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Apprenticeships or Internships

Posted: April 24, 2014 | Location: Willits, California
LIVE-WORK-STUDY FARM PROGRAM OPENS Gain hands-on practical farming experience at the Grange Farm School this season! Grange Farm School will host its first Practicum Students May through October of 2014 on the historic Ridgewood Ranch in Mendocino County, California. Established in 2013, this newly emerging hub of agricultural education offers students the experience of building a farm from the ground up. Students and Faculty will collaboratively design and implement plans for a sustainable farm, working with crops and livestock while building new farm infrastructure. This full...
Posted: April 21, 2014 | Location: Cottonwood, California
Springfed Organic Farm and Nursery seeks an intern or interns to help with all aspects of the farm. We need someone to start in late August 2014 or anytime thereafter. Length of stay is flexible. Springfed is a good example of the “one woman, one rototiller, one acre” mode of market gardening. You'll assist in all aspects of operating a certified organic market garden (about 3/4 acre), a certified organic nursery specializing in perennial vegetables and medicinal herbs (over 50 spp.), and basic jane-of-all-trades homestead work, from plumbing to wiring to carpentry. You'll...
Posted: March 31, 2014 | Location: Vacaville, California
Wanted for on farm apprenticeship: person or couple interested in work trade on small farm. Must have interest in micro- dairy, cheese production, vegetable production, living in community. 1 year commitment. Inquire- matthew@cafegratitude.com or terces@cafegratitude.com

