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Posted: December 16, 2014 | Location: Sacramento, California

Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture and Education Project Sacramento, CA Phone: (916) 363-9685 website: www.soilborn.org Job Description: Assistant Farm Manager Program: Food Production and Farming Education – American River Ranch Reports To: Farm Manager, Co- Director Organizational Background: Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project is a non-profit educational farm in Sacramento, California. Our programs focus on promoting health and providing experiential learning opportunities for youth and adults, producing healthy food, improving access to healthy food for all and modeling land and environmental stewardship. Beyond producing healthy, certified organic produce for our 100 CSA members and local stores, local food banks, restaurants, and a weekly farm stand and farmers’ markets, Soil Born Farms has also developed several innovative education and food access programs in partnership with area schools and non-profit agencies. The American River Ranch, a 55-acre historic ranch located within the American River Parkway, is the permanent home of Soil Born Farms. It provides a wonderfully diverse landscape to engage both youth and adults in hands-on activities that educate and connect them with the natural world, healthy food, healthy eating, job and life skills, hard work, and service opportunities. The American River Ranch also provides the opportunity to expand the production of vegetables and fruit to meet the needs of more Sacramento residents, particularly those in underserved neighborhoods with little or no access to fresh, nutritious food. Our original site, the 1.5-acre Farm on Hurley Way, is a model hand-scale market garden and serves as a training and educational site. Job Summary The Assistant Farm Manager is a developing farmer with a passion for educating young farmers and growing high-quality organic fruit and vegetables. The Assistant Farm Manager must be able to manage their time well and provide assistance on a variety of farm duties. Main duties focus on apprentice training and supervision, produce pack oversight and general field assistance for the vegetable operation. Key Responsibilities • Conduct and assist management of daily vegetable production field work • Produce pack management • Assist in field-based training and instruction and apprentice management in all farm tasks • Oversight of field-based volunteers and work-traders to support harvests and field work Required Qualifications: • Two years experience working on a diversified vegetable operation • Knowledge of sustainable agricultural systems • Ability to work quickly, multi-task and be flexible on a daily basis • Ability to relate, interact and empower people of all ages from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds • Good communication skills and a “can do” attitude • Ability to lift 50# • Ability to work in all weather conditions and especially heat • Interest in learning and growing as a leader, both in farming and in educating apprentices Preferred Qualifications: • CSA program coordination and farm stand/farmers market experience • Experience managing interns, apprentices or staff • An inclination to mechanical knowledge and skill • Mixed fruit orchard management • Interest in long-term employment at Soil Born Farms Hours and Compensation • Between 40-50hrs/week. 5 day work week. Chore weekend rotation every 3 weeks. • Salary: Dependent on experience • Benefits: 90% medical and accrued paid time off of 10 days per year (PTO). • Opportunities for advancement Please email cover letter, resume, and two references to Shawn Harrison, Co-Director, at sharrison@soilborn.org. Position open until filled.

Posted: December 16, 2014 | Location: Groveland, California

Camp Tawonga is a children's summer camp located in the Sierra Mountains on the doorstep of Yosemite National Park. Camp's mission is to build positive self-esteem, create a cooperative community, build appreciation for nature, and foster positive Jewish identity and spirituality. Our outstanding staff includes people with both Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds. The Garden Coordinator at Tawonga is a 6-month, paid position from mid-April to mid-October. Responsibilities include growing an organic garden, approximately 1/3 acre; caring for farm animals including goats, chickens and pigs; leading creative garden programs for children aged 7-17; and teaching about ecology, food systems, and Jewish connections to nature. Applicants must be 21+ years of age with significant gardening/farming experience, educational and/or creative programming experience, and experience working with children. Salary is $230/wk plus room and board, more DOE. To apply, visit www.tawonga.org. For more information, contact Becca Meyer at becca@tawonga.org or 415-543-2267.

Posted: December 16, 2014 | Location: Winters, California

Dixon Ridge Farms is hiring a Bookkeeper/Office Manager for our organic walnut farm and processing company. We are seeking assistance with day-to-day office administration, bookkeeping, payroll and human resources management. Candidates must have strong and extensive cost accounting experience, be well-organized, pay attention to detail and proficient in MS Office and QuickBooks. Bilingual Spanish applicants required. This is a full-time position. Send letter of interest and resume to (530)795-5113 (fax); or jenny@dixonridgefarms.com (email).

