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


  • 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


  • $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!


Oregon – Schoolyard Farms hiring Farm Assistant

Milwaukie, Oregon
Schoolyard Farms (SYF) is a nonprofit that creates healthier communities by teaching about and growing food on underused schoolyards. Since it was founded in 2012, we have reach thousands of kids each year through our various programs, increasing the likelihood that they’ll grow up to be healthy adults. We have a total of 1.5 acres in production at 2 schools, where 1,100 kids received hands-on garden lessons. We’ve grown 6,000 pounds of produce harvested for the community each year. Our two farm sites are at Candy Lane Elementary, our one-acre pilot farm where we host our summer camp, and at New Urban High School, our half-acre farm. We harvest produce from the farms for our 85 member CSA, the Milwaukie Farmers Market, and our partner schools. Both farms are located in Milwaukie, OR–a quick drive from downtown Portland.
Farm Assistant Position:
The farm assistant will participate in all aspects of running a small-scale production farm. Schoolyard Farms grows over 40 different annual and perennial fruits and vegetables. Our ideal candidate has a background in farming, and a passion for outdoor education. This position is hands-on, and can be physically rigorous. The farm assistant will work primarily with the farm manager, and is an integral part to the Schoolyard Farms community, working alongside garden educators, summer camp participants, students, and volunteers. We’re willing to train the right person.
Time Commitment:
  • April – October 2018, 20 hours per week with 30 minute lunch breaks
  • Sunday 8-3PM, Tuesday 8-4PM, Wednesday 8-2:30PM (some flexibility may be available for the right candidate)
  • Field work: Schoolyard Farms does most of their farming by hand. This includes seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting, bed preparations, watering, trellising
  • Wash/pack on harvest days (Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
  • Delivering farm shares Tuesdays to three drop sites in inner SE Portland
  • Running Farmers Market stand on Sundays at the Milwaukie Sunday Market
  • Working with youth from Candy Lane Elementary and New Urban High School
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Farm assistant must have reliable vehicle they are willing to use for farm deliveries and farmers market. Mileage will be compensated.
  • Physical fitness and ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Self-motivated: farm work requires physical and mental endurance, and farm days are spent outside in any weather
  • Flexible: Farm work is dynamic, farm assistant must be able to shift gears quickly and efficiently
  • Collaborative: farm assistant must be comfortable working as a team
Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least one year farming experience
  • Experience working with children elementary to high school age
  • $12/hr
  • Hands-on training in small-scale, sustainable farming practices
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter answering the following questions: (1) Why do you want to work at Schoolyard Farms? (2) What prior experience do you have with farming and/or gardening? (3) What experience do you have with physical work? (4) What three attributes would co-workers, family and friends all agree that you possess? to Schoolyard Farms’ Farm Manager, Annika La Fave, at annika@schoolyardfarms.org by 5:00pm on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Schoolyard Farms provides equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, affectional orientation or gender identity, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sex, or age.

Oregon – Skyline Farm hiring Farm Crew Member

Portland, Oregon

Meriwether’s Skyline Farm seeks Farm Crew Member

Farm Description: Skyline Farm has 1.5+ acres in production growing a wide variety of vegetables exclusively for Meriwether’s Restaurant using organic practices. The farm is located NW of Portland, OR, on NW Skyline Blvd near the intersection of Cornelius Pass Rd. We are a farm crew of four during the heat of the season and strive to be energetic, entertaining, and hard working folks.

Dates: May-September 2018

Schedule: Part time position with Monday-Thursday as the required work days. The work day starts between 7-8am and ends between 5-6pm depending on the time of year. June-September we generally work 10 hour days.


  • Harvesting a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers
  • Fieldwork including transplanting, weeding, trapping, etc.
  • Animal care (llamas and goats) including mucking stalls
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Previous production vegetable farm experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated efficiency, responsibility, and reliability
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to receive constructive criticism with a positive attitude
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to stand, kneel, and squat repetitively throughout the day and lift 50 lbs
  • Work well alone and with others
  • Must be available for in-person inverview

Compensation: $11.25/hr

To Apply: Email brief cover letter, two professional references, and resume to Leana Phillips, Farm Manager    leana.phillips@live.com

Open until filled


Oregon – Meriwether’s Skyline Farm hiring Assistant Manager

Portland, Oregon

Meriwether’s Skyline Farm seeks Assistant Manager

Position Description

This is a unique opportunity for someone passionate about farming and looking to gain experience in farm management.

