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Posted: April 27, 2015 | Location: San Juan Bautista, California

Coke Farm is hiring! We are a dynamic organic produce packing, cooling, shipping and marketing company in the beautiful San Juan Valley. As a medium sized family operation we offer great employee benefits and a quality work environment. We offer interesting and challenging work with opportunities for growth. We are seeking a qualified individual to join our accounting team. The responsibilities of this position include: • Accounts Receivable • Accounts Payable • Payroll • Cash Receipts • Grower Accounting • Monthly closing duties, reconciliation of accounts • Bank Reconciliation, G/L Maintenance and related functions • HR, Employee Benefits, Work Comp Minimum qualifications: • AA or higher in Business/Accounting or 2+ years of accounting experience • Competency in MS Word/Excel, accounting software • Attention to detail • Strong organization skills • Ability to work well with others and indivdually • Experience in analysis and problem solving Desired skills: • Bilingual in English/Spanish • Prior experience working in agriculture or related field If you meet the qualifications, please send us a copy of your resume and a cover letter. In your cover letter please explain why you would be a good fit for this position and where you saw this job announcement.

Posted: April 23, 2015 | Location: Healdsburg, California

Preston Farm and Winery is an organic and biodynamic farm and winery. We grow produce for the local community and distribute via farmers' markets, local restaurants, and through our on-site farm store. We are now seeking help for the 2015 growing season. Primary responsibilities include: Assisting farmer with harvesting, propagation, bed preparation, planting, weeding, irrigation, greenhouse maintenance, seed collecting, packing, delivering, and farmers’ markets.

Posted: April 21, 2015 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF is seeking a Marketing Specialist. The Marketing Specialist is a key position within the CCOF marketing communications team. The primary duties of the Marketing Specialist are to support the Marketing Communications function with a wide variety of day‐to‐day marketing and communications activities as well as co‐manage the social media program with the CCOF Policy Team. View the full job description.

Posted: April 16, 2015 | Location: Marshall, California

We are looking for a hard-working, curious individual to join our dairy farm team. Activities include feeding calves, maternity and newborn calf care, cleaning pens with a skid-loader, and moving cattle groups. Responsibilities • Pasteurize and deliver milk to pre-weaned calves • Observe calf health and report to herd manager • Provide care to fresh cows and newborn calves • Clean cow and calf pens with a skid-loader and replace fresh bedding • Move cows to the milking area from their pen or pasture Qualifications • Strong work-ethic • Team-oriented • Excellent communication skills • Willingness to learn This position requires regular evening and weekend hours. This position requires regular lifting of 50lb bags and occasional lifting of newborn calves that can weigh up to 100 lbs. This position requires working outdoors and occasionally in inclement weather. This position requires working around large dairy cattle. Benefits: Salary DOE - $10.50 to $13.00; company sponsored medical and dental insurance; vacation pay, holiday pay, sick days, LTD To Apply: Please respond with resume or experience via email at jobs@strausmilk.com with the subject line General Dairy Farm Worker.

Posted: April 14, 2015 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The Events Coordinator is responsible for the successful execution of CCOF events, including our annual membership meeting and conference, fundraising and donor stewardship events, farm tours, trainings, and other events as needed. The events coordinator reports to the Development Manager and executes events in collaboration with various departments, including development, policy, marketing, and the CCOF Foundation. View the full job description.

Posted: April 2, 2015 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) in Santa Cruz, California is seeking a full or part time Inspection Operations Specialist to work performing tasks related to organic certification inspections. Work in the Santa Cruz, CA office is preferred but remote work or other flexible work arrangements may be considered for a qualified candidate. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment with significant job responsibilities. This job requires the ability to work independently and as a team with other professionals. The job also requires customer service skills, contractor management, the ability to manage data, and to work within a regulatory environment. View the full job description.