Employment

Posted: April 22, 2014 | Location: Santa Cruz, California
The Technology Director determines CCOF's needs for information management and manages the development and implementation of systems and programs to meet those needs in a cost-effective, timely manner. The Technology Director manages information technology functions including systems applications and development, database administration, financial systems, desktop support, website development and maintenance, intra- and inter-networks, and internal communications regarding IT matters. The Technology Director oversees a broad array of technical services and innovations serving a wide range...
Posted: April 21, 2014 | Location: Forest Ranch, California
We are looking for an energetic harvest "intern" to work on our farm and at farmer’s markets during the 2014 harvest season (May-August). Do you have an interest in working on an established certified organic farm, in a beautiful part of California surrounded by miles of forests? The season is short, the hours are long, the days are hot, but the view is splendid! Housing may be provided. We are currently taking applications (resume + letter of interest) for paid internships for the 2014 season; this position involves co-managing the harvest crew, oversight of packing crew,...
Posted: April 21, 2014 | Location: Santa Cruz, California
The HR/Accounting Specialist performs payroll, accounts payable, and other accounting functions. The Specialist also serves as the lead human resources point of contact for staff inquiries and is responsible for many of the organization's day-to-day HR functions. Works with the COO to review and recommend changes to HR policies and procedures. Convenes and leads Servant Leadership Working Group to review and improve employee training and company culture. Reports to Accounting Supervisor. View the full job description.
Posted: April 14, 2014 | Location: San Francisco, California
Veritable Vegetable is seeking a full time Purchaser. We provide full service distribution of certified organic fresh fruits and vegetables to retailers, restaurants, and wholesalers. Veritable Vegetable is a woman owned business, founded on principles of cooperation, participatory management, and ethical business practices. Located in San Francisco, California, we have been creating community alliances and promoting sustainable agriculture since 1974. We are the oldest organic produce distributor in the nation. Primary Responsibilities: Identify, evaluate, qualify and develop...
Posted: April 8, 2014 | Location: San Francisco, California
Veritable Vegetable is the oldest organic produce distributor in the U.S. Widely regarded as the leader in our industry, we provide full service distribution of organic fresh fruits and vegetables to retailers, restaurants, schools, corporate campuses and wholesalers. Veritable Vegetable is a women owned business, founded on principles of cooperation, participatory management, and ethical business practices. Located in San Francisco, California, we have been creating community alliances and promoting sustainable agriculture since 1974. Please visit our website: www.veritablevegetable.com...
Posted: April 4, 2014 | Location: San Francisco, California
Warehousers work with team members on the Swing Shift to receive, warehouse, and ship fresh organic produce in a safe, accurate, and timely manner while maintaining high quality standards with minimal product loss. The position reports to the Warehouse Supervisor and takes direction from Warehouse Team Leads. Responsibilities: Pull customer orders in an accurate, timely, and safe manner Complete pick slips accurately and neatly Build proper (safe and sturdy) pallets and load product to meet truck completion deadlines As directed by IC or Receive Lead participate in the safe and...
Posted: April 2, 2014 | Location: Santa Cruz, California
CCOF is seeking a Policy Director. The Policy Director will have one of the most rewarding and visible leadership opportunities in the organic field as CCOF continues toward its vision of being the leading voice for organic. View the full job description.
Posted: March 17, 2014 | Location: Fresno, California
Implement and manage riparian habitat restoration projects using standard agricultural techniques in the Central Valley including tractor and gator operation and maintenance, herbicide application and reporting, irrigation techniques, drill and broadcast seeding, seed collection and processing, large-scale planting, and vendor management. Supervise field staff and manage project budgets. B.S. in agri-science, or related. Five years of appropriate work experience. PCA or QAL preferred. Email resume and references to info@riverpartners.org (no phone calls).
Posted: March 17, 2014 | Location: Modesto, California
Implement riparian habitat restoration projects using standard agricultural techniques in the Central Valley including tractor and gator operation and maintenance, herbicide application and reporting, irrigation techniques, drill and broadcast seeding, seed collection and processing, large-scale planting, and vendor management. Supervise field staff and manage project budgets. B.S. in agriculture science, or related science. Five years of appropriate work experience. PCA or QAL preferred. Email info@riverpartners.org (no phone calls).
Posted: March 13, 2014 | Location: Pescadero, California
About the Farm Blue House Farm is forty acres nestled at the end of a small agricultural valley in Pescadero, California. We grow a diverse variety of certified organic vegetables, fruits and cut flowers year-round. Now in our ninth growing year, we supply our farmers' markets, CSA and wholesale accounts with the highest quality produce available. We are seeking two new Resident Staff members to begin this spring. JOB POSITIONS – RESIDENT STAFF Basic responsibilities include: Assisting with greenhouse sowings, watering, and fertilizing Field irrigation and fertilizing,...
Posted: March 11, 2014 | Location: Rockport, Washington
Job Purpose: The Site Director is responsible for all aspects of business, research, production and outreach at the Cascadian Farm Home Farm. The Site Director will provide strategic leadership for the Home Farm aligned with our brand mission and will lead our organic farming research and outreach efforts while working closely with the Cascadian Farm team, organic industry leaders and our agricultural research team. The Site Director will oversee all personnel and operations to ensure stewardship of the Cascadian Farm brand, quality of service and cost-effective management of resources....
Posted: March 10, 2014 | Location: Santa Cruz, California
CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking a Handler Certification Specialist to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing tasks related to organic processor & retailer certification. The person in this position will work within CCOF’s rapidly expanding USDA National Organic Program and internationally accredited organic certification program. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment with significant job responsibilities. This job requires knowledge of organic production/processing practices, ability to work independently and as a team...
Posted: March 6, 2014 | Location: San Francisco, California
Earl’s Organic Produce, Inc., a leading distributor of organic produce throughout Northern California, is seeking a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. Primary responsibilities include: Answer and direct incoming calls Greet visitors Fax/email price lists upon request Place orders for office, warehouse, and janitorial supplies, & maintain inventory of supplies Manage incoming/outgoing mail Assist with payroll distribution Facilitate flow of information throughout the company Update internal office documents as needed Print daily reports Assist with...
Posted: February 14, 2014 | Location: Sebastopol, California
Job Title: Development & Communications Associate Background: The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) is a collaboration of California’s leading sustainable agriculture organizations and allies advocating for policy solutions at the nexus of climate change and agriculture. We cultivate sustainable agriculture movement leadership to face the challenges of climate change and to serve as the sustainable agriculture voice on climate change policy in California. We advocate for policies that protect farmland, support on-farm renewable energy and energy efficiency and...
Posted: February 4, 2014 | Location: Santa Cruz, California
CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking a Grower Certification Service Specialist to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing tasks related to organic farm certification. The person in this position will work within CCOF’s rapidly expanding USDA National Organic Program and internationally accredited organic certification program. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment with significant job responsibilities. This job requires knowledge of organic production practices, and the ability to work both independently and as a team with other...
Posted: February 4, 2014 | Location: San Francisco, California
Earl’s Organic Produce, Inc., a leading distributor of organic produce throughout Northern California, seeks a broadly-skilled Salesperson for our San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market headquarters. Under the direction of our Sales Manager, the selected candidate will perform daily sales activities in order to supply our wide customer base with the highest quality products and customer service. The candidate will work closely with other members of the sales team as well as the purchasing team to ensure an efficient movement of product that meets the needs of our customers as well as...

