Oregon – Flying Coyote Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Sandy, Oregon

Flying Coyote Farm is a certified organic and biodynamic farm nestled in the foothills of Mt. Hood in Sandy, Ore. We use bio-intensive growing practices on our 3-acre home farm to raise high quality produce, meat and value added products. Additionally we lease 2 acres of land where we grow vegetables on a more mechanized system. Our primary outlets for our produce are through our 100 member CSA program, weekly farmers’ markets and local restaurants and groceries. We also have an extensive livestock program where we raise pigs and chickens for meat. Each year we raise and process between 400-500 broiler chickens and 6-8 pigs. We also grow berries and fruit mainly for on-farm use.

Our crew consists of Lili Tova (farm manager), Gabbi Logsdon (field crew manager), one part time harvest position, one part time fieldwork position and one full time apprentice position. We also host volunteers and WOOFERS out to the farm during the main growing season.

Lili Tova is the owner and manager of Flying Coyote Farm. She has been working as a gardener and farmer for twelve years in Florida, California and Oregon. She is a graduate of the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture at UC Santa Cruz. During her second year in the program, she worked as the Assistant Manager of the five-acre farm site, helping to manage and coordinate a 150 member CSA, farm stand, and restaurant sales. She has a passion for mentoring and has taught farming and homesteading skills at UC Santa Cruz and at Aprovecho Research Center where she worked as the Garden Manager for two seasons.

Flying Coyote Farm is hiring three positions for the upcoming season:

2018 Apprenticeship

Harvest Crew Position

Field Crew Position

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California – Coastal Roots Farm hiring Farm Manager

Encinitas, California

Job Description: Farm Manager

 Position:              Farm Manager

Status:                  Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

Hours:                  40 hours per week, Sunday through Thursday

Reports to:         Associate Director

 Position Overview

Coastal Roots Farm is seeking an experienced Farm Manager to oversee all areas of production, including crop fields, food forest, vineyard, animals and composting. The Farm Manager will manage five farm employees, and oversee farm budgets and strategic planning efforts. In addition, the Farm Manager will support the development of farmer training and educational programs at Coastal Roots Farm. As a member of the farm leadership team, the Farm Manager will work closely with senior staff to support organizational development and health.

About Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit community farm and education center that nourishes connections—to ourselves, our neighbors, and the land. Inspired by Jewish wisdom and centuries‐old agricultural traditions, Coastal Roots Farm practices biodynamic farming and shares their harvest with communities that lack access to healthy food. Our goal is to become a model for community farming and creative Jewish expression, both at home in Encinitas, California, and around the world.

The farm consists of approximately 20 acres of mixed gardens, orchards, food forest, animal pastures, compost, vineyard, barns, greenhouses and farmhouses all in various stages of development. More than 50% of the food grown at Coastal Roots Farm is donated to food and nutrition insecure families in our community through a pay‐what‐you‐can farm stand, pop‐up markets and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. The farm also distributes food through a CSA (community supported agriculture) program and to select local restaurants and grocery stores.

As a center for education and community connection, Coastal Roots Farm offers hands‐on learning about farming, Jewish traditions, gardening and environmental stewardship for people of all ages and backgrounds and hosts gatherings where the community can get to know each other, eat healthy food, connect to the earth and celebrate together.

Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and spun off as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is funded through a diverse revenue mix, including philanthropic partners and social enterprise.

 About the Leichtag Foundation

The Leichtag Foundation (“Foundation”) is a private independent foundation located in Encinitas, California, with a strong interest in advancing the North County coastal region of San Diego where our founders Lee and Toni Leichtag, of blessed memory, lived and worked. The Leichtag Foundation also supports programs in Jerusalem, Israel. The Foundation currently holds approximately $$110 million in assets and has granted more than $110 million since its inception in 1991. The Foundation focuses its philanthropy on combating poverty and increasing self‐sufficiency for residents of coastal North County; supporting and inspiring vibrant Jewish life in coastal North County; stimulating renewal, service, and social activism in Jerusalem, Israel; and building strong connections and relationships between San Diego and Israel.

