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Posted: March 24, 2015 | Location: Eureka, California

The Manager will live on and manage the Bianchi farm. The Manager shall be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the farm and has the authority to carry out all practical operations necessary for the successful operation of the farm. Current farm commodities include forage and vegetable crops, miscellaneous orchard varieties, and meat goats. The Bianchi farm is a certified organic operation. **PLEASE SEE ATTACHED BROCHURE FOR COMPLETE DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

Posted: March 23, 2015 | Location: Tomales, California

Wild Blue Farm is seeking season farm help 3 to 4 days a week. will be involved in all aspects of the farm from weeding, irrigation, seed starting, planting, harvesting, farmers market and more. For more information please contact Margie at wildbluefarm@sbcglobal.net.

Posted: March 19, 2015 | Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts

Unique, progressive CCOF Certified Organic Pumpkin pond Farm is looking for a dedicated, self-motivated, organized farmer. The position is open for full-time and part-time candidates. Experience in organic farming is a plus, as well as skills in operating farm machinery, irrigation systems, knowledge in planting, seeding, harvesting and excellent customer service. We offer great income for doing something that you passionate about. If you are interested in one of these positions, please send your resume thefarm@pumpkinpondfarm.com.

Posted: March 19, 2015 | Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts

A very unique Nursery and CCOF Certified Organic Pumpkin Pond Farm on Nantucket is looking for a Nursery Manager to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction, grow and deliver quality crops, manage greenhouse and outdoor sales area, coordinate record keeping, inventory and marketing activities, work closely with the team. Candidate must be self-motivated, well-organized with high ethical standards. Experience in horticulture or related fields is a must. We offer competitive income, full-time + throughout the season, work as needed in a shoulder seasons. If you are interested, please, email your resume at thefarm@pumpkinpondfarm.com.

Posted: March 19, 2015 | Location: Forest Ranch, California

Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm is interviewing for harvest management help for our upcoming season (late-May through mid-July). We are looking for willing workers who want to work in a fast-paced environment, commit to the entire 6-8 week season, and are interested in working side by side with a great group of new and returning harvest crew. It's hot, dirty, and exhausting, and so rewarding! There won't be time for vacation during this short but sweet harvest, but you'll have time when it wraps. Limited housing is negotiable, and we pay a decent wage.

Posted: March 18, 2015 | Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts

A very unique Nursery and Organic Pumpkin Pond Farm on Nantucket is looking for a Farm Production Manager to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction, grow and deliver quality crops, manage organic greenhouse and the field, coordinate organic record keeping, inventory and marketing activities, efficiently direct and manage farmers. Candidate will have working knowledge of farm equipment and irrigation system. Must be able to inspect crops and prepare reports and pre-harvest estimates for all crops. Candidate must be self-motivated, well-organized with high ethical standards. Organic experience and knowledge is a plus. We offer competitive income, full-time (+) throughout the season, work as needed in a shoulder seasons. If you are interested, please, email your resume at thefarm@pumpkinpondfarm.com.

Posted: March 11, 2015 | Location: Groveland, California

This is an opportunity to live and work year round at an amazing camp facility on the Tuolumne River next to Yosemite National Park. During the summer, Tawonga hosts hundreds of children for traditional summer camp programs and in the off-season, serves families for weekend programs. Our Maintenance Technicians work on a team with three other tradesmen, under the direction of the Manager of Buildings & Grounds. Together, they ensure the safe operation of all camp buildings, program areas, vehicles and equipment. Safety and professionalism are our highest values. Team members must have professional experience in eight (8) or more trades: carpentry, electrical, plumbing, roofing, concrete, refrigeration, pumps, vehicles, backhoe operation, swimming pools, drinking water systems, septic, painting, farm animal care, landscaping, cabinetry/furniture building, woodcrafting, and organic gardening. Working at Tawonga is more than a job, it’s a lifestyle. To succeed one must enjoy being isolated and remote for part of the year and completely surrounded by hundreds of clients during the program season. This is a full-time, residential position, and includes hourly wages (DOE), housing, basic utilities and generous benefits. Please email resume including 3 trade references.

Posted: March 9, 2015 | Location: vacaville, California

Person or couple interested in work trade on small biodynamic farm. Must have interest in micro-dairy, cheese production, vegetable production, living in community. 1 year commitment. Begins in May.

