Oregon – Full Cellar Farm hiring Farmworker

Gresham, Oregon

Full Cellar Farm

Farmworker Job Description

Full Cellar Farm is currently hiring one part-time (32 hours a week) farmworker for the 2018 season. This is a seasonal position, running from around the beginning of April through mid-November. The pay starts at $12 per hour, and may be higher depending on experience. Experienced farmworkers are encouraged to apply.

About the Farm

Full Cellar Farm started in 2014, offering bulk preserving and storage crop shares. In 2015, we added our weekly vegetable CSA and sold 50 shares. Since then, we have steadily increased our membership, and plan to sell 120 shares in 2018. Community Supported Agriculture is our passion and provides almost all of our income. Our CSA focuses on smaller, more manageable share sizes and allows members to choose which vegetables they get in their box each week. We farm on about 2 acres at Headwaters Incubator Farm, just east of Gresham. We use sustainable growing methods to improve the health of the soil, water, and ecosystem.

Position Description

This is a part-time, seasonal position with 8-hour work days on Mondays through Thursdays. The season runs from the beginning of April through mid-November. The farmworker will participate in most aspects of the farm work, including seeding, transplanting, irrigation, weeding, harvesting, and packing CSA boxes. They will frequently be working alongside the owner to complete tasks. Strong work ethic, good physical fitness, attention to detail, and a positive attitude will contribute to a successful farm season.

Position Requirements

  • Physical fitness and strength, including the ability to lift 60 lbs. frequently throughout the day and engage in repetitive physical tasks
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to get work done as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to make decisions and be self-directed when needed
  • Emotional maturity and respect for self and others
  • Reliable transportation to the farm
  • Availability for the entire farm season (beginning of April through mid-November).

We want to see more diversity in the small farm world, and encourage anyone with the requisite skills and a strong work ethic to apply!

To apply, please fill out our application and email it, along with your resume and three professional references, to fullcellarfarmoregon@gmail.com. You can also mail your application materials to:

Full Cellar Farm

28600 SE Orient Dr

Gresham, OR 97080

Position is open until filled.

 

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Massachusetts – New Farm hiring Farm Manager

Chesterfield, Massachusetts

Accomplice Wanted – Full Time Farm Manager (Housing provided)

We are looking for a motivated and entrepreneurial farm manager to jump start operations on our newly acquired farm in Chesterfield MA. My wife and I recently purchased a 100 acre horse estate with 10+ acres of pastures that we are converting into an organic farm with possible livestock. Our vision is to build a small CSA over the next few years and ultimately open a farm-to-table taqueria in the area focused on heirloom varietals of chilis and oaxacan field corn (for fresh masa tortillas).

I’ve been a tech entrepreneur for the last 15 years with little to no experience in commercial farming and we are seeking someone to work with us bringing this farm to life. While we have numerous ideas of how to best utilize the land and facilities, we are equally excited to hear your vision as well.

The position is full time and year round and would entail some property management responsibilities.

The ideal candidate should have all appropriate experience running and managing a small farm.

An apartment can be provided along with utilities.

Photos of farm and apartment in link

https://imgur.com/a/vmP9b

Salary based on experience. Profit sharing available to the right candidate.

Email deadbranchfarms@gmail.com if interested in the position. Include a resume or a description of your work history and work experience.

Massachusetts – The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project hiring Food Hub Operations Assistants and Drivers

Lowell, Massachusetts

The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is hiring for two Food Hub Operations Assistant and Driver positions. Both positions are part time and seasonal (late May through late October)—one position is 30-40 hours per week and the other position is 15-20 hours per week.

This position will assist in operations of the World PEAS Food Hub, a local food aggregation facility in Lowell, MA. Responsibilities include assisting in operations and delivery of a 300 plus member, multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and as well as variety of wholesale accounts providing fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to customers around the Boston area.

Follow links below for more details and to apply:

Food Hub Operations Assistant and Driver (30-40 hrs per week):

http://tsne.org/food-hub-operations-assistant-and-driver-new-entry-sustainable-farming-project-temporary-part-time

 

Food Hub Operations Assistant and Driver(15-20 hrs per week):

http://tsne.org/food-hub-operations-assistant-driver-new-entry-sustainable-farming-project-temporary-part-time-15-20