Farm Description:  Skyline Farm is a 1.5+ acre production vegetable farm growing exclusively for Meriwether’s Restaurant using organic practices.  The farm is located northwest of Portland, OR on NW Skyline Blvd near Cornelius Pass Rd.  We are a farm crew of four during the main season, April-October.   We are energetic, entertaining, hard-working folks.

Dates:  Year -round. Starts February 1st.

Schedule:  The position is part time – Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are the required work days. Some possible work during peak season on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Work starts between 7-8am and ends between 5-6pm depending on the time of year.  We take a mid-morning break and a lunch.  During June-September we generally work 10 or more hours per day.


  • Management of farm crew members and tasks
  • Aiding in farm management and best practices
  • Providing general support for Farm Manager
  • Harvesting a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers
  • Fieldwork (seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigating, trapping, etc.)
  • Washing and packing produce
  • Propagating plants in the greenhouse
  • Animal care (llamas and goats)
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualities/Skills/Experience:

  • One year of production farm experience strongly preferred
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Efficient and hard-working
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to give and receive constructive criticism
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Reliable transportation
  • Observant and inquisitive
  • Positive attitude
  • Sense of humor
  • Ability to work well alone and with others
  • Must be available for in-person interview

Compensation:  $11.75/hr

To apply:  Send brief cover letter, three professional references, and resume to Leana Phillips, Farm Manager leana.phillips@live.com

Include in your cover letter why you are interested in the position and what you feel you could contribute to the farm crew.

Application deadline:  Open until filled.


Oregon – Rogue Farm Corps hiring Farm Interns

Various Locations, Oregon
APPLICATIONS ARE STILL OPEN FOR ROGUE FARM CORPS’ 2018 FARMER TRAINING PROGRAMS in Oregon. Please forward to anyone seeking an immersive on-farm training experience.

Are you looking to start a career in sustainable agriculture? RFC’s Internship Program is a great launching point for beginning farmers and ranchers with little or no previous experience.

The Internship Program is a full season entry-level residential program combining hands-on training and skills-based education in sustainable agriculture.

As an intern, you will live and train full-time on a host farm, receiving up to 1,500 hours of on-farm training and learning in-depth skills from your mentor. Your residential farm training experience is combined with farm tours, classes, and discussion circles throughout the region, as well as opportunities for independent study. Interns are exposed to a vast array of knowledge and expertise by engaging in the daily life of vibrant, agricultural communities.


The Internship is a hands-on learning experience. The vast majority of your time will be spent learning by doing. You will train alongside your mentor and independently to develop skills while accomplishing daily tasks that move your host farm along through the season.

Rogue Farm Corps works closely with farm mentors to provide you with a skill-based curriculum that is unique to your host farm.  Our Chapter Coordinators will conduct formal on-site evaluations with interns and host farmers to ensure that your education and training goals are being met.


To augment your training and learning at your host farm, you will join other interns in your local region for classes that teach practical skills as well as foundational concepts and knowledge, farm tours, discussion circles and potlucks throughout the agricultural region. These are led by Rogue Farm Corps staff, agricultural professionals, and expert farmers. You can expect a variety of teaching approaches and locations, from traditional classroom settings to experiential on-farm settings.


During the course of the farming season, every intern will complete an independent project, submit a report and make a short presentation at the end-of-season Closing Dinner. Examples of previous independent projects include raising a small flock of ducks for market, constructing a root crop storage room, developing recipe cards for market customers, and building an outdoor cob oven.


The Internship Program begins somewhere between March 15 and April 15 and concludes somewhere between October 15 and November 15 depending on your host farm.

Room, board, and stipend packages vary from farm to farm. In any case, you can expect safe, secure housing, farm-produced food and some staples, and a monthly stipend. Each host farmer determines the details.