Posted: March 31, 2015 | Location: Napa, California

Napa Grass Farmer is a beyond organic regenerative meat farm (700 acres) in the heart of wine country, seeking a Production Manager for its third year of operation. The farm is currently serving restaurants and 220+ club members the healthiest best tasting meats in the country. This is not a learn as you go position, you must have serious experience with working on a grass farm for at least one year, or several years engaged with various livestock management positions. This position belongs to someone that has the consistency and fortitude to handle the day after day tasks, executing and directing others to accomplish them promptly, with consistent attention to detail. We need a problem solver, someone with enough critical thinking and resourcefulness to solve tough logistical long term problems. A positive mental attitude is absolutely necessary to ensure your team is happy and resilient when handling any stressful situations. Your work will ensure the weekly meals for hundred’s of families across the valley which will grow to thousands’s across the bay area within the next two years. The production manager will have 5 key responsibilities: Budgeting and Planning Yearly Growth of Herds - Chicken, pork, cattle, and sheep management - Ability to plan and meet required inventory numbers for sales team - Must have previous experience planning out years budget for production The Breeding of Livestock (Sows, Sheep, Cows & Some Chickens) - Must understand breeding, gestation, and delivery cycles and plan accordingly - Responsible for bringing in new genetics and culling when necessary The Raising of Livestock (Chickens, Turkeys, Pigs, Sheep, Cattle) - You must know the animals’ ecological diets, lifestyles, and design systems to meet these needs - Alan Savory’s Holistic Management is a must. - The scheduling of staff and training of interns The Delivery of Livestock to the Appropriate Butcher - This will include late night or early morning loading (well before dawn) - Loading must be well planed to ensure no stress for livestock. The Updating of a Farm Operations Manual - Your work will have a lasting permanent impact as you build and update an operations manual for staff and interns. This will make your job easier as you will be able to effectively pass on tasks to others. Essentially your goal is to raise the best tasting healthiest meat while improving the environment and giving the animals an amazing life. Incidentally it doesn't hurt to challenge the status quo of the meat industry along the way :) Position includes base pay with additional commission based on monthly objectives. Qualified for additional profit sharing after first 2500 hours with the company. Position requirements include: - Valid driver’s license - 2-3 minimal years livestock management experience - Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. on a regular basis - Heavy experience with tractors and other farm related equipment. - Ready for Irrigation Challenges - Able to install or direct the installation of Fences, Gates, Pens - Able to do basic carpentry to repair pens if necessary - Knowledge of electric fences and solar charging systems - Dependable to oversee the maintenance and upkeep of vehicles & tractors (no mechanic skill required) - Soil Knowledge & Holistic Management Knowledge If you are absolutely confident that this describes who you are and the life work you want to take on, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to info@napagrassfarmer.com.

Posted: March 24, 2015 | Location: Eureka, California

The Manager will live on and manage the Bianchi farm. The Manager shall be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the farm and has the authority to carry out all practical operations necessary for the successful operation of the farm. Current farm commodities include forage and vegetable crops, miscellaneous orchard varieties, and meat goats. The Bianchi farm is a certified organic operation. **PLEASE SEE ATTACHED BROCHURE FOR COMPLETE DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS.

Posted: March 23, 2015 | Location: Tomales, California

Wild Blue Farm is seeking season farm help 3 to 4 days a week. will be involved in all aspects of the farm from weeding, irrigation, seed starting, planting, harvesting, farmers market and more. For more information please contact Margie at wildbluefarm@sbcglobal.net.

Posted: March 19, 2015 | Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts

Unique, progressive CCOF Certified Organic Pumpkin pond 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 great income for doing something that you passionate about. If you are interested in one of these positions, please send your resume thefarm@pumpkinpondfarm.com.

Posted: March 19, 2015 | Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts

A very unique Nursery and CCOF Certified Organic Pumpkin Pond Farm on Nantucket is looking for a Nursery Manager to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction, grow and deliver quality crops, manage greenhouse and outdoor sales area, coordinate record keeping, inventory and marketing activities, work closely with the team. Candidate must be self-motivated, well-organized with high ethical standards. Experience in horticulture or related fields is a must. We offer competitive income, full-time + throughout the season, work as needed in a shoulder seasons. If you are interested, please, email your resume at thefarm@pumpkinpondfarm.com.