California – Coastal Roots Farm hiring Farm Distribution Coordinator

Encinitas, California

Job Description: Farm Distribution Coordinator

 Position:     Farm Distribution Coordinator

Status:                 Regular, Full‐Time, Non‐Exempt

Hours:                  40 hours per week, Sunday through Monday

Reports to:         Associate Director

Position Overview

Coastal Roots Farm is seeking a full‐time, year‐round Farm Distribution Coordinator to support our efforts to share fresh fruits and vegetables with the community. We primarily distribute our food through an on‐site pay‐what‐you‐ can farm stand, a CSA program, off‐site pop‐up markets and to local hunger relief organizations. The Farm Distribution Coordinator will work with the Associate Director, the Vegetable Production Coordinator and the Social Enterprise Manager to support all of these efforts and ensure successful and efficient implementation both on‐site and off‐site. As a key “face” of Coastal Roots Farm, this role requires a radically welcoming and outgoing individual, with a passion for local food and sustainable farming.

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. Their 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. Over 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 farmstand, 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, 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 was recently 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 $134 million in assets and has granted about $100 million since its inception in 1991—more than half of this since becoming independent in 2008. 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, the Ranch is situated in an ideal North County location.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Coordinating and staffing all distribution efforts, including market setup/breakdown, produce deliveries, sales and operations, customer service and relations and data entry and reporting
  • Packing and distributing CSA boxes
  • Coordinating partnerships and pickups with hunger relief organizations
  • Supporting post‐harvest activities, including harvesting, washing, and packing
  • Ensuring quality control of farm products and services
  • Supervising volunteers
  • Taking photos and assisting with social media efforts
  • Recording data and supporting reporting and evaluation of farm distribution efforts
  • Identifying market needs and opportunities to expand our programs and partnerships
  • General support for the farm and programs

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Washington – Wobbly Cart Farm hiring Multiple Positions

Rochester, Washington

Wobbly Cart Farm is Hiring for 2017! 
Field Crew, Field Manager, Pack Shed Manager and PT Delivery Driver positions available-
Founded in 2005 by farm owner/operators Joseph Gabiou and Asha McElfresh, Wobbly Cart Farm currently farms 10 acres in Rochester, WA to serve our CSA, wholesale and farmers market customers. Our Farm crew consists of 10 full-time summer season employees with limited work continuing year round.
Our operation consists of a 150+ member summer CSA, and 80 member Fall CSA, wholesale accounts in Olympia and Portland, and the Chehalis Farmers Market. Crew members are involved in most aspects of production and distribution at the farm. We place a strong emphasis on efficiency, product quality, and customer satisfaction.
Field Crew Description
Field Crew will be responsible for:
  • Manual field work, not limited to hoeing, hand-weeding, transplanting, thinning, trellising, irrigation set up.
  • Harvest, washing, and packing vegetables for weekly market, CSA and wholesale accounts.
Compensation: commensurate with experience. The work schedule is variable with the seasons. Field Crew can expect to work approximately 32-40 hrs/wk in the spring and late fall, and 40-50 hrs/wk in the peak of the growing season. Start times vary, expect days beginning at 6 am and/or putting in 10 hour days in the height of the season.
Qualifications:
  • Ideal field crew applicants are smart, tough, possess a strong interest in food and farming, and enjoy working on a team. The ability to be efficient, consistent, and detail oriented are tremendously important. Additionally, applicants must posses a good attitude and willingness to learn.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50# easily, kneel on the ground for up to 8 hours, and have experience working outside in inclement weather.
  • Strong preference is given to applicants who are interested in a 2-year commitment.
Field Manager Description
 
Description: The Field Manager is responsible for the training and management of 8 to 10 field crew members. This includes working closely with the crew throughout the day to oversee and set the pace for harvest, washing, packing, quality control and efficiency. Other tasks include overseeing irrigation schedules, pest, disease and weed management, and coordinating with the Packing Shed Manager.
Responsibilities include:
  • Oversee and set the pace for field activities including: weeding, harvesting, transplanting, thinning, trellising, row cover.
  • Compile and post harvest lists and delegate to crew members. Communicate updates and coordinate with the Pack Shed Manager to manage harvest flow.
  • Ensure proper post-harvest handling of all produce to protect freshness and quality from field to pack shed.
  • Identify and communicate with farm owner to quickly manage pest, disease, and weed issues.
  • Assist owner with occasional seeding and tractor work: tillage, weed cultivation, and mowing.
  • Manage irrigation using both drip and hand-line systems.
  • Assist owner with winter tasks (planning, repairs, ongoing harvest).
  • Make the farm season awesome, safe and fun!
Compensation: field produce and pay commensurate with experience. The Field Manager can expect to work approximately 25-40 hrs/wk in the winter, 30-40 hrs/wk in the spring, and 45-50+ hrs/wk in the peak of the growing season. Start times vary, expect days beginning at 6 am and/or putting in 10+ hour days in the height of the season.
Qualifications:
  • Three seasons production vegetable farm work and other crew management experience.
  • Solid tractor experience as related to diversified vegetable farming.
  • Excellent communication skills and positive attitude. Spanish a plus.
  • Spreadsheet and general computer experience. Smart phone required.
  • Able to work independently, be very self-motivated and have a strong work ethic.
  • Able to take direction as well as problem-solve independently.
  • Able to work in any weather and lift over 50 lbs repeatedly.
  • A valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 year commitment
  • Basic Spanish
Please inquiry about other positions available by emailing info@wobblycart.com
 
