Oregon – Fidlehead Farm hiring Crew Member/Farmers Market Cashier

Corbett, Oregon

Fiddlehead Farm

Crew Member/Farmers Market Cashier

Job Description

Fiddlehead Farm is currently hiring one part-time (32 hours a week) farm crew member for the 2018 season. This is a seasonal position, running from the beginning of June through mid-November (with the potential to stay on through the winter). The pay starts at $11 per hour.

About the Farm

We are a Certified Organic, first generation, women owned and operated farm. We farm in beautiful Corbett, OR, 16 miles outside of Portland. Our produce is sold both wholesale and direct at two farmers markets, to a local natural grocery chain, a food coop, several processors, and a handful of restaurants. We are currently growing over 200 varieties of 40 different crops. Our growing practices go beyond organic and we have a strong focus on sustainability, good land stewardship, and resource conservation.

 

Position Description

This is a part-time position (4 days/ week) with 8-hour work days Thursday through Sunday. The season runs from the beginning of June through mid-November (With the potential to continue into the winter). The crew member will participate in most aspects of the farm work, including seeding, transplanting, trellising, irrigation, weeding, harvesting, processing, and staffing the farmers market. They will work alongside the two owners, two interns, and regular volunteers to complete tasks. The work environment is positive and upbeat and there is a strong focus on good communication.

 

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • At least 1-2 years experience working on a diverse vegetable farm

  • Some customer service and/or cashier experience.

  • Reliable transportation to the farm

  • Disciplined, organized, and responsible

  • Ability to lift 60 lbs

  • Strong work ethic

  • Positive attitude

  • Attention to detail

  • Needs to be open to all types of people, races, cultures, genders, and sexual orientations

 

How to apply:

Please send applications and/or questions to katie@fiddleheadfarmers.com and include the following:

  1. A cover letter to let us know why you think you would be a good fit for our farm.

  2. Resume – including any previous employment and responsibilities.

Position is open until filled.

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Washington – Hope Mountain Farm hiring Farming and Horticulture Interns

Leavenworth, Washington

Farming and Horticulture Internship 2018

Description

Hope Mountain Farm, an innovative, sustainable family farm, is looking for interns to join our creative team of farmers working to develop systems and analysis for successful farming in the Upper Valley of North Central Washington. Our mission is to connect our local community with healthy, organic choices, while educating them about how and why local, sustainable farming matters. In addition we are working to be an example to other farms in the area for developing profitable systems. Our farmers are hard-working, smart, goal-oriented and energetic, and we are looking for interns to train and participate in every level of system design. Interns should expect to learn all facets of farming, horticulture and marketing, and will leave this position with invaluable skills and industry knowledge. Our curriculum will teach you organic berry production, vegetable growing, microgreens, irrigation, high tunnel growing, and beekeeping.  Not only will this internship program be a great addition to your resume, but we are located in a beautiful area, surrounded by a wealth of recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, rock climbing, and biking.

Responsibilities

  • Improve productivity through efficient approaches to planting, maintenance and harvesting of all food crops, including berries and vegetables
  • Study and improve plant health, while tracking emerging pest or disease problems
  • Cost analysis of specific crop varieties to determine which varieties are most successful with customers, and which are most suitable for our unique microclimates
  • Optimize assembly flow and process to minimize hours needed to complete all important tasks, allowing for more free time
  • Quality control, especially for post-harvest food processing to provide the very best produce for our customers and community
  • Creative approaches to social media marketing to promote a local culture that supports sustainable family farming

Requirements

Applicants should have a passion for sustainable farming and food security. Applicants should have an energetic, positive, can-do attitude that is adaptive and flexible for learning new ideas and novel approaches to work methods. Excellent communication skills, emotional intelligence, and a solid work ethic, including the ability to work independently—are a must. Unique talents including photography or hobbies are welcomed and encouraged if they can benefit our farming operation.

Other

Summer internships begin as early as April, and run through October, with expected hours averaging 40 hours per week.  We offer paid room and board, and meals, for our interns through a partnership with the Grunewald Guild, a retreat center within walking distance.  A stipend of up to $500 is offered upon successful completion of the program. There is no smoking on the farm.  Applicants must have reliable transportation and be willing to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of the farm. We highly encourage interns to make best use of their down time through relaxing on days off and exploring the beautiful landscape we are surrounded by.

Majors

Agricultural Education, Agricultural Food Business and Economics, Agricultural Systems, Climate Science, Crop Science, Horticulture Science, Organic Agriculture Systems, Soil Science, Sustainable Land Management

info@hopemountainfarm.com | www.hopemountainfarm.com

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

 

Washington – Center for Natural Lands Management hiring Native Seed Farm Specialist

Tenino, Washington

Native Seed Farm Specialist

Center for Natural Lands Management

For immediate hire! 