Posted: March 6, 2015 | Location: Healdsburg, California

Our farm is seeking a farm team member to work with us 5-6 days per week, starting from March through November 2015, and hopefully continuing through the winter and beyond. (There is some flexibility for the starting date.) This position has room to grow and we hope to find someone interested in a longer-term relationship. You will participate in all phases of the farm, including crop planning, seed starting, greenhouse management and transplanting, weeding and pest management, harvesting and marketing of produce. We are looking for a dedicated, hardworking, and outgoing individual who will be an integral part of our farm team, not only to work the fields but also to interact with customers at the farmers' market and farm members at CSA pick-up. Work Experience / Skills Desired We are looking for a farmer with agricultural experience: someone with a strong commitment to sustainable, community-based agriculture. We appreciate a willingness to work hard and the ability to also have fun while doing it. Some prior experience with CSA farms is a big plus. Being handy with basic farm repairs (irrigation, fences, gates, barns) or carpentry are pluses. We also value an openness to try new things, a focused and dedicated work ethic with attention to detail, an easygoing attitude, the flexibility to adjust to a fluid work environment, and--of course--an enthusiasm for plant and animal life! Specifically, we're looking for someone with experience and/or interest in: Organic growing techniques for a wide variety of vegetables from seed to harvest; Seed starting, propagation and greenhouse management; Harvesting and marketing a wide variety produce; Farmers' market sales; Management of a CSA program; Managing field crews and/or volunteers; Tending livestock, such as chickens and goats; What the rhythm of life is like on a small, diversified farm! Hours, Compensation, and Housing This is a year-round, full-time position, paid an hourly wage plus plenty of fresh produce. Total hours per week average approximately 40-50 hours/week during peak season (March-November.) Potential winter work hours 30-40 hours/week (December-February), depending on weather and markets. This position has room to grow and we hope to find someone interested in a longer-term relationship. We have low-cost housing for 1-2 people available on the farm property. Please inquire for details. Farm Description Our farm supplies local families with weekly veggie boxes through our small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program of about 75 families. We have a vibrant and growing community of CSA members, most of whom visit the farm every week to pick up their vegetables, forage for extra "u-pick" items, and connect with the farm and farmers. We also sell produce through wholesale and farmers' markets. Our flock of laying hens and herd of dairy goats provide fresh eggs, goat milk, and goat cheese and yogurt. We are working towards a "full-diet" farm, and our crops also include dry beans and grains. The farm is located in the beautiful Russian River Valley (10 minutes from the towns of Windsor and Healdsburg, 20 minutes from Sebastopol and Santa Rosa.) To Apply: Please email us a cover letter and resume or list of experiences, plus at least two references. (Send to farmer@foggyriverfarm.org) Please include: relevant past work experience; your short-term and long-term goals; and any other skills that you have that might be useful on the farm. If we feel we may be a good match, we will contact you to set up a phone or Skype interview, possibly followed by a farm visit. Applicants who are able to visit the farm receive priority, as we think it is highly important to meet in person as well as show you the farm.

Posted: March 2, 2015 | Location: Esparto, California

Say Hay Farms is a five-year old certified organic farm in Yolo County, CA. We currently raise a diversity of vegetables on more than 20 acres plus 800 laying hens, 5 acres of almonds, and an acre of oranges for providing high quality produce to our CSA, farmers’ market, and wholesale customers in the Sacramento Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. This is a lively and exciting time on our farm. This year, we are expanding to 50 acres and moving our base of operations, including building a new packing facility, expanding the chicken operation, and designing new equipment and workflows – all in the midst of our daily farm life. We are a people-focused farm intent on providing a great workplace for serious and skilled farmers. We do not have a separate harvest crew and management. Instead, our small size allows us to focus on leveraging each person’s unique skills while sharing the responsibility of harvest, marketing, and day-to-day management of the farm. We are seeking more seasoned farmers as well as ambitious newbies to join our tight crew and help us grow. We have two positions available: Full Time Farmer and Part Time Farmer. Please visit www.sayhayfarms.com/jobs for a complete job description and information about how to apply.

Posted: February 27, 2015 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF is expanding the responsibilities of its Quality Team to include materials issues in addition to accreditation, standards, document control and compliance (complaints and investigations).  The team consists of a contracted Lead Auditor, a staff Quality and Compliance Supervisor, and is managed by the Associate Quality System Manager. This new position will be a “Specialist” or a “Supervisor” level, depending on experience, and adds capacity to the team which may include assistance with document control and accreditation in addition to the tasks related to materials, standards, and compliance. View the full job description.

Posted: February 27, 2015 | 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. 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 and the ability to work independently and as a team with other professionals. The job also requires customer service skills, the ability to manage data, and the ability to work within a regulatory environment. To master this position requires approximately one year, so please only apply if you are willing to make a multi-year commitment. View the full job description.