Posted: March 19, 2015 | Location: Forest Ranch, California

Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm is interviewing for harvest management help for our upcoming season (late-May through mid-July). We are looking for willing workers who want to work in a fast-paced environment, commit to the entire 6-8 week season, and are interested in working side by side with a great group of new and returning harvest crew. It's hot, dirty, and exhausting, and so rewarding! There won't be time for vacation during this short but sweet harvest, but you'll have time when it wraps. Limited housing is negotiable, and we pay a decent wage.

Posted: March 18, 2015 | Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts

A very unique Nursery and Organic Pumpkin Pond 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, 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, 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. If you are interested, please, email your resume at thefarm@pumpkinpondfarm.com.

Posted: March 11, 2015 | Location: Groveland, California

This is an opportunity to live and work year round at an amazing camp facility on the Tuolumne River next to Yosemite National Park. During the summer, Tawonga hosts hundreds of children for traditional summer camp programs and in the off-season, serves families for weekend programs. Our Maintenance Technicians work on a team with three other tradesmen, under the direction of the Manager of Buildings & Grounds. Together, they ensure the safe operation of all camp buildings, program areas, vehicles and equipment. Safety and professionalism are our highest values. Team members must have professional experience in eight (8) or more trades: carpentry, electrical, plumbing, roofing, concrete, refrigeration, pumps, vehicles, backhoe operation, swimming pools, drinking water systems, septic, painting, farm animal care, landscaping, cabinetry/furniture building, woodcrafting, and organic gardening. Working at Tawonga is more than a job, it’s a lifestyle. To succeed one must enjoy being isolated and remote for part of the year and completely surrounded by hundreds of clients during the program season. This is a full-time, residential position, and includes hourly wages (DOE), housing, basic utilities and generous benefits. Please email resume including 3 trade references.

Posted: March 9, 2015 | Location: vacaville, California

Person or couple interested in work trade on small biodynamic farm. Must have interest in micro-dairy, cheese production, vegetable production, living in community. 1 year commitment. Begins in May.

Posted: March 6, 2015 | Location: Healdsburg, California

Our farm is seeking a farm team member to work with us 5-6 days per week, starting from March through November 2015, and hopefully continuing through the winter and beyond. (There is some flexibility for the starting date.) This position has room to grow and we hope to find someone interested in a longer-term relationship. You will participate in all phases of the farm, including crop planning, seed starting, greenhouse management and transplanting, weeding and pest management, harvesting and marketing of produce. We are looking for a dedicated, hardworking, and outgoing individual who will be an integral part of our farm team, not only to work the fields but also to interact with customers at the farmers' market and farm members at CSA pick-up. Work Experience / Skills Desired We are looking for a farmer with agricultural experience: someone with a strong commitment to sustainable, community-based agriculture. We appreciate a willingness to work hard and the ability to also have fun while doing it. Some prior experience with CSA farms is a big plus. Being handy with basic farm repairs (irrigation, fences, gates, barns) or carpentry are pluses. We also value an openness to try new things, a focused and dedicated work ethic with attention to detail, an easygoing attitude, the flexibility to adjust to a fluid work environment, and--of course--an enthusiasm for plant and animal life! Specifically, we're looking for someone with experience and/or interest in: Organic growing techniques for a wide variety of vegetables from seed to harvest; Seed starting, propagation and greenhouse management; Harvesting and marketing a wide variety produce; Farmers' market sales; Management of a CSA program; Managing field crews and/or volunteers; Tending livestock, such as chickens and goats; What the rhythm of life is like on a small, diversified farm! Hours, Compensation, and Housing This is a year-round, full-time position, paid an hourly wage plus plenty of fresh produce. Total hours per week average approximately 40-50 hours/week during peak season (March-November.) Potential winter work hours 30-40 hours/week (December-February), depending on weather and markets. This position has room to grow and we hope to find someone interested in a longer-term relationship. We have low-cost housing for 1-2 people available on the farm property. Please inquire for details. Farm Description Our farm supplies local families with weekly veggie boxes through our small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program of about 75 families. We have a vibrant and growing community of CSA members, most of whom visit the farm every week to pick up their vegetables, forage for extra "u-pick" items, and connect with the farm and farmers. We also sell produce through wholesale and farmers' markets. Our flock of laying hens and herd of dairy goats provide fresh eggs, goat milk, and goat cheese and yogurt. We are working towards a "full-diet" farm, and our crops also include dry beans and grains. The farm is located in the beautiful Russian River Valley (10 minutes from the towns of Windsor and Healdsburg, 20 minutes from Sebastopol and Santa Rosa.) To Apply: Please email us a cover letter and resume or list of experiences, plus at least two references. (Send to farmer@foggyriverfarm.org) Please include: relevant past work experience; your short-term and long-term goals; and any other skills that you have that might be useful on the farm. If we feel we may be a good match, we will contact you to set up a phone or Skype interview, possibly followed by a farm visit. Applicants who are able to visit the farm receive priority, as we think it is highly important to meet in person as well as show you the farm.