BACKGROUND

The Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) is a nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization, created in 1990, whose mission is the perpetual stewardship of natural and created conservation lands, sensitive species, and their resident ecosystems. Stewardship activities are currently divided between California and Washington. In the State of Washington, CNLM’s South Puget Sound Program focuses on conservation of one of the rarest ecosystems in the United States, the prairie and oak woodlands of Cascadia, especially those lands and habitats within the South Sound Region. In that Region, the Program aims to protect, restore habitats, and support recovery of rare species that are candidates for federal listing.

CNLM’s Seed Production/Nursery team produces native seed with the goal of filling the seed needs of our restoration partners throughout Washington and Oregon.  We produce seed of over 100 native plant species (including rare and endangered species) on 4 production sites, totaling 20 acres.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Native Seed Farm Specialist (Plant Production Specialist) will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to an exciting and unique agricultural system that has grown significantly over the past few years.  This farming system is unique: we are largely a perennial operation with 12 month farming and crops that last from 3-10 years; we are highly concerned with genetic diversity and limiting any kind of agricultural selection; we work with crops that are not adapted to agriculture and do not have protocols or tools developed for the.  We are looking for candidates with the creativity and desire to push the envelope and innovate new production system.  While we are not an organic operation we highly value the progressive techniques being developed in diversified organic row cropping.  Specifically, we seek an individual with several seasons in a leadership position on a farm with demonstrated field management skills including expertise in IPM, crop rotation, soil management and fertility.  We have a diverse crew with several socially oriented programs that include inmates, veterans, students and social service recipients.  Positivity, friendly demeanor and inclusiveness are essential.  Position is full time, permanent with full benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead daily activities at assigned farm sites including production, facility maintenance and staff coordination

  • Establish, maintain, and harvest native seed fields
  • Coordinate scheduling of nursery staff, interns and volunteers
  • Clean and process wild-collected and field-raised native plant seed
  • Document daily activities including precise tracking of seed lots and farm labor
  • Assist with development and improvement of farming methods and seed production techniques • Work collaboratively with resource agencies, consultants, and other conservation organizations • Assist with the collection of native seed in the wild
  • Seed and maintain native plant plugs in the greenhouse
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Science (or Arts) degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Ecology, Botany, Conservation Biology, or related field, or compelling evidence of equivalent experience and self education
  • Substantial farming experience in a diversified crop setting. Experience with seed production a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of agroecology and plant reproductive biology
  • Excellent social and leadership skills with demonstrated effectiveness in creating and sustaining professional efforts.
  • Proven self-starter, able to work efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Able to structure time effectively and meet deadlines. Documents and meet personal and professional goals
  • Detail-oriented with impeccable record keeping skills
  • Effective and professional communication skills, both written and oral; able to prepare succinct and cogent reports and plans
  • Proficient with MS office suite including Access.
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Washington driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Ability and willingness to obtain a Washington Pesticide Applicators license, become certified in First Aid and CPR and follow Washington Department of Corrections Inmate Interaction Guidelines
  • Familiarity or interest in native Washington plant species
  • Comfortable operating power equipment and driving large vehicles including trucks and tractors

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

  • Position to begin immediately.
  • Season duration: Year-round, Permanent
  • Working Hours: This is an hourly position, generally Monday-Friday from 8-4:30.  No more than 40 hours/week.
  • Compensation: $16.50-$20.26 DOE plus benefits.  Benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance; paid holidays; vacation and sick time accrual.

TO APPLY

Hiring immediately.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  For official position description and questions contact Sierra Smith, Program Manager, careers-nursery@cnlm.org

Washington – Green Plate Special hiring Assistant Program Instructor

Seattle, Washington

DESCRIPTION

In this stipend-paid, active summer internship you will dive head first into the world of youth food and environmental education. As a Green Plate Special Assistant Program Instructor you will gain hands-on experience and guidance in facilitating youth-driven activities. You will support youth to garden and cook food that is good for their health, their confidence, and our planet. An internship with Green Plate Special is an excellent opportunity to assume a strong leadership position and build skills in communication, teaching, and organization. Our Assistant Program Instructor will lead small groups of 4th-8th grade youth not only in gardening and cooking, but also in art projects and team-building under the leadership of the Green Plate Special Education Director and GPS staff.

