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Posted: May 16, 2019 | Location: Paicines, California

Ranch Paicines Ranch is hiring a livestock assistant for this summer--roughly June 1 through September 15 (with the possibility of a permanent position beginning this fall). Please see attached document for further details and how to apply. Thanks!

Posted: May 16, 2019 | Location: Encinitas, California

Coastal Roots Farm is seeking a full‐time, year‐round Farm Post-Harvest and Distribution Coordinator to support our efforts to share fresh fruits and vegetables with the community, especially those who lack access to fresh and healthy food. We distribute our food through an on‐site pay‐what‐you‐ can farm stand, off‐site pop‐up markets, and deliver directly to individuals and to local hunger relief organizations. Since inception in 2014, the Farm has donated nearly 100,000 pounds of fresh produce to the food insecure community here in San Diego. We serve and welcome people of all backgrounds and strive to ensure that everyone in our community has fair and equal access to fresh, healthy food. The Farm Post-Harvest and Distribution Coordinator is responsible for all Farm food distribution efforts and will build strong and impactful relationships with our community and key partners. They will work with the Impact and Evaluation Manager, the Vegetable Production Coordinator, and the Farm Manager to support and ensure successful and efficient implementation of distributions both on‐site and off‐site. This includes coordinating all aspects of post-harvest, wash station, food safety, and food delivery to the community. As a key “face” of Coastal Roots Farm, this role requires a radically welcoming and outgoing individual, with a passion for building relationships, creating impactful programs, supporting food security efforts, and for building a local and sustainable food system. Distribution Essential Duties and Responsibilities (65% of role) Stewarding strong and successful relationships with our community and our emergency food system partners. Acting as the “face” of the Farm, providing a radically welcoming and warm experience for everyone we serve. Coordinating all necessary tasks associated with reaching our goal of distributing approximately 40,000 pounds of produce annually. Coordinating and staffing all phases of distributions, including post-harvest and wash, market setup/breakdown, produce deliveries, sales and operations, customer service, and market breakdown. Coordinating administrative tasks related to distributions and impact and evaluation, including emailing, calling, meeting, planning, scheduling, impact data entry, ordering supplies, etc. Coordinating partnerships and pickups with individuals, hunger relief organizations, and onsite catering. Ensuring quality control of produce and food distribution areas/vehicles, includes cleaning and organizing all distribution vehicles, coolers, and spaces.Identifying market needs and opportunities. Other Farm program and communication support as needed at the discretion of supervisors. Production and Post-Production Essential Duties and Responsibilities (35% of role) The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following: Coordinating the post-harvest packing of produce for distributions/storage, ensuring produce is packed and organized effectively and most efficiently for all upcoming distributions and to ensure proper protocols. Coordinating the operations of the post-harvest wash station and sharing wash-station tasks, ensuring all food safety, quality, and safety SOPs are followed effectively and according to FSMA compliance Keeping all walk-in coolers organized and clean, tracking amounts of bulk items and storage on-hand, and organizing the distribution and donation of produce. Ordering all supplies involved with produce and egg distributions, including cartons, twist ties, bags, etc. Coordinating timely with production staff to accurately convey produce needs at distribution outlets. Assisting the production team with production tasks, including harvests. Required Qualifications and Experiences The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required: Ability to work a shifting schedule, including evenings and Sundays Outstanding communication skills Superb internal and external customer service abilities Impeccable interpersonal skills and ability to create authentic relationships with people Knowledge and passion for Jewish community farming, food justice, and/or food systems, etc. High level of responsibility, reliability, motivation and a willingness to learn Flexibility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, team environment Strong organizational skills Strong eye for visual design and presentation Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office Ability to lift heavy boxes and stand for long periods of time A valid and clean driver’s license, experience driving a delivery truck preferred Must be available to work as scheduled, with some seasonal fluctuation, as needed Preferred Qualifications and Experience Two or more years of experience working at an organic vegetable farm, CSA and farm market Two or more years of retail or customer service experience, food retail or farmers markets Experience working with social media Bilingual (English/Spanish) Reporting Relationship Reports directly to the Impact and Evaluation Manager Compensation Wage is commensurate with experience. Coastal Roots Farm offers a competitive benefits package. Typical Working Conditions The Farm Distribution Coordinator will work indoors and outdoors. The position must be capable of moving objects and vehicles as needed. There will be exposure to Southern California outside temperatures, chemicals used in the agricultural industry, and loud noises. Essential Physical Tasks The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Continual walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting, cutting and carrying. Equipment Used Delivery van, Kubota RTV, farm truck, hand tools (for harvest work), computer/laptop, and tablet/iPad. Application Process Please go to https://coastalrootsfarm.org/about/#jobs to apply online. Coastal Roots Farm is an equal opportunity employer. 