In 2012, the Leichtag Foundation purchased the former Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California. The Foundation’s goal for this 67.5‐acre agricultural property, now known as Leichtag Commons, is to create a physical platform for the advancement of the strategies listed above and a cultural and community resource for the San Diego region. With breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, a network of greenhouses, barns and other structures, and easy access to the public, Leichtag Commons is situated in an ideal North County location.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

Production and Distribution:

  • Manage all production departments, including vegetables, herbs, flowers, food forest, vineyard, animals and composting.
  • Manage all farm distribution efforts, including farm stands, CSA and wholesale and donation distribution.
  • Oversee infrastructure development and management, irrigation, farm maintenance, safety, cleanliness and organization.
  • Supervise farm staff, volunteers and interns.
  • Manage weekly farm schedule, and farm-wide policies and procedures.
  • Manage farm record keeping, purchasing, billing, receiving, etc.
  • Ensure farm compliance with local, state and federal regulations, and maintain organic certification.
  • Manage annual budget and strategic development for the farm.
  • Support resource development for farm.
  • Incorporate Jewish agricultural practices into the development and management of the farm.

Training and Replication:

  • Lead the development of farmer training and apprenticeship programs
  • Support farm development and consulting efforts

 Education and Events:

  • Lead farm education workshops, presentations, etc.
  • Integrate Jewish practices and traditions to programming and communications.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of farm education and events.
  • Host guests and lead tours, highlighting our farming practices.
  • Provide general support at Coastal Roots Farm programs and events.

 General Administration:

  • Provide outstanding management and mentoring to direct reports and to all Coastal Roots Farm staff.
  • Partner with Leichtag property staff regarding policies, property maintenance and infrastructure projects.
  • Participate in regular farm leadership team meetings and full staff meetings.
  • Attend professional development opportunities, as appropriate.
  • Engage with other organizations and opportunities throughout the North County Hub, E3Cluster, San Diego County, California and nationally.

 Required Qualifications and Experiences

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience and a relevant college degree, within the fields of organic/biodynamic farm management focused on agricultural education.
  • Outstanding and proven skills in managing diverse teams with maximized productivity and efficiency.
  • Passion for interacting with and educating community members, volunteers and staff of varied ages and backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and passion for community farming, food justice, food systems development, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of agricultural equipment use and safety.
  • Cooperative, service‐oriented attitude and ability to work independently and take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship development skills.
  • Ability to be open and flexible to new ways of working with diverse communities.
  • Creative skills and ability to experiment to attain new, better strategies, approaches, and solutions to challenges.
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, team environment.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Detail oriented.
  • A valid driver’s license.

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Colorado – La Veta Farm to Table hiring Farm Manager

La Veta, Colorado

La Veta Farm to Table Seeks Year Round Farm Manager

La Veta Farm to Table is a business dedicated to the local good food movement in the beautiful, mountain town of La Veta in rural South Central Colorado.  We are looking for a farm manager for our new 2.5 acre biodynamic farm that uses biodynamic, “deep organic”, no-till, permaculture methods to grow vibrant, super nutritious produce, free-range chicken, eggs, ducks and pastured pork.   The farm supports our popular farm to table restaurant, “Cowgirl Cantina” where we prepare and serve creative, delicious food.  We call our project “love in action” and we have been instrumental in creating a thriving local food movement in our area.   Our mission is to restore the earth and culture through biodynamic agricultural practices by tapping into the universal wisdom that feeds the human body and spirit, increasing the health and well-being of the land, plants, animals, ourselves and our community.

Our goals for the 2017 season are to provide 80% of all the food for our café from our farm, create a 30 member CSA (we have had a 50 member CSA in the past), and to have a successful market stand at our local farmer’s market.  The farm manager is responsible for running all aspects of the farm, CSA and farmer’s market stand.  In the past the farm was run by interns that we trained through our Farm to Table Educational Internship Program, which the farm manager can continue to offer, as the budget does not include any other paid farm workers.   A WOOFER program could also be implemented if the farm manager wishes.  There is ample housing for interns or WOOFERS in the 4 bedroom farm house and we always have an abundance of good food!  This is also an ideal opportunity for a couple or a  couple of friends.

Our ideal farm manager has been is familiar with deep organic and permaculture principles, wants to have a biodynamic market farm of their own one day, has at least two years’ experience growing produce for market, has a some experience in raising poultry and pork and has a passion to make a difference in the world by farming, living and serving the community with a consciousness that honors all life.  Compensation package includes a salary and farm-based profit sharing, plus all living expenses including the 4 bedroom farm house that could be shared with woofers or interns, all utilities, internet and food from our farm and café.   This is a year-round position with a April 15th start date.  To apply, please complete the application at www.LaVetaFarmtoTable.com and click on “Our Farm”.