Posted: February 26, 2015 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking a Grower and/or Livestock Certification Specialist to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing organic farm certification. 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 independently and as a team with other professionals. The job also requires customer service skills, the ability to manage data, and the ability to work within a regulatory environment. To master this position requires approximately one year, so please only apply if you are willing to make a multi-year commitment. This position requires full time computer work, does not include on-site inspections of certified organic operations, and is not likely to include field work in the future. There may be infrequent opportunities to represent CCOF at trade shows or conferences and to engage with clients directly in other settings, depending on interest and availability to travel. Certification Specialists interact with clients via phone, email and formal letters as well as occasional in-person office meetings. View the full job description.

Posted: February 26, 2015 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The Certification Operations Assistant is a full‐time, non‐exempt employee of CCOF’s Certification Services based in Santa Cruz, CA.  The Assistant reports to the Certification Operations Supervisor.   Job Duties:   The Assistant completes a wide range of daily tasks associated with the certification of organic food.  Will work with various software programs including an online and in‐house database.   Tasks performed by the Assistant are essential to the certification process including data entry, copying, mailing, and writing letters.   View the full job description.

Posted: February 13, 2015 | Location: Santa Barbara, California

Sales Manager needed for mission-driven local produce distributorWho is:• Inspired to increase sales opportunities for local farmers• Motivated, efficient, and able to multi-task• Personable with clear communication skills• Punctual and professional––able to follow through and follow upHarvest Santa Barbara (www.harvestsantabarbara.com) sources the freshest, highest quality produce direct from area farmers and distributes to local schools, colleges, hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores, home delivery groups, and other businesses.Responsibilities: • Communicating with customers and producers via email, phone, and in-person• Developing and sustaining relationships with customers and increasing sales• Working collaboratively with the rest of Harvest Santa Barbara team• Managing availability/price lists in collaboration with produce buyer• Managing a wide range of administrative tasks associated with running a small business.Qualifications:• Extensive experience working with produce• Able to lift a 40 lb. box• Sales experience, preferably with a wholesale produce business• Excellent communication skills for representing the business through emails, phone, and in-person meetings with prospective and existing customers Other desirable professional experience:• Website management, social media networking• PR & Marketing• Culinary• Agricultural• Administrative This position will be 40 hours per week; Some health insurance coverage available; Compensation: commensurate with experience You will be considered for this position after submitting your resume, cover letter, and three work references to Jasper at: jasper@harvestsantabarbara.com Inquiries about this business will only be handled through communication through this email. Please do not call regarding this posting. 

Posted: February 2, 2015 | Location: Berkeley, California

THE ECOLOGY CENTER The Ecology Center is a 45-year-old nonprofit located in west Berkeley. Our mission is to inspire and build a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond. The Ecology Center transforms the ideas of sustainability into everyday practice. We offer information you can act on, infrastructure you can count on, and leadership for lasting change. We are working toward a world of resilient communities, zero waste and toxics, equal access to healthy food, sustainable resource use, and a safe and stable climate. SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Farmers’ Market Program Manager works under the supervision of the Food and Farming Program Director to oversee all Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets activities. The Farmers’ Market Program Manager is responsible for overseeing all market operations as well as directly managing the Tuesday and Saturday Farmers’ Markets. This is a full-time position with a Tuesday through Saturday workweek which involves approximately 19 hours at market and 21 hours in the office every week. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop plans, policies, goals, and objectives for the Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets in compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations, and in accordance with the goals and strategies of the Ecology Center mission and strategic plan. Develop and adhere to annual budget in collaboration with Food and Farming Program Director, monitor departmental expenses, grant income and expenses, provide financial projections for program activities. Manage the Tuesday and Saturday markets including market set-up and breakdown, stall fee collections, signage, load list distribution and collection, EC booth staffing, volunteer coordination, and all other market activities. Hire, train, and supervise, and evaluate performance of FM staff; develop FM collaborative team in managing all aspects of all FM operations. Plan and execute marketing strategies to attract new shoppers and increase repeat shoppers though advertising, social marketing, on-line, and event approaches. Recruit and select farmers and other vendors in order to maintain full and balanced markets with input from advisory committees in accordance with Ecology Center mission and strategic goals; Build and maintain good relationships with vendors, customers and community members Effectively resolve conflicts and solve problems with speed and diplomacy PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The proven ability to work independently and exercise good judgment in a variety of environments and situations Demonstrated ability to build farmers’ markets as successful businesses General environmental knowledge and literacy to support Ecology Center’s environmental and community mission Broad and deep knowledge of sustainable food systems, food justice, and related topics Competency with word processing, spreadsheet, database and graphic computer applications in a Mac computer environment and ability and willingness to learn new applications as needed Ability and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining relationships with participants including farmers, vendors, customers, neighbors and other members of the public Demonstrable ability to effectively resolve conflicts The ability and willingness to “police” and enforce policies with staff, vendors, and the public Experience working for and commitment to building sustainable and just food systems Flexibility and creativity, ability to “think on your feet” and find appropriate solutions to unique challenges Strong verbal and written communications skills Strong organizational and time-management skills Must possess a current CA driver’s license First Aid and CPR Certification (or willingness to become certified) DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Conversational Spanish fluency strongly preferred HOURS This position is a full time position. Hours on market days are dictated by the hours of the market. Office hours are standard business hours, with some flexibility. Some evening and weekend work is required. WAGE The salary range for this position starts at $42,000. This is a benefitted position. HOW TO APPLY: Complete application found at www.ecologycenter.org/jobs/ Send resume with cover letter to Ben Feldman at ben@ecologycenter.org We value diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE/AA APPLICATION DEADLINE March 1, 2015 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE  

