego Parks & Rec Dept to manage 12 acres on the edge of the urban growth boundary. This historic dairy is now an amazing urban farm on slightly sloping clay loam soils. We grow a mix of vegetables and cover crops there. The crew at this farm lives in the Portland metro area.

All of our farm properties are managed sustainably using cover crops between vegetable rotations, beneficial insects, organic fertilizers, drip irrigation,  conservation tillage techniques and no synthetic chemicals. This holistic farming system improves the tilth and fertility of the farmland. It also protects the woods, wetlands and communities that surround our farms.

Job Description:

We’re hiring for our Portland, Oregon based Summer Farm Crew! Applicants with previous agricultural experience will be prioritized, however all hardworking & motivated individuals will be considered.

If you want to spend the next few years managing harvest on and learning from one of the most experienced CSA farms in Portland, Oregon – then this is the job for you!

The Harvest Manager will lead the crew during harvest, washing & processing of crops on the farm. To do this they work with the Farm Manager to develop a list of crops that may be harvested each week, help manage the harvest schedule, and set goals for harvest & washing times for all crops. They will be responsible for all the equipment related to harvest & washing and they will manage the loading of produce and equipment back and forth to the pickup sites. The Harvest Manager will lead the primary harvest and/or washing crew and coordinate with other harvest and/or washing crews when necessary. The Harvest Manager will be responsible for quality control, time tracking, and record keeping related to harvest. The Harvest Manager may also be responsible for receiving orders, packing & delivering to the restaurant accounts.

Year-round vegetable production involves many hours of repetitive work in all kinds of weather and can be challenging. We are looking for folks who are serious about farming and know from experience that they enjoy this kind of work!

Desired Experience/Qualifications:

  • 2 years working on organic vegetable farms, or equivalent
  • Management experience
  • We will prioritize applicants who are interested in joining us for 3+ seasons.
  • Disciplined, hard working, organized, responsible, independent and positive
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Clean Drivers License

Hours:

  • May to Sept: Monday–Friday 6:15am – 5:30pm
  • Oct to April: Monday–Friday 6:15am – 4:30pm (Includes loading & unloading from pickup sites and driving back & forth to Luscher Farm)
  • CSA pickups on 4 evenings per month: Tuesday & Thursday, 5pm – 7:30pm
  • Occasional Saturdays in the summer for work parties

Compensation:

  • $11-$13/hr DOE
  • 1 Whole CSA share
  • 1 week paid family leave
  • Unpaid time off: 5 days, May – Oct. Flexible time off in the winter months Nov – April.
  • Room and board not included

The farm is a fertile learning ground for those who are willing to work hard. If you are a person with tremendous energy and enthusiasm for farming and you’re looking to take the next step forward in your farming career, we look forward to hearing from you!

Colorado – Corset Ranch hiring Ranch Hand

Del Norte, Colorado

Job Title: Ranch Hand

Hours: 50 hours per week, some weekend work – may be slightly more or less with seasonal demands

Position Overview

Corset Ranch is a centennial, certified organic cattle operation located in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. We currently run about 600 head of cattle and grow alfalfa and grass hay in the summertime for sale to the public and winter feeding on the ranch. We are currently looking for a full-time employee to join our team. This person will be a true jack-of-all-trades, but primary responsibilities will include irrigation (flood), cattle work and infrastructure maintenance (fences, ditches, etc.). The ideal candidate is a true team player who also possesses the ability to work independently and problem solve. We’re looking for the kind of person who dives right in and starts helping—instead of sitting back and watching others work. And someone who has an interest in learning the business, not just showing up and collecting a paycheck.