To successfully complete the program, you will complete 1,000 to 1,500 hours of on-farm training time, submit weekly reflective journal entries, complete an independent project, and attend all outlined classes and farm tours.

For more information and to apply, please visit roguefarmcorps.org


Oregon – Territorial Seed Company hiring Agricultural Worker

Cottage Grove, Oregon

Territorial Seed Company

Our purpose is to improve people’s self-sufficiency and independence by enabling gardeners to produce an abundance of good tasting, fresh from the garden food, twelve months a year.

Job Title: Agricultural Worker

Job Summary

 Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, horticultural specialties and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears and knives. Duties include tilling soil and applying pesticides and fertilizers as necessary; transplanting, weeding, thinning or pruning crops as well as cleaning, grading, sorting, packing and loading harvested products.

Other duties may include vehicle and tractor use and maintenance; fencing and trellising work; involvement in all aspects of irrigation use and up-keep and other strenuous and skilled farming tasks as required.

Basic and advanced knowledge in crop growth and development, including weed identification and knowledge of seed production and harvest methods are helpful.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planting or transplanting of plant seeds, flowers, herbs; train vines and transplant young starts
  • Harvest field crops
  • Understand, use and communicate technical information
  • Must work well as a team
  • Manual weeding by hand or using a hoe
  • Dig trenches or holes by hand and build cold frames
  • Understand characteristics of pesticide use and application safety standards
  • Apply disease control techniques
  • Use of basic hand irrigation (hoses, sprayers, misters, watering cans)
  • Move irrigation pipe by hand, operation of irrigation pumps, include opening and closing valves or gates to adjust flows
  • Use flood or gravity flow irrigation methods
  • Follow safety procedures and hazardous material specifications
  • Able to be flexible, hours adjust as work flow and weather dictate
  • Other tasks asked by management

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to lift and move heavy seed containers or equipment up to 50 lbs.

We will be accepting applications for this position through February 16th, 2018. For instructions on how to apply visit: http://www.territorialseed.com/Farm_Agricultural_Worker


Oregon – Lucky Crow Farm hiring Production Manager

Monmouth, Oregon

Production Manager at Lucky Crow Farm LLC


Lucky Crow Farm cultivates mixed vegetables in Monmouth, Oregon and operates two urban farm plots in Monmouth and Salem. The farm has a 65-member CSA and vends at the Corvallis Farmers Market in Corvallis, Oregon. We are growing and are ready to hire our first employee!


We are hiring for a full-time, hourly position from March through October 2018 to support vegetable production at the farm.  We are looking for an individual who is self-motivated, detail oriented, a fast learner and motivated to streamline workflow.  An ideal candidate has fun working alone and in a partnership. The work is mostly physical, but requires a sharp mind, good judgment and a great sense of humor.  Folks with prior farm experience are encouraged to apply, but we will also consider qualified candidates with no prior experience. Living situation not provided.


  • Work will include, but not be limited to, harvesting, packing, cultivating, transplanting, greenhouse propagation, bed preparation and fertility work, irrigating, composting and clean-up.
  • Work may include deliveries and occasional driving off farm.
  • Farmers’ market vending.
  • Other duties, as necessary.



  • Detail oriented and fast learner.
  • Self-motivated and able to streamline workflow.
  • Ability to work efficiently alone or in a group.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to keep clear, handwritten and electronic records.
  • Positive attitude in all types of weather.
  • Willingness to participate in a startup environment where it will be necessary to wear many “hats” at different times.
  • Commitment to work entire season (with potential for unpaid vacation time).


  • 1-2 years of prior farm work.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Strong love of food, nutrition and healthy local economies.
  • Experienced/licensed driver.
  • Organized and thorough.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, bend, climb and reach.
  • Regularly lift up to 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions, often for long durations.
  • Capable of performing repetitive tasks with endurance.

Working Hours: 40 hours per week

Reports to: Eden Olsen, owner and farmer

Compensation: $12-$15/hr DOE

Please send a cover letter and resume to farmers@luckycrowfarm.com