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Posted: May 25, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The CCOF Database Specialist position will provide daily administration and support of CCOF’s CRM database. This position is expected to become the key contact and subject matter expert for projects and the day to day use of the CCOF donor and public outreach management systems. View the full job description.

Posted: May 23, 2016 | Location: Amargosa, Nevada

Applicant must enjoy rural desert life, because the nearest grocery store is 90 minutes South of Amargosa in Las Vegas. We just received our organic certification on 160 acres. We have enclosed 3 acres to hold 1,200 pastured heritage hens. We are also growing all of the feed for the chickens. We need a farm manager with experience on an egg farm. We can pay $14/hour and there is a small house will all utilities included with Internet for $600/month.

Posted: May 18, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking a Director of Farm Certification to work in the Santa Cruz, California office. The Director will oversee CCOF’s farm-level certification programs within CCOF’s rapidly expanding USDA National Organic Program, internationally accredited organic certification programs in the US, Canada and Mexico and CCOF’s Food Safety Services. This position may also implement new add on programs. This is a senior management level position for a self-directed career minded individual with good judgement. Applicants must have extensive knowledge of organic certification, standards, personnel management, program oversight and the ability to work in a fast-paced office environment with demanding job responsibilities. View the full job description.

Posted: May 4, 2016 | Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts

We are a small but very unique Nursery and Organic Farm on Nantucket and currently looking for a Sales Associate who can assist with daily sales of our produce and nursery items. We're looking for hardworking individuals with experience in customer service and/or sales. Prior knowledge of QuickBooks POS is a plus, but if you aren't familiar with that program, we'll train you! Responsibilities: Daily sales to restaurants, landscapers, and walk-in customers. Must have polite phone manners and willingness to help out other employees when needed. Tracking and counting inventory will also be involved with the position. We offer competitive pay and a friendly work environment! To apply: send resume and a let us know why you'd be a good fit to thefarm@pumpkinpondfarm.com

Posted: May 2, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking an Organic Handler Certification Specialist to work in the Santa Cruz, California office and will consider our Davis, California office for a qualified candidate.   This position will work in the office performing tasks related to organic processor & retailer certification. View the full job description.

Posted: April 25, 2016 | Location: CONCORD, California

Contra Costa Resource Conservation District (CCRCD) seeks highly motivated candidates with excellent qualifications to manage conservation projects, conduct community outreach, and provide technical assistance for rangeland, farmland, and watershed stewardship programs. Please see PDF posting below.

Posted: April 25, 2016 | Location: Newcastle , California

The Natural Trading Company Organic Farm is looking for someone bright, enthusiastic, hard-working, passionate, and experienced to join our field crew and drive our delivery route for the 2016 summer season. Applicants should have experience farming for one or more seasons, know how to put a long day in, starting early, working in hot weather conditions, and be able to lift 50 pounds. You should be comfortable driving a small box truck (no special license needed, just a clean driving record). There’s lots going on here at NTC and you’ll experience a little bit of everything, pitching in where needed – primarily field work (harvesting, planting, weeding), greenhouse work, and making deliveries; in addition to farmers’ markets, CSA, and animal care. We work hard because we love our work. Located in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada, 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, Natural Trading Co is a 40-acre organic, mixed-crop, orchard, greenhouse, and poultry farm. We operate a CSA and sell our produce at farmers’ markets in the Sacramento foothills and Tahoe/Truckee areas, in addition to deliveries to local supermarkets, co-ops, and distributors. We’re seeking candidates who are committed to staying the entire season (May to October), with potential for long-term employment. This is a paid hourly position with farm food available in abundance. Interested applicants, please submit a resume and letter of interest to ntc@naturaltradingco.com. For more information about the farm, visit http://naturaltradingco.com/.

Posted: April 21, 2016 | Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts

Like getting your hands dirty while using responsible, organic practices to grow produce? Nantucket’s only Organic 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 competitive pay and a friendly work environment!

Posted: April 21, 2016 | Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts

A very unique Nursery and Organic 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, and 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 and 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.