Posted: December 16, 2014 | Location: San Francisco, California

The Sales & Merchandising Field Representative (SMFR) acts as an Ambassador of Veritable Vegetable, our mission, culture and policies. The SMFR builds relationships with identified accounts to increase customer loyalty and satisfaction and grows Veritable Vegetable’s business. The SMFR works closely with Sales Director and Account Managers, Marketing and Purchasing staff. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Utilize questioning and observation skills to build understanding of customer’s business challenges and growth potential. • In collaboration with Sales Account Manager, proactively identify strategies for adding value to the customer’s business (i.e. merchandising, new product introductions, staff training and promotions). Gain customer support and implement agreed upon strategies. • Measure and report on results of implemented strategies. • Assist customer in planning and forecasting to improve sales and profitability, reduce shrink and accommodate business growth. • Develop merchandising expertise and tools (i.e. best practices, sample ideas and plans) for the customer to use to enhance produce displays and increase sales and profitability. • Support customer events through attendance and arranging for appropriate Veritable Vegetable resources. • Develop comprehensive understanding of the competitive landscape, market conditions, and market trends. • Provide competitive information and insight on customer and consumer trends to Sales Account Managers, Marketing and Purchasing departments. • Represent the voice of the customer in the development of new marketing materials. • Support identification and integration of new accounts to ensure smooth transition into Veritable Vegetable and attainment of planned account goals. • Implement safety procedures to ensure compliance with food safety and general safety best practices (i.e. FSMA, GHP, and OSHA standards). • Keep abreast of professional and technical knowledge such as merchandising strategies, customer relationship management (CRM) trends, through educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations and attending conferences ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: • Appreciation for the principles of sustainable agriculture and the value of organic produce. • Strong orientation for building customer satisfaction; actively look for ways to build business. • Thorough understanding of consumer buying behaviors including how shoppers flow through produce departments. • Understand specific display requirements of various produce items. • Think strategically and systematically. • Use logic, reasoning, research and creativity to identify and solve problems. • Self-motivated to determine tasks, priorities and goals. • Taking responsibility for work outcomes and results. • Being responsible for the health and safety of others and safe handling of product. • Work well collaboratively across departments and independently. • Strong working knowledge of produce and seasonality. • Knowledge and understanding of independent and cooperative community based retailer. QUALIFICATIONS: • 2 years combined retail organic produce merchandising and sales experience. Outside sales experience a plus. • Knowledge of produce varieties and seasonality. • Comfortable with office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications. • Must have a valid driver’s license and be an insurable driver. • Job responsibilities will be performed primarily off-site and will involve overnight travel approximately 1 week per month; travel time may include nights and weekends. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. without assistance. • Must be able to stand, walk, bend and perform a variety of other physical functions on a consistent basis. • Must be able to follow safety procedures (i.e. proper lifting techniques, knife handling). Please send you RESUME, COVER LETTER AND SALARY REQUIREMENTS to hr@veritablevegetable.com or fax to 415-920-0448

Posted: November 24, 2014 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF seeks an experienced individual to provide oversight and lead day-to-day operations of fund development programs.  View the full job description.

Posted: November 18, 2014 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF is seeking an  Office and Sales Assistant to assist the sales team with fulfilling sales activities, and to provide receptionist and administrative support to the Office Manager. This full time position reports 50%/50% to Marketing and Office Management.  View the full job description.  

Posted: November 11, 2014 | Location: Yoncalla, Oregon

Experienced individuals or couple wanted for our farm team in 2015. Diversified organic nursery and farm business with established wholesale accounts and farmers' markets in its 25th year in western Oregon. Must have at least 3 years of on farm experience. Ideal candidates will be looking to stay for more than one year with increasing responsibility for farm planning and management. Salary plus on farm housing in a scenic quiet rural area. Contact hayhurstvalley@gmail.com.

Posted: October 27, 2014 | Location: Los Angeles, California

Farmscape is seeking a full-time sales rep to offer its installation and weekly maintenance services to residential clients, schools, restaurants and other organizations in the Los Angeles area. About Farmscape: Farmscape is the largest urban farming venture in California. Our mission is to connect city dwellers with fresh, organic produce through a network of urban farms, while creating living wage jobs for the new generation of farmers. To date, we have installed over 400 urban farms and currently maintain more than 150 of those plots. More information: http://farmscapegardens.com/#about Job Responsibilities: • Receive calls and emails from potential leads, prequalify and schedule site surveys • Conduct site surveys and provide potential clients with bids • Schedule installations with client and landscape contractor • Oversee installations to ensure that they meet Farmscape’s standards • Introduce clients to the farmer who will be maintaining their garden on a weekly basis • Network with local developers, landscape architects and green organizations • Track leads and clients within company database • Manage inventory of installation supplies to ensure quick fulfillment of sales • Collaborate with farm service department to improve quality of projects • Attend seasonal staff meetings • An element of self-sufficiency is necessary in this position. Qualifications: • Previous sales experience is strongly recommended • Highly motivated and can effectively execute responsibilities autonomously • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing • Experience with organic vegetable cultivation and/or landscaping is strongly recommended • Able to do strenuous manual labor as projects require • Experience working in a fast-paced environment • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, Google programs, and CRM software Compensation: Base salary commensurate with experience plus commission. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to employment@farmscapegardens.com with the subject line “LA Sales.” NO CALLS, PLEASE.

