Organic Blueberry Harvest Intern

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We are looking for one or two energetic, independent individuals with excellent communication skills to help manage harvest on our certified organic blueberry farm during the 2023 harvest season (late May-mid July). This is a seasonal full time paid position. We are one of the longest-operating certified organic blueberry farms in California and have a well-established customer base and wholesale market. Our farm is located in the foothills east of Chico, in Northern California.

We request a firm commitment of 6 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 (forklift and/or pallet jack). Typical work days are 5:30 am to late afternoon, 5-7 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 but not required.

There may be opportunity to assist or fill in for the owners at one or more farmers markets. We currently sell locally in Chico, and also attend the San Francisco Ferry Plaza, Berkeley, and Marin Civic Center farmers markets each weekend during the season.

The farm is remotely located, and limited transportation to town is available. Locally in the region, we are proud to boast a number of craft breweries, excellent dining, hiking in one of the largest city parks in the US, and other perks of rural, college town living.

We are willing to work with students who require paperwork and follow-up for internships. Many of our former employees have been college students and have used the excellent experience acquired on our farm to move on to rich and fulfilling agricultural jobs.

Send resume to:

Forest Ranch
Armen or John Carlon
(530) 894-8728
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