Colorado – La Veta Farm to Table hiring Interns

La Veta, Colorado

La Veta Farm to Table is a business dedicated to the local good food movement in the beautiful, mountain town of La Veta in rural South Central Colorado.  Our biodynamic farm, Cucharas River Farm, uses “deep organic”, no-till, permaculture methods to grow vibrant, super nutritious produce, free-range chicken, ducks, geese, eggs and pastured pork.   Our farm to table restaurant “Cowgirl Cantina” serves up creative, delicious food from our farm and other local food producers and is a lively hangout for our community and visitors alike.  Our internship program is run by our non-profit Wahatoya Community Initiatives, and encompasses the whole food lifecycle from farm to table.  Interns learn all aspects of farming from farm and garden design, soiling building, seeding, sheet mulching, green house management, low tunnel hoops, to harvest, vegetable prep for market and our restaurant, seed saving and food preservation.  Interns also make value added farm products such as jam, pickles, sauerkraut, bread, cookies, teas; etc. for sale at our restaurant and the farmer’s market.  Interns also set-up and sell at our local farmer’s market. We call our project “love in action” as we work together to restore the earth through biodynamic agricultural practice, tapping into the universal wisdom that feeds the human body and spirit, increasing the health and well-being of the land, plants, animals and ourselves.  If you would like to make a difference in the world by participating in a new way of farming, living and serving the community that honors all life, we encourage you to join us for the 2017 season.

Intern candidates are self-motivated, community-oriented and would like to make sustainable farming or schooling and/or professional culinary arts experience.

We are looking for individuals who can make a contribution to this educational program by sharing skills and knowledge.  Hands-on farming and active participation in such areas as setting up and selling at the farmer’s market, teaching gardening and farming workshops, and preparing and serving Farm to Table meals is required. There are five internship positions available:

 Farm Manager Intern.  This candidate has lots of experience working on farms and would like to learn to run a market farm. The goal for this internship position is to ready the candidate to get a farm managers job or to run a farm of their own. This position has a monthly stipend.

 2 Farm Internship Positions      Experience a well-rounded education with an emphasis on the agricultural side of the farm to table movement.  By participating in the internship, the candidate will develop a deep understanding of the seasonal growing process and how that relates to the retail and table side of the farm to table movement.  This position does not include a stipend but interns receive tips from farm to table dinners and wedding events. There are opportunities to earn money by working at the restaurant

2 Culinary Internship Positions     Want to use your culinary skills to experience an authentic farm to table business?  Spend 3 days a week learning all about sustainable market farming and spend 2 days a week working in the restaurant and creating beautiful food for our farm to table events.  This position does not include a stipend but interns receive tips from farm to table events and working at the restaurant.  Interns can work extra hours at the restaurant to earn extra money.

Please see the full details for these internship positions on our web-site.

The internship begins April 10th ends October 31st, 2017.

Full room and board is provided.   Interns share a spacious four bedroom house on the farm and cook organic meals together or eat at the restaurant.  For more info or to apply, please go to www.wahatoya.com and click on “Our Farm”.  We will take applications until all positions are filled.

New York – Newton Farm Collective hiring Intern

Phoenicia, New York

Newton Farm Collective is seeking an intern for 2017 season,  April  through Mid-September  We are a small organic farm in the Catskills growing 2 acres of heirloom biodynamic vegetables and herbs. We focus on nutrient density through soil amending and mineralization. We sell at a local Farmer’s market, onsite farm stand, truck sales and to a handful of NYC and Hudson Valley restaurants.  We also produce a range of added value products for sale in our farm store and at our farmer’s market.  We have a flock of 70 chickens for eggs and bees.

Farm work includes planting, fencing, weeding, mulching, organic pest control, soil amending, mowing, harvesting and marketing. Farm work also includes help with maintenance of flock of chickens, upkeep of onsite farm store. We are looking for an independent, self- motivated, individual who is interested in ecological sustainability, skill sharing/education, social justice, and growing organic food. A sense of humor and strong work ethic are important, along with attention to detail, team player, and ability work in all weather.   We require about 5 hours a day of farm work, 5 or 6 days a week. Interns should have their own transportation as the farm is quite rural. Meals are prepared together and we use vegetables and eggs from the farm. There are 2 farm interns.