Posted: January 23, 2015 | Location: Rockport, Washington

Job Purpose  The Farmer is responsible for overseeing all aspects of production, developing and executing the long-term farming strategy, providing organic expertise, and assisting in education at the farm. The Farmer will provide strategic leadership for the Field Supervisor and seasonal farm staff and maintain a safe, clean, and organized environment for staff and customers. The Farmer will be a steward to the land and facilities by fostering a productive organic farm that nurtures the surrounding ecosystem and the people who work at and visit the site. Cascadian Farm® is one of the country's leading brands of organic foods. The story of Cascadian Farm begins over 40 years ago on a little stretch of land next to the Skagit River in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. Today Cascadian Farm has grown far beyond our original farm. Acquired by General Mills in 2000, Cascadian Farm sells cereals, bars, frozen fruits and vegetables, spreads, and juices.   The heart of our brand, our 28 acre organic Home Farm grows eleven acres of blueberries, one acre each of strawberries, raspberries, sweet corn, and pumpkins, as well as some hardy kiwis, and greenhouse peppers and tomatoes. The remainder of the land is planted in grassways. Located in a temperate rainforest zone, the Farm receives approximately 80 inches of rain a year with temperatures ranging from 25 – 50° F in the winter and 50 – 90° F in the summer. The Home Farm operates a farm and ice cream stand and serves the organic community through research and education.   Position Details  Reports to Home Farm Site Director Location: Rockport, WA  Travel: Limited  Weekend & extended hours required during growing season  Major Job Responsibilities Farm Production (80%) Responsible for farm operations including yield, production schedules, equipment, and employee supervision.  o Develop and lead execution of long-term strategy for farming operations;  o Directly manage the Field Supervisor and indirectly the seasonal field staff;  o Perform basic maintenance and improvements on farm infrastructure, facilities, and equipment;  o Ensure necessary supplies and parts are available for farm production and equipment repair;  o Operate equipment including berry harvester, tractors, and tractor implements (for soil prep, planting, harvest, and field and road maintenance);  o Manage and oversee all irrigation needs and repairs;  o Maintain farm records related to production, organic certification, and human and food safety;  o Promote and maintain a safe, clean, and organized work environment for staff and customers; and  o Assist field crew in planting, weeding, pruning, and harvesting crops and fill in as needed. Support overall operations as a member of the farm leadership team through active participation in meetings, progress reports, collaboration, and proactive communication with the team.  o Contribute to the farm business planning by providing expertise on farm enterprises including cropping systems, varieties, volumes, inputs, and capital investments;  o Facilitate a respectful, communicative, and team-oriented working environment; and  o Work with the farm leadership team to ensure all farm goals are met. Responsible for maintaining organic integrity on the farm.  o Ensure operations comply with local, state, and federal regulations (including, but not limited to, Good Agricultural Practices, Washington State Department of Agriculture, and USDA National Organic Program);  o Holistically manage soil fertility (cover cropping, crop rotation, and manage compost program), nutrient cycling, promote biodiversity, and weed, pest, and disease management; and  o Maintain technical expertise in organic and sustainable farming practices and issues by keeping up with the latest scientific research and attending relevant farm conferences.  Interpretation, Education, and Outreach (20%) Work with the Site Director to provide tours and organic farming education to visitors and brand customers;  Assist with development of organic education resources for staff and visitors;  Contribute farm and organic agriculture content to social media, website, and blog;  Support and represent organic farming work with industry and partners in the organic community; and  Other duties as assigned.   Qualifications  Bachelor’s degree required with emphasis in organic or sustainable agriculture desired.  At least two years of production management experience required (managing production schedule, managing staff, purchasing farm inputs, overseeing soil fertility, developing long-term strategy).  Demonstrated experience with operating and maintaining machinery (berry harvester, tractor, tractor implements) and ability to make minor repairs to farm tools, equipment, and farm infrastructure.  Experience in organic agriculture practices with an understanding of soil fertility, pest and weed management, and greenhouse management.  Knowledge of current organic research and emerging trends in organic farming systems.  Creative thinker and problem solver with the ability to innovate.  Strong oral and written communication skills.  Willingness to participate in videos and social media to promote the farm, organic agriculture, and the brand.  Must be able to comfortably lift 50lbs and perform work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.  Conversational Spanish is strongly desired.   Competencies Passion and enthusiasm for organic farming and stewardship of natural resources  Energizes & develops people  Delivers outstanding results  Integrity  Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing job requirements and priorities  Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and under time constraints  Team player with positive attitude  Ability to work with multiple, diverse stakeholders   Compensation  This is a full-time, year-round position offering a competitive salary and generous benefits package.   To Apply  Please visit our General Mills Careers website, create a profile, and formally apply to the position at: http://careers.generalmills.com/en/jobs/descriptions/organic-farmer-cascadian-farm-home-farm-rockport-washington-job-1-5044922 Information about the farm is available at: http://www.cascadianfarm.com/our-farm/the-farm