Posted: May 14, 2019 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: May 13, 2019 | Location: Salinas, California

AmeriCorps VIP Fellow wanted at the Agriculture & Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) to recruit high-value (skilled and corporate) volunteers and to build volunteer infrastructure to benefit small organic family farmers. Start Date: September 9, 2019 Service Description: AmeriCorps VIP Fellows are placed at established community nonprofit and educational organizations providing services to our community’s children and families. This position is responsible for improving the capacity of the placement site to attract and utilize high value (skilled and corporate) volunteers in order to increase services to the community. Over the course of the 1700-hour term, each VIP Fellow will recruit, train, and retain about 50 volunteers; build business partnerships for financial and volunteer support of service activities; and build capacity within the Partner Site volunteer program to provide the support, skills and resources volunteers need to be successful. As a VIP Fellow, you will be part of a team serving in different agencies throughout our community. You will build a legacy of volunteer infrastructure that will allow your partner site to provide services for years to come. You will spend time in the community, building partnerships, and forging lasting relationships. This position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply your leadership and community organizing skills to make a lasting difference in the lives of children, youth, their families, and the local community. The AmeriCorps VIP Fellow placed with ALBA will be charged with maintaining, coordinating, and expanding a volunteer program for the agency. ALBA’s mission is to create economic opportunity for limited-resource and aspiring organic farmers through land-based education in the heart of the Salinas Valley. The VIP Fellow at this site will be involved in daily community outreach and should be able to learn the basics of organic farming and the ALBA farm incubator in order to host tours to the farm. This position is a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities on a farm and needs a highly organized individual with high energy and good humor. For your 11 months of service the VIP will receive: A $15,500 living allowance divided over 11 months Health Insurance (no dental or vision) Food stamp eligibility A $10,000 education award at end of service Possibility of shared housing on CSUMB campus You will be required to:Complete both 1700 hours of service AND 11 months of service. Required:Desire to serve for 11 months Some college experience desired Great sense of humor Good work ethic Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Posted: May 7, 2019 | Location: Encinitas, California

