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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

Posted: September 17, 2014 | Location: Moorpark, California

Apricot Lane Farms is hiring a full-time 5½ day/week position M-F (7AM – 5PM) and Saturday (7AM – 12PM). This person is responsible for the care of 100+ acres of Biodynamic and Organic fruit orchards, including lemons, avocados, nectarines, cherries, peaches, plums, apples, apricots, mandarins, grapefruit, oranges and more. This person will farm using the principles of Biodynamics and would preferably come with a thorough understanding of those principles. However, we will consider folks with a thorough understanding of sustainability and organic management, allowing us to train only the Biodynamic principles. This person will also coordinate the planting and harvest of the Apricot Lane Farms hay fields. This person sets the irrigation schedules and Compost Tea application schedules, referring to the PureSense irrigation monitors to do so. This person heads up frost control in the winter months, using the weather station on our PureSense Monitoring System. Working alongside our Pest Control Advisor, this person monitors and performs pest control applications on all trees. This person facilitates bi-annual soil and tissue samples and determines the orchard fertility needs and executes those needs. Must have proficient leadership, organizational and tractor operating skills. Must be able to drive a forklift. Must be able to train and motivate a team. This person will directly oversee the Compost Coordinator, Fruit Orchard Coordinator and several Field Workers. On-property single-family housing may be available. Competitive rate, medical benefits, paid vacation and 6 paid farm holidays a year. Must have a minimum of 10 years experience in Orchard Agriculture.

Posted: September 16, 2014 | Location: Los Angeles, California

Farmscape, installers and managers of raised bed vegetable gardens throughout Los Angeles, is seeking a full time urban farmer! 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 (September 2014).” Application deadline is Friday, September 26. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Posted: September 11, 2014 | Location: Goleta, California

Looking for part or full-time farm manager for 11 acre farm growing avocados for sale, satsumas, apples and stone fruit for private use. All organic operation.

Posted: September 8, 2014 | Location: San Francisco, California

Veritable Vegetable is seeking a full time Account Manager to develop and maintain strong relationships with existing customers and to contribute to Sales Department goals.   Veritable Vegetable provides full service distribution of certified organic fresh fruits and vegetables to retailers, restaurants, and wholesalers. Veritable Vegetable is a woman owned business, founded on principles of cooperation, participatory management, and ethical business practices. Located in San Francisco, California, we have been creating community alliances and promoting sustainable agriculture since 1974. We are the oldest organic produce distributor in the nation.   Primary Job Responsibilities:  • Meet goals established for assigned customer accounts: volume, margin, credits, etc.  • Interact with customers to demonstrate products, explain product features, handle all transactions including sales orders, invoices, credits, etc.  • Recommend products to customers, based on customers' needs and interests  • Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, product uses  • Quote standard prices; identify and get approval from Sales Manager for pricing strategies for individual accounts  • Provide ongoing account support: understand customer needs, direct resources as needed, resolve account problems  • Provide customers with product samples  • Monitor sales activity (sales goal, volume, trends, history for each account), analyze activity and prepare reports for Sales Manager  • Conduct in-store visits to provide face-to-face time and visual assessment of store  • Monitor market conditions, and competitors' products, prices, and sales  Requirements:  • 2 years of experience in sales or customer service  • Produce industry experience required; retail produce experience a plus  • Knowledge of produce varieties and seasonality  • Appreciation for the principles of sustainable agriculture and the value of organic produce  • Comfortable with office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be an insurable driver   Compensation: $52,500 - $70,000/yr including full benefits -- medical PPO, dental, vision, 401(k) w/4% match and more...   Email your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to hr@veritablevegetable.com or fax to (415) 920-0448.   We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage applicants from all diverse backgrounds.

Posted: August 25, 2014 | Location: San Francisco, California

The Sales Field Representative acts as an ambassador of Veritable Vegetable, our mission, culture and policies and builds relationships with identified accounts to increase customer loyalty and satisfaction and grow Veritable Vegetable's business.  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.  Must be able to travel on regular basis (50-75%), nights and weekends may be included in travel time.  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to lift up to 55 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 walk and stand on concrete floors for prolonged periods of time.  Must be able to follow safety procedures (i.e. proper lifting techniques, knife handling).  Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@veritablevegetable.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Posted: August 13, 2014 | Location: Royal Oaks, California

Farm manager position on 40 acre sheep dairy farm on California's Central Coast. We milk 100 ewes and produce award-winning cheese and yogurt, as well as lamb meat, whey-fed pork and eggs. Full-time position under direction of farmer/owner. Responsibilities to include pasture management, sheep husbandry, rotational grazing, milking, supervising farm workers, general farm equipment maintenance and small building projects. Manager would also be responsible for 3-sow pig operation and small laying flock. Organic livestock experience required; dairy experience a plus. Pay dependent on experience, and includes 2 bedroom house on-farm. Potential for future partnership arrangement. www.gardenvarietycheese.com

Posted: August 12, 2014 | Location: Winters, California

We use a web-based application to manage our CSA subscribers (Farmigo) and Peachtree Accounting to manage our other sales. Qualified applicants will have to demonstrate ability to use these systems or experience with similar ones. Schedule is M-F, 8-5. Salary DOE plus benefits and paid vacation. Interested Parties should provide a cover letter, detailed resume and a minimum of two professional references. Qualified candidates will receive a complete, detailed job description before an interview is scheduled.

Posted: August 12, 2014 | Location: Winters, California

Terra Firma Farm is a 220 acre organic farm in Winters, California with a 1200 member year-round CSA and a well-established base of retail and wholesale customers. We are a small company with a small office staff. We are looking for a friendly, organized and efficient multi-tasker with good verbal and written (email) communication skills to interface with our customers and crew. Spanish language skills are big plus for communicating with non-office staff. We use a web-based application to manage our CSA subscribers (Farmigo) and Peachtree Accounting to manage our other sales. Qualified applicants will have to demonstrate ability to use these systems or experience with similar ones. Schedule is M-F, 8-5. Salary DOE plus benefits and paid vacation. Interested Parties should email a cover letter, detailed resume and a minimum of two professional references. Qualified candidates will receive a complete, detailed job description before an interview is scheduled.

Posted: July 3, 2014 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

Due to internal promotions and expansion of the organization, CCOF has three openings in our organic farm/livestock programs. CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking 2 additional Grower and 1 Livestock Certification Specialists and/or Certification Service Specialists to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing organic farm certification. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2014, subject to change, with interviews commencing in August. The people in this position will work within CCOF’s rapidly expanding USDA National Organic Program and internationally accredited organic certification program. CCOF is one of the oldest and largest organic certification organizations in the U.S. and works to promote organic production through certification, education, and outreach programs. View the full job description.