Posted: January 7, 2015 | Location: San Francisco, California

VERITABLE VEGETABLE is seeking a full-time PURCHASER. As an organic produce distributor with 40 years of experience, Veritable Vegetable purchases, transports and supplies the highest quality organic fruits and vegetables on the market. We actively improve the sustainable food system by supporting organic farmers, increasing access to fresh produce, strengthening communities and cultivating a fair and dynamic workplace. What makes us unique is our commitment to running the business based on values rather than the bottom line. We believe in using the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges and have been certified as a B Corporation. Our company culture stresses high integrity relationships, quality produce, minimal environmental impact and active involvement in the community. POSITION SUMMARY: The Purchaser maximizes business opportunities for VV and ensures the selection, pricing and promotion of organic produce to meet VV goals for availability, sales, margin and quality. The position maintains excellent relations with vendors/farmers and participates in advocacy for sustainable food systems. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Purchasing Manager. Close working relationship with Sales department, Trucking Managers and Inventory Control team. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop and maintain a supplier base that aligns with current customer needs and future opportunities • Maintain, grow, and strengthen relationships with organic vendors, obtain information about product availability, place orders, establish prices, and resolve quality issues • Provide coverage across all product categories for Purchasing Department as needed • Ability to communicate our company values to staff, our community and all outside contacts REQUIREMENTS: • 5+ years of experience in the Produce Industry, preferably in organic produce, with a proven track record of crop planning, negotiating and buying • Knowledge of organic produce varieties, organic growing practices, quality standards and seasonality • Outstanding relationship building skills; ability to manage strong vendor relationships • Strong analytical skills and creative problem solving capabilities • Ability to evaluate profitability and identify business development opportunities • Must possess strong communication and presentation skills • Proficient in MS Office suite software applications and experience utilizing databases • Knowledge of logistics and ability to work closely with our Transportation Department • Self-motivated, highly organized team player • Effective time management skills • An entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit DESIRED SKILLS: • Project management • Skill at development of promotion programs and identifying volume sales opportunities • Strong technical skills; ability to analyze and suggest improvements to database applications • Knowledge and/or experience in food safety compliance E-mail your COVER LETTER and RESUME to hr@veritablevegetable.com or fax to (415) 920-0448. Veritable offers an excellent work environment, competitive salaries and great benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Posted: January 5, 2015 | Location: Carmel, California

Serendipity Farms is looking for a farm manager with organic row crop experience to assist in managing three parcels of land, totaling 20 acres in Carmel, CA. Farm manger would report to the owner, carrying out weekly directions and oversee planting, cultivation and harvest, and tractor work. Would be a liaison with our local restaurant and market accounts, doing deliveries as needed. Great opportunity to learn from a successful organic farm that has been in business for 14 years. Pay dependent on experience. There is no living situation on the farm. Interns would report to the farm manager. Interns that have no experience in farming would not be paid, but would learn all aspects of farming many varieties of vegetables and berries. Interns with significant experience would be paid, rate also depending on type of experience and what can be brought to the table. Interviewing now for position to start in March. Also no living situation. Please send a resume and letter to: info@serendipityorganics.com