Send resume and brief interest letter in email to info@wobblycart.com

New York – Stonegate Farm hiring Farm Interns

Balmville, New York

Farm Apprentice Positions, 2017
www.stonegatefarmny.org

We have an opportunity for aspiring farmers with some experience to help run our expanding CSA and organic cut flower operation at Stonegate Farm.

Stonegate is an 1850s Carpenter Gothic estate farm in New York’s Hudson River Valley, one hour North of New York City. We run a CSA and market farm that includes heirloom vegetables, historic orchard fruit, cut flowers, eggs and honey. The farm is creating a farm supper and event program to run concurrently with the CSA, as well as evolving as an wedding venue. The farm is small, sustainable, bio-intensive and integrated into a non-farm district; a model of local, small-scale community farming that is central to the farm’s philosophy.

We’re looking for motivated individuals with passion and ambition, interested in learning how to run and manage a seasonal organic farm operation.
Independent on-farm housing, board and stipend commensurate with experience.

Position begins in April 2017, interviews at the farm or via Skype from Mid-March on.

Email for details: info@stonegatefarmNY.org
Insta: StonegatefarmNY

New Hampshire – Applecrest Farm Orchards hiring for Farmers Market & CSA Staff

Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

THE JOB: Our farm is looking for motivated and out-going folks with a passion for sustainable agriculture and good food to represent Applecrest both at our home farm C.S.A. and at numerous Seacoast Area outdoor farmers markets. These are full-time, retail oriented, seasonal positions available immediately. Beyond helping to share with the community our farm’s pride and passion in what we grow, the work involves a unique combination of produce handling and sales, savvy farm marketing and good ol’ fashioned face-to-face customer service.

ABOUT US: Applecrest Farm Orchards is a 100+ acre diversified fruit and veggie farm located in Hampton Falls, NH. In addition to an on-site retail farm stand, the farm operates a one-hundred member Community Supported Agriculture (C.S.A.) program, attends seven local farmers markets every week of the growing season and is a strong supplier to local restaurants, groceries and schools. As a sustainable producer of over two-hundred unique varieties of tree fruits, berries, vegetables, flowers and herbs, Applecrest is a cornerstone of the seacoast-area food shed.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: is an energetic people person with a cheery outlook and strong attention to detail. He or she should thrive on customer interaction, be of vigorous good health and have the capability and willingness to develop a strong knowledge of the farm, our growing practices and products.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be suited to occasional early-rising, have weekday and weekend availability and be willing to commit for the full duration of the season. Up to six team members will staff the following schedule:

MON: 11:15a – 7:30p
TUE: 9:30a – 6:30p
WED: 11:45a-7:00p
THU: 7:00a-1:00p / 10:00a-7:30p
FRI: 6:30a-3:00p
SAT: 4.30a to 2:30p
SUN: 6:45a-3:00p

Market and C.S.A. work involves a lot of packing, loading, unloading, setting-up and then breaking down all manner of items, many of them heavy. To boot, the majority of the work takes place out of doors, often in heat, cold, wind and/or rain. Candidates MUST be of a hearty nature, in excellent physical health and able to lift up to 40 pounds repeatedly.

All applicants must also:
Be well organized, efficient and able to work independently.
Possess a positive, diligent work ethic.
Love working outdoors.
Be friendly, outgoing, and knowledgeable.
Present a professional, clean, warm and approachable appearance.
Have excellent communication skills.

If you’re a true and honest “worker” with a strong passion for farming and food, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@applecrest.com with CSA/FM as the subject title.  The cover letter is your opportunity to tell us about your passions, strengths and goals and why you’d like to join the Applecrest family! Please also feel free to highlight any other skills or personal details you possess that would be valuable to our small family owned and operated farm.

Interested candidates may also apply, in person at:

Applecrest Farm
133 Exeter Road
Hampton Falls, NH 03844