Posted: October 23, 2014 | Location: Nevada City, California

Riverhill Farm is now accepting applications for three farm employee positions for the 2015 season. Riverhill Farm is a thriving, successful twenty-acre farm three miles from Nevada City, California near the canyon of the Yuba River. We cultivate ten acres of mixed vegetables and perennial berries, and we’re certified organic. Our markets include two farmers’ markets, our farm stand at the farm, our local natural foods co-op and local restaurants. We sell our produce direct to customers through our innovative Friend of the Farm program. More information about the farm can be found on our website at www.riverhillfarm.com, and you can find photos of the farm via the Riverhill Farm Facebook page. We pride ourselves on the quality of our produce, the beauty of the farm, and our relationship with our community. The term of employment is March 2, 2015 through the end of November. Employees are paid hourly for a forty-hour work week and, in rotation with the rest of the crew, one farmers’ market per month on a Saturday. Together with the farm owners, farm employees at Riverhill Farm are responsible for: • Greenhouse production of transplants; • Care of transplants, including thinning, irrigation and fertilization; • Field planting; • Field cultivation and weeding; • Drip installation and irrigation management; • Pruning, trellising and other crop maintenance activities; • Harvesting and packaging; • Record keeping; • Farm stand and farmers’ market sales; • End of season preparations for winter, including cover cropping. The preferred applicant will have at least 2 years of experience in agricultural production and be able to demonstrate increasing responsibility over time. An applicant should be internally motivated to help operate a diversified organic production system, and be able to work independently with close attention to quality and detail. Applicants should be energetic, physically fit and without significant physical limitation. In order to be successful, applicants should be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge in one or more of these areas: organic seedling production, vegetable crop production and management, cane berry production and management, knowledge of general organic production practices, and experience in direct sales of farm products. Familiarity with farm machinery and equipment operations is desired but not required. The preferred applicant must make a commitment for the full term of one season, and will be given preference if he or she is competent to take on increased responsibility for farm operations and management over time, including staying on for multiple years. Areas of increased responsibility include production planning and management, irrigation management, tractor work, and yearly planning. Housing is available, and pay is commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a detailed letter of interest and a complete resume, including at least three professional references, preferably farm related, to alan@riverhillfarm.com. All qualified applicants will receive a reply. A farm visit is a condition of an offer of employment.

Posted: October 17, 2014 | Location: San Francisco, California

Farmscape, installers and managers of raised bed vegetable gardens throughout California, is seeking a full time urban farmer for San Francisco and San Mateo! Primary Job Responsibilities: - Make weekly visits to yards of Farmscape members at regularly scheduled times - Manage all aspects of annual vegetable cultivation from planning and planting plots, fertilization and pest control, to leaving a harvest on each member’s doorstep - Keep detailed records during weekly visits - Maintain good relationships with members, both in-person and via phone/email - Adhere to Farmscape best practices in managing farms - Communicate promptly with supervisor regarding supply needs and unexpected garden issues - Communicate with sales staff regarding newly installed farms and add them to the weekly route in a timely manner - Assist with covering routes when other farmers are on vacation - Assist with office and garden projects as required - Offer garden consultation hours as scheduled - Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required - Represent Farmscape in a friendly and professional manner Qualifications: - Experience with annual vegetable cultivation required - Related education in horticulture, crop science, etc. a plus - Experience working with classrooms, youth groups, children is a plus - Ability to learn and adapt to Farmscape best practices - Friendly and clear communicator - Organizational skills and attention to detail a must - Ability to work independently - Valid driver’s license and a working vehicle Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Benefits package available to full-time farmers. To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to employment@farmscapegardens.com with the subject line “Urban Farmer (October 2014).” Application deadline is Friday, October 24. NO CALLS PLEASE.  

Posted: October 7, 2014 | Location: San Francisco, California

Warehouser workers receive, warehouse and ship fresh organic produce in a safe, accurate and timely manner while maintaining high quality standards with minimal product loss. Responsibilities: Pull customer orders in an accurate, timely and safe manner Complete pick slips accurately and neatly Build safe and sturdy pallets and load product to meet truck completion deadlines Participate in the safe and efficient flow of incoming product to ensure timely availability of product for order pulling Provide accurate accounting of received product Be familiar with storage requirements, product sensitivity and handling needs Stock incoming product, rotating new stock into old, and dating lots Understand and comply with VV’s safety policies, procedures and best practices and encourage co-workers to do the same Maintain warehouse in a green, clean and orderly condition Report equipment and facilities issues to Warehouse Supervisor and Facilities Manager Successfully complete training on the safe use of material handling equipment and consistently operate equipment in a safe manner Report product quality issues to Team Lead and Inventory Control Attend and participate in Warehouse crew meetings Participate as required in other tasks to ensure achievement of warehouse department goals Qualifications: At least 2 years of full time work experience High school diploma or GED Physical Requirements: Must be able to consistently lift up to 55 lbs. without assistance  Must be able to lift more than 55 – 70 lbs. with assistance Must be able to stand, walk, bend, twist and perform a variety of other physical functions on a consistent basis Must be able to walk and stand on concrete floors for prolonged periods of time Must be able to follow safety procedures (i.e., proper lifting techniques) Must be able to work in varying environments including the ability to withstand cold temperatures with proper protective clothing for long periods of time