Wanted

Posted: April 21, 2014 | Location: Buttonwillow, California
Top dollar paid per ton for organic pomegranates (wonderful variety preferred). Willing to buy off tree, if interested. Long-term contracts available. Pomegranates will be used for making juice at our plant and/or sold as fresh.
Posted: March 20, 2014 | Location: Potter Valley, California
John Woolley Ranch is seeking a diversity of certified organic hay, straw and pasture for our dairy and grass fed beef producing customers. Please call to discuss sales of your certified organic hays.
Posted: February 6, 2014 | Location: , California
Do You Have Crop or Processing Wastes that Could Feed Livestock? CCOF organic livestock producers need feed! The unprecedented drought conditions are causing serious livestock feed shortages throughout the West Coast. We are trying to connect any CCOF-certified operations with excess organic crop or processing wastes and residues - such as organic fruit and vegetable culls, nut shells, or food waste - that may serve as supplemental feed for nearby organic livestock operations. This is a great opportunity to not only reduce waste but also support your fellow CCOF-certified farm! In the past,...

Crops for Sale

Posted: March 20, 2014 | Location: Potter Valley, California
We offer a full range of certified organic hays and straw from our own farm and many others throughout California, Oregon and Nevada. Please call or text Paige Poulos at 510/684-4719 to discuss your immediate and forthcoming needs.
Posted: February 14, 2014 | Location: Oakland, California
Free organic kale stems available for animal feed! 1000 lbs per day in Oakland, CA. Alive & Radiant, makers of organic kale chips in Oakland, offers FREE organic kale stems for compost or animal feed. We are an organic kale chip company located in Oakland, CA and we are wondering if any local farms or ranches are interested in picking up kale stems for feed or compost either on a regular basis. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to deliver the stems just yet and that is why pickup is required. Daily Volume: 470 to 500 kilos of organic kale stems per day (~1100 lbs per day...
Posted: February 13, 2014 | Location: Raymond, California
We are CCOF members here in Madera County, and have an organic olive orchard. We have been reading about the need for organic feed for livestock, as it is short supply, and the recent call for CCOF members to help each other did resonate with us. We are not involved in livestock, but in reading about suitable forage for livestock, and olive leaf makes good forage. Cuttings are easy to transport and might be suitable for some smaller ranchers who have emergency requirements for sheep or cattle and want to stay organic. We’re not sure if it is desirable, but it could be a way of...
Posted: February 12, 2014 | Location: Westmorland, California
Certified Organic Alfalfa Hay available year round. Dry cow, dairy and retail hay in three string bales. Also large 1200-1400lb bales available upon request.
Posted: June 11, 2013 | Location: Carpinteria, California
Our trees have been certified organic by CCOF over 2 decades. Looking to sell organic White Sapote and organic Cherimoya when in season. The White Sapote is currently in season. Farmer also looking to work with an existing CSA program.