Posted: April 7, 2016 | Location: Watsonville, California

Fruitilicious Farm is looking for someone to focus on one of our two parcels that consists of young trees that are starting to come into production (apple, quince, figs, lemons, tangerines, pears, peaches), blueberries, and a small amount of vegetable crops for seed production. This is a chance to work with and learn the finer points of organic agriculture from very experienced organic producers. We are planning to train the right employee in all phases of the farm operation and are not requiring specific background as much as willingness to learn and work hard. However good organizaton and attention to detail, a valid drivers license and healthy physical condition are required. Some farm experience is preferred.

Posted: April 1, 2016 | Location: Tomales, California

Wild Blue Farm in Tomales, Ca is looking for seasonal farm help starting in April. Will be involved in all aspects of the farm including seed starting, planting, harvesting, irrigation, weeding and selling at the local farmers market.

Posted: March 23, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The CCOF Farm Certification Specialist reviews applications, mid-year updates, and/or inspection reports of prospective and currently certified organic farms and simple post-harvest handing operations. This position includes, but is not limited to, review of land history, seed and planting stock use, input materials (fertility, soil amendments, pest control, etc.), harvest equipment, labeling and recordkeeping procedures for compliance to the USDA National Organic Program and international regulations.  View the full job description.

Posted: March 10, 2016 | Location: Nicasio, California

Skywalker Ranch is looking for a site laborer to support and assist with all animal care operations and related grounds for the Ranch Stable operation and Site Manager on a variety of grounds, garden and physical plant projects. Responsibilities include animal care (heard of 150 cattle, horses, chickens, goats); machine, site & equipment maintenance; range, stable, vineyard & organic farm attention and support. Skywalker Ranch is located in Nicasio, CA and is home to breathtaking views and inspiring people! Please see the full Job Description here to apply: https://skywalker.workable.com/jobs/218147

Posted: March 10, 2016 | Location: Petaluma, California

Mail order nursery needs assistance producing and shipping vegetable seedlings. This is a seasonal position, open immediately through early/mid June. Looking for a go-getter who wants to be a contributing part of a cohesive team. $14.00/hr., 40 hours per week.

Posted: March 9, 2016 | Location: Forest Ranch, California

Applications are being accepted for Summer 2016. Excellent opportunity to acquire farm management experience. We are looking for energetic, independent individuals with excellent communication skills to help with harvest on our certified organic blueberry farm during the 2016 harvest season (May-August). This is a seasonal full time position. We are one of the longest-operating certified organic blueberry farms in California and have an established customer base and market. Our farm is located in the foothills 22 miles east of Chico, in Northern California. This position is a great resume builder and insight into the operation of an established small farm enterprise with a history of success. Former employees have been able to move forward in careers in farm or vineyard management with the experience received during our farm harvest. Requirements: We require a commitment of 7-8 weeks minimum for the duration of the harvest season, and have work available prior to harvest start, as well as post-harvest.  This position offers entry level management experience, working with crews, quality control, participation in the business end with brokers, wholesalers, direct marketing. Typical work days are 5:30 am to late afternoon, 5-6 days a week for the harvest; weather conditions range from cool mornings to hot afternoons – ability to work outdoors in these conditions is a must.  Farm experience and Spanish language skills are helpful.  A valid driver’s license is required; no children or pets. Housing may be available. The farm is remotely located, and limited transportation to town is provided. Compensation: $25/Hr – Harvest Manager position, $15/Hr – Assistant Harvest Manager position Send Resume/CV + Cover Letter to:  info@sierracascadeblueberries.com

Posted: March 9, 2016 | Location: Greensboro, Alabama

Test plot gardener position for large (5,000+ acres) organic crop farm in Alabama. Location is near Greensboro, about an hour south of Tuscaloosa, home of the University of Alabama. The individual will be responsible for all facets of day-to-day operations. Applicants must be dependable and organized, enjoy working with people. Salary based on experience. Housing is included.