Position: Community FarmerStatus: Regular, Full‐Time, Non‐Exempt Hours: 40 hours per week, Sunday-Thursday. Evenings, weekends, and holidays on occasion. Reports to: Farm Production, Assistant Manager About Coastal Roots FarmCoastal Roots Farm (CRF) is a nonprofit community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom. Since our inception in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm has provided dignified access to fresh food for those who need it most. Inspired by Jewish agricultural practices, we raise organic crops and share the harvest with our community through pay-what-you-can farm stands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. Through field trips, workshops, agricultural festivals, and community events, we offer hands-on education and invite our neighbors to connect to the land and each other. Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 15 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable gardens, greenhouses, a food forest, animal pastures, compost systems, and a vineyard. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2016. Position OverviewThe Community Farmer will support the farm’s operations through cultivation, development, maintenance, and follow-through of projects within the following five organically maintained production areas: vegetables, food forest, vineyard, chicken runs, and composting operation. All Community Farmer roles require flexibility and agility, as well as the ability to specialize in certain areas. While all farmers float between all farm operation areas, each person has a workload with a specific focus in unique areas according to individual skill sets and organizational needs. Sometimes this even constitutes individualized scheduling to cover tasks and shifts. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following: Production Areas:Support crop production on the farm, including pest management, greenhouse propagation, transplanting, sowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing and harvesting. Support compost operations on the farm, including gathering and tracking of compost throughout the property, operation of mid-scale aerated static pile compost system, and field sheet mulching Support care and maintenance of chicken flocks as needed, including feeding, watering, cleaning and moving mobiles coops, and processing of eggs for Farm Stand. Support infrastructure development, irrigation, farm maintenance, cleanliness and organization, distribution efforts, occasional deliveries, and farm stand shifts. Lead volunteers as needed. Collect data and support organized record keeping. Support resource development and staffing for all department as needed. Support farm stand restocking and staffing as needed. Incorporate Jewish agricultural practices into the development and management of the departments. Education and Events:Assist in implementation of farm education and events. Host guests and lead occasional tours, highlighting our practices. Provide support for Coastal Roots Farm programs and events. General Administration:Participate in regular staff meetings. Required Qualifications and ExperiencesThe requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.2-3 years of relevant work experience or a relevant college degree, especially within the fields of organic/regenerative farming focused on vegetable production and Community Supported Agriculture. Passion for interacting with, educating, and leading a diversity of community participants, volunteers and staff of varied ages and backgrounds. Knowledge and passion for community farming, food justice, food systems development, etc. Strong knowledge of agricultural equipment use and safety. Cooperative, service‐oriented attitude and ability to work independently and take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion. Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship development skills. Ability to be open and flexible to new ways of working with diverse communities. Creative skills and ability to experiment to attain new, better strategies, approaches, and solutions to challenges. Flexibility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, team environment. Strong work ethic and ability to perform strenuous physical labor in inclement weather. Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Detail oriented. A valid driver’s license. Preferred Qualifications and ExperienceCertification in organic farming and/or experience with sustainable farming. Food safety training. Technical knowledge and familiarity with irrigation construction, troubleshooting, and repair. Knowledge of species and climate specific to Southern California. Experience as an agricultural or environmental educator. Familiarity with Jewish agricultural or arboreal concepts, texts, and traditions. Project management experience. Training in active listening and constructive communication techniques such as Non‐Violent Communication, meeting facilitation, etc. Understanding of working within a nonprofit organization. Reporting RelationshipReports directly to the Farm Production, Assistant Manager. CompensationSalary commensurate with experience. Coastal Roots Farm offers a competitive benefits package. Typical Working ConditionsThe Community Farmer will work outdoors conducting a variety of tasks, often times repetitive with technical support from supervisor and teammates. There will be exposure to Southern California outside temperatures, chemicals used in the agricultural industry, and loud noises. Essential Physical TasksThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Continuous walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting and pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs., cutting and carrying. Equipment UsedMechanical and manual tools used in compost production, laying hen production, agriculture and landscape maintenance. Application ProcessPlease visit our website, https://coastalrootsfarm.org/about/#jobs and click on the Job Openings & Internships box to apply online. Coastal Roots Farm is an equal opportunity employer. 