Compensation:  On-farm housing with private room, a small stipend paid weekly, meals from vegetables and eggs from the Farm. This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in diversified, agriculture on a small scale. Other activities at the farm include:  cidering, bees, pickling, fermenting, smoking, and drying. There is a fully equipped recording studio in one of the barns and music is a large area of interest for everyone at the farm. The farm is set in a high mountain valley with a stream for swimming on the farm and some of the best hiking trails in the Catskills right on our road.   We are located 3 hours from NYC and 15 minutes to Phoenicia, NY.

Lynn Loflin, Newton Farm’s owner, grew vegetables for her two NYC restaurants from 2000 to 2009.  Since 2009, she has farmed and taught culinary arts and nutrition.  Since 2011 she has worked as the Executive Chef and  the Chef of The Teaching Kitchen at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in NYC.  The Teaching Kitchen is a training and technical assistance program.  It  trains not-for-profit organizations serving food to low income, food insecure New Yorkers to transition their food programs to a “Farm to Institution” model serving fresher, healthier vegetables and fruits, more plant based meals, and to source all from farms in our region.

Send resumes and inquiries about 2017 Newton Farm internships to:
lynnloflin@msn.com

Please include a cover letter explaining your interest in this
Internship.  For further information go to:
http://newtonfarmny.com

Steiner College hiring Master Biodynamic Gardner

Fair Oaks, California

Master Biodynamic Gardener

This is a unique opportunity to manage and develop our 13-acre site located in the beautiful and desirable location of Fair Oaks, California. Our campus features a 3-acre biodynamic farm, which is a shared resource of Rudolf Steiner College and Meristem, (a non-profit organization for young adults on the autism spectrum).

The ideal candidate will be energetic and creative with strong written and verbal communication skills, and outstanding leadership skills with proficiency in the English language.

The Master Biodynamic Gardener job responsibilities include:

  • Adult education
  • Introduction of Biodynamics to the Greater Sacramento community
  • Coordination of social enterprises on our campus (medicinals, beauty care products, etc.)
  • Research
  • Growing biodynamic food for our campus café, which features local, fresh, organic food

For consideration, please submit your resume to: Edmund.knighton@steinercollege.edu

La Veta Farm to Table hiring Farm Manager

La Veta, Colorado

Year-Round Farm Manager for 2.5 Acre Biodynamic Market Farm in Beautiful Mountain Town in Southern Colorado

La Veta Farm to Table is a business dedicated to the local good food movement in the beautiful, mountain town of La Veta in rural South Central Colorado.  We are looking for a farm manager for our new 2.5 acre biodynamic farm that uses biodynamic, “deep organic”, no-till, permaculture methods to grow vibrant, super nutritious produce, free-range chicken, eggs and pastured pork.   The farm supports our popular farm to table bakery and café where we prepare and serve creative, delicious food.  We call our project “love in action” and we have been instrumental in creating a thriving local food movement in our area.   Our mission is to restore the earth and culture through biodynamic agricultural practices by tapping into the universal wisdom that feeds the human body and spirit, increasing the health and well-being of the land, plants, animals, ourselves and our community.

Our goals for the 2016 season are to provide 80% of all the food for our café from our farm, create a 40 to 50 member CSA (we have had a 50 member CSA in the past), and to have a successful market stand at our local farmer’s market.  The farm manager is responsible for running all aspects of the farm, CSA and farmer’s market stand.  In the past the farm was run by interns that we trained through our Farm to Table Educational Internship Program, which the farm manager can continue to offer, as the budget does not include any other paid farm workers.   A WOOFER program could also be implemented if the farm manager wishes.  There is ample housing for interns or WOOFERS at the farm house and we always have an abundance of good food!

Our ideal farm manager has been trained by the bio-dynamic community, is familiar with deep organic and permaculture principles, wants to have a biodynamic market farm of their own one day, has at least two years’ experience growing produce for market, has a background in raising poultry and pork and has a passion to make a difference in the world by farming, living and serving the community with a consciousness that honors all life.  Compensation package includes a salary and farm-based profit sharing, plus all living expenses including shared housing on the farm, utilities, internet and food from our farm and café.   This is a year-round position with a February 2016 start date.  To apply, please complete the application at www.LaVetaFarmtoTable.com and click on “Our Farm”.