Posted: March 7, 2016 | Location: San Francisco, California

The Swing Warehouse Supervisor provides for the daily supervision of swing warehouse staff to ensure the safe, clean and efficient operation of a fresh organic produce warehouse while maintaining high quality product standards with minimal product loss. The Swing Warehouse Supervisor leads warehouse staff in fulfilling their role as organic product handling experts. RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan work schedules, assign duties and determine adequate staffing levels that provide for the effective carrying out of warehouse functions and ensure coverage for short-handed shifts and fluctuations in volume Monitor and guide the work processes throughout the shift to facilitate the accurate and timely completion of the work Ensure that correct receiving, storage, stocking, shipping and handling procedures for fresh fruits and vegetables are understood and carried out by warehouse staff Oversee the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to carry out warehouse work Ensure staff compliance with safe use of equipment as well as food safety and general safety best practices Provide for the timely maintenance and repair of warehouse equipment and facilities to ensure a safe, clean and effective work environment Ensure warehouse staff compliance with VV’s green waste management program Participate in process improvement and systems analysis to identify problems and create measures needed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the warehouse operations Motivate, mentor, coach, and counsel warehouse staff to create engaged, highly functional teams Assess training needs of warehouse staff and arrange for or provide appropriate instruction and certification Conduct regular staff meetings to relay general information or to address specific topics, such as product handling and safety REQUIREMENTS: At least 2 years supervising staff in a warehouse environment. Experience with receiving, stocking, handling and shipping fresh produce and at least 1 year experience with organic produce. Experience with and knowledge of material handling equipment and safety best practices in a warehouse environment. Good math, analytical and database skills. Salary $55,000 – $70,000 annually, depending on experience. The schedule for this position is Sunday – Thursday, APPROXIMATELY 1:00pm- 9:30pm. This is a salaried position Salary $50,000 – $65,000 annually depending on experience.

Posted: March 4, 2016 | Location: Portola Valley (off I280 at Palo Alto), California

We're looking for someone who can operate our tractor and spray rig and apply fungicides to our 2-acre certified organic vineyard. That person might also be called on to help drive trucks for fruit pickup at harvest time, or do other part-time held around the vineyard or winery. But the driving need is the spraying. Ideally, the person would have experience, but we could also train.

Posted: February 29, 2016 | Location: Bolinas, California

March 2016 through December 2016. Can be long term. Paradise Valley Produce started in 1972, CCOF certified since 1976. We market cool weather vegetables at three farmer's markets and wholesale to local restaurants and organic markets. Our focus is the soil's health. We produce 99% of our nutrient and biomass on the farm or within five miles. We grow cover crops, make compost, compost tea, fish emulsion, kelp extract, plant extracts, microbial brews. The crew is involved in all aspects of production: starting seed, transplanting, watering, weeding, harvesting and marketing. If you are interested in helping to evolve this practice and are a hard worker, please get in touch.

Posted: February 29, 2016 | Location: Brentwood, California

Full-time, seasonal farmer position available at organic farm, 1 hour from San Francisco. Frog Hollow Farm is seeking a creative, hardworking, and outgoing full-time farmer to work in our vegetable operations on the farm. Frog Hollow is a certified organic stone-fruit farm situated an hour from San Francisco that is expanding into vegetable production. The vegetables go to our established markets, including our CSA, cafe, and commercial kitchen. We are also interested in beginning an egg production program. Position details: This person is responsible for working on all aspects of production, from seed starting to harvest, weeding, greenhouse work, and keeping accurate records. This person will work under our current farm manager. This position requires a high degree of flexibility, as things are always changing on the farm, and this is a new project. Daily tasks can vary greatly from day to day and month to month. Position includes a 6 month trial period, with potential to become year round. This is a great position for young or beginning farmers who want to learn from an established farm and work within an existing business. Duties include: - Cultivating a 2-acre field for vegetable production (knowledge of tomato production a bonus) - Caring for a 1/4 acre culinary garden - Occasionally working at farmers markets - Assisting in caring for our flock of 20 chickens and expanding - Assisting tours and school groups Desired attributes: - Hard working, enthusiastic about learning new tasks - Tolerant to working in high temperatures. In the summer the farm is often 100+ degrees - Spanish language skills - Clear communication skills and ability to coordinate across many departments - Knowledge of organic methods - Self-starter - Experience with livestock a bonus Compensation: Pay depending on experience. On-farm private housing possible. Fruit and veggies from the farm. Health benefits included after 6 months. Accepting deadline: March 12th Please send cover letter and resume, subject: Your Name, FHF Vegetable Farmer to: Kristin: kristin@froghollow.com