Posted: May 6, 2019 | Location: Salinas, California

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)  Title: Farm Manager Job Description: The Farm Manager’s primary responsibilities are to manage ALBA’s farm operations and to supervise its farm-maintenance employees. The Farm Manager will provide operational and technical assistance to farmers enrolled in ALBA’s farm-business incubator. The Farm Manager will support the farmers—individually and collectively—in their efforts to improve their farming and business skills.Status: Full-Time, Exempt, At-Will Salary range: $50,000 - $70,000 Reports to: Executive Director Schedule: Salaried Position, flexible- hours to include some nights and weekends   Responsibilities Establish and maintain productive relationships with ALBA’s farmers; Provide ongoing technical assistance to the farmers in production, harvesting, and packing; work with farmers individually and as a group as necessary to address issues regarding the quality of the produce, the quality and consistency of the pack, the timing of deliveries, the adherence to crop plans, the fulfillment of orders, and appropriate communications when issues arise; Coordinate for outside field assistance from partner organizations and individuals; Oversee the daily management of the farm and the maintenance and safe use of equipment; Assist new farm tenants with training on equipment use; Establish and monitor protocols to ensure the safety of persons coming onto the farm and ALBA farm facilities and property; Maintain ALBA’s Injury & Illness Prevention Program; Oversee and assist with the maintenance of farm buildings, wells, and roads and ensure compliance with facility usage policies; Supervise ALBA field staff; Establish and monitor protocols for field staff and farmers to ensure weed control and trash removal and to address any intrusion of tree branches into arable areas of ALBA land; Oversee the use and maintenance of the farm’s irrigation system; In coordination with the Management Team, participate in the process of allocating land, signing the lease, and developing crop plans for each farmer; Monitor each farmer to ensure that he or she is in compliance with his or her lease; Present an overview to new farmers entering the incubator. Review their obligations under the various documents that govern their activities as ALBA farmers; including but not limited to, the lease, farmer policies, food safety policies and procedures, organic certifications and compliance, use of water, equipment, and facilities, and training required prior to such use; Educate and provide technical assistance in helping farmers apply for organic certification and prepare for organic inspections; Maintain ALBA’s CCOF Organic Certification; Maintain ALBA’s CDFA annual registration; Ranch Management Reporting: o Manage ALBA’s Ag Order Enrollment; o Oversee ALBA’s domestic water system; o Complete other reporting such as Ground-Water Extraction and domestic water annual reports. Coordinate with Food Safety Management Team (FST) to support the completion of food safety compliance education and audits; Participate in regular staff team meetings and FST meeting; Lead monthly ALBA farmer meeting; Complete grant deliverables that can include special projects, farmer workshops, and additional reporting; Together with Education Program Director, assist with management of practice filed, including research and demonstration projects; May be required to assist with harvesting of crops; Liaise with partners, host visitors, and build partnerships in agriculture community; Attend professional development opportunities to stay up-to-date with laws, regulations, and emerging trends in sustainable agriculture; Participate in ALBA’s farmer and community events. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture; Bilingual (English/Spanish); Two-years of farm management experience; knowledge of organic agricultural production in the Salinas Valley; knowledge of small-and -commercial-scale organic production techniques; ability to communicate and maintain positive relationships with a diverse constituency, including farmers, vendors, staff, and partners; must be able to operate a tractor and connect implements; must have knowledge of irrigation systems; equipment maintenance experience a plus; must possess a Pest Control Adviser (PCA) or Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) license or be willing to obtain one within two years of employment at ALBA.  Working Conditions: Work will be outdoors and indoors; must be comfortable climbing stairs; Performs physical labor. May be required to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. May assist others in lifting/carrying objects heavier than 50 lbs. 

Posted: April 18, 2019 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: April 17, 2019 | Location: San Bruno, California

Under direction of the Planning and Projects Division, through the Sheriff Bureau of Building Services (SBBS), sworn command or civilian personnel, the farmer performs various agricultural duties in the operation of the land that is managed by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, adjacent to the jail on County Jail property. The farmer is responsible for the efficient utilization of land, equipment and farm supplies. The essential functions include: plowing, disking, cultivating and preparing the soil; planting, irrigating, fertilizing and harvesting crops; pruning trees; organically controlling weeds, rodents, and other pests; foliage obstruct and fire risk abatement; and operating and maintaining farm tools and equipment including the preventative maintenance and general care of the tractor and tool attachments and parts. The farmer is also charged with the care of the farm building, the green house area, and all landscaping and planting around the buildings. The farmer also demonstrates farming concepts and techniques to program participants. Performs related duties as required. The San Bruno site has federally identified and protected wetlands along with several protected habitats. Applicants shall demonstrate general knowledge of safety guidelines and protection measures from hazardous discharge and/or intrusion of protected habitats. In addition, the farmer must conduct regular weeding around the facility (including secured perimeter), the sewage plants, and the outer perimeter including the parking lots and immediate areas at the front gate security check-point. These areas extend to all roads and road side drainage.  How to Apply:Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an on-line process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.Select the 3402 Farmer job announcement Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously” Follow the instructions provided on the screen For more information, follow the link to our job posting. 

