We are a small farm in a warm, beautiful part of the Carmel Valley looking for a hardworking, self-motivated, experienced, long term farm labor employee to join our team. We work all year round, offer competitive pay and benefits. This position is Mon – Fri, 7:30am – 3:00pm (approximately). The Farm Worker will report to and work closely with the Assistant Farm Manager for the collaborative success of the farm to achieve its goals. The farm’s goals are primarily two fold:
To produce a large diversity of high-quality, organically grown, clean, nutrient-dense foods and other farm products to meet the ongoing demands of the property owners.
To create and maintain a beautiful ranch and farm property.
Our farm cultivates a diverse variety of crops including vegetables, flowers, fruits, olives, and value-added products and also has a diversity of livestock. The Farm Worker will be relied upon to physically execute a variety of labor-intensive tasks that ensure the achievement of the farm’s goals mentioned above.
The Farm Worker must exercise good judgement and discretion in handling confidential matters. The position requires high-energy, excellent communication skills and the ability to keep up with a busy and diverse schedule. He/she will honor and uphold the privacy of the property owners and property residences, and must be honest and act with integrity. This role requires the ability to work independently as well as part of a tight-knit team and will be compensated on an hourly basis commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities & Duties:
seed starting, planting, fertilizing, pruning, training, hoeing, weeding, and transplanting of crops
harvesting and inspecting of crops by hand
processing, washing, packing, and delivering of produce and farm products in a manner to ensure it meets farm’s standards
moving of plants, soil, compost and other materials with wheelbarrows, etc.
running errands as necessary to support the team
helping out with the overall upkeep and presentation of the ranch
performing basic ranch maintenance tasks and simple repairs
participate in all required meetings in order to create a safe and coordinated work environment
minimum 3 years experience in professional farming or professional gardening
familiar with organic production methods and a basic knowledge of plants
capable of working in a fast-paced outdoor environment
have a valid driver’s license
capable of physical labor in all weather
able to comfortably lift 40 lbs
bilingual (Spanish and English) preferred
LOCAL RESIDENT (within 45 minute drive preferred)
Farming tasks are strenuous and repetitive, yet also can provide great opportunity for exercise in a beautiful, natural environment. The position will require the ability to work with constant deadlines and changing priorities while maintaining a calm demeanor and holding the ability to gracefully accept direct feedback. We provide work clothes and daily lunches. If you are excited about the prospect of this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or text me with questions at 650-722-7946