Essential Job Functions and Duties

  • Flood irrigate fields during spring and summer growing seasons
  • Work with cattle (including daily care, feeding, watering, minerals, sorting, tagging, castrating vaccinating, branding, etc.)
  • Work on ranch infrastructure such as buildings, fences, ditches, etc. as well as road repair and maintenance as needed
  • Assist in running large equipment on the farm when necessary
  • Assist with manual labor tasks—ditch digging, fence building, rock picking, etc.
  • Assist in maintaining ranch equipment

Required Skills & Experience

  • Livestock experience—a background in animal husbandry is desired but not required
  • Irrigation experience
  • Basic carpentry experience/ability
  • Heavy equipment/agricultural equipment operation and maintenance knowledge / mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to drive a manual transmission vehicle
  • Welding knowledge/experience
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Genuine interest in and care for both livestock and plants
  • Flexible with a willingness to work simultaneously on a wide range of projects and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • High level of self-motivation and at ease working independently when necessary
  • Available to work weekends on occasion as needed
  • Ability to learn new skills as needed
  • Enthusiastic, creative team member—able to communicate well and demonstrate patience when necessary (both with coworkers and livestock)
  • Takes pride in work environment and makes an effort to keep things clean (picking up string, trash, etc.)

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience and quality of references.

Typical Working Conditions

Work outside and around livestock, heavy and agricultural equipment, water and hay (allergens). There will be exposure to Southern Colorado outside temperatures and UV, chemicals used in the agricultural industry, loud noises and lots of dirt.

Equipment Used

Backhoe, dump truck, bulldozer, tractors, baler, cultivator, excavator, road grader, loader, chainsaw, stack wagon, etc.

To apply, please submit a resume and at least two references to amy.seigel@gmail.com.

California – Coastal Roots Farm hiring Communications and Outreach Manager

Encinitas, California

Job Description: Communications and Outreach Manager 

Position:              Communications and Outreach Manager

Status:                  Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

Hours:                   40 hours per week, Sunday-Thursday. Evenings, weekends, and holidays on occasion.

Reports to:         Senior Manager of Philanthropy and Communications

About Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm (CRF) is a nonprofit community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom.

Since our inception in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm has provided dignified access to fresh food for those who need it most. Inspired by Jewish agricultural practices, we raise organic crops and share the harvest with our community through pay-what-you-can farm stands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. Through field trips, workshops, agricultural festivals, and community events, we offer hands-on education and invite our neighbors to connect to the land and each other.

Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 15 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable gardens, greenhouses, a food forest, animal pastures, compost systems, and a vineyard. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2016.

Position Overview

The Communications and Outreach Manager will connect Coastal Roots Farm with its community through visual and verbal storytelling, clear educational materials, informative Farm visits, and expanding its existing audiences. This will entail establishing overall communications goals and strategies; developing, editing and sharing content; and managing the Farm’s social and digital media tools. The right candidate will exhibit strong writing and speaking skills, ability to simplify agricultural and Jewish concepts for a diverse audience, a good eye for visual presentation and design, and a welcoming disposition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Content Development:

  • Develop and curate content for regular newsletters, email campaigns, blog, and videos.
  • Design and prepare marketing collateral, press releases, reports, and presentation slides.
  • Support Farm development efforts by crafting donor and donor prospect communications, informational pieces and fundraising campaigns.
  • Manage and organize digital assets.

Outreach Efforts:

  • Develop public-facing materials and engaging outreach tools to complement and drive support for Farm programs.
  • Draft talking points and enriched materials for Farm team.
  • Design strategy for the Farm’s presence at external events and represent the Farm at select events.
  • Lead Farm tours as needed for specific groups.

Digital and Social Media:

  • Develop strategy and regularly publish web and social media content to support Farm’s programs, events and social enterprises.
  • Maintain the Farm’s website and blog.
  • Maintain the Farm’s social media handles; track and evaluate stakeholder engagement.
  • Monitor and constructively engage in relevant online conversations.
  • Advise, train, and support staff on use of digital media tools.

Media Relations:

  • Develop positive relationships with media and respond to media inquiries.
  • Work with outside consultants and resources to place op-eds, stories and articles in a variety of publications.

Other:

  • Manage volunteers supporting communications functions.
  • Provide staffing support at Farm events and capture testimonials from client-facing enterprises.
  • Attend regular programs and communications meetings as appropriate.
  • Attend regular Farm team meetings as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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