For Sale

Posted: February 28, 2014 | Location: Livingston, California
20 fertile certified acres in Historic Yamato Colony Livingston. Unigue, one of a kind property. 17 acres currently leased organic sweet potatoes water with MID canal via drip tape. Remaining in almond trees with Extensive zeroscaping with herb and beneficial habitat vegetation in drip irrigation. Three houses behind front field for extended family, worker or rental income. Two domestic wells: one new , other 5 years. Very large commercial style garage with attached workshop. Insulated and wired. 500 amp service across land. 24X12 semi commercial green house and much more.
Posted: January 27, 2014 | Location: Point Arena, California
340 acres, including an established CCOF-certified heirloom orchard and farming operation, a sustainable 150 acre income producing redwood/fir forest and a licensed retreat center (yoga groups, weddings, family reunions, non-profit retreats, etc.). 3 miles inland from the Point Arena Lighthouse.   The Garcia River, a restored salmon and steelhead stream, runs through the property with extensive riparian water rights as well as kayaking, fishing and other recreational opportunities.   The property is located 15 minutes drive northeast of the vibrant community of Point Arena (...
Posted: October 18, 2013 | Location: Orange, California
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Posted: September 18, 2013 | Location: ,
We offer a huge selection of seat belts including 2 point (lap only) non-retractable or retractable seat belts. Also, easily order online micro-switch seat belts that will not let the equipment start up until the operator has buckled up. Many colors and sizes to choose from. Trailer accessories also. http://wescoperformance.stores.yahoo.net/seatbelts.html

Land for Sale or Lease

Posted: February 21, 2014 | Location: Dunnigan, California
Property Description: Shasta water received via the Sacramento River. Large sized tracts - laser-leveled. Historically rice, safflower, vetch cover-crops, processing tomatoes, melons & vine seeds, beans, corn and wheat. Organic soils with low salinity, moderate pH and medium organic matter. Minimum field size 110 acres. Long-term lease, all or part -- or sale. Irrigated Lands Program compliant. Work-safe environment. Well positioned for the future. Local Conditions: The current local trend is toward conversion from cropland to orchards & vineyards with good water & efficiency....
Posted: July 16, 2013 | Location: Fresno, California
12 acre organic orchard for lease in Fresno, California. Currently producing peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, and apples. Good soil; Fresno Irrigation District water. For more information, email mrgfg@hotmail.com.

Funding Opportunities

Posted: January 14, 2014 | Location: ,
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is now accepting grant applications from livestock farmers for its Fund-a-Farmer Project! The Fund-a-Farmer Project provides grants to qualifying humane farmers who need assistance in improving the welfare of their farm animals. Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded for projects that (1) help farms transition to pasture-based systems, (2) improve the marketing of their humane products, or (3) more generally enrich the conditions in which farm animals are raised. Working, independent family farmers that raise pigs, broiler chickens, laying hens, dairy cows...
Posted: December 18, 2012 | Location: Pajaro River Watershed, California
The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County (RCDSCC) is offering technical and financial assistance to improve efficiency of crop irrigation systems and nutrient applications. Growers throughout the Pajaro River Watershed (Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara) are eligible for one or all of the following services and reports: Evaluation of existing irrigation system efficiency Assessment of water and nutrient management practices Development or modification of crop specific irrigation and fertilization management strategies Implemention of improved irrigation...

Services

Posted: December 19, 2013 | Location: West Sacramento, California
Starting a new food safety program? Establishing a HACCP plan? Need to update your present program? I can provide trainings in a classroom setting or at your site for a reasonable price. As an experienced GFSI lead auditor & organic inspector I can prepare you and/or your staff to be have successful third-party audits. Learn more at www.organicandfoodsafetyconsulting.com.