Posted: March 2, 2015 | Location: Esparto, California

Say Hay Farms is a five-year old certified organic farm in Yolo County, CA. We currently raise a diversity of vegetables on more than 20 acres plus 800 laying hens, 5 acres of almonds, and an acre of oranges for providing high quality produce to our CSA, farmers’ market, and wholesale customers in the Sacramento Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. This is a lively and exciting time on our farm. This year, we are expanding to 50 acres and moving our base of operations, including building a new packing facility, expanding the chicken operation, and designing new equipment and workflows – all in the midst of our daily farm life. We are a people-focused farm intent on providing a great workplace for serious and skilled farmers. We do not have a separate harvest crew and management. Instead, our small size allows us to focus on leveraging each person’s unique skills while sharing the responsibility of harvest, marketing, and day-to-day management of the farm. We are seeking more seasoned farmers as well as ambitious newbies to join our tight crew and help us grow. We have two positions available: Full Time Farmer and Part Time Farmer. Please visit www.sayhayfarms.com/jobs for a complete job description and information about how to apply.

Posted: February 27, 2015 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF is expanding the responsibilities of its Quality Team to include materials issues in addition to accreditation, standards, document control and compliance (complaints and investigations).  The team consists of a contracted Lead Auditor, a staff Quality and Compliance Supervisor, and is managed by the Associate Quality System Manager. This new position will be a “Specialist” or a “Supervisor” level, depending on experience, and adds capacity to the team which may include assistance with document control and accreditation in addition to the tasks related to materials, standards, and compliance. View the full job description.

Posted: February 27, 2015 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking a Handler Certification Specialist to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing tasks related to organic processor & retailer certification. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment with significant job responsibilities. This job requires knowledge of organic production/processing practices and the ability to work independently and as a team with other professionals. The job also requires customer service skills, the ability to manage data, and the ability to work within a regulatory environment. To master this position requires approximately one year, so please only apply if you are willing to make a multi-year commitment. View the full job description.