Time Commitment: 40-52 hours per week

Dates:  

Training:                             June 18-22, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Internship Starts:             Monday June 25
Internship Ends:               Friday August 31
General Schedule:           Monday-Friday 8:00 – 6:00*

*7 weeks of camp and 3 non-camp weeks, providing time for planning and personal time-away for rejuvenation

Compensation: $3,000 stipend, as well as school credit or service learning credit, if your institution offers it. Breakfast, lunch, snack are provided, as well as treats from the garden and leftovers to take home throughout the summer! Each intern will be given 1 week off during one of the free (non-camp) weeks during the summer.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead youth age 9-14 through portions of gardening, cooking, and creative art curriculum with the guidance of Green Plate Special staff
  • Contribute creative lesson and activity ideas for garden and culinary curriculum as requested
  • Ensure proper setup and take down of equipment for garden and cooking activities
  • General garden and kitchen maintenance throughout the week (we have a flock of chickens as well)
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications:

  • College (rising-sophomore through senior) or graduate student
  • Experience or study in: K-12 education, environmental studies, food justice and nutrition. Organic gardening and/or cooking experience a plus.
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to lead and engage 4th-8th grade youth through hands-on learning activities
  • Ability to implement and lead a lesson plan
  • Desire to take initiative and ability to identify and act when more support is needed in a group working environment
  • Enjoys collaborating with a small team in an outdoor setting and engaging in physical activity
  • Excellent communication skills, highly organized and punctual
  • Previous experience with 4th-8th grade youth a plus

Application Deadline: Accepting applications now until positions are filled

Please submit a cover letter and resume with two references by e-mail to Maia Bernstein at: maiab@greenplatespecial.org

BENEFITS

An internship with Green Plate Special is an excellent opportunity to assume a strong leadership position and build skills in communication, teaching, and organization.

HOW TO APPLY

maiab@greenplatespecial.org

http://www.greenplatespecial.org

Please submit a cover letter and resume with two references by e-mail to Maia Bernstein at: maiab@greenplatespecial.org 

PAID

Yes

WAGE

$3,000 Stipend

HOURS PER WEEK

General Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 – 6:00 (7 weeks of camp and 3 non-camp weeks, providing time for planning and personal time-away for rejuvenation)

PUBLISHED:

03/19/2018

END DATE

08/31/2018

ADDRESS

2115 25th Ave South
Seattle
WA
98144
United States

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California – The Heal Project hiring Farm Assistant

El Granada, California

THE HEAL PROJECT JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Positon: Farm Assistant

Total hours: 16 hrs/week

Weekly Schedule: T/W/Th 8am-5pm (one day of week flexible); plus Friday 8am- 5pm

Start/ End: May-October 2018

Compensation: $15.00/hour plus ​a weekly share of fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers

Specific Location: ​The San Mateo County School Farm, El Granada– Half Moon Bay, CA

Number of openings: 1

Report To: Jon Glancy – Farm Manager

About the organization: The HEAL Project (THP) is a unique organization providing hands-on programming that instills healthy lifestyle habits in elementary school children while inspiring environmental and agricultural awareness through comprehensive, interactive curriculum. Our vision is a world where everyone understands the connection between our food, our health and our environment.

The San Mateo County School Farm (SMCSF), operated by THP, is a 2 acre diversified fruit and vegetable farm in El Granada, California. SMCSF grows annual vegetables, berries, cut flowers, and culinary herbs. Produce is primarily used in THP’s educational programming and sold to local restaurants and at the Coastside Farmers’ Market. Over 1,000 student visit SMCSF annually to learn about sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and nature connection.

Objective:

  • Gain experience in all components of organic vegetable, fruit, and flower production in a coastal climate.

  • Contribute to site maintenance, management, and development at The San Mateo County School Farm.

  • Assist in the management of a farmers’ market stand, community supported agriculture share program, and restaurant sales.

  • Lead work projects with volunteers and community members.

Job Description:​

The Farm Assistant will work alongside The San Mateo County School Farm Manager for a full growing season. Tasks will include propagation, sowing/ transplanting, irrigation maintenance, mowing, rototilling, fertility management, composting, weeding, pest management, harvesting, postharvest handling (washing, packaging and storage of crops) and marketing a variety of crops. Farm Assistant will learn the basic systems and skills needed for row cropping on a small scale diversified farm, as well as many gardening and landscaping skills. In addition, this position will play a key role in helping harvest and prepare crops for sale through a CSA program and farmers’ market stand. They will be expected to assist in keeping the farm and the outdoor classroom clean and safe, and support the development of other educational infrastructure at the farm. The Farm Assistant will occasionally help with volunteers, community members, and student groups. Creativity, curiosity, flexibility, and enthusiasm are highly encouraged in this key support role.

Must be physically fit, and able to lift 50 pounds safely. Applicant must pass a live scan background check and a TB test. No previous farming experience is required for this position. Applicant should expect to learn about how to operate an educational fruit and vegetable farm in beautiful Half Moon Bay, CA.

Directions to Apply:

The HEAL Project is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

Oregon – 47th Ave Farm hiring Harvest Manager

Portland, Oregon

47th Ave Farm

The Farm:

The 47th Ave Farm has 20 years of experience running a year-round 200 member CSA and selling to award winning Portland restaurants. 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-based Harvest Manager position! This job requires at least 2 years of experience working on organic vegetable farms, and we will prioritize applicants with management experience who are interested in joining us for the long run. 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!