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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

Posted: February 12, 2016 | Location: Pescadero, California

This is a unique opportunity to gain further experience in the function and utilization of various tractors and implements on a mid-size farm by working alongside an experienced farmer. Farm co-owner Mike Irving has been driving tractors for 12+ years and has developed the field systems starting with 7 acres and a shoestring budget to what they are today. For more information on Fifth Crow Farm please visit us at http://fifthcrowfarm.com/ . The Assistant Field Production Assistant works closely with, and under the supervision of, the farm owner and the Field Production Manager. This is a full-time (40-50 hours/week) position, Sunday-Thursday. Pay commensurate with experience ($10-$13/hr). This is a seasonal position, starting April 1, 2016 and ending November 23, 2016. However, there are possible opportunities for long-term employment and advancement for the ideal candidate. Schedule: On farm: Monday - Thursday (32-40 hours) Farmers Market: Sunday (10-11 hours) Responsibilities Include: - Performing various stages of tractor work [spading, discing, ripping, bed making, cultivating, seeding, fertilizing, spraying, mowing, grading, and other related tasks] - Maintaining detailed records of inputs, plantings and other field activities - Working closely with the Irrigation Manager to coordinate field moisture and tractor work - Participation in building and other projects as needed - Assist at a Farmers’ Market every Sunday - Occasional assistance with harvest - Errand runs once or twice a month Qualifications - at least one year's experience with tractor work on a small or mid-size farm [Please do not apply if you have zero tractor experience!] - basic knowledge of proper usage and care of mechanical equipment - experience in customer service and display, preferably at Farmers’ Markets - Speak and understand basic Spanish - good communication skills - clean driving record

Posted: February 12, 2016 | Location: Pescadero, California

Fifth Crow Farm is looking to hire a new harvest coordinator. This is a great opportunity for someone with previous farm experience who is interested in learning more about the inner workings of a successful and highly diversified, mid-sized organic farm. The Harvest Coordinator works closely with the Farm owners, Crew Leader, and CSA Coordinator, to plan and oversee the harvests for 5 farmers’ markets, restaurant sales, and our 200 member CSA. For more information about Fifth Crow Farm please visit us at www.fifthcrowfarm.com. This position is a year-round, full time staff position (40-50 hrs/week) with advancement opportunities. Pay commensurate with experience ($12/hr-$14/hr which is about $24,000-$30,000/year with one month non-paid vacation mid-winter.) This position requires strong people skills, a capacity to communicate with enthusiasm about farm products, and significant experience with the harvest and post-harvest handling of a diversity of vegetables/herbs/fruits. The ideal candidate will have two or more years experience working on a mixed vegetable farm and experience in sales. This position is ideal for someone who has leadership skills, yet enjoys working on a team. The Harvest Coordinator is responsible for modeling proper and efficient harvest techniques, noticing problems as they arise and correcting them, and helping to maintain rigorous quality standards. The ideal candidate is detail oriented and organized, conversationally fluent in Spanish, good at time management, and willing to work in a dynamic and fast paced working environment. Responsibilities include: -maintaining and updating our wholesale availability list on a bi-weekly basis. -establishing and maintaining a positive working relationships with restaurant and wholesale clients -working closely with farm owner to coordinate harvest for 6 weekly farmers markets, restaurant orders, and collaborating with the CSA coordinator to coordinate the harvest for our 250 member CSA -communicating harvest goals to the crew (in English and Spanish) -managing and overseeing the post-harvest handling of crops while maintaining rigorous quality standards -harvest and sales record keeping -aiding in harvest, prep, and packing of produce -work one farmers market/week To apply please send resume, including two references, and a cover letter that includes responses to the following questions to Teresa at teresa@fifthcrowfarm.com or P.O. Box 527, Pescadero, CA 94060. Applications accepted until position is filled. 1. Thoroughly describe your previous farming experience (name, type of farm, your responsibilities). 2. What is your experience in sales? Management? 3. Why are you interested in this position? 4. Choose two of your favorite vegetables and describe them both concisely and so that a chef would want to buy them by the truckload. 5. Please provide an example of how you might communicate positively but effectively when a crew member continually makes gorgeous bunches of chard that are half as large as what you thought you had instructed her to make. Even better, use a different “real-world” example from your own experience learning to harvest a particular product.

Posted: February 1, 2016 | Location: Carversville, Pennsylvania

Carversville Farm Foundation is hiring a Herd Manager with significant experience managing all types of livestock in a pasture-based system, including cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, and poultry. We are currently building a multi-species grazing operation that will include a state-of-the art cow and goat dairy to support fluid milk bottling and an onsite creamery. This is a salaried, full time, year round, permanent position. You will be provided housing and a share of food from the farm. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes 100% paid health, dental, and other benefits. Full Details On Our Website: http://www.carversvillefarm.org/field-manager.html

Posted: February 1, 2016 | Location: Carversville, Pennsylvania

Carversville Farm Foundation is hiring a Field Manager with significant experience growing Certified Organic vegetables, herbs, and perennials. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional grower looking for a career on the cutting edge of sustainable food production. You will have access to brand new, state-of-the art equipment and the opportunity to work with the world’s foremost consultants on soil regeneration, land planning, and crop and livestock production on an ongoing basis. Responsibilities include planning and managing farm staff and apprentices in the production of vegetables, fruit, and herbs. This position reports directly to the Farm Manager and works continuously with the Herd Manager to plan daily, weekly, and seasonal workflow, personnel, and equipment distribution as well as the planting of cover crops, pasture, and other livestock forage. This is a salaried, full time, year round, permanent position. You will be provided housing and a share of food from the farm. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes 100% paid health, dental, and other benefits. Full Details On Our Website: http://www.carversvillefarm.org/field-manager.html