Posted: February 13, 2015 | Location: Santa Barbara, California

Sales Manager needed for mission-driven local produce distributorWho is:• Inspired to increase sales opportunities for local farmers• Motivated, efficient, and able to multi-task• Personable with clear communication skills• Punctual and professional––able to follow through and follow upHarvest Santa Barbara (www.harvestsantabarbara.com) sources the freshest, highest quality produce direct from area farmers and distributes to local schools, colleges, hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores, home delivery groups, and other businesses.Responsibilities: • Communicating with customers and producers via email, phone, and in-person• Developing and sustaining relationships with customers and increasing sales• Working collaboratively with the rest of Harvest Santa Barbara team• Managing availability/price lists in collaboration with produce buyer• Managing a wide range of administrative tasks associated with running a small business.Qualifications:• Extensive experience working with produce• Able to lift a 40 lb. box• Sales experience, preferably with a wholesale produce business• Excellent communication skills for representing the business through emails, phone, and in-person meetings with prospective and existing customers Other desirable professional experience:• Website management, social media networking• PR & Marketing• Culinary• Agricultural• Administrative This position will be 40 hours per week; Some health insurance coverage available; Compensation: commensurate with experience You will be considered for this position after submitting your resume, cover letter, and three work references to Jasper at: jasper@harvestsantabarbara.com Inquiries about this business will only be handled through communication through this email. Please do not call regarding this posting. 

Posted: February 2, 2015 | Location: Berkeley, California

THE ECOLOGY CENTER The Ecology Center is a 45-year-old nonprofit located in west Berkeley. Our mission is to inspire and build a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond. The Ecology Center transforms the ideas of sustainability into everyday practice. We offer information you can act on, infrastructure you can count on, and leadership for lasting change. We are working toward a world of resilient communities, zero waste and toxics, equal access to healthy food, sustainable resource use, and a safe and stable climate. SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Farmers’ Market Program Manager works under the supervision of the Food and Farming Program Director to oversee all Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets activities. The Farmers’ Market Program Manager is responsible for overseeing all market operations as well as directly managing the Tuesday and Saturday Farmers’ Markets. This is a full-time position with a Tuesday through Saturday workweek which involves approximately 19 hours at market and 21 hours in the office every week. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop plans, policies, goals, and objectives for the Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets in compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations, and in accordance with the goals and strategies of the Ecology Center mission and strategic plan. Develop and adhere to annual budget in collaboration with Food and Farming Program Director, monitor departmental expenses, grant income and expenses, provide financial projections for program activities. Manage the Tuesday and Saturday markets including market set-up and breakdown, stall fee collections, signage, load list distribution and collection, EC booth staffing, volunteer coordination, and all other market activities. Hire, train, and supervise, and evaluate performance of FM staff; develop FM collaborative team in managing all aspects of all FM operations. Plan and execute marketing strategies to attract new shoppers and increase repeat shoppers though advertising, social marketing, on-line, and event approaches. Recruit and select farmers and other vendors in order to maintain full and balanced markets with input from advisory committees in accordance with Ecology Center mission and strategic goals; Build and maintain good relationships with vendors, customers and community members Effectively resolve conflicts and solve problems with speed and diplomacy PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The proven ability to work independently and exercise good judgment in a variety of environments and situations Demonstrated ability to build farmers’ markets as successful businesses General environmental knowledge and literacy to support Ecology Center’s environmental and community mission Broad and deep knowledge of sustainable food systems, food justice, and related topics Competency with word processing, spreadsheet, database and graphic computer applications in a Mac computer environment and ability and willingness to learn new applications as needed Ability and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining relationships with participants including farmers, vendors, customers, neighbors and other members of the public Demonstrable ability to effectively resolve conflicts The ability and willingness to “police” and enforce policies with staff, vendors, and the public Experience working for and commitment to building sustainable and just food systems Flexibility and creativity, ability to “think on your feet” and find appropriate solutions to unique challenges Strong verbal and written communications skills Strong organizational and time-management skills Must possess a current CA driver’s license First Aid and CPR Certification (or willingness to become certified) DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Conversational Spanish fluency strongly preferred HOURS This position is a full time position. Hours on market days are dictated by the hours of the market. Office hours are standard business hours, with some flexibility. Some evening and weekend work is required. WAGE The salary range for this position starts at $42,000. This is a benefitted position. HOW TO APPLY: Complete application found at www.ecologycenter.org/jobs/ Send resume with cover letter to Ben Feldman at ben@ecologycenter.org We value diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE/AA APPLICATION DEADLINE March 1, 2015 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE