Employment

Employment

 

The positions listed have been filled!

We will update this page with new employment opportunities as they come available. Thank you to everyone who applied.

 

Please carefully read the segments about our farm and our ideal candidate qualities, each job description, and all supporting documents in their entirety before applying.

Email your application, resume, and references to [email protected]

 

About the Farm

Our 4-acre, Certified Organic vegetable farm is located in Ferndale, CA. We grow a large variety of vegetables for various local grocery stores, food distribution organizations, farmstands, restaurants, and our own farmstand which we operate on Saturdays from May-December. We also offer a Free-Choice CSA membership to 100+ members each year, who attend our farmstand to shop for their produce. We prep our field and garden beds using our 4-wheel tractor or 2-wheel walk behind tractor, but do all other tasks using small equipment, hand-held tools, and our own two hands (seeding, transplanting, weeding). We are small farm, owned and operated by a husband and wife team, and everyone on the farm works very closely with each other throughout the day. We value hard work, positivity, and good communication.

 

About You

Applicants will have a passion for local agriculture and a strong desire to work on a small-scale, high-production organic vegetable farm. Previous vegetable farm experience is preferred, but not required. Our ideal applicant will:

    • be able to commit for the entire summer/fall season.
    • have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license.
    • be in good mental and physical condition, with the ability to regularly lift 50+lbs, and be willing to work 8+ hours on your feet, and on hands and knees for extended periods of time, in all weather conditions (heat/rain/high winds). You must also be able to enjoy repetitive tasks - you may be working on the same task for several hours a day.
    • be able to work efficiently alone as well as in a team. You will do both regularly.
    • work efficiently. Effiency is one of our top priorities; we look to hire people who can work quickly without compromising on quality standards.
    • be inquisitive! We wish that you'll ask lots of questions to help you better understand the task at hand. Good communication is imperative.
    • be detail-oriented. We have a high-quality standard for our produce and require extra attention when harvesting, processing, and packing our product.
    • seek to understand our farm operation as a whole, as one seemingly small task can play an important role in the larger farm systems.
    • take pride in your work and your contribution to the farm's success. You will be an essential part of our team, and your hard work will be valued.
    • be able to listen, follow directions, and learn from past experiences.
    • be able to follow through with tasks from beginning to end.

 

 

Available Positions

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

 

FARM CREW MEMBER - Full Time: 32-40 hours per week (1 position for 2023)

  • May - December
  • 4-5 days per week (MON/FRI required + 2-3 other weekdays)
  • 8 hour shifts; depending on time of year, start time is 8am or 9am
  • $16-$18 per hour, depending on experience
  • Free vegetables
  • DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE (PDF) or (DOCX - can be edited online)

 

FARM CREW MEMBER - Part Time: 24 hours per week (1 position for 2023)

  • June - December
  • 3 days per week (MON/FRI required + one other weekday)
  • 8 hour shifts; depending on time of year, start time is 8am or 9am
  • $16-$18 per hour, depending on experience
  • Free vegetables
  • DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE (PDF) or (DOCX - can be edited online)

 

    • FARM CREW RESPONSIBILITIES (both positions)
      • Harvest, wash, and pack produce 2 days per week (MON/FRI)
      • Perform field work including but not limited to transplanting, hand-weeding, hoeing, trellising, moving irrigation, and moving/laying other materials such as sandbags, amendments, and row cover. Also help with farm cleanup and organization occasionally.
      • Propagation greenhouse work limited to watering and thinning of seedlings (no seed-sowing).
      • Work under direction of farm owners/mangers, and work cooperatively with other employees.

 

Food: Employees may harvest vegetables from the field or pull from harvested seconds and after-market leftovers. You'll need to bring your own lunch and snacks for the workday. Water bottles can be refilled on-site.

Paid Sick Leave: All employees earn paid sick leave, as required by CA law.

Workers Compensation: All employees covered, as required by CA law.

Housing: We're sorry, we do not currently have housing available to offer employees.

 

We have fun out in the field! It's hard work, but so rewarding. We look forward to working alongside you!