Posted: April 16, 2019 | Location: Petaluma, California

Job Description:McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma has an opening for a full-time position as our Farming Supervisor. Under the direction of the Director of Ranch Operations, this position supervises and coordinates all of the various farming activities to maintain the vineyard and orchard operations of McEvoy Ranch.  McEvoy Ranch is a producer and marketer of fine Extra Virgin Olive Oil, specialty foods, wine, merchandise, and events. Our vineyards and orchards produce our award-winning wines and olive oils. Our organic farming techniques ensure a quality product and demonstrate a commitment to care for the land.  The position is eligible for generous company benefits, which include Paid Time Off (PTO) paid holidays, employer paid health and dental benefits and a 401(k) plan with employer matching. We offer a beautiful working environment and congenial co-workers.  ResponsibilitiesDirects a workforce consisting of equipment operators, mechanics, irrigators, as well as contractors. While working alongside staff, the Farming Supervisor manages and tracks the crew’s daily activitiesResponsible for all activities for olive tree and grapevine care, which include dormant and green pruning, lateral and fruit thinning, planting and replanting, trellis maintenance and care of young plantsSoil management including soil and petiole sampling, fertilizer, cover crop application, erosion control and water managementPest management including pesticide applications, weeding and bird netting,In conjunction with the Director of Ranch Operations ensures efficient harvesting of fruit from orchards and vineyardsOperates tractors and other farm equipmentTrains farm staff in all procedures and ensures safety procedures are followed.Reports directly to the Director of Ranch Operations the status of projects and overall condition of the crops and relays any need for additional resources, including the inventory of all products used and ensure that projects are completed in a timely manner, efficiently and with a high level of quality. Experience and Qualifications3-5 years of experience involving both on the job experience and informal training with experienced workers in the vineyard industry Previous supervisory experience required Bilingual English/Spanish; written and oral Ability to bring energy and accountability to tasks and team Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team Detail oriented and skilled in organizing projects and time Strong communication skills Basic computer skills (email, Word/Excel familiarity) Ability to multi-task and be flexible Experience with tractors, hand tools, power tools as well as basic knowledge of vineyard/orchard equipment such as mowers, sprayers, blowers, weed whip, hand seeders, mulch spreaders, spreaders, hand held sprayers, arborist saws, pruning saws, pruning knives Previous experience in irrigation installation and repair a plus  Physical DemandsProlonged physical activity required including standing, sitting, climbing, squatting, kneeling, bending, mixing, loading, reaching, lifting and walking on uneven ground for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Works outdoors year-round  Additional Information:Job Posted: Monday, April 15th Type of Work: Full Time Job Category: Vineyards 

Posted: April 10, 2019 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: April 2, 2019 | Location: Forest Ranch, California

We are looking for 2-3 energetic, independent individuals with excellent communication skills to help manage harvest on our certified organic blueberry farm during the 2019 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 east of Chico, in Northern California. We require a commitment of 7-8 weeks minimum for the duration of the harvest season, and have limited work available prior to harvest start, as well as post-harvest. This position involves managing the harvest crew, quality control and logistics, driving a 2-ton truck and loading and offloading pallets. 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. Send Cover Letter & Resume to: info@sierracascadeblueberries.com, or mail to: Sierra Cascade Farm, PO Box 613, Forest Ranch, CA 95942. 

Posted: April 1, 2019 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

Organizational BackgroundThe mission of the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF envisions a future where organic farming is the leading form of agriculture. Since our founding in 1990, OFRF has sponsored organic farming research, education, and outreach to support organic and transitioning farmers across North America. This work is complemented by efforts to share our findings with policy makers, agricultural institutions, and federal agencies to support broader change and advance the organic sector. Position OverviewThe Research and Education Coordinator will work closely with the Education and Research Program Associate to administer OFRF’s grant program, host our annual research forum, compile and analyze data, and develop research-based educational materials for organic farmers. This is a six- to nine-month temporary, part-time position with the opportunity to grow into a full-time position. Roles and Responsibilities○ Support OFRF research and education programmatic workAssist with data collection during farmer surveys.Support farmer outreach.Conduct background research for blogs and webinars.Assist in the creation of an online course and other resources for organic farmers.○ Coordination of annual OFRF research forumAssist with the planning of the annual research forum.Coordinate forum presenters and scholarships.Assist with the development of the forum agenda and promotional materials.○ Administration of OFRF research grant programCompile grant application materials and organize proposal review scores.Communicate with grant applicants.Track and report on payments to grantees.Assist with development of grant contracts.Collaborate with the communications manager to organize final reports for grants.○ Other duties as assigned Skills and Qualities○ RequiredInterest in and knowledge of organic systemsExperience with data entry and organizationExcellent written and oral communication skillsStrong ability to multi-task and work on a variety of projectsStrong organizational skillsAbility to work independently and as part of a teamProficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly ExcelFamiliarity working with collaborative platforms, such as Dropbox and Google Drive○ PreferredExperience with event coordination and planningExperience working with Canvas is a plusExperience with videography and film editing is a plus Compensation and BenefitsThis is a paid 15-20 hour/week position at an hourly wage of $20-22/hour, based on experience. OFRF offers a great work environment and we look for co-workers who can have fun while working as hard as we do for a cause we love. TO APPLY Submit your complete packet with “Part-time Research and Education Coordinator” in the subject line via email to jobs@ofrf.org. All qualified applicants should submit:A cover letter stating your interest and qualifications.A resumé outlining your skills and experience. Please visit www.ofrf.org to learn more about the Organic Farming Research Foundation. Organic Farming Research Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: March 21, 2019 | Location: ,

The Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director is the key management leader of SFTA, being responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing and community outreach. The position is full time. Location is flexible. The full job description can be obtained by contacting Jonathan Reinbold, SFTA Board President, jonathan.reinbold@organicvalley.coop. Letters of interest and a resumés are due by April 12th.

Posted: March 19, 2019 | Location: Half Moon Bay, California

About Sweet Farm FoundationSweet Farm, a 501(c)3 non-profit, located south of Half Moon Bay, CA along coastal Highway 1, educates, inspires, and facilitates positive and sustainable change through individual's everyday choices. We provide a loving, lifelong home to over 100 rescued farm animals and sustainably grow heirloom plants and flowers on 12 acres of coastal farmland located in the heart of the Bay Area. Our CSA program provides plant-based weekly meals to families throughout the Bay Area. We maximize our impact at a global scale by utilizing our proximity and connections to Silicon Valley investors to help humane and sustainable start-ups find funding and mentorship to support them in their mission to build technologies that change the world.  General Summary: The Agriculture Manager is a key role in driving impact at Sweet Farm. This role is the planner, manager, supervisor and primary implementer of the foundation’s agriculture program, including its CSA Program, volunteer program and on-going agriculture-based education initiatives. This role is responsible for the planting, weeding, irrigation and management of the produce and flowers grown on the farm employing organic and permaculture practices in a way that drives the foundations goals of educating the public on how to make the world a humane and sustainable place. Responsibilities and Duties: Selection, planning and planting of the fruits, vegetables and flowers for the heirloom plant program designed to support and complement the farm’s CSA programs and events.Management of seasonal and day-to-day farming operations based on organic and veganic practices, maintaining a balance of production needs and providing a pleasing experience for tours and events.Lead and manage planning, propagation and greenhouse work, crop planning, planting and rotation, soil fertility, composting, harvesting, post-harvest handling, irrigation, pest and disease control in a manner consistent with Sweet Farm’s sustainability and veganic goals.Work with foundation staff to accomplish big events including community building and fundraising events (monthly Member Days, annual Harvest Moon Festival, etc.).Develop and grow the agriculture program’s base of volunteers, including training, support and supervision in tasks that provide meaningful value.Order and receive farm equipment and supplies necessary to maintain the agriculture program.Maintain the agriculture program’s irrigation system, tools, fences and workspaces in good repair and in a safe and orderly fashion.Provide training and supervision to agriculture interns and seasonal employees.Assist Development Director with writing LOIs, grant proposals and reports. Conduct targeted research to identify new institutional funders and help grow the existing portfolio of funders.Assist in the preparation and monitoring of department budget.Assist in screening and hiring of potential employees.Other duties as assigned.  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: At least 2-5 years of organic farming production and permaculture including crop planning, greenhouse, irrigation, cultivation, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest handling, CSA/market, and cover crop experience. Farm and crew management experience strongly preferred.Strong facilitation and group management skills, especially in an outdoor education setting.Knowledge of and experience with vegetarian and vegan diets, and farm animal welfare issues.Demonstrates a commitment to Sweet Farm’s animal care and agriculture policies, organizational programs and goals.Passion for building community and deep relationships through food and agriculture.Positive, creative, flexible, and takes initiative.Ability to work independently, in team setting, and in fast-paced, dynamic environment.Completes tasks successfully and within specified deadlines – demonstrates strong time management skills implementing programs on time and on budget.Dependable with thorough follow through.Ability to handle multiple programs/projects at once; strong organizational skills and attention to detail.Good communication skills: verbal, written, electronic and with a variety of audiences.Highly competent in use of computers and necessary technology on a daily basis; additional software experience a plus (salesforce, farm management tools, social media).Physically fit to meet the demands of working on farm with youth, experience/ability to dig beds by hand and the ability to lift 50lbs.Experience driving a tractor.Utilizes and can exemplify tools or strategies for maintaining self-care and personal well-being.Willingness to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends as farm/programs demand.Valid California Driver’s license and vehicle for personal travel. 

Posted: March 18, 2019 | Location: Bolinas, California

We are hiring 3 full-time employees for our upcoming farm year. 2 positions start May 1st and 1 position starts July 1st. Ideal candidates will have at least 1 year of experience in farming, a strong work ethic and a desire to learn. At Paradise Valley you will be involved with all aspects of the farm, from seeding, weeding, transplanting, building, harvesting, farmers markets, deliveries, etc. Farm days can be long and hard but often rewarding. We need those who join our team to have an open mind and a passion for their work. Every farm is different, and Paradise Valley is especially unique in its practices, location and experience.  Typical work weeks average 50 hours.

Posted: March 4, 2019 | Location: Templeton, California

We are a small, certified organic, diversified farm in Templeton, California. We need someone to help in all aspects of production, harvest, and sales of fruit, vegetables, eggs, and honey. The sales are to our CSA customers, commercial accounts and at our farm stand. Tasks include soil preparation, planting, harvest and post-harvest, trapping gophers, maintaining irrigation, fertilizing, weeding, thinning, and all aspects of crop production.  Schedule: This is a full time, 40 hours a week, year around job. With growth potential.  Wage: Depends on experience and education. The person who is currently doing the job is paid $18/hr. and has a Crop Production degree from Chico State and farming experience.

Posted: February 27, 2019 | Location: Watsonville, California

We are a small, certified organic, diversified farm in the foothills of Watsonville. We are looking for someone to help in all aspects of production, harvest, and sales of diverse fruit crops: apple, quince, figs, lemons, tangerines, pears, peaches, and a small amount of vegetable crops. Tasks include trapping gophers, maintaining irrigation lines, fertilizing, weeding, thinning, harvesting, and post-harvest handling. Employee would be expected to help at one or more farmers' markets on weekends per week from August to January. Schedule:40 hours per week from March to the end of the year with flexibility to work less if desired. Applicant must make commitment for the full season. There is opportunity for advancement into a year-round full-time position. Wage:Starting pay is from $12 to $14 per hour, with the higher starting rate for those with tractor and irrigation experience. After a 60-day trial period, a raise of $1 per hour is likely. Employee also receives plenty of fruit and vegetables. Unfortunately, we cannot provide lodging, and candidates must demonstrate that they are already living locally or are able to relocate soon. Responsibilities:Maintaining orchard plantings with tasks described above,Work in a team atmosphere along with other permanent and seasonal workers.Other activities as designated by farm owner.Harvest and packing of produce and assembling orders and farmers market loads.Keeping records of inputs used on all crops and harvests. Qualifications:English required, some Spanish is desirable but not required.Valid driver’s license and clean driving recordHealthy physical condition and ability to lift 50 lbs.Farming experience is desirable, especially experience maintaining and using equipment such as tractors and weed wackers and irrigation repairs.Good organization and attention to detail How to apply:Please send resume, including references, to fruitiliciousfarm@gmail.com. 

Posted: February 25, 2019 | Location: Hopewell Junction, New York

Fishkill Farms is seeking an Orchard Manager to assist in the growing of 100+ acres of eco-certified tree fruit and organic berries in New York’s Hudson Valley. Crops include peaches, cherries, strawberries and over 60 acres of dessert and cider apples, grown primarily for Pick-Your-Own and artisan hard cider. Applicants should come with a background of horticultural, field and leadership experience, be equally comfortable with the hands-on as well as the administrative aspects of farming and be familiar with pest management in tree fruit. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an experienced team in a dynamic workplace, and to broaden one’s understanding of community-based farming at a rapidly growing agricultural enterprise!See full posting here: https://www.fishkillfarms.com/about/jobs/To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs@fishkillfarms.com, with “Orchard Manager 2019” in the subject line.